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2018 Professional Networking Night


We are excited to announce our Professional Networking Night on Friday, July 20th, 6-9pm. This event is intended for advanced degree candidates (PhDs, Post-Docs, MDs, JDs, PharmDs) who are preparing for the upcoming recruitment cycle.

If you are interested, please submit an application by Monday, July 16th, 11:59pm. Successful candidates will be contacted with the registration and location details on July 18th, 2018. The ticket price is $40/person, which includes food and one drink ticket, payable online prior to the event.

Do not miss this opportunity to network with consultants and recruiters from top firms such as McKinsey, Bain, BCG, IQVIA, Monitor Deloitte, ClearView, Deloitte, KPMG, and others. We hope to see you there!

2018-2019 GMCA Executive Elections

Dear GMCA Members,

The GMCA is calling all graduate students and advanced degree trainees to be part of the 2018-2019 Executive Committee. For those who are considering a career in consulting, this is an amazing opportunity to build on your experiences and gain access to resources and networks within the GMCA community. In fact, the vast majority of past GMCA executives have since transitioned into some of the top consulting firms.

To learn more about the available positions and responsibilities, please visit the Executive Committee Positions 2018-2019 page. If you are interested, please submit your application on GMCA 2018-2019 Application page by Saturday, June 16th, 11:59pm.

The election will take place on Monday, June 18th, 2018, 6-8pm, at Bahen Centre, Room 1230 (40 St. George Street). Each candidate will give an election speech (90 seconds maximum) on why you want to run for the position and initiatives you would champion if elected.

All GMCA members are welcomed to join us and vote for the candidates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

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

Boston Consulting Group: ADC Bridge to BCG Connection Event

Dear GMCA members,

We are glad to share with you that the ADC Bridge to BCG Connect Event at U of T will be on Thursday, March 15 @ 6:00pm, in Medical Sciences Building, Room 2170. 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. This event is open to everyone who is interested, please register here.

After the Connection Event, an invite-only networking reception will be hosted at 7:15 pm. To apply to attend, please submit your CV by March 12 at 1pm via the the separate link for the Networking Event.

The application deadline for Bridge to BCG program is on Sunday,April 8, 2018 @11:59pm. For further information about the program, please visit here.

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto


Dear PhD, Post-doctoral, 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 Blaise Pinaud, I am a Stanford graduate (PhD – Chemical Engineering, 2014) and former UBC Post-doctoral fellow who is now 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.

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 retailer craft their category strategy. My role was to understand how consumers shop their products to identify which level (e.g., assortment, visual displays, pricing) to pull in order to win market share.

Most of our projects involve flying to the client site, in this case Toronto, to work closely with them on developing the strategy. At the end of the project, I met with the VP of each business to review our findings and they are all excited to put the recommendations into action.

The team celebrated our successes by going to a baseball game and having dinner at a locally renowned restaurant!

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?

What is Bridge to BCG?

Bridge to BCG is a three day workshop for advanced degree candidates, being held this summer and will 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

If you are interested in learning more about the Bridge to BCG program, what a career in consulting looks like for an ADC, and learning about the work we do at BCG Canada and beyond, please join us at our upcoming Connection Event.

To keep up to date with our events for ADC’s at BCG Canada, please be sure to regularly check-in on our website.
We look forward to helping you along the recruiting path towards BCG. Please contact Mathilde Bertin, Recruiting Associate, with any questions at Bertin.Mathilde@bcg.com

Kind Regards,
Blaise Pinaud
on behalf of the Canada ADC Recruiting Team

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GMCA-B.A.B Business Analytics in Consulting

Dear GMCA members,

We are excited to see the traction and interest in our pilot events with Business Analytics Bootcamp (B.A.B). 90% of the workshop slots were booked in only 4 days after the announcement. Please reserve your seat before it runs out.

  • Python Programming & Analytics Zero to One: full; please check this course if you are interested, we will keep you on priority list for future pilot workshops
  • Influence with Business Analytics: 4 out of 15 spots left

If you are curious about what Business Analytics is and career opportunity in Consulting, come join us at the open Info Session. See details below.

RSVP for Info Session and find an exclusive link to book workshops by signing up HERE.

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto


Here is a quick re-cap of the event details:

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Business Analytics Bootcamp (B.A.B). Starting this summer, we will be working with B.A.B to offer exclusive info sessions and workshops to help you:

  • Understand what Business Analytics is and how it impacts consulting and other industries
  • Increase immediate career potential by acquiring in-demand skillsets through case-based workshops

Analytics has become an in-demand skillsets in many industries, especially management consulting. Many firms, such as BCG, McKinsey, Deloitte, have created new teams to bring Analytics into traditional engagements. In recent years, these firms started hiring and investing aggressively for hybrid talents, who are savvy in both business and technical analytics.

Here are some observations and examples:

  • BCG Gamma, McKinsey Analytics, and Deloitte’s Strategic Analytics & Modelling are among the highest growing teams by headcount
  • Active acquisition of analytics firms in recent years, such as McKinsey acquired QuantumBlack and BCG bought stakes in TSG Consulting
  • About 70% of the most-read publications among top firms last year were Analytics related
  • “You will be a formidable strategy consultant (or business professional) if you can understand both strategy and handle technical analytics … when we hire people today, we look for people who can code, not just in Excel, but databases and machine learning to enhance our strategy study.” – Michael Boricki, ex-BCG Partner

In collaboration with the Business Analytics Bootcamp, we are inviting you to the following events on U of T campus:

  • Info Session on Business Analytics in Consulting + Networking: 6pm-8pm, June 29th, MSB2170 (Free to attend)
    • What is Business Analytics?
    • What was my journey into Consulting and Analytics?
    • How should you prepare for career opportunities and challenges in Consulting created by Analytics?
  • Python Programming & Analytics Zero to One: 9am-5pm, July 8th (Limited to 15 seats, $80 per student, 80% off normal price)
  • Influence with Business Analytics: 9am-5pm, July 15th (Limited 15 seats, $80 per student, 80% off normal price)
  • B.A.B Resume Clinic: July 3rd-July 7th (Limited to 20 spots, $40 per student, 50% off normal price)

If you are interested in attending, please RVSP HERE and to receive special code for the discount.

