9:00 AM09:00

Consulting Summer Camp: Meet the Firms (9am-1pm)

·         Hear examples of consulting cases from several firms

·         Meet alumni and professionals in small group lunch chats (lunch provided)

·         Companies currently confirmed:

o   Anderson Economic Group

o   Bain & Company

o   Boston Consulting Group

o   Bronner Group

o   Chapin Hall

o   McKinsey & Company

o   Navigant

o   West Monroe



The workshops will take place at UChicagoGRAD (970 E. 58th St, 3rd Floor) starting at 9am, Monday-Friday starting on 6/19.


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5:00 PM17:00

GCC Case Competition Workshop #2 - Presenting a Case

The look and sound of a presentation is as important as the strength of analyses and recommendations. In this workshop, Martin Scheeler (a PhD in physics, incoming BCG consultant, and member of the winning team at last year’s competition) will discuss how to  design slides, structure a story, and deliver your presentations. He’ll review his winning slide deck from last year as well as a few other examples.


KCBD 1103.  900 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637. 


Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 5:00pm


Click here to register for event.

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5:00 PM17:00

Case Competition Workshop #1: "Solving the client challenge of extending coffee business"

This event, to be held on the evening of May 9th, will be our first workshop for the competition. In this workshop, Pam Schilling - a highly experienced consultant turned coach -  will discuss some details and best practices for approaching case problems as a team.  From a competitive strategy course that she has taught, this case is a fun problem for a rather interesting coffee shop in Wyoming. (More details during the workshop!) Prior to the workshop, Pam will send out a brief case description (about 5 pages) to prepare for the class. Then students will meet in class, have a workshop format lecture, followed by breaking into teams, having a small group discussion and then everyone will present their findings.  The entire workshop will take about 2 hours, and should be a great way to experience how to take a client's problem from start to finish.   You will work in teams, learn how to gather data and draw interesting conclusions.  Please check out this preparatory reading: "A Guide to Case Analysis", and "Cracking a Case: Mystic Monk Coffee".


Location: 924 E. 57th Street, Chicago IL 60637 -  BSLC Room 008

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10:59 PM22:59

McKinsey Insight Engineering and Science Application Deadline

A three-day insider’s look into management consulting at McKinsey for PhDs, and postdocs in engineering and science-related disciplines

Washington, DC, June 8–11

  • Overview of management consulting
  • Introduction to our consultants and the work they do
  • Two-day consulting case study
  • Recreational and social activities




  • Completing a PhD or postdoc in 2018 in an engineering or science-related discipline, including but not limited to computer science, economics, mathematics, operations, and physics
  • Currently residing in the United States or Canada
  • Available to attend the entire event, from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon

Application process and timeline

  • Application deadline: April 9, 2017
  • A select group of finalists will be invited to participate in a brief phone interview
  • Participants will be notified of our decisions in early May
  • No business experience is required
  • All program-related expenses will be paid by McKinsey & Company

Web Link: McKinsey Insight

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3:30 PM15:30

Grad UCon Consulting Panel

"CONSULTING!" can seem like the most frequently-cited knee-jerk response to the question "What industries value graduate student and postdoc skills?" And it's true that consulting companies are among the most vocal employers when it comes to actively recruiting individuals with advanced degrees. Join us for a candid discussion of what consultants actually do; about the players in the industry; about what kinds of jobs are available; and about how can graduate students start to tackle the rigorous and complicated recruitment process.

Web link: Grad UCon




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10:59 PM22:59

Bridge to BCG Application Deadline

Bridge to BCG is a three day summer workshop designed to help you test-drive the BCG project team experience.

By participating in them you will be able to:

  • Learn more about the consulting profession and get to know BCG
  • Participate in a realistic case experience
  • Learn from BCG's thought leaders
  • Meet and network with other advanced-degree candidates (ADCs) interested in a career in consulting


These workshops are specifically for advanced degree candidates (PhDs, MDs, PostDocs, and JDs) graduating in 2018. If you are currently a practicing MD or in residency, the 2018 graduation date requirement does not apply. Candidates only holding a master’s degree are not eligible for this program.

This is a global program and open to full-time candidates for our North America, Asia-Pacific, and European offices. However, please note Bridge to BCG is only open to ADCs who currently reside in North America.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for 2017 Bridge to BCG. Based on your current location, please click on the respective application link below to apply. Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 2.

Workshop Locations and Details



Web Link: Bridge to BCG

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5:00 PM17:00

Bain & Company Curious About Consulting

To be held at the Bain & Company Office 190 S. LaSalle St. Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60603


To RSVP, fill out the survey at this link.



Thank you for your interest in Bain & Company's Curious About Consulting (CAC) event. We will be hosting this exclusive CAC event for Northwestern University and University of Chicago AD candidates. Due to limited capacity, participation for this event will be offered on a first-come-first serve basis and will only be available to current AD candidates from these schools that are seeking full-time opportunities beginning in 2018.


A completed registration is required to participate in CAC. To register, please complete the survey [at this link] make sure to have your up-to-date resume ready to upload before starting this survey.

Please remember that our Curious About Consulting event is designed for those who are currently pursuing their PhD, JD, MD, or Postdoc or who are completing a medical internship/residency/fellowship and who will be completing their program in the winter of 2017 or spring/summer of 2018."

