Live Mentorship & Placement Assistance For Management Consulting Roles
Career Outcomes & Learner Experiences
SAHIL SINGH, MCKINSEY & COMPANY
“Recently I was able to achieve the position of a Consultant in a Big 3 & Big 4, thanks to Career Edge.
My experience with the CE Consulting Fellowship was a great learning opportunity, I am surely looking forward to putting Career Edge as my star recommendation for my peers interested to achieve professional goals across various sectors.
My biggest takeaway is not only limited to finite learnings and the Consulting curriculum provided by the CE team, but it actually gave me the confidence to vouch for my capabilities in any interview process. One of my greatest experiences was interacting in 1:1 sessions with industry experts and receiving valuable feedback was very helpful.
By the dint of their great support and knowledge delivery I anticipate making a career in Consulting with ease and devoted interest.”
SAHEJ KAPOOR, BAIN & COMPANY
“Shortly after attending the Career Edge Consulting Program, I was given the offer to join Bain & Company as a Senior Analyst.
My experience with Career Edge was great. The Fellowship started off with the basics and fundamentals and advanced as we moved forward.
My biggest takeaway was the different case frameworks and case problems discussed in the sessions. Since it was being taken by consultants who work with McKinsey, Bain, BCG, and Dalberg, it gave me insights into how consulting interviews actually happen.
And as the recordings of the classes can be accessed anytime, it helped me to revise all the frameworks discussed. The 1:1 mentorship sessions and all the resources shared were also quite helpful for me to practise for my Bain CV and interviews."
DEEKSHA JAIN, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
“Shortly after my sessions with Career Edge, I was given the offer to join the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as a Research Associate.
I would like to thank CE Consulting Fellowship and Sarthak for being supportive and giving candid feedback as and when required.
My experience has been super good as I was exposed to the logical ways of answering guesstimates and case interviews. The live sessions were amazing and made me understand how to crack them with comfort.
My journey was awesome as the material they provided is gold as the actual case interviews helped me understand what interviewers are looking for in a candidate and that helped me to improvise my approach towards them.
Heartfelt gratitude towards CE and Sarthak!”
ALEFIYA DOCTOR, DALBERG
“Soon after my sessions with the Career Edge consulting mentors, I was given the offer to join Dalberg as a Consultant.
They aligned me with mentors who are actually working as employees in the firm which really helped me in clarifying all my doubts.
I also scheduled detailed CV Review and mock case interview sessions with them to get more practice and put my best foot forward.
Thanks to team CE for helping me with timely and credible help.”
ROHAN MALOO, BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
“I joined BCG as a Management Consultant and took the help of Career Edge for case practice and CV making sessions.
My experience was very good and I could quickly schedule multiple sessions with my mentors who were working with BCG & Dalberg.
They helped me understand the nuances of what is asked in a BCG interview, what consulting firms look for in the interviews and mistakes to avoid.
I got to practise guesstimates and cases with them and got very concise and implementable feedback on how to improve which helped me in my actual interviews.”
ARNAV GUPTA, BAIN & COMPANY
“I will be joining Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant and the Career Edge Consulting program really helped me a lot.
Thanks for organising the sessions with Shrey who was my CE mentor working with ZS Associates. It was really helpful and Shrey cleared all my doubts and helped me with a detailed CV review and case practice.”
VASUNDHRA NEGI, SAMAGRA | TRANSFORMING GOVERNANCE
“Shortly after my sessions with Career Edge, I joined Samagra as an Associate.
My whole experience was very good. Shivam who was my CE mentor helped me in every step of the way. He was always available and cleared all my doubts. The cases that we discussed in our sessions were very enlightening and helpful.
He reviewed my performance with extreme detail and preciseness and gave me excellent feedback which ultimately helped in improving my overall performance.”
PRAGYA MODI, DELOITTE
“The mentor had a very clear structure as to how to go about the session, answered all my questions really well, helped me on additional points that were not mentioned by me before.
In addition to that my mentor answered all my questions very calmly and suggested some excellent points to be worked upon."
