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2019 Program

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CCO 2019

Brought to you by the Gargoyle Consulting Club, CCO 2019 is a tailored workshop for Advanced Degree candidates to learn about the recruiting process and industry landscape of management consulting, as well as begin the process of preparation.

The program is uniquely designed for early engagement (years 1-3) and those applying in the current year or next year.


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Organizations / Resources


Sessions:

  • SESSION 1 | FEBRUARY 5TH - Kickoff | BUILDING A FIT FOR CONSULTING

  • SESSION 2 | February 19th - ALIGNING FIT TO CONSULTING

  • SESSION 3 | MARCH 5TH - GET THE INTERVIEW

  • SESSION 4 | March 19th - GET THE OFFER: PART 1

  • SESSION 5 | APRIL 2ND - GET THE OFFER: PART 2

Logistics:

  • All sessions are 5:30-7:30pm, with 30 minutes following for individual Q&A

  • Enjoy food provided by the Gargoyle Consulting Club (Bring your own beverages)

  • Room Location: Check your email before each session!

Program Overview


Session 1

Topic: Kickoff - Consulting Job Search Preparation

Agenda:
① Context: Consulting career | Entrance criteria
② Fit: Your fit quiz | Typical gaps for non-MBAs
③ Activities: Spark | Career goals | Building Business Acumen/Case Skills
④ Wrap-up / Q&A

SESSION RESOURCES


Session 2

Topic: Aligning Your Fit

Agenda:
① Context: Consulting industry overview | Consulting firm landscape
② Fit: Approach to firm research | Assessing/aligning your fit
③ Activities: Networking as research | Case interview preview
④ Wrap-up / Q&A

SESSION RESOURCES


  1. McKinsey: Next Generation Women Leaders application due March 8, 2019

  2. Bain: Curious About Consulting (CAC) registration prior to March 15, 2019

  3. Clearview Healthcare Partners: Connect to Clearview application due March 31, 2019

  4. McKinsey: McKinsey Insight application due March 31, 2019.

  5. Bain: ADvantage Internship| AIC application due April 5, 2019

  6. BCG: Bridge to BCG application deadline not yet posted

  7. Putnam Associates: Path to Putnam applications due April 15, 2019

Important programs and DEADLINES


Session 3

Topic: Get the Interview

Agenda:
① Resume deep dive: Principles | Best in class resume elements | Resume Critique
② Cover letter deep dive: Purpose | Integrate Sparks-Big 3-Career Goals (from Session 1)
③ Networking: Role in getting the interview | How to integrate
④ Wrap-up / Q&A

SESSION RESOURCES


Resume Resources:

  1. Resume Best In Class Elements

  2. Resume Action Verbs

  3. Sample Resumes - Secured interview invites: Resume 1 | Resume 2

  4. Resume Templates (Note: You should view this with GRIDLINES as it uses tables)

  5. Sample Cover Letters: Cover Letter 1 | Cover Letter 2


Session 4

Topic: Get the Offer - Part 1

Agenda:
① Case interview practice methods
② Experience interview - overview
③ Building your story matrix
④ Creating SOAR outlines
⑤ Wrap-up / Q&A

Session 4 Powerpoint: <<Download Session 4>>

SESSION RESOURCES:

  1. Interview Guide - For capturing notes:

  2. Demonstration Videos: <<Click to access Library>>


Session 5

Topic: Get the Offer - Part 2

Agenda:
① Resume walkthrough
② Common questions
③ Challenging questions
④ Success = Notes + story review + practice
⑤ Wrap-up / Q&A

Session 5 Powerpoint: <<Download Session 5>>

Session Resources:

  1. Priority Experience Interview Questions (with PEI Focus)

  2. Resume Walkthrough Articles: Article 1 | Article 2

  3. Job Search Audit (To keep you on track!)