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Associate Consultant Interview Rome (Italy)

Nothing was really unexpected, but I got off on the wrong

  track on the case.. and swan dove off the cliff from there when I messed up some very simple math, I think I included two more zeros than I should have. We both knew it was over when the guy basically chuckled at me because it was amusing to him how off base the answer could, in fact, be.
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Although we both knew the outcome, I got a rejection email within 10 minutes of leaving the interview. Skip forward one year. Apply to both McK and BCG and no other firms (again).
Outcome? 2011- Applied BCG- rejected after case Applied McK- did not receive invite
2012- Reapplied to both firms exclusively, again
Heard back within a week from each.
Impact: Interview- BCG, Interview- McKinsey , back to back

Forward projection: Offers will be secured from both firms. I will have trouble deciding, and then go with McKinsey and company. Obviously.

Interview Candidate on Jan 4, 2013

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