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University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA) is launching its new blog, featuring a series of interviews with consultants from top-notch consulting firms. In our very first entry, a Recruiting Director/Engagement Manager from McKinsey will be answering questions including those YOU want to ask but did not have a chance to do so!

To participate, please send the list of your questions to  with subject “your name_blog interview question” by Friday, December 9th. Please also indicate in the email your level of studies (undergrad, graduate).

Note: UTCA retains all rights to select, modify, and defer any question to be used in the interview.  All questions remain anonymous and we will try our best to get your questions answered!

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University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA) is now launching its first coaching program, Consulting Interview Prep Program (CIPP), to help 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students who are interested in finding internships in consulting firms in the coming February!

Goal: CIPP aims to ensure that you are well equipped with knowledge and skill by February for management consulting internship interviews. Selected students will meet every week with senior students (both undergraduate and graduate) seasoned with management consulting interviews to prepare all aspects: application, behavioural interview, case interview, networking. Guest speakers from consulting firms will be invited to provide additional support.

Program Schedule

Nov 12 or Nov 13 Introduction: Overview
Nov 19 Mini case & Market sizing
Nov 26 Introduction to case interview & Interview buddies
Dec 3 – Jan 8 Winter break & exam period, no meeting
Jan 14 Applications prep
Jan 22 Final case prep
Jan 28 Wrap-up
How to apply:
Send the following material,
1) Most up-to-date resume with CGPA in PDF format
2) One statement of interest in 100 words or less to  with title “Last Name, First Name Consulting Interview Prep Program”
Who are invited: 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students from all programs of study with strong drive and determination to get an internship in consulting firms
Deadline: Nov 8th, 2011 (Apologize for the late announcement, we want to make sure all details are well planned to make the program successful!)
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University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA) is hosting a professional networking event with presence of alumni from many of the top consulting firms. If you are interested or serious about breaking into consulting industry, here is great chance to link up with professional consultants who graduated from UofT and you may discuss any question about consulting industry with them.

There will be a business casual panel held at a classroom in Bahen Center followed by casual chatting in smaller groups in a popular pub on College Street. Please refer sections below for detail time and location.

Remember, our guests were at your spot at one point. So, mark you calendar and don’t miss any chance to get some insightful advice and tips from our fellow graduates! 

Here is a brief summary of the event,

Date: Thursday November 10

Time: 7 pm (Panel Discussion) and 9 pm (Pub Social)

Panel Location: BA1240, Bahen Center, St. George Street

Pub Social Location: Molly Blooms (191 College Street)

Dress Code: Business Casual at least for Panel Discussion

Confirmed Attendees: Deloitte, Accenture, ZS, AT Kearney

Instructions: RSVP here before Nov. 8th 2011

Also, join UTCA’s email list here if you don’t want to miss any future events.

 

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VentureStack is looking for 3 Volunteer Business Consultant to engage in joint venture consultation projects. Successful applications will acquire the following experience,

  • conduct strategic and marketing research
  • preparing financial model and projection analysis
  • work with current VentureStack partners in generating joint-venture ideas and seeing that they are executed
For original post, please go to http://www.venturestack.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/VolunteerApplication2011.pdf

Expected involvement is 3-5 hours per month. The deadline for application is Oct. 7 2011, but the position will be fulfilled on rolling basis so apply as soon as possible before the decision is made.

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The application of VCG is now Closed.

Project/Event Description

As one of the signature events run by University of Toronto Consulting Association (UTCA), Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG) provides pro-bono consulting to community-based organizations. We match top university students with local non-profits to solve problems in the areas of marketing, fundraising, finances, organizational structure and human resource management.

Mission

The Volunteer Consulting Group aims to provide students a way to develop their skills through innovative pro-bono consulting for youth-focused, community-based organizations. The students help these non-profit organizations develop creative solutions to difficult challenges and realistic, practical plans to implement them.

In short, some of the benefits to working with VCG include:

  • Valuable experience and training in basic consulting practice
  • Develop useful teamwork and leadership skills
  • Networking with professionals
  • Opportunity to give back to the community

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for students with excellent problem solving skills, team work ability and a high degree of professionalism. We choose volunteers who we believe have the potential to be successful consultants. Here are the openings:

Volunteer Consultants (Undergraduate/Graduate Students)

Our Volunteer Consultants will be an important addition to the case team. They will assist with all aspects of client engagements and roles will include, but are not limited to:

  • Client research, including market and competitive analysis
  • Interviews with client stakeholders, to increase understanding of issues
  • Internet research
  • Financial modeling and projections for business plans
  • Synthesizing and reporting key findings to the team and client stakeholders

Volunteer Engagement Manager (4 openings, MBA Students)

Engagement Managers are current MBA students. Ideally, they have professional experience in consulting or a strong background in the social sector, well developed leadership ability and high level of commitment. EM responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing frameworks for analysis
  • Guiding and mentoring team members through process
  • Reviewing analysis and proving feedback
  • Facilitating discussion and problem-solving
  • Assisting in research, analysis and client management
  • Administration and reporting to the VCG Executive
If you are ready to become part of our VCG program, please refer to https://utconsulting.ca/volunteer_consulting_group/volunteer/students/ for application information! Submit you application before 5pm, Sept. 23rd 2011.
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