The University of Calgary Consulting Association (UCCA) strives to provide students from all faculties the ability to immerse themselves into the consulting industry. Our events aim to help students develop soft and technical skills to help them succeed in their career, and to provide opportunities to connect students with their peers and industry professionals. We offer case interview workshops, networking events, panels with industry leaders, soft skills workshops & more! For all the latest updates on our events, check our website as we update frequently, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
In accordance with the University of Calgary’s COVID-19 guidelines, we will be moving all of our events to online formats. We are looking at new ways that we can be innovative with our events and continue to offer students with valuable opportunities to help them develop outside of the classroom. The health and safety of both our students and clients is of great importance to us and we thank you for your patience and input as we work together through these uncertain times.
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UCCA has partnered with consulting firms to host multiple case interview workshops. On average, we have seen around 30-40 students in attendance per workshop. Cases are an essential part of the consulting interview process, and these events provided value to students who were wanting to gain more exposure to them and hone their skills. These workshops provided students with the opportunity to work in small groups to solve business cases that were created by consultants. Students were also able to receive feedback from firm representatives and participate in a group case interview. Afterwards, students had the opportunity to network with firms. Through participation in the workshops, UCCA members have had the option of having their resume included in a resume book provided to the firms. We are grateful for the firm representatives who continue to offer their help and expertise to our members, and to the clubs who partner with us.
November 22, 2019 (in partnership with PES): Stack’d Consulting
November 8, 2019 (in partnership with PES): Deloitte
October 25, 2019: Accenture
October 18, 2019: BCG
November 2, 2018: Deloitte
October 24, 2018: Accenture
October 19, 2018: BCG
October 12, 2018: Stack’d Consulting
UCCA has hosted multiple events in collaboration with an industry leading company in innovation and technology. Geared towards Commerce and STEM majors, this annual event aims to provide students the opportunity to network with consultants and show students how technology is applied in management consulting. We hope to inspire our members in STEM to consider a career in management consulting, as they are sought after in a time of digital innovation, particularly in the field of technology consulting. Our events typically include a panel of 4-5 company representatives and average 30+ students in attendance.
Past STEM related events and firms we have partnered with:
February 27, 2020 (in collaboration with PES and ESS): STEM in Consulting with Accenture
March 7, 2019 (in collaboration with PES): Technology in Consulting with Accenture
2018: Consultants in Engineering with Accenture
Our semi-annual kick-offs provide students the opportunity to learn more about UCCA! Our Fall and Winter kick-offs occur during the SU Clubs Week at the beginning of each semester. Throughout the year, we provide students with pro bono internships, consulting projects, case competitions, networking events and more. Our kick-off events are a great way to learn about us and ask lots of questions. We often invite UCCA alumni or students who have completed internships or projects with us in the past to speak about their experience. In the past we have had over 100 students in attendance!
UCCA in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts Students’ Association (FASA) would have had an evening dedicated to introducing students to the world of social entrepreneurship through business consulting. Event speakers would have been Arts alumni who work in consulting for-profit and non-profit organizations. Attendees would have been introduced to careers in consulting, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship through case workshops and networking activities.
We provided the opportunity for over 100 students across many faculties to network with 33 representatives from 8 different firms at the BMO Forum. We partnered with top firms in the consulting industry for the biggest networking event of the year! Students had the opportunity to hear keynotes, ask thoughtful questions to a panel of experts and finish the evening off networking. Topics presented over the course of the evening included technology in consulting, working at a boutique firm, and the power of parity. We are thankful for our Keynote speaker McKinsey & Company and our event sponsors IBM, Optis, Accenture, Deloitte, Stack’d, PwC, and Mercer for their continued support of UCCA. Thank you to all of our fellow students for making this event a success every year.
We had the opportunity to partner with McKinsey to host a case workshop with around 20 second- and third-year female students from various faculties. Afterwards, students had the opportunity to network at the Den with female consultant changemakers. This was a great opportunity to hear from powerful women and learn about the industry first-hand from female consultants.
The Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking in collaboration with UCCA hosted Jeff LaFrenz, President of VizworX Inc., in an up close and personal interview regarding his experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship!
The UCCA’s Certified Management Consultant (CMC) Night was co-hosted at the BMO Forum with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants Alberta. CMC Alberta’s 2018 incoming president Noreen Irvine shared insight on what it means to be a CMC professional within the consulting space. This event also included a panel of industry experts from firms including: Deloitte, IBM, MNP, PwC, and Stack’d Consulting to answer all students’ questions about management consulting. Keynote speaker, Kindra Howard (Principal Consultant at Hooligan Consulting) was also present, discussing her career path, and the life lessons from her time as a consultant. This was an excellent opportunity for our members to learn more about management consulting, network with professionals, and become familiar with the CMC designation.
UCCA partnered with McKinsey & Company to host a Resume Review Building Workshop to help students interested in applying to a job in management consulting receive feedback from consultants working at one of the most prestigious consulting firms in the world!
UCCA partnered with PwC Advisory for a Christmas Volunteering Event. 14 students and 6 PwC Advisory representatives volunteered at the Samaritan’s Purse’ Operation Christmas Child where they packed gift shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene products, school supplies and other items. These boxes travelled across the world to developing countries to provide children a gift for Christmas.
This year, UCCA partnered with top firms in the consulting industry including Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, PwC, Mercer, CMC Alberta, Stack’d Consulting, and Pinnacle Accounting and Finance. Consulting Night was held at the BMO Forum in Scurfield Hall. The theme for this year’s Consulting Night was navigating the career path of a consultant from new grad to leadership. The program for the evening included 3 TED-style talks given by consulting professionals in different stages of their career, a live Jeopardy-style panel of consulting professionals, and speed networking!