Monthly Archives: March 2016

York GMCA: nD Insight Info Session

info session

The York GMCA is pleased to host a Q&A discussion on careers in management consulting with a Partner from nD Insight on April 4th from 6-8 PM at York University 

nD Insight is a fast growing analytical strategy firm with offices in Toronto and New York. Since 2008, they have delivered key market insights and transformative strategy for both private and public sector clients resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in client cost takeouts and revenue generation. Their work has included supporting clients in change management and communications, corporate strategy, financial modeling, operational services planning, public-private partnering, information strategy, performance measurement, citizen/client engagement and management. More information can be found on their website:


If you would like to attend, click on the link below and fill out the form. Please include a question you would like the Partner to answer during the Q&A session. The event is capped at 50 and the attendees with the best questions will be selected. Successful applicants will be notified by March 30th, 2016.



UBC GMCA 2016: From PhD to Management Consulting Talks: Info Session

From PhD to Management Consulting Talks: Information Session

Management Consultants apply critical-thinking skills to solve complex problems faced by businesses, from mining to biotech companies. They identify issues, form hypotheses, conduct analyses, formulate recommendations, and discuss them with the client’s management.


MohammadMany PhD graduates choose consulting because they find they can apply their problem-solving skills in new ways, work within stimulating team settings, and make measurable impact more quickly and more often.

In this info session, you will hear more about management consulting from Mohammad Behnam, Ph.D. He is an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, an inventor, and an entrepreneur.




ChristopherYou will also learn about the consulting recruitment process from the perspective of a current UBC PhD student who secured a job offer from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) last year. Christopher Roach is in the Genome Science and Technology Program. He has been part of the UBC Board of Governors, and Senate, and he is also a former President of the Graduate Student Society.

Join us at Thea’s lounge at the Graduate Student Centre on March 11th at 5:45 pm. Snacks will be provided.



If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) UBC chapter at




UBC GMCA 2016: From PhD to Management Consulting Talks


From PhD to Management Consulting Talks: Getting a Job Offer

Securing a consulting position can be challenging and intimidating, however it is possible!  UBC PhD alumnus and McKinsey Associate, Ben Paylor will be sharing his successful journey from PhD candidacy to consulting in this session. He will also share his insights on how to leverage personal interests and experience when applying for a dream job/opportunity, and how to prepare for a career in management consulting.

Join us at the Diamond Lecture Family Theater at the BC Cancer Research Centre on April 1st at 9 am. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) UBC chapter at