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Philosophy Major, Consulting Hopeful; What Do I Do?!?I am a third year student at a (barely) semi-target school hoping to enter consulting after graduation, possibly with a stint in the Peace Corps in between. As of today, I am a philosophy major, without any relevant minors. I started college as a wide eyed idealist without any idea of what I wanted...
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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Interview - N/AThe case was the most difficult portion. Expect then to throw a lot of figures at you that might not necessarily all seem to pertain to the case. It's important to be able to weed out which information is relevant and which isnt. I was also dinged for apparently talking too fast during the cases, bu...
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) - Review - N/AGreat pay, solid benefits, interesting work, fantastic growth opportunities, structured review cycle. Work life balance poor, high travel, staffing sometimes due to business needs rather than individual preferences...
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CIBC Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - Review - Strategy and OperationsGood work life balance Great culture, people were really nice and willing to collaborate on everything. Low pay Company didn't really value our contributions A lot of bureaucracy to get anything done at the firm...
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Questions on PwC DDV PracticeHey! I have an offer from PwC DDV but I wanted to see if anyone had any insight on the work they do, project length, work life balance, culture, etc. I've talked to a few people at the firm, but I wanted to get some other perspectives as well....
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Cornerstone Research - Interview - Generalist1. What is an OLS regression? How is it different from a PLS regression? 2. Can you tell me about a time you made a mistake? How did you own up to it? What did you learn from it and how have you implemented changes going forward? 3. Why are you interested in economic consulting? How has your course...
Wood Mackenzie - Interview - Oil & GasThey asked me to do a Python test and SQL test. Python test is to convert the format of an excel file. The good thing is you are allowed to Google online, and you are given 1 hr to finish. So it's quite easy to completed. For fit question, one unexpected interview question is asking is there anythi...
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Capital One Strategy Associate VS. Casey Quirk by Deloitte Business AnalystSo I currently have offers from both of these places. Capital one offers a 10% higher salary, 100% larger signing bonus, located around DC(lower Cost of living), and better work life balance. Casey Quirk on the other hand pays less, located in NYC, focuses solely on consulting for asset and wealth ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsNothing too unexpected. The initial behavioral interview had a market sizing question that seemed like the partner wanted to ask me on the fly. Other than that it was a relatively straight forward process. For the case, you'll be given a lot of information up front, it's really important not to rule...
MasterCard Advisors - Interview - ConsultingThis was a case interview. I was supposed to analyse a case where a bank was about to enter a new market. The interviewer led me through the case. The interviewer tried to lead me through the case and whenever I blundered would try to steer me to ask the right questions. I think I was supposed to...
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EY FSO TAP NYC vs OW generalist SingaporeHi guys. Senior at target school just finished recruiting and have to respond to offers in a week. Would love to hear thoughts as I evaluate the two offers I have on the table. EY FSO TAP based in NYC: 75k base, no bonus, standard benefits. I interned there the past summer so know a fair amount of...
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RSM: Exit Opportunities, Worth it?Hi WSO, I was recently offered a position with RSM in their Financial Advisory Consulting Services as a BVal Associate (not in NY). The hours are 60-65 during business season (pairs with auditors for internal business valuation) then more relaxed afterwards with internal/external valuations. Side n...
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Analysis Group - Interview - Economic ConsultingThe hardest questions that I wasn't prepared for was "Tell me about your favorite concept in Mathematics." Although Math was one of my majors, I wasn't expecting them to throw a curveball at me, and I panicked and gave a really terrible answer about the formal definition of a derivative and limit. T...
Deloitte - Interview - N/ACould you share some experience that you don't want to have again? Some question about SQL. Detailed questions about research experience. What do you usually do in your spare time? Why this job? Why the company? Walk me through your resume. And talk me about yourself. Why this major and why thi...
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Background check about a charity What documents can you show if you are a founder of an unregistered charity and if you don’t have filing no? They are treating it like a company!...
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A.T. Kearney - Interview - Management Consulting-Tell me about a time you made someone upset with your actions -Tell me about a time you had a difficult presentation -Tell me about a time you took on an initiative that wasn't part of your job -Tell me about a time you had to work without all the information Other various behaviorals similar to t...
Accenture - Interview - Management Consultingthere were not any questions that were too difficult, but they will constantly probe into the stories that you tell and will also question the assumptions that you make for the answers that you give for the case questions. There were none that are trying to trick you or were gimmicky. All of it was ...
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Capital One Business Analyst vs. L.E.K. Associatedeleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - Strategygreat and awesome firm . none ...
Charles River Associates - Review - Life SciencesCRA is a great first job for those starting their careers after undergrad or those with only a bit of work experience. The senior staff I have worked with are all smart and experts in their fields. Project work is done mostly in small teams so you do take ownership of your work. Projects are pretty ...
