Monthly Archives: November 2017

GMCA Queen’s miniMBA!

 

We’re very excited to announce Queen’s first miniMBA program! The miniMBA will be 8 sessions long. The first session is Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 from 12:30pm-1:30pm. 

Members will receive email updates in advance of these sessions to inform them to sign up individually. To be added to our membership list, email gmca@clubs.queensu.ca.

Any student who attends at least 7 of 8 of the mini-MBA sessions will receive the GMCA Queen’s University Chapter mini-MBA Certificate.

For more information, please email the GMCA Chapter at Queen’s University at gmca@clubs.queensu.ca

BCG Advanced Degree Candidates (ADC’s) Recruiting Events 2017

Are you working towards a PhD, JD or MD, or Post-Doc degree, and interested in a career in business? Then you should consider management consulting. Join us for this connection event to learn more about available opportunities for Advanced Degree Candidates (ADC’s).

Event: ADC Summer Internship Connection Event
Time: 6:30 PM–8:30 PM
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Location: Room MSB2170
Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto

Register here: http://bit.ly/ADCTorontoEvent

At the same time, come join this virtual session hosted by BCG for an overview of how to make your application stand out. BCG will address common questions around writing a concise business style resume and cover letter,and go over some tips and tricks to help you prepare for consulting case interviews. Log in details will be shared the day of.

Event: BCG Virtual Session
Time: 5:00 PM–6:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Register here http://bit.ly/ADCApps

Dear PhD, Postdoctoral, MD, and LLB 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 Project Leader 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 LLBs) have about consulting and BCG in particular.

INTERESTED IN MANAGEMENT CONSULTING? 

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?

Consultants are 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.

Most of our projects involve flying to the client site, in this case Chicago, to work closely with them on developing the strategy. I recently met with the Head of Marketing and delivered our strategy, and she’s excited to get working on launching the product.

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?

If you are interested in learning more about the work we do at BCG and who we are, please join us at one of our upcoming Connection Events.