VEDIKA KHANNA, DELOITTE
“Career Edge is the one-stop solution for your job and mba applications!
The mentors are really helpful and go the extra mile to provide the best services! I must say that they helped me in writing my essays, brainstorming on the story to present, and helped me gain confidence."
NEELESHA DHAWAN, DELOITTE
“Thanks to the Career Edge Consulting Fellowship, it was really helpful.
The live mentorships sessions really helped me in rebuilding my CV. The mock case practice sessions and the practical feedback given by the mentors for everything from guesstimates to cases to cover letter writing were amazing.”
NAWAZ AHMED KHAN, SAMAGRA | TRANSFORMING GOVERNANCE
“After my sessions with Career Edge, I have joined Samagra as an Associate Consultant.
I booked mock case practice sessions with Shivam who was my mentor from Samagra. He helped me in mock case sessions as I was completely new to them.
My whole experience was augmented by the 1:1 touch from the CE team right before my Samagra interviews.”
VAISHAKI CHOWTA, KPMG
"The fellowship was ripe with information and guidance. The mentors from McKinsey, Bain, BCG, and Dalberg were extremely helpful. It’s perfect for those who want to start their consulting careers but don’t know where to begin.
As part of the live mentorship and placement support provided by the team, the most important learning for me was understanding the importance of structure, be it in your CV or the way you answer questions in an interview. Everything makes sense and seems easier when your approach is methodical.”
RAGHAV KUMAR, ZS ASSOCIATES
“I attended the Career Edge Consulting Fellowship during college and will be joining ZS Associates post graduation, bagging one of the highest packages on campus.
Thanks for organising the sessions with Shrey who was my CE mentor working with ZS Associates. It was really helpful and Shrey cleared all my doubts and helped me with a detailed CV review and case practice.”
TISHA CHAUHAN, EY
“This Fellowship is remarkable for someone who wants to prepare for Consulting roles with big firms.
I had this astonishing opportunity to attend the Consulting Fellowship organised by Career Edge. They help you with CV editing, guesstimate solving, and incredible live case interviews.
The most interesting fact is that the live sessions are taken by those who are currently working with Bain, BCG, and McKinsey. There are live CV edits and whatnot.
I believe one can extract the maximum out of it and implement it in practical life for better job opportunities. I would definitely recommend it.”
AMRITA BURDE, PWC
“ It was an enriching journey. It was very well managed and all the mentors shared first-hand experiences and learnings.
The Case Interview and Guesstimate resources and skills taught during the live sessions were exhaustive and super useful.
The Fellowship had diverse members and even the mentors came from very diverse backgrounds.”
VAIBHAV PITLIYA, ACCENTURE STRATEGY
"The fellowship gave complete exposure of consulting interviews and paid attention to all the small details one needs to take into account while preparing for the consulting interviews, which has really helped me in my own professional career track.
The CE team was very quick with any doubts and nudged you to think what do you truly want to achieve out of your career.
My most important take away was that I could realise what I truly liked. My connect with the CE mentor was very helpful. He matched my profile and guided me in the right direction."
YOGESWAR PENTAKOTA, BITS PILANI
“ My experience with Career Edge's Consulting Cohort was great and I couldn't have asked for anything better. Unlike other zoom sessions these days, the CE sessions are lively and interactive.
One of my biggest takeaways from this Cohort was the basics. The Cohort strongly focussed on teaching guesstimates and case solving from the most fundamental level so that even beginners like me could understand.
This Cohort helped me to begin and understand what an industry experience in Consulting would look like. As the instructors are experts working in the industry, I was able to understand things not only theoretically but I could also absorb the mentors' practical experiences.”
ANCHIT MONDAL, GREAT LAKES SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
“The experience was really good. The way the sessions were conducted helped us to have a deep insight into the world of Consulting.
What stood out for me was the approaches and frameworks for case interviews and the mentorship from top industry professionals.
As part of this Fellowship, I could get a closeup from Consulting professionals into their journey and best practices on Guesstimates solving, CV building, and case rounds and we also solved a live project with them."
