‘What is Consulting?’ Event on October 13th, 2017


Dear GMCA Members,

The Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA) is proudly hosting a What Is Consulting? event to give you an opportunity to learn about a rewarding career in management consulting and why graduate students are highly sought after by firms in this field.

This event is intended for all PhD, Postdoctoral, MD, JD, and Masters students. Please note that students interested in this event are required to register below. Seating is limited so be sure to register early.

Event: What Is Consulting? 
Date/Time: Friday, October 13th / 6 – 7:30pm
Location: University College – UC-140 (Has Balcony Amphitheatre), University of Toronto

Registration: Please visit Eventbrite to register for this session.

For inquiries, please email us at

We look forward to meeting you!


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto


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.


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

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!


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


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!


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)
University of Toronto

Invitation for the guest lecture on “Management Consulting”

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever thought about a career in Management Consulting? Management Consulting jobs are among the highest paid and spread across many industrial domains. Know more about Management Consulting and plan for your career. GMCA (Graduate Management Consulting Association UW chapter) and MSSA (Management Sciences Student Association-UW) have invited Mr. Jac Van Beek (CEO of CMC Canada) to deliver a talk on “Management Consulting”. This is a perfect opportunity for all of us to know more about the current job market and emerging technological trends in the area of Management Consulting.

Event Details:
Topic: Management Consulting
Guest Speaker: Mr. Jac Van Beek (CEO of CMC-Canada)
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM, 11th May 2017 (Thursday)
Venue: 4333, Carl A. Pollock Hall (CPH), University of Waterloo

Please drop by to interact with the speaker while enjoying one of the the finest Indian snacks (Samosas) along with other refreshments and drinks. Let us give a perfect kick start to our summer term by setting higher career goals. I am sure you will learn new things, meet awesome people and enjoy this event. Feel free to let us know any of your queries. You can also drop an email to Tanmay Soni ( or go to links which are mentioned below for more information.

Looking forward to see you at the event.

Executive Committee

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

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 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


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!


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)

University of Toronto

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.


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’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.


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:

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

Interviews Being Held: March and April 2017


Slater Hurst
Matt Murphy

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 by March 31, 2017.


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA).

University of Toronto

Download: Job Posting_Contract Scientific Consultant.pdf