Onsite Interview Process
The interview process will vary depending upon the position for which you apply as well as your level of education and experience. Generally, you will spend a full day at Bates White meeting with multiple people across various levels of the firm. This will give you an opportunity to learn about the position for which you are applying, the firm, and your potential future colleagues.
Every applicant will interview with Bates White professionals at multiple levels. During these sessions, you should be prepared to discuss your past experiences and how they may be relevant to the work we do at Bates White. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that make you a good fit for the position. Be prepared to cite specific examples from your past professional and academic experiences.
Consultants and Summer Consultants should also be prepared for case interviews. You will be given a hypothetical business case for which you will be expected to use logic and common sense to perform basic calculations to make a recommendation. The case interview is a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to structure your thoughts, solve problems, and reach solid conclusions with limited information in a short amount of time. The case interview will allow you to become more familiar with the type of problems we address every day at Bates White.
Tips for case interviews
If you have a PhD, you will typically be asked to elaborate on different aspects of your job market paper, research, and graduate coursework. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the breadth and depth of your technical skills. You will be asked to address questions related to your field of interest in a thoughtful and creative way.
The interview day is as much an opportunity for you to learn about us as it is for us to learn about you. Our hope is that by the end of your day, you will gain a solid understanding of our firm.