PREETI M, RESEARCH @ PRESCIENT HEALTHCARE GROUP
“I joined the CE Consulting Fellowship because I was at a point where I was finishing college but didn't know from where and how to start preparing for a corporate career.
They invited mentors from companies like McKinsey, Bain, BCG, and Dalberg who pointed me in the right direction to start my preparation and strengthened my basics of consulting.
I learned about the easiest way to approach Guesstimates and Cases in an organised manner along with live case solving. The sessions were really interactive, unlike typical Google meet/Zoom sessions.
They also provided me with resources so now I have all the ingredients to learn and embark on my preparation and corporate journey. Thank you, CE!”
ARCHIT KAPOOR, EY
"The CE Consulting Fellowship was an incredible opportunity to develop my skills in management consulting, business case studies and strategic problem-solving.
The team was very supportive and collaborative, which allowed me to contribute meaningfully to the mentorship sessions and the live case project and network with MBB & Big 4 mentors for employee referrals. I'm grateful for the experience and excited to leverage my newfound skills in my future career, applying them to complex business challenges with confidence and creativity."
ISSHITA MEHTA, EY
"The Consulting Fellowship sessions were bang on and really helped me in my own professional journey.
What I liked the most was the 1:1 feedback and query resolution on CV making, guesstimates and case interviews, in addition to the live weekend training sessions by mentors who are current employees at the Big 3 and Big 4 Consulting firms. Really appreciate the effort put in by the team.
I can reach out to them for help even now."
Fellowship Curriculum In Detail
Our mentors from BCG & Accenture Strategy help you understand the different niches in consulting, different consulting types like Social Impact, Technology, Analytics, Financial Consulting, how these firms operate, what does your day-to-day look like as a management consultant, career progression, and nature of projects.
We also divide you into case teams of 4-6 consulting fellows and kick off the live case project with a real life client. You solve their most pressing business problem and present your recommendations to them by the end of the fellowship, for which you will be given a live project completion certificate as well for proof of work.
Our mentor from McKinsey & Company shares her own CV template with you, dives deep into how to write your bullet pointers from scratch, what framework to follow to make it a shortlist-worthy CV, talks about best practices to follow in terms of content and formatting + 2 Live CV Edits (CVs taken from the mentees).
After the live CV making session, Sarthak from our team will start picking 3-4 CVs randomly on a daily basis, by calling you out on the WhatsApp group. He will give you 1:1, personalised feedback on what to improve to make your CV draft shortlist worthy. He will also give you feedback on how to write a standout cover letter.
Our mentors from BCG & ZS introduce you to guesstimate interviews, different approaches to solve a guesstimate, dos and don’ts to keep in mind, and what to do when you are stuck and clarifying questions to ask at the start of the interview. They also solve 7-8 guesstimate questions with you during the live sessions to help you understand how to solve guesstimates in the actual interview.
After the live guesstimates session, Sarthak from our team solves guesstimates with you on the WhatsApp group – he will share a guesstimate problem everyday, and you share your solution on the group. He gives you feedback on your approach and shares his approach.
Our mentor from Bain & Company introduces you to case interviews, how to approach them, typical flow of a case interview conversation and what the recruiters evaluate in a case round. She practises a live case with you and also gives you complete visibility on different frameworks like profitability, market entry, growth, pricing, and mergers & acquisitions.
Our mentors from McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company enact the role of an interviewee while someone from the CE team becomes the interviewer. Intent is to showcase how a live case interview conversation flows, how to ask clarifying questions to the interviewer at the start of the case, how to structure the problem statement, close the case and give recommendations. The mentors solve the 7-8 cases with you, in front of you in an interviewer-interviewee format.
After the mock case interview demonstration sessions with the mentors, we divide you into case teams of 4-5 consulting fellows and help you with all case-centric resources – frameworks and case books, to start practising cases through mock case interviews and feedback.
Our mentor from Bain & Company helps you understand what life of a consultant looks like, pros and cons of the job, project timelines, and what to do once you get in to become a better consultant.
