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Welcome to Case Practice

We offer case practice sessions after each professional development workshop.

Participants are matched with a case practice partner of similar experience level. The workshops will take place virtually or on the Cambridge and Longwood campuses. The 1-hour practice sessions allow you to practice cases with different people and gain different perspectives.

Please note: Our case-focused workshops provide sample cases and frameworks, while other workshops like our behavioral interview and resume workshops have a different format. The optional practice sessions afterward are for attendees to gain hands-on experience with casing.


We encourage you to attend as a participant in our case practice sessions! Please see our case prep overview on how to get started. 

Case Practice Agenda

  • Paired in Zoom breakout rooms

  • Take turns giving and receiving cases

    • Spend 20-25 minutes each on cases

    • Spend 5 minutes providing feedback

  • Always reciprocate by giving a case after receiving one!

Case Practice Matching Guidelines

If participating:

  • Rename yourself: Name (Level, Interest)

    • Casing experience:

      • ​Beginner (Less than 10 live cases) with non-business/non-economics background (1)

      • Intermediate (11-20 live cases) with non-business/non-economics background (2)

      • Experienced (21-30 live cases) with non-business/non-economics background (3)

      • Advanced (30+ live cases) with non-business/non-economics background (4)

      • Business/economics background (5)

    • Optional: Case type interest

Matching Process:

  • We'll create breakout rooms

  • Match participants based on level, preferences

Example: Anu Gupte (3) = Experienced casing level

Giving a Case

  • Write down notes about the interviewee’s performance and give feedback at the end.

  • Don’t focus only on negatives, if you really liked something point that out, too.

  • Avoid giving non-constructive feedback and respect different styles.

  • Structure your feedback logically and offer concrete examples

Receiving a Case

  • Take good notes and ask clarifying questions (e.g. define unfamiliar terms)

  • Use frameworks like top-down and MECE (mutually exclusive, collectively exhaustive)

  • Verbalize your thought process clearly and engage your interviewer

  • Review the case and feedback the next day while it's still fresh

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