Posts by Marc Cosentino

About the Market/Industry

About the Market/Industry

You know you are going to get a lot of cases that ask you to analyze the market/industry. Below is a list of core questions you should be thinking and asking about the market/industry. You need to learn these so you can rattle them off in your sleep. It will speed up your structure (because…

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About the Client

About the Client

You know you are going to get a lot of cases that ask you to analyze a company (the client). Below is a lists of core questions you should be thinking of and asking about the company. You need to learn these so you can rattle them off in your sleep. It will speed up…

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Corporate Diversity Begins on Campus

Corporate Diversity Begins on Campus

There was a WSJ article of the same title. Basically, it said that companies should change their campus hiring strategies if they want to increase the representation of women and minorities. Having worked in Harvard career services for 18 years (1988 – 2006) I can tell you that the firms have been trying to increase…

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Math In a Case Interview

Math In a Case Interview

There are three kinds of people in the world, those good at math and those not so good. Sometimes there will be a little, sometimes a lot, but nothing that you haven’t seen before. The most common math you’ll see in a case interview are percentages, ROI, break-evens, weighted averages, net present value, and multiplication…

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If You Get Stuck During a Case Interview

If You Get Stuck During a Case Interview

If you get stuck during a case and the interviewer doesn’t ask you a question to help you along, then there a few things you can do. First, take a moment to recap where you’ve been. Chances are you’ve either gone into too much detail and are now stuck in the mud or you went…

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