Oliver Wyman FS First Round Interview (Sophomore)

I have a first round OCR interview coming up for OW Financial Services Summer Intern Consultant. I am a sophomore though and haven't prepared for case interviews at all yet. Is there any chance they will go easier on me because I'm a sophomore? If not whats your best advice for cramming? the interview is in a week

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Jan 29, 2012 - 1:21pm
wjdgusqls, what's your opinion? Comment below:

When I interviewed with OW FS (back in 2010; I received an offer from them), its interviews were quite different from a conventional case interview. The interviews were not structured at all and were more of a discussion on some quantitative topics than a case interview, which tends to follow a more rigid format. As a result, I don't think you actually can / need to prep for OW - just be well rested and alert on the day of the interview.

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Jan 30, 2012 - 5:13am
Ash_nash, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Honestly a week is not plenty of time. Reading a book does not prepare you for a case interview. Studying the book, practicing doing mocks and going back to the the first 40 pages or so of Case in Point does. Are there people that prepare for that long or even a shorter period of time and get an offer? Yes. Does that mean that it is the ideal thing to do and is plenty of time? No.

Even if you don't do cases every day, studying over a longer period of time allows you to really integrate what you are learning and acquire the mindset necessary to do well at cases. All of this is, however, besides the point. OP, you need to reach out to people that know the company and get their advice on how to prepare. In the meantime read Case in Point or a similar casebook. Maybe the previous poster that got an offer knows someone there? Look around.

Feb 6, 2012 - 7:51pm
whartonbetch, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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