Novantas seeks new associates from leading US and EU universities. Information meetings and interviews for graduating seniors are conducted on campus during the fall. You can find out about timing through the Undergraduate Career Services office at your University, or by emailing Novantas at email@example.com.
The recruiting process begins with a review of your resume, supplied to us by interested candidates through their University Careers Services offices. Candidates provide a resume and cover letter describing their interests and experience. Based on this, we schedule a series of calls to begin a dialogue with the candidate, and describe the timing and expectations for the interview process.
This telephone discussion, along with the information contained in this web site, is your chance to learn about the interview process. We are looking to give you every opportunity to come across well during interviews, and helping you prepare is one of the best ways to do so. During the phone call, we might also ask you to work through a simple case or two. Based on your resume, cover letter, phone discussions, and case performance, we determine whether it makes sense to invite you to interview with the Firm. Typically an interview is scheduled at that time, or during a follow up call.
On-campus interviews primarily serve to evaluate quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills. Interviews typically involve case work, in which the candidate is provided the elements of a business situation and is asked to develop a methodology for resolution.
A brief interlude: Case work is a learned skill. The more you practice, the better you will present yourself. On-campus meetings are almost exclusively dedicated to case work and successful candidates will demonstrate a strong capability to filter the facts of the case, develop hypotheses and a framework for analysis, analyze the available data, and present a compelling solution. If you are not very familiar with the case work approach to problem solving, learn it. Virtually all consulting and investment firms use case work extensively in the interview process, and many leading corporations have begun to use cases in interviews for their high potential positions. You can try a few practice cases by following this link to practice cases.
Candidates demonstrating strong business problem solving skills will be invited to visit Novantas in one of our offices for a final round of interviews, meetings and socializing with the team. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with all levels of professional staff and interview with several Partners. In office interviews consist of cases with quantitative and qualitative components. The in office meetings also provide you an opportunity to learn about the work we do.
Candidates are usually informed of the outcome of on campus interviews by phone within 1–2 days. We follow up on in–office interviews by mail and phone within 2–3 days. For admitted candidates, we typically discuss by phone our expectations for the decision process and timing, answer any questions, and arrange a follow-up meeting at our offices with the other admitted candidates and current staff.