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Anyone know about Elixirr?Seems to be an interesting boutique but there isn't too much discussion of them--anyone hear anything about them? The only concern is comp seems to be below market in SF, but I'm less worried about that and more about exits....
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Booz Allen Hamilton - Review - Global DataThis company works on a lot of cool projects and is well respected by the industry. I haven't accepted the offer yet so I don't really know much.. I have heard a lot of bad news about this company, that it basically mass hires people even if they don't have the positions for them so I'm really wary ...
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Networked from tech to Deloitte S&O, now what?As the title says I made my way from doing tech implementations to following an S&O manager around doing more interesting work (customer analytics, market segmentation, cost saving assessment). I keep seeing people say online that the strategy work gets you the best exit ops, so aside from posting...
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KPMG - Review - Management ConsultingI learned a lot and grew professionally also I made strong relationship with my coworkers including some of the partners. Worked Long hours pretty often and spent many weekends in the office, often had to deal with frustrating client demands and insignificant things...
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Deloitte Tech vs Accenture MCHave both offers but Deloitte Tech is in hometown so I save 15-20K (rent,util,etc) by staying at home. Which one would be the best for B school or Industry? ...
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Deloitte - Review - Mergers and Acquisitionsgood job, and i really like the work life balance. compensation data is more than fair and i would work here again.. promotions are slow and it is a highly political environment. you have to fight for what you want very hard....
Putnam Associates - Interview - N/AI was asked to describe a situation that I was managed by someone younger or less experienced by me. They expected to see that life sciences consultants, who are usually coming with a PhD, can work under people that graduated straight from college but have worked with the firm for a few years. Also,...
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Boutique Strategy Consulting vs Economic ConsultingLong time reader, first time writer; Currently an undergrad and recently received offers from Analysis Group and Mars & co and struggling to choose between boutique strategy and economic consulting. Down the road I am interested in corporate strategy and wondering how the skill sets and exits would...
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Transaction Advisory Big 4I am in between a Big 4 full time associate role for either Transaction advisory or a Tax associate. I understand these are very difference roles but I never saw myself much as an IB. Additionally, I oddly find myself enjoying certain aspects of tax accountants. I enjoy many aspects of the consultin...
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Deloitte & Touche LLP - Interview - GeneralistI was asked a M&A integration case regarding two companies as I was interviewing for the human capital sector. For M&A integration cases it was about understanding what should be the approach to Merging the companies. First round interviewed consisted of fast pace and intense and behaviorals, I thin...
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When Does EY offer consultants bonuses?I was curious as to when EY starts offering its consultants bonuses. Is it straight out of undergrad or do you not receive bonuses until 2+ years on the job. Also what would theses bonuses look like?...
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Big 4 Management Consulting Salary ProgressionWas wondering if anyone had any info on consulting salary progression specifically for Big 4. Recently heard a friend received an offer for 75K and a 8.5k bonus for a big 4 firm out of undergrad for tech consulting. I've seen a lot of forum on here for all consulting (MBB to regional boutiques), b...
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Alvarez & Marsal - european activityHi everyone I would like to receive some insights and suggestions about what A&M does in Europe (In particular its activty in Southern Europe...) and how they work! Meaning operative vs financial management, debt vs operating processes, etc. I know they are generally focused on resrtucturing, fina...
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Capital One PM&A (BA) vs EY TAS-OTS Internship Hi WSO, I currently have an internship offer for Capital One PM&A as well as EY TAS - OTS. I've read a bit about both of these positions and know that EY is rapidly growing in the OTS area. While I hear this is good for working with better clients, does the overall prestige get reduced? Also, Capita...
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Bain & Company - Interview - GeneralistHow do you choose which locations to close if you are consolidating different branches of a business? You choose the ones that are least profitable and that do not account for your primary operations How do you decide whether a business has good growth prospects? Examine fundamentals, Porter's 5 fo...
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Deloitte C&M vs. S&AIncoming BTA at Deloitte. I have interests in Business strategy, digital operations optimization. E-commerce, and Product Management roles at Technology firms. Which offering Customer & Marketing (C&M) or Strategy & Analytics (S&A) would best align with my interests. Thanks again!...
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OC&C InterviewHi Monkeys. I have an upcoming two-part online test at OC&C. Part 1 - OC&C Case study test - These questions are designed to test your quantitative, commercial and teamwork skills. 20 minutes. Part 2 - SHL Numerical reasonint test 45m and Verbal reasoning test 45m. Has anybody completed the 2...
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Bain Greater China vs ATKearney NYCHi everyone. Monkey from a target business school (Think top2 ), junior undergrad, international student. Grew up in China, high schooled in singapore. GPA 3.9/4.0. Was extended internship offers both from Bain Greater China office and ATK in New York. Long term goal: high level corp.management in ...
