EVENT OVERVIEW

Whether you’re exploring management consulting as a career path or currently in the process of recruiting for a firm, case competitions are a fantastic opportunity to develop your collaborative problem-solving skills.

In our 10-day case competition, Combating the COVID-19 Crisis participants will have the opportunity to (1) learn how to approach a case (2) tackle real-life business challenges and (3) present their recommended strategies to judges from our partnering firms. This is a great experience to see if you enjoy the process of management consulting, and to get feedback from judges who have successfully transitioned into the industry.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Case Competition Fundamentals

If you’re new to case competitions or would like to learn tips on how to approach a case, join us on March 17th, (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM) via Zoom for our second offering of Case Competition Fundamentals!

This free informational webinar will include:

  1. Case competition prep for trainees;
  2. An overview of case competition logistics
  3. An open Q&A period.

DATE AND TIME

March 17th ,2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details provided to attendees on March 16th, 2021

Case Competition: Combating the COVID-19 Crisis

Participating teams will receive the case on March 17th  (12:01 AM). Combating the COVID-19 Crisis will take place on March 26th  (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM). The competition will consist of two rounds: a preliminary and final round. Each team will give a 10-minute presentation of their recommended solution to a panel of judges from our partnering consulting firms. Presentations will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A period. This year we will be awarding $1000+ in monetary prizes! 

The deadline to submit your intention to participate with your team is Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 11:59 PM. You will be notified of your application status on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 12:01 AM. Note that there are limited spots and that these will be allocated to eligible teams on a first-come, first-serve basis.

DATE AND TIME

March 17th – 26th, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 11: 59 PM

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details provided to successful applicants upon registration

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

This competition is open all graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows who attend a Canadian university. Teams must be composed of three (3) – four (4) members. A maximum of ONE (1) current undergraduate, MBA student, graduate alumnus, and a maximum of TWO (2) teammates with 2+ years of industry experience per team is allowed. If you don’t have a complete team, be sure to join our GMCA Members Slack and post in the #casecompetition channel. 

Eligible teams are required to apply together. Please note, should your team be selected to participate there is a $12.50 registration fee/ team member.

Coach’s Corner

We will be hosting Coach’s Corner on March 22nd  (40-minute timeslots between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM). We encourage all teams to register for this virtual workshop session to receive feedback on the outline of their presentations and ask any outstanding questions. Registered teams will receive a link to sign-up on a first-come first-serve basis.

DATE AND TIME

March 22nd, 2021
40-min. timeslots between 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details provided to registered team on March 21st, 2021

We invited the 2019 Case Competition Finalists to join us for a conversation about their experiences doing a case competition for the first time. Here is Part 1 and Part 2 of what they had to say! 

Part 1

Part 2