What's the best advice you receive for case prepping? Been practicing for a few months now and I am still feeling overwhelmed lol...

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For me the most important things were (got offers from all MBB's):
1) Enjoy the fu**ing interview process (the single most important advice). You work so hard for it that you sometimes forget it should be a great experience. It's legit to be excited, have a laugh, and socialize during the interview.
2) Act like a colleague. Try working together with the interviewer and share your thought process as if you were actually working on this "project" and not as if you are in an interview setup.
3) Make clever use of the end part where you ask the interviewer questions. Make the interviewer talk about his experience in the firm and on the role. I got into some pretty long and meaningful conversations with some of the interviewers where they shared a lot of positive things about the firm/role that clearly made them feel good, and also made me stand out as not just "another candidate". (Of course it's not always possible, sometimes the interviewer would be more to the point, and sometimes you might not have that time at all).

Good luck!

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Second this!!

It’s more of an audition than a math problem

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Oh wow!

Allowing myself to use the same framework for the same type of case was a game changer for me. I tried for a while to be too creative being afraid of using “canned frameworks.” But it was often more messy and unclear even if it was creative. I realized I could still be creative, but I would do it in the context of the structured framework for the type of case I was working on.

Which quite honestly is a lot of what strategy consulting is anyway since we usually aren’t radically innovating at the cutting edge of business. We are usually taking proven ideas and applying to clients who aren’t doing it well with client specific adaptions.

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