Once your CV and Cover Letter is finalised and after you are ready for the interviews, you can take our help with placement assistance for consulting roles. We take your firm preferences and get you referred through some of our 40 consulting mentors who are working in the top 10 firms – McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Accenture, Dalberg, Deloitte, PwC Strategy&, EY Parthenon, ZS, and KPMG. The mentors pass on your edited CV to the HRs in their firms (for internships or jobs) who then reach out to you for scheduling the interviews (this acts as an employee referral).
Our support stays with you till you are placed (in terms of referrals, resources, recordings of the live mentorship sessions) and you are added to the CE alumni group where we keep sharing relevant opportunities from and beyond consulting with you.
Starts from 18th June 2023 (You can also join the batch which started on 30th April 2023). The 2.5-months long fellowship is suitable for working professionals and master/business school students. The 6-months long fellowship is suitable for undergraduate college students.
Live zoom sessions will happen on Sundays (6-9pm IST) with self-paced sessions, assignments (for guesstimates & case practice) in between. We will also have the Founder Hours that Sarthak from team CE will be conducting on Saturday evenings (6-8pm IST) for 1:1 mentorship & doubts, beyond the live learning sessions on Sundays.
You Learn & Get Mentored From Top Industry Professionals
Frequently Asked Questions
We track 2 metrics –
1. % of fellows seeking placement support and getting placed in a consulting or a strategy role within 2 months of program completion – that’s 40-50%
2. % of fellows seeking placement support and getting placed in a consulting or a strategy role within 6 months of program completion – that’s 70-80%
Career outcomes & learner experiences of our programs are mentioned here in detail – https://career-edge.in/careeroutcomes/
Yes, the Fellowship is open for undergraduate college students, b-school/masters students, early and experienced professionals. The curriculum and content is designed to start from the basics and cover everything step by step.
For undergraduate college students, we recommend the 6-months long program. For masters/b-school students and working professionals, we recommend the 2.5-months long program.
Yes, you can. We rely on the lateral hiring process where we pass on your updated CV to the mentors who you pick (we have 40 mentors onboard from the top 10 consulting firms) basis the feedback given to you by our mentors in the fellowship sessions and founder hours. The mentor(s) give your CV to the HR of their respective firms for a job referral.
So, yes, even if you come from a non-target or non-business background, you can still make it to consulting, because we help you get trained (from scratch) and referred from people working in the industry.
Please refer to the testimonials at the start of the page for your kind perusal.
For the 2.5 months long program (Ideal for working professionals and masters/b-school students), the schedule of the checkpoints is given below. The live mentorship sessions are conducted on Zoom on Sundays (6-9pm IST) while Sarthak from our team takes Founder Hours on Saturdays (6pm IST onwards) to help you with personalised/1:1 queries in between the fellowship –
Week 1 – Debunking All Myths On Consulting – Our mentor from BCG answers some of the most common questions we have on consulting with respect to interview preparation, roadmap to make a switch, what these firms looks for while hiring and how to stand out
Week 2 – Careers In Consulting – Our mentor from Accenture Strategy helps you understand the different niches in consulting, different types of consulting, how these firms operate, what does your day-to-day look like, career progression. We also divide you into case teams and kick off the live case project
Week 3 – CV Making For Consulting + Live CV Edits – Our mentor from McKinsey & Company shares her own CV template with you, dives deep into how to write your bullet pointers from scratch, what framework to follow to make it a shortlist-worthy CV, talks about best practices to follow in terms of content and formatting + 2 Live CV Edits (CVs taken from the mentees)
<After the session, Sarthak from our team will start picking 3-4 CVs randomly on a daily basis, by calling you out on the WhatsApp group. He will give you 1:1, personalised feedback on what to improve to make your CV draft shortlist worthy. He will also give you feedback on how to write a standout cover letter>
Week 4 – Guesstimates 101 For Consulting + 3 Live Guesstimates – Our mentor from BCG introduces you to guesstimate interviews, different approaches to solve a guesstimate, dos and don’ts to keep in mind, and what to do when you are stuck and clarifying questions to ask at the start of the interview. He also solves 3 guesstimate with you during this live session to help you understand how to solve them in a structured manner
