The most effective case interview training program in the world, according to our subscribers, participants and our placement results for McKinsey and BCG, is back for its fourth season: The Consulting Offer IV: State vs. Ivy.
We could say many things to explain the impact of this program, but the 50% success rate of Seasons 1, 2 and 3 for full-time offers from McKinsey and BCG says it all. At the time of publication, TCO III, which is currently in production, may still go on to achieve a 100% placement rate.
The 50% of participants who did not receive offers from McKinsey or BCG are also much better off: they ended up in other consulting firms, investment banking and a tech start-up.
The 4th season will be more useful, more effective and with improved training techniques as we are always looking for better ways to teach clients. It will not be a simple repeat of TCO 1, TCO 2 or TCO 3, with just the case questions changing. While the format will be different and is yet to be finalized, we are open to suggestions!
Our goal for Season 4 is different. Inspired by FCTV and its philosophy, we want to show that anyone can get into McKinsey or BCG, irrespective of their school, but provided they have the right drive and ambition. At least half the candidates we will admit must be students/graduates of state schools and/or non-target universities. If you attended community college but have big dreams, we want to hear from you!
This will be an immersive experience where we will work on a complete career, skills, communication and image transformation.
You have an opportunity to be a part of this great program. Not just to learn from it but to be in it, and to change your career trajectory by directly working with some of the most senior consulting partners. Where else can you get a chance for that level of mentorship and guidance?
Here is the trailer to Season 2. As you can see, it was an opportunity of a lifetime for Alice and Michael, the participating candidates.
If McKinsey and BCG have declined you before, and you are wondering if taking part in TCO IV can change things for you, keep this in mind:
If you would like to apply for this career changing opportunity, this is what you need to do:
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We expect commitment, discipline and drive in the participants we will hand-pick. We shape the future leaders of management consulting.
This is what you must want to be when you apply to TCO. You must want to be the best. You must want to be a leader.
If your goal is to join McKinsey, leave after 2 years and have a wonderful middle-income life, it is best you do not apply. Do not apply to this program if you are not sure elite management consulting is the best path for you. Do not apply if you are not ready to have your life completely changed and every assumption about yourself challenged.
If you want to be a Fortune 100 CEO one day, then this is the place for you.
Expect that every single word and space on your resume will be taken apart, repackaged and re-written. Every single leadership role, achievement and activity in your life will be deconstructed and reassembled to meet the requirements of the world’s most elite consulting firms. Expect us to un-teach all the (bad) habits you have likely learned. All participants will go through a meticulous and complete change in the way they communicate, answer personal questions, solve problems, read data, communicate data, work with teams and more.
Our goal is never to just get you into McKinsey or BCG. Our goal is not just to make you a partner. Our goal, is to also prepare you for what comes after partnership, to groom you to be a capable and ethical leader in business, government or academia. You need to aspire towards such a worthy goal.
And we are looking for the next Sanda, Sveta, Irina, Kris etc. We take great pride in helping people who have greatness within them but simply need some guidance. We are unique in constantly maintaining a 50% participation rate for women in TCO. Our hope is to do better by expanding our minority and LGBT participation. As you will see, we accomplished some of that in TCO 3, but will do better.
If you do not share this passion for greatness and impact, the intensity of the program, over 9 to 12 months, will take its toll. The pursuit of money is by itself insufficient to overcome the pain of striving for perfection. It never has and never will be.
My job is to make sure you are ready to take the shot when the opportunity arise and, to some degree, help you create that opportunity.
Your job is to take the shot.
If you have questions or thoughts you would like to share, please post it in the comments below. It is difficult to respond to the many individual questions emailed in.
Below we share some photos from Season 2 – a taste of what Season IV could be like.
We took over the largest conference center at the luxurious Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, Atlanta, in the great state of Georgia.
We spent an entire day converting the room into an elegant production set.
Candidates went through every aspect of a McKinsey final round interview, including the closed-list dinner.
Kevin P. Coyne, who co-led McKinsey’s Worldwide Strategy Practice, led Season 2. Candidates received personal one-on-one mentoring from Kevin.
Non-participating guests watched the entire event and had an opportunity to have detailed discussions with the candidates and coaches while watching all sessions live.
The coaching, discussions and mentoring continued well after the cameras went dark, which speaks to the commitment of the ex-partners.
All of this culminated in the world’s most successful case interview training program. Now back for a 4th season.