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Emily

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BCG Project Leader | 3+ years interview experience for BCG SEA recruiting | Kellogg MBA, NTU, Peking University

  • Grab, BCG, Shell
  • English, Mandarin
  • Singapore
  • $179 / hour
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Top skills

  • Case interview
  • Fit interview
  • Career coaching

My approach

I am an ex-BCG Project Leader in Singapore office. Before BCG I worked int the industry, so I was a career switcher and went through the process of case preparation during my MBA time before landing on multiple full time consulting offers. Over the 3+ years in BCG I was one of the BCG Southeast Asia recruiting interviewers and I interviewed many candidates. Having been on both sides of the table, I can relate deeply to the candidate and at the same time provide perspectives and feedback from the interviewer's standpoint. 

I believe in the following principles when preparing for case interview. And these represent how I would help you succeed in landing your consulting offers. 

Principle 1: QUALITY is the key of case preparation, not the quantity. Get the most out of each mock/coaching session. It is not just that 30 minutes you sit across someone to solve a problem on paper. It is more than that! It is about systematically going through what you did well, what you missed, and what you would do differently the next time, after the 30 mins. 

Principle 2: LESS IS MORE when it comes to framework. A long list of frameworks could make you busy fitting the case to a framework, instead of actually solving the case using structure as a tool. You only need 4-5 frameworks for reference. But you should be able to dissect and re-assemble the components of the different frameworks, according to the data given and discovered, as you go deeper in a case. My goal would be to train you to be very familiar and flexible in coming up with the most suitable structure for individual business situation.

Principle 3: BE CLIENT FRIENDLY. Be nice. Sounds obvious, right? In action, there are many small tips that you can make your interviewer feel a lot more engaged and be on your side. Small things can make differences too.

I don't have a fix series of coaching session, since each and every one of you would likely be at different stage in preparation and thus would have different needs. I would chat with you before the actual coaching session to assess your needs (this is free of charge) and then customise the coaching for you.

Beyond coaching sessions, I am happy to guide candidates on other consulting related topics as well. Feel free to ping me, be it you need another pair of eyes to look at your resume (I screened thousands of CVs in BCG), or you would like to get to know more about the life as a consultant, or you wish to have a sounding board for your career choices. Help is just a message away.

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Education

Universities:
Northwestern University

Majors:
Business Administration

Professional Experience

Grab
Director, Ventures and New Businesses
2018 - now
BCG
Project Leader
2013 - 2017
Shell
Supply Chain Manager
2006 - 2011

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