Monthly Archives: May 2018

GMCA 2018 Master the Case Interview Series (MCIS)

Dear GMCA Member,

We are excited to invite you to our newest program this year – Master Case Interview Series (MCIS). This training program is designed to prepare graduate students and advanced professional degree candidates (Masters, PhDs, Post-Docs, MDs, and JDs), who will be entering the upcoming recruitment cycle in the summer or fall of 2017.

The design of this exclusive program echoes the learnings from many of our previous members that had gone through the recruiting cycle and what had helped them succeed. Last year, most of our participants in this program ended up with offers from consulting firms.

We are proud to provide you with a comprehensive and highly interactive training program which helps you to kickstart the case interview preparation process. Led by experienced consultants from various firms, this program will teach you:

  • How to crack a case
  • Firm-specific case interview styles
  • Industry-specific knowledge

Together, our aim is for you to succeed in your upcoming consulting interviews!

Dates: 
The program will run on U of T St. George campus on May 28, 30, 31, June 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 14. Sessions will be held from 6-8 or 7-9pm. We will release locations and speaker information to selected members.

If you are interested, please submit your ONE-page cover letter and ONE-page resume to applications@gmcacanada.com by Monday, May 21st, 2018,11:59 pm. Successful applicants will be invited to an in-person interview on May 26th or 27th, 2018.

If you need help to prepare a consulting-style resume to increase your odds of being selected, please join the Resume Session of GMCA 7th Annual Conference.

For questions, please contact us at info@gmcacanada.com.

GMCA 7th Annual Strategic Management Consulting Conference

Dear GMCA members,

This event is for all individuals who would like to learn more about consulting, to participate in a smaller networking night and get a sense for what it takes to get into consulting without participating in the case competition. You will get insider information from management consultants from top firms and get opportunities to network. Space is limited.
Our 7th Annual Strategic Management Consulting Conference is now open for registration! This conference aims to educate graduate students about current trends in the consulting industry as well as to create an opportunity for students to engage with professionals from top consulting firms. The conference consists of a dynamic and informative two-day forum about consulting and an engaging business case competition.

Two-Day Forum
Location Auditorium B150, Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, University of Toronto Find us here!

This event is for all individuals who would like to learn more about consulting, to participate in a smaller networking night and get a sense for what it takes to get into consulting without participating in the case competition. You will get insider information from management consultants from top firms and get opportunities to network. Space is limited. Get your ticket here today!

Day 1: Monday, May 14th, 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Topics:                     

  • Keynote: Big Data Analytics
  • Research Commercialzation
  • Panel: Road to Consulting
  • Consulting Resumes
  • McKinsey Insights    
  • Panel: Life as a Consultant

Day 2: Wednesday, May 16th, 12:30pm – 5:00pm (Networking: 5:00pm – 8:00pm)

Topics:

  • Keynote: Why Consulting?
  • BCG Perspectives                 
  • The IQVIA Report
  • Leadership Development
  • Panel: Exit Options

Case Competition: Friday, May 25th, 9:00am – 5:30pm (St. George Campus, University of Toronto)

A week-long case competition, where participants work as a team to tackle a challenging business case and present their solutions to a panel of judges from top consulting firms. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate problem solving and presentation skills and make connections with consulting industry professionals at the afternoon networking event.

  • Application deadline: May 14th, at 11:59pm
  • Teams notified: May 16th, at 11:59pm
  • Payment deadline: May 17th, at 11:59pm
  • Case release: May 18th, at 11:59pm
  • Deck submission: May 24th, at 11:59pm
  • Case competition & networking: May 25th, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Application:

The competition will have teams of 4-5. This event is open to graduate students, MD/JD candidates or postdocs, with the allowance of maximum one professional/MBA/undergraduate per team. Please apply at applications@gmcacanada.com and submit one-page resumes for each team member in a single PDF file by May 14th, 11:59pm.
If your team is selected for the case competition, a ​separate link to purchase an invite-only case competition ticket will be sent out to each individual on the team. The ticket costs $120 per team and gives you access to the case competition and an exclusive networking event on May 25th.

NOTE: The case competition ticket does not include access to the two-day forum. Competing team members need to purchase a forum ticket separately.

Even if you have attended this conference before, this year promises to be full of new seminars, exciting networking opportunities and, as always, the case competition with judges from top consulting firms. Get your ticket before it’s sold out. We hope to see you at the conference!

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)

University of Toronto