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05/25/12
Case Study Interviews. Management Consulting firms
Filed under: Recent Posts, Interviewing, Position Searching, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 7:41 am

Recently, a member asked me about helping him
prepare for management consulting firm interviews.
Not knowing much about these, I reached out to our
business school who were very much interested in
offering assistance.

In addition to pointing out that there are specific
technical roles Ph.D.s can assume in these firms,
the kinds of firms that seek out Ph.D.s and how
one networks through alumni who work in the
field, Meg Warren also pointed out that case
study interviews are commonly done to evaluate
candidates.

Case study interviews can be done individually
or in groups of candidates where you work to
solve problems.  The evaluation of candidates
seeks how applicants think, approach problems
and communicate.  Also, what business skills
does the candidate possess.

Some examples:
Biotech, healthcare
Environmental, waste management
Energy industry
Electronics, Semiconductors
Chemicals
Aerospace, Defense

An MBA primer and a summary for typical case interview
cases can be found.

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