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Consulting Case Question - College Junior

Hi there! My names Cyon and I'm a rising college junior at FAMU. I wanted to ask what resources are available for generating case experience for consulting in the finance area as well as Deals and Mergers and Acquisitions?

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Saranya’s Answer

Hi Cyon,

For any business, conducting a case analysis is an important step in being able to come up with a solution their problems.

Here are few links/article which can guide with your preparation.

1) https://hackingthecaseinterview.thinkific.com/pages/case-interview-guide -- Strategy and Framework of case studies.
2) https://igotanoffer.com/blogs/mckinsey-case-interview-blog/case-interview-examples -- This have many resources specific to each consulting firms and books suggestion specific to the subject matter.
3) https://igotanoffer.com/blogs/mckinsey-case-interview-blog/merger-and-acquisition-cases?_pos=4&_sid=0d2565179&_ss=r -- This article gives a detailed overview of how to approach the M&A deals with examples.

Good luck and Best wishes!

Saranya
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Cyon
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Sofia’s Answer

Hi Cyon!
Adding onto Max's point, I also recommend networking on LinkedIn! Try reaching out to current consultants at some of your dream companies and asking if they'd be willing to mock case you. They usually have a lot of sample case studies internally they can share with you, and will be good to learn the case nuances between the different companies (ie. some are more math heavy, some focus more on the framework).
Good luck!
Sofia
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much for adding on to the advice I have received so far! I'll make sure to ask if I can get a mock case from the company I'm interning at. Cyon
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Max’s Answer

Hi Cyon,

Hope you are doing well!

I would recommend the book Case in Point for getting case experience. I believe the book is available online.

The book explains the most important frameworks plus it includes many case studies that you can practice with. I recommend practicing the cases with a friend to imitate the real interview scenario you would be in during an official case interview.

Thanks!

Max
Thank you comment icon Just found the book for free and wow this is an excellent resource thank for the recommendation! Cyon
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