Hi all! :)
I'm a 23 year old student from Central Eastern Europe and in few days I'll start preparing intensively for McKinsey interview and plan to apply for Business analyst intern role in approximately 3 months.
Right now, I'm working on crafting my plan and would like to get feedback/thoughts from people that have been through this. Here is the basic outline of my plan - note that I currently plenty of free time.
(a) Mon: Case interview + skill building (total number of hours: 3-4)
(b) Tue: Reviewing my case interview from yesterday + skill building (total number of hours: 3-4)
Wed(a), Thu (b), Fri(a), next Mon (b)...and so on.
In the course of 2 weeks (10 working days) I plan to go through 10 cases and improving skills in the same time. Total amount of solved cases in 3 months will be approximately 60-70.
First, I'll buy McKinsey Case Interview Training Programme from Igotanoffer (could anyone tell me if they would recommend them?) to get some basic knowledge. After I learn basics and go through couple of case interviews by myself, I plan to focus mostly on 1 on 1 interviews with other candidates here and listen to LOMS after every 10-15 interviews. I also plan to have a journal to keep track of my progress. Besides that, I'll spend rest of the time building skills such as effective communication, data analysis, mental math, etc.
The thing I am worried about most is business intuition / creativity. Any advice on developing it?
Thank you for reading my post. I am happy to hear whatever feedback anyone has on my plan.