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Marsh & McLennan Companies - Review - ConsultingMarsh and McLennan Companies offers a great benefit package which includes free health, dental and vision benefits if under a single coverage. Additionally, the Wealth Choices program is very competitive although the company recently went from defined benefits plan to defined contribution plan. . Ma...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - N/AThere were no questions that were especially difficult or unexpected. Some examples: What's your leadership style? Do you tend to focus on one project, or do you handle a number of projects simultaneously? How do you keep track of your progress during a project? Walk me through the life cycle of a r...
Balloon Ventures - Interview - ConsultingMost difficult questions --> the case study questions given on the entrepreneurs: for example what do you do if an entrepreneur is not showing up to any meetings but it is because he has serious family problems. Do you kick them off the programme? Then asked about times where we had been in extreme...
Deloitte - Interview - Risk ManagementWhen she asked what computer science classes I have taken,,i told her that i have taken such and such, and she thinks that my class r not enough. The thing is that u don't actually use any thing technical during the internship. Also, they give you confirmation, feedback, process walk-though really v...
Deloitte - Interview - Risk ManagementWhen she asked what computer science classes I have taken,,i told her that i have taken such and such, and she thinks that my class r not enough. The thing is that u don't actually use any thing technical during the internship. Also, they give you confirmation, feedback, process walk-though really v...
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Well-known Life Sciences Strategy Firm v. Generalist BoutiqueCurrent undergrad senior Have offers from both a pretty well known life sciences firm (think Putnam, Simon-Kucher, Health Advances) as well as for a smaller, not really well known boutique that does work across sectors, plus some PE due diligence. My question is this: I don't know if long term I w...
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Does Bain Do Experienced Hires for Associate Consultant (Post-Undergrad Role)Hey everyone, currently 2 years out of undergrad working in industry. Looking to transition to MBB consulting as an experienced hire for the entry level role business analyst, associate, and associate consultant. I know for a fact that mckinsey and bcg both interview and hire experienced hires for t...
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Mckinsey (MBB) Digital labs technical phone interviewHi All, I have an upcoming technical phone interview with McKinsey Digital labs in 2-3 days (still working on schedule) for software architect position. Can someone guide me on topic areas I can prepare or kind of questions which come up. I am a mid level experienced consultant with a tech consultin...
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Quantity of Work Experience for Post-MBA consulting?Intern avatar Joined: 11 Jun 2018 Posts: 1 Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0 Quantity of Work Experience for Consulting? [#permalink] Post 22 Oct 2018, 22:17 Bookmark this post Hi all, How much does the quantity of work experience matter for someone intending on consulting? Assuming entry into a solid s...
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Charles River Associates - Interview - GeneralistThe most difficult/unexpected interview questions that were asked were: - "Tell me about a time when you had to juggle several projects at the same time. How did you organize your time? What was the result?" - "Recall a time when your manager was unavailable when a problem arose. How did you handl...
The Claro Group - Interview - Management ConsultingHow does your experiences make you a good fit for our firm? - Essentially listed answered every bullet point that they listed on the job posting with my skills I've gained from my experiences. What questions do you have more me? (5 minutes into 45 minute interview) - Turned it into how do my uniq...
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Accenture CDP vs Deloitte BTAHey guys, I have offers for Accenture MCDP program, Deloitte BTA, and im having a hard time deciding between the two. The CDP program consists of MC and Digital Consulting and Deloitte BTA is tech specific but im going to try to see if I can get into Deloitte Digital. Im particularly interested in...
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Best MBB for exit ops to technology industry Hi all, I was fortunate enough to get summer internship offers for the Bain and BCG San Francisco offices. I am especially excited about the technology industry and could see myself joining a fast moving tech startup / digital tech company in a strategic role later down the road. Needless to say,...
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Big 4 Consulting BonusesI was wondering what the bonuses would look like for Big 4 Consulting both regular management consulting and then the technology management consulting arm(EY TAP, Deloitte and PwC tech) for undergrads/junior employees? I've heard signing bonuses are between 7.5k and 10k, but was curious what an end...
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Delicate Art of Deck MakingRecently one of my colleagues, who comes from a technology background, was asked to work on a deck (PowerPoint Document, in consulting lingo) for some senior stakeholders on the client side. Although he is well versed in Information Technology and has extensive expertise in the area, he is relativel...
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Creditntell - Review - Consumer - RetailFlexible Working Times Easy work Dress code is very casual . Almost every thing you can think of - especially underpaying and no room for advancement unless you want to commit 20 years of your life ...
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PwC Management Consulting vs ExxonMobil Trading AnalystI currently have two different offers for a summer internship, one offer from PwC to intern in their Houston office as a management consulting intern, and the other from Exxon to work as an analyst on their up and coming trading floor. I have experience working on another energy trading floor, and k...
