Case Interviews

Case interviews are a standard practice for consulting positions in industry and some non-profit organizations. The secret to acing a case interview is preparation and practice. Graduate Career Services recommends that you familiarize yourself with the case interviewing format as it's quite different from other types of interviews.  A case interview is a special type of interview where the applicant is provided a challenge, problem, or question and asked to solve the situation.  The interviewer will look at the applicant's logic skills and assess their quantitative, analytical, listening, communication, and problem-solving abilities.  A case interview can be an individual or a group exercise. Practicing sample cases prior to an interview is the best way to prepare.

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Digital Resources

Many employers who conduct case interviews provide great interactive case studies on their websites, so do your due diligence and check them out! Here are a few other sites that also offer interactive practice for case study interviews:

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Tips from PrepLounge for Interviewer-Led vs. Candidate-Led case interviews.