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Has anyone used "How to succeed in management consulting" by Victor Cheng?

Someone asked on Sep 25, 2018 - 1 answer

Curious if anyone knows if this program is as useful for starting on the first day at an MBB as LOMS was for getting an offer.

I have ~6 months before I start at an MBB as a STEM PhD hire, and want to make sure I am prepared as I can be to 'hit the ground running'. Planning to read "Say it with charts" and "Pyramid principle", and maybe take a few courses (valuation, excel, financial modeling), but also wondering if Victor Cheng's course is worth it.

PS - also planning to travel/relax for about a month right before starting!

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Guennael replied on Sep 25, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

I did purchase his program upon joining BCG, and even kept it for a little while afterwards. Honestly though, I felt it was (a) not nearly as impactful as his programs geared towards applicants - such as LOMS, and (b) probably more useful for a 22yo than someone with a bit more work/life experience.

Would I recommend it? Probably not, honestly. Travel, relax... perhaps read a couple of these resources you mention or do some excel, but above all enjoy these last few days of bliss - pretty soon, you'll be wishing for more downtime :)

PS: congrats on the offer!