An interview is your opportunity to show us how you think. We use case-based interviews so we can see how you approach specific business problems, marshalling data and your own experiences to reach and defend a conclusion.

Preparing for L.E.K.'s Case Study Interviews


Advanced Case Interview Preparation

Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for the case questions:

  • Attend case interview preparation workshops on campus
  • Read major business publications or daily papers regularly
  • Practice with people who currently work in strategy consulting; know what kind of work we do, as this will help you anticipate the kinds of question you may be asked
  • Review the case studies and other content available throughout our website

During the Case Interview

Here are some tips for how to perform your best during a case interview:

  • Take your time: Listen to the question, repeat or paraphrase to be sure you understand; state your assumptions and restate the facts
  • Gather your thoughts: Jot down preliminary ideas, formulate intelligent questions and devise a coherent approach
  • Stick to your approach: Outline how you are thinking and move methodically to address each issue, point-by-point
  • Ask questions: Clarify issues and scope; ask for additional information you need
  • Formulate hypotheses: Share your thought process as information is revealed
  • Come up with an answer: Commit yourself to a course of action, but show flexibility and a willingness to rethink in the face of new data
  • Be yourself!

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