NOTE: Comments like this one have been added throughout the presentation to help you with key messages based on previous presenter experiences!
1 min-The presenter should complete this slide with their own details.
NB Although this breakdown is based on Accenture’s structure, it should be presented as a generic view of the industry.Talk through briefly- maybe highlight some industry differences- top 4. vsstrat firms- present as overviewKey points:We are all about changeWe get presented with poorly defined problems and shape them into plans to resolve for each clientWe will draw on teams including all of these skills from across the globe2-3 mins
2-3 mins- Bring in own examples of projects you worked on in ACG but as brief overview- make this a broad view of what grads in consulting might do not Accenture specific!
Write the objectives on the board and paraphrase them! You will come back to this later on…
Don’t drain this – it’s only important to emphasise that there are a variety of different general skillsets that employers are interested in
Points to emphasise:The information in each type of case study will vary with the company you are applying forMost firms (certainly Accenture) will want to see candidates working with othersThere are lots of example case studies available onlineIn summary: You won’t change who you are but you will give yourself the opportunity to shine in interview
A typical Accenture clientA case study we have used before at interviewThe kind of work we do every day
Typical brief – emphasise the first point!
Work through with the candidates some techniques including:TimekeepingClarifying the objectiveSetting up an approach (i.e. what steps you need to go through logically)Roles within the groupExtracting information, paraphrasing and note-taking. Highlighters out!
Reflect on the points made earlier i.e.:TimekeepingClarifying the objectiveSetting up an approach (i.e. what steps you need to go through logically)Roles within the groupExtracting information, paraphrasing and note-taking. Highlighters out!
Here you will walk through the problems that the teams have identified, aligning them with areas within Accenture / types of implementation
Suggestion: As for a definition of strategy. Reveal these points, and then ask for the examples people found that might align to Strategy (reference trainer notes for these…)
What are the top 3? How would you implement? What would the plan look like? How do you sell this to the client?
Roleplay CEO or client partner. Give examples of some typical probing questions from interview stage (e.g. critique of the plan), as well as some positive and constructive feedback on each presentation. If too many teams, use RANDBETWEEN function in excel to generate random team numbers.