prepares you for the grueling and unique management consulting recruitment process. Anecdotes from dozens of consultants at top-tier firms show you how to stand out before, during, and after the interview, ultimately leading to offers from your favorite firms. "This book provides a great overview of consulting and definitely helps in positioning yourself to earn an offer with a great consulting firm"- Booz & Company Consultant
"This is the only book in the business that comes from a student's perspective. It's very helpful for someone who doesn't have any background in how to get a consulting job"- McKinsey Business Analyst
"This book should be THE book you read if you are planning to go through the recruitment process in consulting and want to know how to survive every step of the process. Not only did it provide detailed tips, the book was in every aspect highly relevant and accurate"- L.E.K. Consulting Associate
In this competitive industry, it's not enough to ace the case interview. C2C offers a holistic approach to consulting recruitment. From the preparation process to the paper process to the people process, C2C details effective strategies every step of the way.
- Preparation - Don't procrastinate; simple preparation tips to help you succeed
- Info Sessions - Forget elevator pitches and stand out in a memorable way
- Resumes - Grab recruiters' attention by quantifying your accomplishments
- Cover Letters - Discover strategies from real cover letters that landed interviews
- Fit Interviews - Impress industry veterans by preparing for common questions
- Case Interviews - Learn to develop frameworks instead of relying on canned ones
C2C's authors recently went through consulting recruitment and have an intimate understanding of every facet of the process. To add perspective, the authors also interviewed managers, consultants & analysts from the firms below:
- Boston Consulting Group
- Booz & Company
- McKinsey & Company
- L.E.K. Consulting
Together, the team has helped dozens of students land jobs at top consulting firms.
About the Authors
Charles Benkendorf, C2C author and founder, is a former associate at L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm. He started writing College2Consulting shortly after his consulting recruitment experience in 2008, when he noticed how many people struggled through recruitment; existing resources were too focused on case interviews and did not cover the overall recruitment process.
Charles teaches private classes covering the consulting recruitment process from start to finish and provides mock interview services at Northwestern University. He has also taught multiple primers on consulting recruitment at both University of Chicago and Northwestern University in winter and fall 2011. He currently works as a Business Analyst at Ustream.tv, the leader in live streaming video.
Reed Walker, C2C author, co-founder, and marketing director, is currently a consultant at Avascent, a strategy consulting firm specializing in developing growth strategies for firms doing business with government customers. At Avascent, Reed is also Avascent's recruitment lead for Duke University and has supported recruitment efforts at Georgetown, Stanford, and WashU conducting resume screens as well as 1st/2nd round interviews.
Shannon Clark, C2C editor and co-founder, has published two books, currently works at Abbott Laboratories, and specializes in human factors design and usability of products and websites.