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5:30 PM17:30

Open Meeting/ Q&A with new BCG hires

For those who are interested in applying for full-time positions and/or Bridge/Insight events at various consulting firms, we will be holding an open meeting from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on March 16th at the UChicago GRAD (3rd floor, bookstore building). During the meeting, two newly hired UChicago PhD students by BCG will speak about their perspectives about the interviews, networking, and document preparation that ultimately helped them obtain jobs at BCG.

To maximize the value to the attendants, the event will include a Q&A component and the speakers highly encourage the attendants to prepare specific questions about recruiting and document preparation. Please come and join us to learn more about recruiting at leading management consulting firms.

Thank you very much for your time. Looking forward to meeting with you all then.


If you have any questions, please submit them here:

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5:30 PM17:30

Boston Consulting Group - Connection Event for Advanced Degree Careers (ADC)

BCG will be holding an information session on Thursday, March 9th at 5:30pm CST for Northwestern University and University of Chicago MD, JD, PhD and Post-Docs interested in opportunities at BCG.

This session will cover both full-time career opportunities and our three day Bridge to BCG summer program.

This event will take place at the BCG Chicago Office (300 N. LaSalle St, 46th floor).

Please click here to RSVP.

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5:30 PM17:30

Capture Consulting Offers Workshop Series: Session 2

Topics to be covered in this session: Consulting Industry Overview and Engagement (Firm Interviews, Networking, Elevator Pitch, Business Etiquette)

If you registered for the previous session (January 31, 2017), then all future sessions (including this one) would be free. Please RSVP at gradgargoyle.uchicago.edu (as student) -- Go to events -- Workshops -- Search "Capture Consulting Offers" and RSVP (For first-time attendees: registration fee = $10).

Background: The Gargoyle Consulting Club & UChicagoGRAD are proud to host Pam Schilling (Founder, The MBA Exchange) for an 8-session workshop series called "Capture Consulting Offers". During first six sessions from January 31-April 29, graduate students and postdocs will learn about best practices related to job documents, interviewing, case preparation, and networking.

Questions? Contact us at gargoyle.uchicago@gmail.com


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5:30 PM17:30

2nd Annual Capturing Consulting Offers Workshop Series: Management Consulting for Graduate Students and Postdocs

The Gargoyle Consulting Club & UChicagoGRAD are proud to host Pam Schilling (Founder, The MBA Exchange) for an 8-session workshop series called "Capture Consulting Offers". During first six sessions from January 31-April 29, graduate students and postdocs will learn about best practices related to job documents, interviewing, case preparation, and networking. Learn what it takes to get a job at a top consulting firm, and how preparation for consulting applications can prepare you for interviews elsewhere. During the last two workshops, Pam will focus on case workshops.

To Sign-Up: Login to gradgargoyle.uchicago.edu (as student) -- Go to events -- Workshops -- Search "Capture Consulting Offers" and RSVP. 

The kickoff session takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on January 31. The registration fees for ALL sessions is $10, thanks to generous sponsorship by the Graduate Council, myChoice and the University Biotechnology Association (UCBA). Questions? Contact us at gargoyle.uchicago@gmail.com

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Bain Application Deadline for Full-Time 2017 Positions
to Aug 6

Bain Application Deadline for Full-Time 2017 Positions

2017 Full-Time Consultant Opportunities:

If you’re interested in applying for one of our full-time consultant positions starting in 2017, you can find more details on the role and the application process here.

·         Full-time Application Deadline:  August 5, 2016

·         Full-time Interviews: September through October 2016

·         Click here to apply for our full-time consultant opportunities


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11:30 PM23:30

BCG Application deadline for 2017 Full Time Positions

  • Sunday, July 24, 2016
  • 11:00pm  11:59pm

The application deadline is July 24, 2016 for full time positions with 2017 start dates.


Please attach your one-page resume, cover letter, unofficial undergraduate transcript, undergraduate GPA, and self-reported standardized test scores (with sub-score breakdowns).


To learn more about BCG and the application process, please visit adc.bcg.com.


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3:00 PM15:00

UChicago's GCC, with Northwestern's ADCA, host the ADC Summit

Northwestern University’s Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance is hosting its 2nd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) on July 22nd, 2016. It is an opportunity for advanced degree students (PhD, MD, JD, Postdocs) to network with representatives from consulting firms and discover how the field engages the transferable skills that advanced degree candidates have in a multitude of industries. Whether you are graduating within the quarter or a first-year graduate student interested in seeing what employment options are available outside of academia, the summit is a wonderful way to meet other like-minded, forward-thinking students.


Highlights of this year's summit:

    -  Firms including Mckinsey and BCG will present

    -  Learn the way to crack a case from BCG case competition winner this year

    - Opportunity to submit your resume for screening

    - Cocktail networking party after the summit, it's a chance for you to meet consultants and other students who share the same career interests


Schedule of the event:

    - Registration and pre-networking (Lurie Baldwin Auditorium): 3-4pm
    - Welcome and firm presentations (firms: BCG, McKinsey, and Exponent): 4-4:45pm
    - Case presentation: 4:45pm-5:30pm
    - Recruiting reception and happy hour (Ivy Hotel rooftop): 5:30pm-8:00pm

Attendees also have the option to provide a 1-page resume for sponsoring firms. To submit, please send in ADCS2016_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.PDF format to adca@u.northwestern.edu with the subject line “ADCS 2016 resume.”

Please click the link below to buy a ticket.


For more details about the event, please go to the summer summit website. 


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