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Career Prep and Practice: Consulting

A professional development series providing exposure and practice of functions and skills essential to your career of choice.

Overview of Management Consulting Preparation Program for Graduate Students

The School of Medicine Career Center, Stanford ADC Consulting Club, and Career Development Center are pleased to host global leaders in the management consulting industry in preparation for the recruiting season. Through site visits, case study practice with experienced alumni, and networking with consultants from top tier firms, one will gain insight into management consulting culture, application/interview requirements, and the skills required to excel in the profession.


  • Club Case Practice: sign up online.
  • Consulting and Case Preparation Curriculum: Tuesdays unless otherwise noted, 4pm, Summer Quarter; location Huang Building, Mackenzie Room; CDC; or otherwise noted.

Consulting Career Preparation Workshops

Stephanie Eberle, Director, School of Medicine Career Center (unless otherwise indicated)

Make Your Case: Preparation and Practice for Consulting Case Interviews

Stanford alumni and other consultants with experience transitioning from graduate training out of academic research will assist those participants interested in the consulting field to understand the case interview format, learn and apply tried and true methods for success, and advise on the best way to give and receive feedback in your own practice sessions.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to practices and expectations of various consulting firms; overviews of consulting interview methods
  • Understanding how the case interview model assesses your fit for the consulting field
  • Sample case study and recommendations for effective frameworks and solutions
  • Opportunity for hands-on practice and feedback from representatives in the industry

Participants (subject to change):

BCG Case Competition

Hewlett 201
Monday, 7/6 at 4:00pm (Kickoff), Thursday, 7/23 at 2:45pm (Finals)

Final day schedule:

  • Making Compelling Presentations 10:00am - 10:30am
  • Individual Team Coaching 10:30am - 11:00am
  • Team Preparation and Practice 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Final Presentations and Award Ceremony 2:45pm - 4:00pm
  • Networking and Celebration Reception 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The summer consulting series includes a case competition! This is your opportunity to team up with your peers across campus to practice the skills you've been working on together. And, of course, it is your time to shine in front of one of the top global consulting firms. In the past participants and winners of these competitions were able to establish the connections necessary to move into first and final rounds interviews and the expertise necessary to get the job.

More program info and consulting event calendars

Consulting Club Listserv


  • Stephanie Eberle (seberle at stanford dot edu)
  • Arne Bakker (ahbakker at stanford dot edu)
  • Lance Choy (lchoy at stanford dot edu)

Club leaders

  • Subhashree Ganesan (ganesan at stanford dot edu)
  • Crystal Shi (yingxias at stanford dot edu)


  • Luke Lee (lukejlee at stanford dot edu)

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