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Case Books & Resources

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Online Info and Coaching

  • FastMath Crack the Case: mental math prep program.

  • Firmsconsulting: free articles and podcasts in addition to paid subscription content.

  • IGotAnOffer: online platform dedicated to the preparation of McKinsey case interviews and the McKinsey PST. Discount for HGCC members.

  • PrepLounge: a great consulting resource that will enable you to practice case interviews via an online platform. 

  • Evisors - for personal coaching on resume & interview preparation. 

  • Quickhelp/Quickteach: This platform allows you to connect with interview practice partners in your local area, such as students at MIT, Tufts, BU, BC, and other universities.

 

Books

  • Case in Point – Marc Cosentino

  • Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting – Victor Cheng

  • How to Get Into the Top Consulting Firms – Tim Darling

  • Ace the Case

  • Competitive Advantage – Michael Porter

  • Vault Guide – available through career offices

  • Crack the Case – David Ohrvall

  • WetFeet - may be available through career offices

Career Offices at Harvard

Harvard GSAS, SEAS, DCE, and College: FAS Office of Career Services – www.ocs.fas.harvard.edu

 

This is an amazing resource of personalized career advice, classes with prominent alumni, and job preparation sessions. If you are a GSAS/SEAS student, you must join their non-academic listserv and meet the fantastic counselors there. Resume and cover letter help is available here. Also available is a fall career fair filled with many consultants.

 

Harvard Kennedy School: Office of Career Advancement – www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/oca

 

This is another great resource for students. If you are an HKS student you should definitely be in contact with this office. In addition to resume services, the HKS Office of Career Advancement offers a consulting specific career fair that have representatives from many public and private sector consulting firms.

 

Harvard Law School: Office of Career Services – www.law.harvard.edu/current/careers/ocs

 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Career Services Office – www.hsph.harvard.edu/administrative-offices/career-services

 

Harvard Graduate School of Education: Career Services Officewww.gse.harvard.edu/about/administration/careers

 

Harvard FAS-affiliated Postdoctoral Fellows: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs – http://postdoc.harvard.edu/career-planning

Often the OPA sponsors events aimed at those interested in consulting. If you are a post-doc you should be on their listserv.

Harvard Medical School and Affiliated Hospitals/Institutes each operates dedicated offices serving postdoctoral researchers.

Other Student Groups

Harvard Biotechnology Club – thebiotechclub.org

 

Harvard Graduate Business Clubharvardgraduatebusinessclub.com/

 

Consulting Club at MIT – web.mit.edu/mitconsulting/

 

​MIT Science and Engineering Business Club – web.mit.edu/sebc/