EP36: How To Become a Consultant with Mahdi Kafi

ex-PWC consultant shares the secrets!

Ex-PWC Consultant and founder of Primal Career Mahdi Kafi comes on the show to talk about how he got into a Big 4 consulting firm despite mediocre GPA and a non-target school!

What We Talked About:

  • Madhi’s background (01:42)                                       
  • How Madhi discovered his interest in consulting (2:42)
  • The roadblocks Madhi faced trying to get into consulting and how he overcame them? (6:05)
  • How should students be preparing their skillset to enter the workforce (9:34)
  • The difference between a good student and a great student when it comes to landing a job into the Big 4 and other consulting firms (14:48)
  • Things that are not mentioned in the job description but are really important to know (16:32)
  • Why did Madhi choose to go to PWC and now DXC? (22:13)
  • Why Madhi started Primal Career and how it helps job seekers? (26:46)
  • Madhi’s final thoughts to help motivate international students and professionals to improve their career (31:38)

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Mahdi Kafi

Mahdi Kafi

Workday Practice @ DXC | Ex-PWC | Career Coach @ Primal Career

He has over 50 videos on his channel where he shares his strategies about job searching and how to break into consulting such as how to prepare for case studies.

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