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Case Interview Resources

There are many resources to help you prepare for a case interview, including CCS workshops and mock interviews. The important thing is to prepare sufficiently in advance. Do not walk into a case interview or even a mock case interview “cold.”

These books can be found in the Cornell Career Services Career Library in 103 Barnes Hall.

Vault Guide to the Case Interview—Frameworks for constructing and handling case questions, plus practice questions.
Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation—Focuses on the skills you will need to handle a case interview confidently. Includes recently asked case questions and Ivy case drills.
Mastering the Case Interview—The complete guide to management, marketing, and strategic consulting case interviews.
Ace Your Case! Consulting Interviews—What to expect in consulting interviews and how firms use cases differently. Explains different case types, provides example questions, and tells how to answer each type of question.
Ace Your Case II! Consulting Interviews—An introduction to the case interview with explanations of most common question types and how to answer them. Detailed examples of good and bad answers.
Ace Your Case III! Consulting Interviews—An introduction to the case interview, with explanations of the most common question types and how to answer them. Detailed examples of good and bad answers. Different cases from the first book.
Ace Your Case IV! Consulting Interviews—Same as Case III, but with 15 new cases.
Ace Your Case V! Consulting Interviews—Same as Case III, but with 15 new cases.
Vault Career Guide to Consulting—Questions to ask in the consulting interview, information on how consulting interviewers evaluate you, and skills to acquire for a consulting career.

CAREER INSIDER (POWERED BY VAULT)

These resources offer more than 70 industry, employer, and career guides. Downloads are free and you have access to them online.

ONLINE INTERACTIVE RESOURCES

Most employers who conduct case interviews provide good online interactive case studies, so be sure to check their websites. The following sites offer opportunities for you to practice case interviews interactively. Take advantage of them!