A case interview workshop is targeted to business students who aspire to work in consulting or banking. Both industries use the case format heavily in assessing incoming candidates. A case interview is different than a case study in a business course and from a case competition because the student is given the information (or must ask relevant questions to draw out the needed info) during the interview and generally must work through the case in 30-45 minutes with no preparation. However, in a workshop, one can get both tips and some experience with the process, which has proven invaluable in the live setting.
Stephen's experience with the process dates to his time as an executive at Capital One Bank, where case interviews were used extensively. He was the only VP in the finance function to be internally certified to give case interviews. He made this topic a part of his consulting course when he was a professor and offered students the opportunity to do mock one-on-one interviews with him. His workshop offers a library of cases so that even a student who attends more than once will not likely see the same content twice.
Stephen Skripak is a retired Professor of Practice from the Department of Management at Virginia Tech. He was previously Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and MBA Director. Prior to joining VT, Skripak held the positions of Vice-President of Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer, Subprime Credit Card with Capital One Financial, Vice-President of International Finance for Sara Lee Foods – Europe, and Vice-President of Finance for Hanes Hosiery, Ball Park Foods, and State Fair Foods, all divisions of Sara Lee Corporation.
In addition, he spent eleven years with General Electric in various divisions, and is a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program. While at Virginia Tech, he taught a range of courses including the MBA courses International Business Strategy and Ethical Leadership, and undergraduate courses including Foundations of Business, Management Consulting, Business Strategy, and Management Theory and Leadership Practice. He has also led multiple study abroad programs in France. Skripak was the lead adapter on the Fundamentals of Business open-source textbook that has been downloaded more than 2.6 million times. He has published a book about his journey, "From the Boardroom to the Classroom: Quitting Corporate for More Purpose".