Yet another McGill success story - this Finance student reached out to me after using The MCN's resources to prep for their consulting interviews. They received and accepted an offer from BCG in 2012. They've shared some great advice for prospective interviewees as well as some insight into why consulting and why BCG.
At the beginning of the year, I spent almost 2 months helping 5 students prepare intensively for their case interviews. And to illustrate how much feedback and practice can affect your odds of success, take a look at what happened...
I was recently at a case workshop for McGill students and I shared a story about one of my first ever case experiences. I thought that it would be worthwhile to share here as well. The following is an explanation of the right and wrong way to ask a question in a case interview.
One of the sections that I've decided to add to the blog is "Success Stories". This will be a series of posts about students who have successfully networked, put together a great CV, gotten an offer, etc. along with tips for how you can do the same. Part 1, "Networking outside of networking events" has already been posted at http://www.themcn.ca/blog/entry/success-stories-part-1-networking-outside-of-networking-events.html. More to come soon!
As the membership of The MCN continues to grow (Currently over 200 students, consultants, and recruiters!), I've been getting some great feedback and suggestions for how to improve it. Here are a couple of plans for the future.
Consultants are not trying to scare or intimidate you, nor are they going to be closed-off or unfriendly (well, at least not at my firm!). Networking can initially be a bit nerve-wracking, but I'd like to share something with you that will make the process a little bit easier for you: don't constrain yourself to networking in situations where you're "expected" to! Read through for an example of how a student landed an interview a top IBank.
Short answer: Unfortunately not!
Long answer: Click through to read why not.
It's funny how little things can have an impact on your application. One of those little things is having ready access to your e-mail at all times. Click through to see just how this can affect your candidacy.