Advice to Optimize Your Life

1. Work Super Hard You’re not going to be able to do something significant without putting in a lot of hard work. To be in the 1% you have to be willing to do what the 99% won’t. People may not be willing to put in the hours and sweat for something, but if you […]

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Tips for a Consulting Case Interview

(1) Rephrase the question Make sure you have understood the question and the important details by rephrasing the question in your own words. Usually, a consulting case interview starts off with a lot of information including the client, the situation, the goal. To simplify this information in your own brain, it helps to rephrase the […]

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Transferring to a new university

Did you know that about one-third of all students will transfer to a different university at least once before earning their degree? So if you are transferring universities, you are not alone! After transferring from MIT to Harvard, I’ve had requests to answer some questions. Hopefully these can help you too. How do you make […]

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Interview Books and Resources

I read over 3,000 pages of books for the interview prep process. Interview preparation is important if you want to significantly increase your chances of getting an offer. In this blog post, I provide the books and resources I used to land offers from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, McKinsey, Bain, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, […]

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Applying for internships

Organizing the process It is really important to apply for your internships early. Some of these internships are rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the higher your chances of receiving an offer. My process for internships started as early as August – one whole year before the internship. I really recommend organizing all your […]

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Behavioral Questions

Behaviour questions. Tell Me about yourself The most common question you will get asked is: ‘Tell me about yourself’ It is important to nail this question. You should already know this answer from the top of your head. First impressions matter, and this question is usually asked at the beginning of the interview, so you […]

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Cover Letters

Cover letters are less common nowadays. If you do have to write a cover letter, follow this format: Introducing who I am Giving highlights from my resume Talking about how my skills align with the skills needed for the job Mentioning how I can contribute to the company Talking about why I want to work at the […]

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ACT CALM – Ace your interview

My previous article: ‘7 tips to succeed in an interview’, which was featured by Business Insider, gave tips mainly on how to prepare for an interview. But what do you actually do on the interview day? In this article, I give 7 tips to succeed DURING an interview using the mnemonic: ACT CALM A – […]

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5 Resume Tips

In previous posts, I have talked about how to be successful in an interview. How do you get the interview in the first place? The answer usually is: your resume. Follow these 5 tips to get your resume in its best shape. Tip 1.Error-Free Don’t make your resume easy to be disregarded immediately. You should […]

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7 Tips for a Successful Interview

My formula for a successful interview is: successful interview = preparedness x relaxation The tips below will help you greatly increase your chances of a successful interview.   Tip 1: Read from the experts   I read over six books for the internship interview process. I treated the internship interviews as a class – I […]

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