B.A.B was founded by Ian Xiao, who is a U of T alumnus. Ian led teams to deliver over 10 Business Analytics engagements at Deloitte. He has received offers from BCG and an Alibaba-backed analytics tech firm.

For more information about B.A.B and its workshops, please visit its website at www.bizanalyticsbootcamp.com.

Bain & Company Summer Programs

Interested in learning more about management consulting

Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, is looking for advanced degree students interested in experiencing the world of consulting this summer. Applications are currently open for their summer programs, including a week long consulting internship (in San Francisco or Chicago) and various introductory sessions and workshops across offices in the U.S. and online.

Deadline to apply online is this Friday, April 21st, 2017 by 11:59pm.

Please see the attached flyer (application links included) for more information.

Bain & Company Summer Programs

ClearView Healthcare Partners: Consultant Position Openings

Dear GMCA Member,

We would like to share an exciting career opportunity offered by ClearView Healthcare Partners, a life sciences consulting firm focused on the biopharmaceutical, medical devices, and diagnostics spaces. The company is currently recruiting qualified PhD, post-doctoral scholars, and MBAs for full time Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position.

The deadline for sending your application is March 19, 2017. To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter to the ClearView website.

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto


ClearView Healthcare Partners will be accepting applications for the entry level Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position until 11:59 pm EST March 19, 2017.

ClearView Healthcare Partners is a premier life sciences consulting firm with offices in Boston and New York City serving clients in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics spaces. We provide world-class strategic decision-making support across a wide range of business issues. Our goal is to inform actionable recommendations that allow companies to achieve their business objectives.

ClearView represents a unique opportunity for professional growth and client impact. We are ranked #15 in Vault.com’s Consulting Fifty based on our commitment to training, professional development, and providing meaningful value for our clients.

At ClearView, you will encounter an entrepreneurial environment, interact with a dynamic group of colleagues, present to clients in critical business situations, and develop a deep understanding of the life sciences and biopharmaceutical industry. You will be mentored directly by ClearView partners and managers, who have a wealth of experience in life sciences consulting. In addition, you will be exposed to a wide variety of business issues ranging from new product planning and business development to product commercialization.

You will interact with both clients and teams within ClearView to address critical strategic questions within the biopharmaceutical space. During the course of a typical project, you will engage in a number of activities, including:

  • Conduct complex problem-solving through a hypothesis-based approach
  • Complete primary and secondary research to drive to critical insights
  • Create and utilize analytic tools (e.g., forecast models) to support key decision-making
  • Communicate recommendations to clients to inform strategy and maximize value

At ClearView, you will have the opportunity to lead projects and develop a broad range of expertise, skills, and connections that will serve as a foundation and springboard for your career.

Qualifications:

We are seeking motivated individuals who plan to graduate in the spring or summer of 2017 with a PhD in the life sciences or an MBA. A successful entry-level Consultant candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in the life sciences
  • PhD in the life sciences or MBA
  • Demonstrated interest in business
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a dynamic, team-based environment
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Highly analytical approach to solving complex problems

If you are interested in an enriching professional experience within the life sciences, we welcome your application. We are currently accepting applications from PhD, MBA, and postdoc candidates through March 19, 2017 for the Life Sciences Strategy Consultant position to begin in summer or fall of 2017 (e.g., MBA or PhD students entering their last year of study). If selected, candidates will be invited to interview in March/April of 2017.

To apply, please submit your resume, inclusive of your GPA, and a cover letter. If you are currently working full-time in a consulting position or in the life sciences industry, please apply through our separate application portal for experienced applicants.

How to Apply:

Please apply through our website by uploading your resume and cover letter to the Life Sciences Strategy Consultant (Entry Level) portal:
http://www.clearviewhcp.com/careers/apply/current-openings

Application Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm EDT, March 19, 2017

Interviews Being Held: March and April 2017

Website: www.clearviewhcp.com

Contact:
Slater Hurst
slater.hurst@clearviewhcp.com
Matt Murphy
matt.murphy@clearviewhcp.com

Bloom Burton & Co. Contract Scientific Consultant Job Opportunity

Dear GMCA Member,

We are glad to share with you the Bloom Burton & Co. Contract Scientific Consultant job posting. Bloom Burton & Co. is an investment bank dedicated to accelerating monetization for both investors and companies alike in the healthcare sector. It is seeking a contract scientific consultant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for its industry consulting and investment banking practice. For more information, please find the job posting attached.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Erika Agnew at eagnew@bloomburton.com by March 31, 2017.

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA).

University of Toronto

Download: Job Posting_Contract Scientific Consultant.pdf

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.

Sincerely,

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.

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?
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

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.

U OF T BRIDGE TO BCG CONNECTION EVENT
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:
https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10012641&source=Event

BRIDGE TO BCG APPLICATION DEADLINE
Sunday, April 2nd 2017
11:59 pm

Please apply to the Bridge to BCG program using the link below:
https://bit.ly/2017BOSB2BCG

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

Kind regards,

Canada ADC Recruiting Team


Download: Bridge to BCG Connection Event at UofT.pdf