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I suck at case interviews. :( Engineering undergrad and currently in a tech consulting role. Feel like I lack general business knowledge. Had an interview today for a Strategy position and feeling discouraged. I am great at setting up a framework but I struggle with progressing the case (anticipating what’s next) and the math. What resources can I use that don’t require spending $200-400 on a course? Or, if it really is a matter of taking a course, which one should I take?

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There are bunch of free resources on the internet that business schools put out - matter of just putting in the right search words. I know NYU, duke, UPenn, insead have good material out there

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Thanks! I tried these back in college and didn’t think to look back at them. I’ll see how these work for me before paying for a course

Following, same boat 🥲

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Same! I feel so dumb after case interviews. I’ve been reading a bunch of books, but I think practicing multiple CI is the best way to get over the imposter syndrome. Looking for resources as well.

Very few people are naturally good at cases. They exist but generally most strategy consultants I know spent A LOT of time doing practices cases. It is really one of those things where you get out of it what you put into it.

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I’m definitely willing to put in the work to improve — I guess just kind of overwhelmed by the resources out there

OP, I was so scared of them. I’d never even heard of them when I got my BCG interview and I had four weeks to prep. No prior consulting experience and I came from enterprise tech sales. What I came to see is more than anything else, it’s a pressure test. The job does see you absolutely drenched with NOISE all the time, in a high pressure, “feedback oriented” environment. Are you going to crack? Are you cool under pressure? Can you at least give off the appearance of being cool under pressure? A couple of my case performances were not great (BCG told me so!) but I was so strong on the other qualities they look for, I got through. It isn’t about business knowledge or even passing the case. I have some old resources I used that I’m happy to share with you if you DM.

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Where are you interviewing? I’ll give you a case DM me

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