Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Boston Consulting Group: Bridge To BCG Connection Event Registration

Dear GMCA members,

The Bridge to BCG Connection Event at U of T will be on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 pm, in Sandford Fleming Building, Room 1101. This event is intended for advanced degree candidates (PhDs, Post-Docs, MDs, JDs) to learn about the opportunities BCG has to offer, including the Bridge to BCG Program. If you are interested, please register for this event on BCG website.

The application deadline for Bridge to BCG program is on April 2, 2017. For further information about the program, please find the BCG newsletter below.


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

Dear PhD, Postdoctoral, MD, and JD students,

I hope you are having a productive semester! As a graduate student, it was about this time of year that I found myself thinking about what life after the PhD might look like.

My name is Raminder Gill and I am a McGill graduate (PhD – Pharmacology, 2015) and a Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Since I recently made the transition from academia to consulting, I’d like to share my experience and answer some common questions that advanced degree candidates (PhDs, MDs, or JDs) have about consulting and BCG in particular.


The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

What do consultants actually do?
I’m responsible for owning a piece of our client’s problem. As an example, I recently helped a major Pharma company craft their strategy for commercializing a new technology. My role was to understand what capabilities they needed in order to win in this market.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I flew to Chicago to meet with the head of new products to deliver our strategy with the team. He’s excited to get working on how they should structure the new business in their existing organization.

After the meeting, we took the clients for dinner at a locally renowned restaurant, and followed up with a basketball game!

What does BCG look for?
Strong candidates are smart, capable, and possess strong leaderships skills.  We derive your “smarts” through your academic achievements (grades and test scores) as well as your ability to communicate the impact of your research to a broader audience.  We want to hear about the capabilities you have developed from your experience both inside and outside the classroom or laboratory. What difficult things have you accomplished in the past?


Bridge to BCG is a three day workshop for advanced degree candidates, being held this summer in Boston. This program is meant allow participants to test drive consulting and:

  • Find out about consulting and get to know BCG
  • Participate in a realistic case team experience
  • Learn from BCG’s thought leaders
  • Meet BCG consultants and students during social and educational events

Travel and meal expenses will be covered. This workshop is specifically for advanced degree candidates (PhDs, MDs, post-docs, and JDs) who plan to begin a full-time position at BCG in 2018. If you are currently a practicing MD or in residency, or a Post-Doc, the 2018 graduation date requirement does not apply. Learn more by visiting our website at ON.BCG.COM/BCGADC.

We will be holding an information session at the U of T campus on March 21st, at 6:00 pm for MD, JD, PhD and Post-Docs interested to learn more about the Bridge to BCG summer program. Please review registration information below.

Tuesday, March 21st 2017
6:00 pm
U of T Campus

*Please note registration is required to attend the event, as space is limited.

Please register to attend using the link below:

Sunday, April 2nd 2017
11:59 pm

Please apply to the Bridge to BCG program using the link below:

We look forward to helping you along the recruiting path towards BCG. Please contact Mathilde Bertin with any questions at

Kind regards,

Canada ADC Recruiting Team

Download: Bridge to BCG Connection Event at UofT.pdf

The Boston Consulting Group: Bridge to BCG Connection Event

Dear GMCA members,

We are glad to share with you the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) February ADC Newsletter. The application deadline for Bridge to BCG program is on April 2, 2017. For further information about the program, please visit here.

There will be a Bridge to BCG Connection event on University of Toronto St. George campus, which will provide GMCA members with an opportunity to connect with BCG employees and learn more about the Bridge to BCG program. Event and registration details will be provided in the following weeks.


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

New year, new opportunity?

As you begin thinking of your career, consider a career in management consulting at The Boston Consulting Group!

For candidates graduating in 2018, we are now accepting applications for our summer program, Bridge to BCG. Our deadline is fast approaching so apply today by visiting our newly enhanced ADC website.


ADCs who plan to start at BCG in 2018 are welcome to apply to Bridge to BCG, a three day summer workshop that allows you to learn more about management consulting and BCG. Please apply through this link.

NOTE: Bridge to BCG is only open to ADCs in North America. To see a list of our US offices, please visit our website.


Join us on March 14 to hear from two ADC BCGers about their transition into consulting and the various practice areas at BCG.

Register today!


Didn’t get a chance to tune in? Worry no more! Click here to hear from two advanced degree BCGers talk about their transition into consulting and their time at BCG. Follow us on Facebook as we’ll be hosting more Live chats in the coming months!


For the tenth consecutive year, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), showing remarkable consistency as one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

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QuintilesIMS Frontiers in Healthcare Consulting Summer Engagement

Dear GMCA members,

We are proud to announce the QuintilesIMS Frontiers in Healthcare Consulting, a GMCA summer engagement in collaboration with QuintilesIMS. This consulting engagement will provide participants with valuable consulting experience and exposure to collaborative projects involving due diligence, data mining and research studies, while working with pharmaceutical market data and consulting leader QuintilesIMS. Upon successful completion of the engagement, as defined by QuintilesIMS, interested team members will be invited to the QuintilesIMS first round employment interview for present or subsequent analyst/consultant openings, provided they were not already screened at an earlier time.

We are seeking highly talented, knowledgeable and motivated graduate students and post-doc fellows with strong credentials in research, academic writing and knowledge translation. Interested candidates must apply as a team of 4-5 members through submission of individual resumes and a single team cover letter on why your team would be the ideal team to participate in this engagement (resumes and cover letter 1 page maximum). At least two members of a team need to have in-depth analytical experience and knowledge of statistical methods, with particular emphasis on Excel, however knowledge of other platforms would be considered an advantage.

Please submit your team application as 1 PDF document through the GMCA website application page before Wednesday, March 8, 11:59 pm.

Interview Process:
First round: March 15, 6-9pm, on U of T campus
Second round invitation: Release via email on March 17
Second round: March 24, at QuintilesIMS office

Internship Key Details:
Duration: April-August, 2017
Time commitment: 10-15 hours per week
Team size: 4-5 members

Required skills:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Capacity to learn independently
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of current events in healthcare consulting
  • Understanding of the Canadian healthcare and pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong proficiency in analyzing Excel, data visualization, PowerPoint

“The QuintilesIMS summer consulting engagement (2015) is an excellent way to gain first-hand experience in Healthcare Consulting. We had direct exposure to senior consulting staff and worked closely with members of a multi-functional team. Given the opportunity to work with a unique set of proprietary data, we investigated and answered pertinent questions in a hot area of health care today. This was a challenging and invaluable consulting experience that also led to two successful conference publications, and happily my current position as Consultant at QuintilesIMS.”

— Sheri Shojaie


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto