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Jenny Rae Bootcamp at McGill

Do you want to switch from academia to business?

Jenny Rae Le Roux is one of the most well-respected professionals in the field of business coaching. During both the 2 hour Bootcamp Lite and the 1 day Interview and Resume Bootcamp, she will introduce you to the foundations of switching out of academia using the example of management consulting.

You will learn:
– the difference between the academic and business-style resume,
– how to answer job interview questions correctly,
– secret recipes for cracking case interview questions which are rapidly gaining in popularity in the business world,
time permitting, Jenny Rae’s hacks for effective networking, crafting a winner elevator pitch, her know-how “hero stories”, and much more!

Event schedule:
2 hour Bootcamp Lite:
Sunday, January 15th, 6-8pm, room 112, 3600 University tickets here
1 day Interview and Resume Bootcamp:
Monday, January 16th, 9am-3pm, room 103, 3600 University tickets here

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GMCA McGill: Mini-Case Competition

Are you interested in seeing what a real consulting engagement is like?
The McGill Students Chapter of the GMCA is hosting its annual Mini-Case Competition from November 26th – 29th. This is an opportunity for you to form a team of 3 people and work on a business scenario that allows you to hone your hard and soft skills as a management consultant in training. This is a great opportunity to see if management consulting is a vocation for you. There will be several lead up events to prepare you for this event:
1) November 17, 2015 17:30-18:30, Room 103 (Bell room), 3600 University, Rutherford Physics Building: The Basics of Cracking a Case
  •  Come to a session on how to brainstorm, hypothesize, structure, analyze, and deliver a business case
  • Participants will learn effective methods for tackling the challenge and present their recommendations
  • Free event

2) November 20, 2015 17:00-19:00 Ground Floor: Thomson House: GMCA Networking

  • Come to Thomson House ground floor and network with fellow GMCA members so that you can find teammates for the competition
  • Free event (but you buy your own drinks at TH)

3) November 24, 2015 18:30-19:30 Room 105 (Board Room) 3600 University, Rutherford Physics Building: 1 Hour Case Cracking Challenge

  • Get a head start in preparation by spending one hour working in groups on tackling a small business challenge
  • This will be an excellent opportunity to get your brain pumped for the mini-case competition
  • Free event

4) Mini-Case Competition

  • Thursday November 26th 18:00: Case is released to teams
  • Saturday November 28th 23:59: Slide deck submission deadline
  • Sunday November 29th 14:00-17:00: Preliminary and final round presentations.

5) Networking event

  • Sunday November 29th from 17:00 to 19:00
  • Networking session will be free of charge

Please register to our different lead up events using https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aQxQlgrEIpGHrFGw-WsK42mOMj31p4YXjFagpff1OHU/viewform?c=0&w=1.

 

For the mini case competition:

Team registration closes November 23rd at 20:00 EST. Instructions regarding team formation are as follows:

  • 3 persons per team
  • Open to all students and postdoctoral fellows from accredited Canadian universities
  • Maximum 1 current undergraduate student, MBA student, JD student, MD student, GMCA alumnus, or working professional is allowed per team
  • If you are looking for teammates. Please fill https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NKLl04svpY0vGaAFw-Iz8HvlfeETCciGJKxxNBPa1sg/viewform?c=0&w=1 and include a summary of your background and strengths, as well as a description of what skills you are looking for in your teammates in comment section.
  • Registration for the Mini case competition is $45 per team

If you would like to register for the competition, please fillhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U2kArRXoTcvlgbrFlb1czSO1WdNxLTgX7QcF6Dts1ms/viewform?c=0&w=1 with your teammates. Payment request will be sent to you by email. You can choose to register as a participant or to join us as a general attendee for the final round presentations. General attendance registration will open Monday, November 23rd and will cost $20 per person.

 

On behalf of the McGill Students Chapter of the GMCA we would like to thank you for your time and attention and hope to see you at our competition.

 

Bridge to BCG Program – Montreal

Are you working towards a PHD, JD, MD or Post-Doc degree, and interested in a business career? Then you should consider a
career in management consulting. BCG is Calling all Advanced Degree Candidates Expecting to Graduate in 2015-2016 to apply for the Bridge to BCG Program!
Full details are below and in the attached flyer

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B05LZph0h8W6ekxuMGtRNXJoWUE/view?usp=sharing

McGill Mini-Case Competition

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Are you interested in gaining experience in management consulting? Are you preparing for interviews and looking to stand out on your CV? Why not participate in a mini-case competition to get your feet wet?

The McGill Students’ GMCA is pleased to invite you to our inaugural Mini-Case Competition! Judged by previous GMCA members currently recruited or interviewed by top consulting firms, this mini-case competition offers students with a unique opportunity to work as management consultants – working in a team to solve business problems under the pressures of an impending deadline! Students can also learn more about the recruitment/interview process and practice their case-cracking skills in preparation for our week-long Case Competition in 2015!

The Mini-Case Competition will feature:

1) A 2-day business case competition for selected teams:
• Saturday, November 29th (PM): Case will be released
• Monday, December 1st (AM): Presentation deck submission deadline
• Monday, December 1st (Location: Thomson House): Mini-case competition is in session!
3:00pm – 4:00pm Preliminary round
4:00pm – 5:00pm Final round
5:00pm – 7:00pm Networking Cocktail

2) Information Session: Join us to find out more about Management Consulting, the McGill Students’ GMCA, and the Mini-Case Competition. This is a great opportunity to meet your peers and form your team for the competition. Please RSVP via e-mail by Sunday, Nov 16th, as spots are limited.
• Monday, November 17th, 6pm
• Thomson House, Basement Lounge

3) Excel Workshop hosted by Knight Pharma:
A consultant from Knight Pharma is hosting a fundraising event for Centraide Montreal that might be helpful to participants interested in learning MS Excel modeling. Please RSVP via email by Tuesday, Nov 18th, as spots are limited.
• Wednesday, November 19th, 6pm
• McIntyre Medical Building, Rm 208/9

You can choose to register as a participant or to join us as a general attendee for the final round presentations and networking session. General attendance registration will open Monday, November 24th. If you are interested in competing, please consult the application form and fill out the online registration form.

Team registration closes Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm (EST). Instructions regarding team formation are as follows:
• 3 persons per team
• Open to all students and post-docs from accredited Canadian Universities
• Maximum 1 current undergraduate student, MBA student, JD student, MD student, GMCA alumnus or working professional is allowed per team
• You can e-mail us at gmca.mcgill@gmail.com if you are looking for teammates. Please include a summary of your background and strengths in the e-mail, as well as a description of what skills you are looking for in your teammates.
The McGill Students’ Graduate Management Consulting Association