Imagine the feeling of achieving your dreams. Elation, excitement, happiness. That and something more. At least according to these McKinsey PPO holders Jannat Talwar and Shubham Jain from IIM Lucknow.
In this video, Shubham and Jannat take us through their placement journey. They share just how they ended up getting an internship and further a PPO with McKinsey.
00:25 How did you go about preparing for McKinsey?
10:01 What was your mantra for success?
01:30 Why McKinsey?
02:02 3 Things that convinced you to get into McKinsey?
03:00 What made you choose consulting as your profession?
03:47 What are the major challenges of a consulting job?
04:31 What are the perks of being a consultant?
05:04 Process of McKinsey Interview (Interview experience)
05:48 What worked for you in the McKinsey interview?
07:01 How was your moment of success?
08:14 3 Things during the internship that got you the PPO @McKinsey?
08:50 Major qualities that got you the PPO @McKinsey?
09:52 How did your family react to your McKinsey PPO?
10:46 How important was it to get into McKinsey?
11:29 How did your friends react to your success?
11:49 How did you handle your McKinsey news on campus?
Summary of the video
Shubham and Jannat tell us just why McKinsey was a dream company for them. They inform us about their interest in consulting. Shubham tells us how he felt that consulting would give him a glimpse into different sectors. Jannat tells us how she always dreamt of getting into McKinsey, which was also one of her reasons to join IIM L. She then takes us through the perks of being a consultant.
They talk us through the McKinsey interview process and how they were able to crack it. Jannat tells us how she prepared for the interview by studying guesstimates and solving case studies. Shubham shares how he and a group of friends took to solving 4-5 cases a day to prepare for consulting interviews. He shares how he connected with the interviewer and managed to create a rapport, making the interview process easier.
They further share how their families, friends and everyone at b-school received the news of their internship as well as PPO, and the feeling of accomplishment it gave them. If you wish to know about cracking a consulting interview, especially with McKinsey, this is a must watch for you.
- Prepare cases and guesstimates to ace consulting interviews.
- It helps to think strategically and understand different perspectives to excel at consulting.
- Cases and HR rounds seems to be the prevalent hiring and interview process at McKinsey.
- Building connect with your interviewer plays out in your favour during interviews.
- Take feedback during internship seriously to get a PPO.
- Deliver with 100% performance during internship to get a PPO.
- Take the effort to understand what are the objectives and outcomes of the work given to you during internship to get a PPO.