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How to prepare for case interviews from the beginning

How to prepare for case interviews from the beginning

By February 24, 2015 Case Interview 6 Comments

Dear Kim,

I am a 3rd-year undergraduate college student here in India. The idea of working in a management consulting firm really struck me. I’m writing you to ask for your help and advises how to prepare for case interviews.

I am new to the game and often find myself lost in the mist of complicated information flying around me. Your website is mentioned quite often by my school’s consulting club so I am trying my luck here…

How to prepare for a Case Interview from the get-go (a.k.a: my reply to him)


Thank you for your interest in our website. I totally understand your situation. Usually the beginning is the most difficult part and I personally feel bad for so many great people (who I think would have made really good consultants) drop out of “the game” just because of the unnecessarily confusing start.

This motivates me a lot in terms of developing easy-to-understand beginner materials available free on multiple channels.

One of our most recent efforts is the series of Youtube videos that explain case interview basics. Let’s check out the first installment:

After watching the video, you should have a good top-down view of various concepts of the game. You would know exactly what you would want to explore next. There are tons of good follow-up videos and materials that you can check out, such as case interview prep. I won’t bore you by listing them out in this reply, where you go next is up to you.

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I hope this answers your question. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions about how to prepare for a case interview. I appreciate you seeking out for help rather than just dropping straight out of the game. Keep up the good determination… you will need a lot of it!

If you’re ready to go deeper, our website has plenty of resources for you to explore, and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel or our emailing list!





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  • Max Wen

    Thank you, Kim for such a helpful guidance for newbies in management consulting. I am also a junior Asian student who is currently fighting my way into consulting firms. Since my university has no consulting club, my only way to learn is through online sources. I found great motivation going through your website and your Youtube channel. Please keep up the good work!

  • Jack

    Please make more videos… I have been going over your playlists 5 times now. They are totally great!

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  • Guest

    Thanks for your insightful article!

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  • Thao Lee

    Your articles are so inspiring.
    I’m a third year student too and have no idea how to do to prepare for case interview. You help me find out the way.