I've recently started my case interview preparation. Here's my current plan: reading sections of "Case in Point" every day, reading 1-2 articles a day, listening to McKinsey and Bain podcasts, and practicing mental math online (turns out I suck at it). I haven't practiced any cases yet as it's only been three days of preparation and an article online said to take a week of understanding before trying out any cases.
The applications for full-time positions at Bain and Mckinsey close in early July. I want to work with a consultant on prep lounge, but, I want to be 60-70% prepared when I approach a consultant. I have a full-time internship and a full summer course load. Working 16 hours a day every day is starting to get overwhelming so I want to make sure I am as efficient as possible with my preparation.
I'd appreciate suggestions on how to further prepare myself before consulting a professional because the more I read case in point, the less I feel like I actually know. Additionally, given my limited time (1 month) before applications are due, do you think I have enough time to sufficiently prepare? It seems like most individuals have already applied in the past, giving them at least a year of case preparation ahead of me and others on reddit prepare for at least 6 months.