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Candidates tend to be nervous about different partners who probably have different interview styles. Kevin discusses the underlying similarity between partners.
Kevin explains the 2 key advantages of MBAs in case interviews, the 2 advantages of PhDs and crucially, the difference within the PhD candidate group.
Kevin discusses a McKinsey study that tracked the success of PhDs within the firm. In this scene, we learn the behavior of successful PhDs consultants who thrive at McKinsey.
Alice and Michael are compared against McKinsey’s PhD hires by using a range of metrics like age, skills, personality and more. The similarities are counter-intuitive.