Category Archives: UofT Events

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.

GMCA 2017-2018 Executive Committee Election

Dear GMCA members,

The GMCA is calling all graduate students and advanced degree trainees to be part of the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 page. If you are interested, please submit your application on GMCA 2017-2018 Application page by Monday, June 19th, 11:59pm.

The election will take place on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 6-7pm, at Bahen Centre, Room 2135 (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 2017 Master 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 MCIS program consists of 8 sessions between May 22nd and June 9th, 2017, from 6-8pm at University of Toronto. Led by experienced consultants from various firms, this comprehensive and highly interactive training program will help you kickstart the case interview preparation process. You will learn:

  1. How to crack a case
  2. Various firm specific case interview styles
  3. Industry specific knowledge

Together, we aim to help you succeed in your upcoming consulting interview!

If you are interested, please submit your resume and the application form on the MCIS Application website by Monday, May 15th, 2017, 11:59pm. Successful applicants will be invited to an in person interview on May 19th or 20th, 2017.

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

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

GMCA 2017 Practice Case Interview Series (PCIS)

Dear GMCA Member,

We are excited to invite you to join our 2017 Practice Case Interview Series (PCIS), a two-day program that serves as a great introduction to the consulting case interview process.

The PCIS will happen from 6pm to 8pm, on May 17th & 18th, 2017, at UC 140, University of Toronto. This program is open to everyone, aiming to provide an introduction to:

  1. What is a case interview
  2. Types of cases (written, presentation, oral, etc.)
  3. Basic tools required to crack a case
  4. Resources to prepare for the interview

If you are interested, please RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

6th Annual Strategic Management Consulting Conference

Dear GMCA members,

Our 6th 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. Be sure to check out our site at www.conference2017.gmcacanada.com for more information and to be kept up-to-date on speakers and session content!

Two-Day Forum: St. George Campus, University of Toronto

This event is for all individuals who would like to learn more about consulting, participate in an evening networking session, and get a sense for what it takes to get into consulting. This conference will provide insider information from management consultants in top firms and opportunities to network. Space is limited. Get your ticket here today!

Day 1: Wednesday, May 3rd, 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Proposed Topics:                     

  • Keynote: Today’s Consulting Landscape
  • Consulting Frameworks: The Old and the New    
  • Panel: Women in Consulting
  • Building and Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Panel: #RoadtoConsulting

Day 2: Friday, May 5th, 11:30am – 4:30pm (Networking: 5:00pm – 8:00pm)

Proposed Topics:

  • Keynote: Future of Consulting
  • Working with Clients                    
  • BCG Perspectives
  • Going Digital
  • Panel: Exit Options

Case Competition: Friday, May 12th, 9:00am – 4:30pm (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: April 23rd, midnight
  • Teams notified: April 27th
  • Payment deadline: April 30th, midnight
  • Case release: May 4th, midnight
  • Deck submission: May 11th, midnight
  • Case competition & networking: May 12th, 9:00am – 4:30pm

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 on the Team Application Page and submit one-page resumes for each team member in a single PDF file by April 23rd, 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 $30 per person and gives you access to the case competition and an exclusive networking event on May 12th.

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

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.

Sincerely,

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.


APPLY NOW! APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 2

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.

VIRTUAL LECTURE, MARCH 14 AT 4:00PM CT

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!

BCG WENT LIVE ON FACEBOOK!

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!

BCG RECEIVES A PERFECT SCORE ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN! (HRS)

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.”

Learn more by reading about our recent press release here!

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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

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

UCG 2017 Winter Consulting Engagement

Dear GMCA Member,

The University Consulting Group (UCG) is recruiting for the 2017 Winter Term Engagement. The student-run pro bono consulting group serves as a platform for students with different backgrounds to gain experience in solving real life challenges, while providing non-profit organizations access to quality professional advisory services.

Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Selected students will serve as consultants for a 10-week project during the winter term and will be placed on teams supporting non-profit organizations. There will be training and support from industry professionals throughout the engagement project.

The projects will begin on January 28th and will conclude on April 15th. Typically, every member is expected to dedicate 5-10 hours per week for the duration of the engagement.

Please submit a brief Cover Letter and a 1-page Resume to:

info@universityconsultinggroup.com

Deadline: Saturday, January 14th, at 11:59 pm

Subject Line: DEGREE – DISCIPLINE – NAME – 2017 Winter Applications

Individuals selected for interviews will be contacted shortly after. If you have any questions, please address them to the above email.

Best of luck to all the applicants!

Contact: info@universityconsultinggroup.com

Website: http://universityconsultinggroup.com

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

GMCA Consulting Resume Workshop Series

Dear GMCA Member,

We are excited to announce the GMCA Consulting Resume Workshop Series. This series consists of two parts, a resume writing lecture and a resume editing tutorial.

The resume writing lecture will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2125. The lecture will cover the components of a consulting style resume and tips on converting your CV into a resume.

The resume editing tutorial will be in the following 1-2 weeks. Small groups of 4-6 people will have their resumes reviewed by experienced tutors. Space is limited. Preference will be given to those who attend the first part of the series.

If you are interested, please register for this series here.
Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

2017 miniMBA Program

Dear GMCA Member,

The GMCA 2017 miniMBA program registration is now open! This 10-lecture program will provide graduate students and post-docs:

  • A grounding in fundamental business concepts
  • The opportunity to learn from business experts
  • The chance to apply this new knowledge to solving business cases

Course format:
The lectures will be taught by industry professionals with diverse backgrounds. Each class will consist of one-hour lecture on a specific topic, a mini group case practice on the same topic, followed by a group presentation of the solution. The course will cover concepts from the popular “Ten Day MBA” book, by Steven Silbiger.

At the end of the course, students have the option to participate in a case competition, which will be judged by a panel of consultants.

**Please note, this is a very popular offering and our waiting lists are usually full. If you cannot attend ALL of the lectures please consider taking the class the next time that it is offered**

Dates: 
The program will run on U of T St. George campus from February 1 to February 23. Lectures will be held from 6-8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In total, there will be 10 classes.
There will be an optional case competition followed by a networking reception on Friday, March 3, 6-9pm. The miniMBA case competition details will be announced later.

Cost: $50 
*Free for IMS students
The course book “Ten Day MBA” by Silbiger, must also be purchased separately (soft/hard copy).

How to apply:
Please apply on our website by uploading your ONE page business resume in PDF file and answering the following two questions:
– Question 1: Describe a situation where you worked as a team. What was your role in the team, what challenge did you have to deal with and what was the outcome of the situation? (max. 200 words)
– Question 2: Give examples of your experiences that will help you succeed in the miniMBA program. (max. 100 words)

Registration deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:59pm (EST)
No late applications will be accepted. Spaces are limited and successful applicants will be notified through email by Friday, January 27.

For questions, please contact us at info@gmcacanada.com. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Sincerely,

Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto