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
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
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.