EVENT OVERVIEW

Whether you are beginning to explore 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 virtual 11-day beginners case competition, Establishing a Foothold, participants will work in teams to tackle real-life business challenges and present their solutions to judges from our partnering firms. This unique opportunity will help participants assess their aptitude and enthusiasm for a career in management consulting while also learning from judges who have successfully transitioned into the industry.    

For questions or concerns about this event, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at  info@gmcacanada.com

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Case Competition Fundamentals

If you are new to case competitions or would like to refresh your approach to casing, join us on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET for our information webinar Case Competition Fundamentals!  This event will feature a speed networking segment which will allow you to connect with other trainees and assemble your case competition dream team.  

Case Competition Fundamentals – Learn how to approach a business case 
This free informational webinar will include:  

  1. Case competition prep for Trainees 
  2. An overview of Establishing a Foothold case competition logistics 
  3. An open Q&A period 
  4. Speed networking session to connect with GMCA trainees  

DATE AND TIME

November 8th, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

November 7th, 2022
at 11:59 PM ET

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details to be provided to
attendees on November 8th

Establishing a Foothold

Participating teams will have a total of 10 days to create their final slide deck. The case will be released on November 20th,  2022 (12:01 AM ET) and teams must submit their slide deck by November 30th, 2022 (11:59 PM ET)Establishing a Foothold  will take place on December 1st, 2022 (6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST). 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 8-minute Q&A period. This year we will be awarding $1000+ in monetary prizes!  

 The deadline to submit your team application is Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 11:59 PM. You will be notified of your application status on Sunday, November 20th, 2022 at 6:30 PM. 

Eligibility

  • Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows that attend a Canadian university    
  • Teams must be composed of FOUR (4) members  
  • Maximum of ONE (1) current undergraduate, MBA student, or graduate alumnus, and a maximum of TWO (2) teammaters with 2+ years of industry experience per team is allowed.  
  • Eligible teams are required to apply together.  

If you do not have a complete team, our info session Case Competition Fundamentals will feature a meet and greet portion to allow you to meet other individuals interested in participating. Additionally, you can join our  GMCA Members Slack and post in the case competitions channel that you’re looking for team members. 

DATE AND TIME

November 20th - November 30th, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 14th, 2022
at 11:59 PM ET

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details provided to successful
applicants upon registration

Coach’s Corner – Get feedback on your team’s slide deck

We will be hosting Coach’s Corner on Monday, November 28th (30-minute time slots between 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM ET). We encourage all teams to register by November 25th, 2022, at 6:30 PM ET to receive feedback on their presentation outline and ask any outstanding questions.  Accepted teams will receive a link to sign-up on a first-come first-serve basis.

DATE AND TIME

November 29th, 2021
30-minute time slots between
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM EST

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details provided to accepted teams on November 28th, 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