Monthly Archives: November 2014

UofT Networking Night Summer 2014


UofT networking night is well-attended by students and consultants alike.











UofT Management Consulting Info Night 2014

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Ian, Laurent, Leonardo, David and Amir shared their path to consulting in this interactive panel discussion event.

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor has been a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group since September 2013, working on a variety of different projects in several different industries. Prior to that, he co-founded a molecular diagnostics company while getting his PhD in Molecular Genetics here at U of T, after completing a Bachelor of Science at UBC.

Laurent Caudrelier
Laurent is a candidate for a Masters of Applied Science at U of T, working on finding optimal breast cancer screening policies. In the summer of 2013, Laurent did an internship at Bain & Company where he will be returning full-time after his degree. Prior to his graduate work, Laurent also worked at Pratt and Whitney (an aircraft engine manufacturer) working on improving their business processes, as well as at Bombardier Aerospace after completing a Bachelor of Engineering at McGill.

Leonardo Bonifacio
Leo has been an Analyst at SHI Consulting since March 2014, performing primary and secondary research and analytics supporting industry, academic, and non-profit clients. (He is also co-founder and partner of Canadian Education for Brazilians Consulting, accountable for developing business strategies and marketing plans, assisting students and professionals to gain skills and international experience in Canada.) Prior to that, Leo completed a PhD in Materials Sciences at U of T, as well as a Masters in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Sao Paolo.

David Wright
David has been with ZS associates since January 2012, starting as a Business Associate and is now an Associate Consultant. (His projects are centred on work in the pharmaceutical industry with focus on marketing strategy, sales forecasting, and commercial organization design.) Prior to working at ZS Associates, David completed a Masters of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering at U of T and before that, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s.

Amir Naseri
Amir has been with KPMG since June 2013, starting as a Senior Consultant. Prior to working at KPMG, he was pursuing his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at UofT and worked as a Consultant at Strategic Policy Economics. He has also completed his Undergrad and Masters in Engineering at UofT.

UofT GMCA Alumni Networking Night

networking2GMCA is hosting a networking evening on Thursday November 27th at 6:30 PM with some of the GMCA alumni that have moved into consulting careers. Come out to network with people who have been in your shoes to gain insight on moving into this field.





Registration is limited, so please sign up using this EventBrite link asap to guarantee your spot:

The dress code is business casual.

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

McGill Mini-Case Competition


Are you interested in gaining experience in management consulting? Are you preparing for interviews and looking to stand out on your CV? Why not participate in a mini-case competition to get your feet wet?

The McGill Students’ GMCA is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Mini-Case Competition! Judged by previous GMCA members currently recruited or interviewed by top consulting firms, this mini-case competition offers students with a unique opportunity to work as management consultants – working in a team to solve business problems under the pressures of an impending deadline! Students can also learn more about the recruitment/interview process and practice their case-cracking skills in preparation for our week-long Case Competition in 2015!

The Mini-Case Competition will feature:

1) A 2-day business case competition for selected teams:
• Saturday, November 29th (PM): Case will be released
• Monday, December 1st (AM): Presentation deck submission deadline
• Monday, December 1st (Location: Thomson House): Mini-case competition is in session!
3:00pm – 4:00pm Preliminary round
4:00pm – 5:00pm Final round
5:00pm – 7:00pm Networking Cocktail

2) Information Session: Join us to find out more about Management Consulting, the McGill Students’ GMCA, and the Mini-Case Competition. This is a great opportunity to meet your peers and form your team for the competition. Please RSVP via e-mail by Sunday, Nov 16th, as spots are limited.
• Monday, November 17th, 6pm
• Thomson House, Basement Lounge

3) Excel Workshop hosted by Knight Pharma:
A consultant from Knight Pharma is hosting a fundraising event for Centraide Montreal that might be helpful to participants interested in learning MS Excel modeling. Please RSVP via email by Tuesday, Nov 18th, as spots are limited.
• Wednesday, November 19th, 6pm
• McIntyre Medical Building, Rm 208/9

You can choose to register as a participant or to join us as a general attendee for the final round presentations and networking session. General attendance registration will open Monday, November 24th. If you are interested in competing, please consult the application form and fill out the online registration form.

Team registration closes Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm (EST). Instructions regarding team formation are as follows:
• 3 persons per team
• Open to all students and post-docs from accredited Canadian Universities
• Maximum 1 current undergraduate student, MBA student, JD student, MD student, GMCA alumnus or working professional is allowed per team
• You can e-mail us at if you are looking for teammates. Please include a summary of your background and strengths in the e-mail, as well as a description of what skills you are looking for in your teammates.
The McGill Students’ Graduate Management Consulting Association

Management Consulting: The Career and Transition (Why Should Graduate Students Care?)

Thursday 20th November, 2014,

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery (MDCL); room 3020 (third floor)

Management consulting firms are among the top-paying employers in the market and they are actively recruiting graduate students.

If you are curious about a career in management consulting, then join us on Thursday 20th November to hear from professional consultants about their transition from graduate school to consulting, and learn about our future programs including our mini MBA course and interview preparation series.

Registration is free!

There will also be an opportunity to chat with the speakers afterwards over pizza & light refreshments.

RSVP by 19th November either by using the link

OR email