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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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, […]

Continue reading

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 – […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

How to succeed in an interview

Since coming to the US, I have been interviewed many times for internships, awards, and university applications. On multiple occasions, I have been told by the interviewer, that my interview was one of the best interviews they’ve had – if not, the best. How did I go from being useless at interviews to succeeding at […]

Continue reading

Tips for the Career Fair

Recently, I was speaking on a panel along with recruiters and employees, and we were giving tips to freshmen for the career fair. Some of the tips I heard from the recruiters can be applicable to anyone for the career fair. So here are a few tips: Tip #1: Have a Strategy Don’t just aimlessly walk […]

Continue reading

Prepare for a Strats (Quant) Interview

Step 1: Before the Interview – Preparation Before the interview, you want to prepare for different types of interview questions. In a Strats Interview, you will typically be asked behavioural questions, finance questions and technical questions (including brainteasers). Below, I show you how to prepare for these three categories of interview questions 1. Behavioural Questions […]

Continue reading

Prepare for Networking Events

If you have a chance to attend a finance networking event, take that opportunity. As you may or may not know, networking is very important in finance – your next job offer could be the result of someone you met at a networking event. But what should you expect and what should you do? Step […]

Continue reading