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The candidates are politely taken back to the original question to see if they have sincere and personal reasons for pursuing careers at McKinsey and BCG.
Alice discusses her experiences at Bain, the challenges she faced integrating to the culture, the assumptions about her skill levels and how this impacted her internship.
Michael is able to build a rapport with Kevin on a topic in the arts. The discussion is sincere and is appropriate for the lighter conversations required at closed-list dinners.
Although Alice is charming, she struggles to take the lead in building off Michael’s story by discussing her own hobbies. Kevin tries to open up a discussion by drawing her in.