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Blog posts tagged in mental math

Posted by Khaled Kteily on in Preparing For Interviews

As we hit the beginning of September, you should be ramping up your case preparation. One of the apps that I used a fair amount when preparing was 'Case Maestro' by Upward Mobility. This was most useful when I had a commute and no access to internet - 30 minutes on the subway every day lends itself well to using an app to prepare. 

What I liked about the app was that it covered strategy questions, accounting (which I was terrible at), and a math section among others. This app taught me the 'Rule of 72', which explains how long it takes for your money to double, and I actually used that concept in one of my interviews, so I hold a bit of a soft spot for it. I was using it on the BlackBerry, but they've got an iPhone app which is a lot more usable. 


Posted by Khaled Kteily on in Networking & Reputation

Unfortunately, getting the interview doesn't always mean getting the offer or even the final round. The following is an excerpt from an e-mail exchange with a Political Science student who used The MCN's resources to secure interviews with McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. While things didn't work out, you can learn from his experiences.

Posted by Khaled Kteily on in Uncategorized

As the membership of The MCN continues to grow (Currently over 200 students, consultants, and recruiters!), I've been getting some great feedback and suggestions for how to improve it. Here are a couple of plans for the future.

Short answer: Unfortunately not!

Long answer: Click through to read why not.