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BCG to Private EquityDoes anyone have any thoughts on moving to PE from BCG, particularly now that they have a dedicated PE practice (PIPE)? Would this transition be relatively easy/possible? How do PE opportunities after BCG compare to other consulting firms? What are some PE firms that would be options?...
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Oliver Wyman vs. Parthenon-EY Full-Time OfferI recently received two full-time offers from Oliver Wyman New York and Parthenon-EY San Francisco, and am having difficulty choosing between the two. I know OW is very strong in Financial Services, has a global staffing model, and has a typical Mon-Thurs travel model, whereas Parthenon focuses on p...
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Liberty Mutual Corporate Strategy - Final RoundHave a final round with the corp. strategy team at Liberty Mutual in Boston. Any advice? And has anyone had experience with them?...
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EY TAP - Non FSOJust received an offer for EY TAP (non-FSO) in NYC but I'm worried about getting stuck in the IT realm--looking to eventually pivot to a business strategy role in some capacity. I've had trouble finding much info on the program so can anyone shed some light on it in terms of typical projects (not y...
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Duff & Phelps - Review - ValuationReally collaborative and chill environment. Not stressful and work was easy. It look good on the resume.. Boring and repetitive, too heavy, and pay is low for hours worked full time. Culture is lacking a lot too...
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Bain Turnaround Time?What is the expected turn around time for Bain after the final round for the ACI roles. I checked the Bain website and there seems to be first round interviews for the office I applied for the next couple weeks. Would I get my decision after everybody has interviewed?...
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FTI Consulting - Interview - RestructuringMost difficult questions were technical, but there were not too many of them. Questions mostly pertained to accounting, and occasional questions on company valuation (DCF, three valuation methodologies). Superday was all behavioral though. Did hear that types of questions asked has to do with interv...
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AT Kearney vs. Accenture Strategy Comparing Offers between AT Kearney and Accenture Strategy. How would you evaluate and pick between the two offers? Main factors to consider : 1.) type of projects (strategy & growth preference), 2.) Culture and competitive position in industry 3.) Compensation ATK: great people, seem to have som...
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Switching to Management ConsultingHello, I am an MSc graduate who has been working in psychology and neuroscience research for the last two years. However, I have been considering switching careers to Management Consulting as I am in need of something fast paced and I want to see actual results. However, I recently changed my job an...
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Office Decision, does it matter?Just a quick question, I know in IB there is a significant difference in quality of experience depending on location, is the same true for consulting, or does it not matter as much? Thanks for the help...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Interview - N/AThey where all behavioral and situational based questions. For example : When you where working in a team and had a disagreement with someone what did you do ? There were really not a lot of difficult questions. It is very self based and behavioral. Your confidence , people say you can prepare but I...
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Citi SF vs. MBB LAHi everyone, I'm currently a senior in college (liberal arts major) and deciding between two FT offers from Citi in SF and MBB in LA. I'm interested in VC or PE in the future, as well as business school at some point. I'm wondering which role would give me the best skill set, training/preparatory e...
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Moving from NY to London Mckinseywhen just starting at McKinsey at the post - MBA level (Associate), How hard would it be to get a transfer to the McK London office from a North American office (NY) and how long would I need to have tenure before doing so? This move would be for a significant other. alternatively, how hard is it...
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How does Bain London/UK differentiate itself from other regions? Hi guys - I'm new here. I was wondering how Bain London differs in 'very specific' terms compared with other Bain offices? Also, what is Bain in general famous for in recent years vs. other MBB. I'm looking for more detail than Bain is good at PE etc. - thanks in advance!!...
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What does it take to get a job at an MBB from a non-target school? I'm a third-year student at a non-target university (big state school) and want a job at an MBB firm. I have a 30 ACT, 3.75 GPA (Quantitative Analysis major), and am working at GS doing Risk analysis next summer. I also have other internship experience in data science and coding. MBB firms don't re...
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McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistGreat culture, amazing people, great variety of industries, awesome career development, great travel perks. Travel burnout, lifestyle is high beta (some weeks ~50hrs, others 80+), can have lots of churn and/or tight deadlines (depends on engagement)...
FTI Consulting - Review - StrategyCulture, People, High Profile and Interesting work. Highly intelligent and competent senior staff. . Pay could be better. Often lots of red tape involved with actions as public company. Hours are occassionally bad...
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IBM MD&I Internship?Hi! I just got a summer offer for IBM's MD&I (Market Development & Insights) team. From what I can tell it's more or less internal strategy for IBM's own products. My eventual goal is MBB for full-time, got dinged for all this year (my guess is because I currently just have startups and no 'name-br...
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Bain & Company - Review - GeneralistWelcome to Bain. I'm going to give you a problem that neither the CEO nor his entire management team could solve. And I'm probably going to give you lots of different opinions and imperfect data sources. And then I'll ask you to focus in on where the most value is and convince all those people with ...

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