<After the session, Sarthak from our team solves guesstimates with you on the WhatsApp group – he will share a guesstimate problem everyday, you share your solution on the group. He gives you feedback on your approach and shares his approach>
Week 5 – Guesstimates Solving – Part 2 – Our mentor from ZS Associates solves more guesstimates with you to make you practise them and build a muscle of solving
Week 6 – Case Interview Basics + Deep-dive On All Frameworks – Our mentor from Bain & Company introduces you to case interviews, how to approach them, typical flow of a case interview conversation and what the recruiters evaluate in a case round. She practises a live case with you and also gives you complete visibility on different frameworks like profitability, market entry, growth, and mergers & acquisitions
Week 7 – Live, Mock Case Interview Demonstration – Part 1 – Our mentor from McKinsey & Company enacts the role of an interviewee while someone from the CE team becomes the interviewer. Intent is to showcase how a live case interview conversation flows, how to ask clarifying questions to the interviewer at the start of the case, how to structure the problem statement, close the case and give recommendations. The mentor solves the cases with you, in front of you in an interviewer-interviewee format
<After the session, we divide you into case teams and help you with all case-centric resources – frameworks and case books, to start practising cases through mock case interviews>
Week 8 – Mock Case Interview Demonstration – Part 2 – Our mentor from Bain & Company solves moderate and challenging cases in front of you by enacting the role of an interviewee while someone from the CE team becomes the interviewer. Intent is to show you what to do when you are stuck in a case and how to build the muscle of solving abstract business problems
Week 9 – Life In Consulting – Our mentor from Bain & Company helps you understand what life of a consultant looks like, pros and cons of the job, project timelines, and what to do once you get in to become a better consultant
<After the sessions, you can take our help with placement support. We take your firm preferences and get you referred through some of our 40 mentors who are working in the top 10 firms. The mentors pass on your edited CV to the HRs in their firms (for internships or jobs), during or beyond the fellowship>
For the 6 months long program (Ideal for undergraduate college students), the schedule of the checkpoints is given below. The live mentorship sessions are conducted on Zoom on Sundays (6-9pm IST) while Sarthak from our team takes Founder Hours on Saturdays (6pm IST onwards) to help you with personalised/1:1 queries in between the fellowship –
Week 1 – Week 9: Consulting Immersion Program
> 30 Hours of dedicated sessions on how to make a shortlist worthy CV & Cover Letter, Guesstimates preparation and solving, Case interview frameworks and live Case solving
> Interactive course content to help you ace your consulting preparation from making your CV to getting an offer
> Access to resume templates, guesstimates & case preparation collateral (including data sheets, industry deep-dives and case books) to ace your interviews
Week 10 – Week 17: Live Case Project
> Fellows are divided into teams of 3-4 and solve a real life problem that their client is facing. This will be a REAL problem with actual data, financials and context
> Fellows work on the project, submit & present their recommendations in front of the client and the mentors
Week 18 – Week 21: Industry Bootcamps
> Industry deep dive sessions with industry experts to understand how to dissect the value drivers of any business in a Consulting interview
> Coverage on marquee industries like Airlines, Automotive, Banking, Retail and E-Commerce
Week 21 – Week 23: Community-Based Practise
> We will provide you with case problems and guesstimates questions along with model solutions on every alternate day (and case partners to practise)
Week 24: 1:1 Mentorship
> Free 1:1 Mentorship session between the fellows and their preferred consulting mentor for personalised guidance and referrals
The live mentorship sessions are conducted on Zoom on Sundays (6-9pm IST) while Sarthak from our team takes Founder Hours on Saturdays (6pm IST onwards) to help you with personalised/1:1 queries in between the fellowship. We will have self paced sessions and assignments in between. Even if you miss any live learning checkpoint, we will help you with the zoom recording for future access. And you can ask any doubts on the WhatsApp Group/Founder Hours on Saturdays/Mail.