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I got a partner referral to MBB and am expecting to get a first round interview invite in several weeks. Unfortunately I've never done a real case in my life. How should I prepare?

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Look up Victor Cheng and sign up for his website (it’s free). Watch his YouTube videos. Read “Case in Point”

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I found LOMS to be very worth it in my case. Similar to OP I never had to do a "real" case interview, and didn't really have peers who did "real" ones either. I could get a sense by reading through case books, but after going through a few LOMS, something clicked and I had a much better idea of what to prepare for, my potential pitfalls, etc.

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Victor Cheng's LOMS!! It'll give you an idea of what great and poor cases sound like.

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He has a commentary during each case pointing out good/bad things that you might not have caught.

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LOMS or IGotAnOffer or Rocket Blocks. I like all of them for different reasons.

Partner referrals don’t guarantee interviews for one thing. Second, someone will reach out to prep you

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