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How to prepare for 2nd BCG presentation interview

Anonymous A asked on Oct 30, 2018 - 1 answer

Hi all,

I applied to BCG Sweden and I got to know that they will have three rounds of interviews of which the second one will be a presentation interview. All I know is that you have 2 hours to preprare the case you receive. Does anyone know more about what to expect and can let me know how to prepare for this properly? (e.g. how long the presentation should be, how to summarize findings, how to present etc. )

Thanks in advance!

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Vlad replied on Oct 30, 2018
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Hi,

I've uploaded some samples here: (message me for a password)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0

The best way to prepare is the following:

  1. Train mental math. I posted the main tips here: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-forum/tips-to-do-big-multiplications-in-my-mind-726#a1422
  2. Prepare for a regular case interview - it helps a lot. Basically, prep lounge website is about it
  3. Practice making slides. Look for publically available MBB presentations for reference. Good books are "Pyramid Principle" and "How to make it with charts"
  4. Practice reading cases fast and prioritizing the information. I found useful two sources:
  • Written cases you'll be able to find in google or in case books. I've seen a couple in "Vault Guide to the Case Interview" and "Insead Business Admission Test"
  • Harvard cases - either buy or try to find online. You can find a couple of MIT cases here for free: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/LearningEdge/Pages/Case-Studies.aspx Unfortunately free cases don't have the prep questions.

The appropriate structure for BCG written case (that you may also apply for your presentation) is:

Slide 1: Context, Objective, Recommendations

Slide 2-4: Analysis (Usually 1 slide with a table, 1 slide with graphs and 1 slide with pros and cons)

Slide 5: Next steps or risks & mitigation

Good luck!