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TAMID at Maryland: Case Interview Workshop with PwC

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By: Lea Glazer, University of Maryland

 

On Wednesday March 14, TAMID at Maryland hosted Anthony Jablonoski, Talent Acquisition Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Anthony is a huge Terps fan and was so excited to be back working with TAMID and leading our case interview workshop.

 

We partnered with another group on campus, Consult Your Community. Similarly structured to TAMID, CYC is a national organization that pairs students with local business to provide pro bono consulting experience. This workshop proved to be super relevant for members of both organizations, as the case resembled one that a candidate might face in a real case interview. This case told the story of a large retailer whose customer data was breached due to numerous shortcomings in overall security practices.

 

Teams comprised of both TAMID and CYC members worked together to approach the situation and come up with possible solutions for how the retailer should proceed to address these security issues. Teams answered questions about implementing new measures to maximize data security and protect customers’ privacy for the future. When time was up, each team presented their solution and received feedback from Anthony based on his consulting experiences. He was very impressed with our answers!

 

Anthony compared PwC’s culture, an environment of teaching and learning from experience, to that of both TAMID and CYC. He commended both groups’ missions to better the world while also providing members with the opportunity to gain hands-on business experience throughout their undergraduate careers. Anthony also gave us some great advice for acing a group case study: you have to find the comfortable balance between making sure your voice is heard while refraining from being too overbearing. He mentioned that a successful candidate will serve as the catalyst of conversation, illustrating his or her ability to be cooperative and the ability to unite the group.

 

All in all, our PwC case interview workshop was a huge success and we look forward to having more events like these in the future. Shoutout to Anthony for taking his time to share his experiences and knowledge with us!