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Has coaching with Experts been worthwhile for you? Experiences?

Someone asked on Sep 25, 2018 - 2 answers

Hi! I know that a lot of the Expert coaches on this site answer questions (your answers are more than welcome!) but I'm also looking to hear about experiences from fellow candidates.

All variables (your experience, who your coach was, etc.) aside, have you found your investment to be worthwhile? Particularly if you do not have a business/math background?

I have read a lot about expert coaching, but in all honesty financials are quite tight at the moment (student visa limiting my working hours). However, obviously a job in consulting would help with that ;)

So I guess I'd just like any input from fellow candidates about how the investment was worth it for you, the advantages/time savers over working with fellow candidates (as a student near the end of my degree, time is also a commodity I'm short on at the moment).

Thanks in advance and good luck to you all!

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Anonymous B replied on Sep 25, 2018

I am a PhD student, so not much business background, and I am pretty strapped on cash. But, I asked myself, how upset would I be if I didn't spend a few hundred dollars and that was the difference between getting and offer or not at my dream job?

I did two sessions with a case coach after my first round at BCG, and before the final round, and received an offer. I would say it was definately worth it, since I think it was the small, advanced tweaks that helped put me over the edge to get an offer.

I think booking a case coach before you practice on your own to the point of being very advanced would be a waste of money, since you can learn the basics for free. I think the value of a case coach is helping you go from good/great to exceptional. There are certain aspects of casing that our peers just can't help us with because they lack the experience, expertise, etc.

Astrid replied on Sep 26, 2018

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