I’m really bad at casing and have an MBB interview. Feeling overwhelmed as to how to tackle it. Any resources, advice, strategies, words of encouragement? 😥🥺

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Why do you think you’re bad at casing? Also maybe if you post in the MBB bowl people will have more advice as well :)

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Look into PrepLounge it is a website that matches you up with people who are also practicing case interviews and you have the opportunity to book time to interview each other virtually. I literally did 100+ practice interviews and by the time I interviewed with Bain I could do it in my sleep. Victor Cheng’s audio books are also phenomenal to understand what good looks like. Good luck!

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In spare time when you don’t have a casing partner (not to replace live practice, especially with ppl who know what they’re doing):

1. Read case prompts and brainstorm clarifying questions and your framework, practice presenting the framework out loud (even record yourself and watch) then skim the case to test if it would’ve been adequate.

2. Can also do the math questions in the vase without reading the answers first and practice those too

This can help. I found a good framework up front is 50% of the battle and used this practice when I was in undergrad (I started out of undergrad).

Otherwise, always remember a couple things:

1. Structure everything incl. your communication (e.g. “There are 3 things I’d consider: Thing 1, xxx... Thing 2, yyy..., etc”) including how you talk through math problems (e.g. I’d consider A*B-C = D).

Best comms advice an MD ever gave me was “Tell them what you are going to tell them, then tell them.”

2. Be clear on what data you are asking for, why, and what you expect to come out of it (e.g. I expect A, if it ends up as B, then my hypothesis would change to C).

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And use personal anecdotes related to the case and to explain your hypothesis where possible, this is a good way to add in some of the elusive “creativity” firms talk about.

^ prep lounge is the best - just reps with random people and different styles

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You got this OP!!!!

Just be confident

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