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!
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Every year, we provide the opportunity for students across multiple faculties to network with representatives from 6-8 consulting firms. We partner with top firms in the consulting industry for the biggest networking event of the year! Students have the opportunity to hear keynotes, ask thoughtful questions to a panel of experts and finish the evening with networking. Topics presented over the course of the evening in the past have included technology in consulting, working at a boutique firm, and the power of parity.
In the past we have had over 100 students in attendance at the BMO Forum! Our 2021 Consulting Night was sponsored by BCG, McKinsey & Company, IBM, Accenture, EY, and Mercer.
UCCA partners 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 provide value to students who want to gain more exposure to them and hone their skills. These workshops provide students with the opportunity to work in small groups to solve business cases that were created by consultants. Students are able to receive feedback from firm representatives and participate in a group case interview. Afterwards, students have 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.
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.
October 14, 2021 (in collaboration with CPC): STEM in Consulting with Accenture
November 17, 2020: A.I. in Consulting with Accenture
November 4, 2020: STEM in Consulting with BCG and IBM
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
Impact in Consulting
Formerly known as The Art of Consulting, Impact in Consulting welcomes students from diverse academic backgrounds to the world of consulting in the sustainability, non-profit, and public sectors. This event gives students passionate about sustainability or social impact insight into how a career in consulting can accelerate sustainable development and positive systemic change.
March 10, 2022 (in collaboration with GDS and SDGA): Impact in Consulting with McKinsey & Company, Alinea International, Business Renewables Centre Canada – Pembina Institute, and the Haskayne Centres of Excellence
October 19 – 22, 2020 ( in collaboration with FASA and GDS): The Art of Consulting with IntegralOrg, Alinea International, Pembina Institue, and Method Works Consulting
March 19, 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19 (in collaboration with FASA and GDS): Arts Careers in Consulting & Sustainability
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!