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UBC-GMCA Exec Recruitment!

The Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) is a network of students and post-doctoral fellows spread over 7 universities and 3 provinces. The association aims to educate interested members of graduate community about business concepts and help them transition into the world of management consulting. We hosts several events throughout the year such as information sessions, workshops (case-cracking and resume), mini-MBA lecture series, case-practice groups, and a case competition.

After a successful year, the UBC chapter of GMCA is seeking committed and enthusiastic graduate students or post-doctoral fellows to take on the roles described below for the academic year 2017/2018. The commitment would be around 3-5 hours per week on average, but will vary based on the time of the year.

If you are interested in running for an executive position, please submit the following to by January 20th, 2017 in a PDF document. Successful applicants will assume their roles in February 2017.

1) Position(s) you would like to apply for.
2) Reason why you’re a good fit for the position (Max. 250 words)
3) Your 1-page resume

Please send your applications with the subject title: “Exec 2017-18”

We look forward to hearing from you.




The President shall:
• Serve as the lead representative of the GMCA and be responsible for the internal actions of the GMCA;
• Co-ordinate responsibilities among Executive Council members;
• Set the GMCA’s annual goals, including goals for each Executive Council member;
• Ensure the GMCA and Executive Council members have the opportunities and resources available to them to achieve their goals;
• Hold quarterly reviews of Executive Council members to ensure they are achieving personal goals;
• Call meetings and preside over the Executive Council;
• Cast final decision in the event of a tie amongst council member voting;
• Call and conduct the election of the next council (if not running for an additional term).


The Director of Education shall:
• Together with the Dr. of Business development, and prepare funding applications for the mini-MBA workshop series
• Lead planning and execution of the mini-MBA workshop series.
• Manage all aspects of training workshops including:
• Delegates event planning tasks to other GMCA Directors (promotion, fundraising, room booking, speaker recruitment, registration)
• Prepare teaching material and/or content for GMCA events aimed at acquiring fundamental business concepts and skills, or developing business acumen.
• Plan “career services events” such us resume workshops, interview clinics and case study groups
• Prepares feedback forms for workshops. Revise feedback and make improvements to workshops;
• Create and Manage the internal resource library of the GMCA (Google Drive)

UBC-GMCA Case Competition Winners!

Congratulations to the winning team of the 2016 Mini-MBA case competition hosted by UBC-GMCA. Participants of the six week Mini-MBA program learn about the various aspects of business management from guest lecturers who work at the top local businesses and consulting firms. Local business leaders and consultants were also invited to be judges for the final case competition.



UBC Student Leadership Conference Award


Established in 2011, UBC’s Student Leadership Conference (SLC) Showcase award celebrates outstanding student organizations that fulfil a need in the local community and develop leaders of tomorrow. This year, the UBC chapter of GMCA was chosen as a recipient of this award for helping graduate students and postdoctoral trainees transition to the world of business management and consulting via its annual Mini-MBA workshop, career info sessions and active network of mentors and peers.

2017 miniMBA Program

Dear GMCA Member,

The GMCA 2017 miniMBA program registration is now open! This 10-lecture program will provide graduate students and post-docs:

  • A grounding in fundamental business concepts
  • The opportunity to learn from business experts
  • The chance to apply this new knowledge to solving business cases

Course format:
The lectures will be taught by industry professionals with diverse backgrounds. Each class will consist of one-hour lecture on a specific topic, a mini group case practice on the same topic, followed by a group presentation of the solution. The course will cover concepts from the popular “Ten Day MBA” book, by Steven Silbiger.

At the end of the course, students have the option to participate in a case competition, which will be judged by a panel of consultants.

**Please note, this is a very popular offering and our waiting lists are usually full. If you cannot attend ALL of the lectures please consider taking the class the next time that it is offered**

The program will run on U of T St. George campus from February 1 to February 23. Lectures will be held from 6-8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In total, there will be 10 classes.
There will be an optional case competition followed by a networking reception on Friday, March 3, 6-9pm. The miniMBA case competition details will be announced later.

Cost: $50 
*Free for IMS students
The course book “Ten Day MBA” by Silbiger, must also be purchased separately (soft/hard copy).

How to apply:
Please apply on our website by uploading your ONE page business resume in PDF file and answering the following two questions:
– Question 1: Describe a situation where you worked as a team. What was your role in the team, what challenge did you have to deal with and what was the outcome of the situation? (max. 200 words)
– Question 2: Give examples of your experiences that will help you succeed in the miniMBA program. (max. 100 words)

Registration deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:59pm (EST)
No late applications will be accepted. Spaces are limited and successful applicants will be notified through email by Friday, January 27.

For questions, please contact us at We look forward to seeing you in class!


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto