CONSULTING TRACK

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Learning Session: Consulting - Launching a New Career

When: Friday, Oct 3rd 12:00-1:30PM
Format:  Panel

Location: Seacliff A &B

Consulting positions are some of the most sought-after post-MBA jobs to attain, thus attracting MBA students from a variety of different professional areas who like to transition into consulting. This consulting session will consist of a diverse panel of consultants who will provide insight into how they successfully changed their career and/or transitioned into consulting. The session will also inform about the diverse structures and cultures in the different consultancy firms, including their work and support for the LGBT community. Your career planning begins now; come find out why consulting should be your great first step to launch a new career.

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Interactive Session: A Collaborative Approach To Problem Solving As a Consultant

When: Friday, Oct 3rd 12:00-1:30PM
Format:  Panel

Location: Marina Room

Consulting is now one of the most popular career options for MBAs and one of the fastest growing industries in business. Consulting’s fast-paced, high-earning opportunity provides MBAs with access to many industries offering a robust experience. At this session, you will have the opportunity to work with top consultants from leading consulting firms to collaboratively solve real business cases. Take this time to engage in conversation to learn more about preparing for the rigors of the consulting industry and how your skills and experience can be leveraged to drive solutions during client projects. 

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Learning Session: Finding Success in Consulting

When: Friday, Oct 3rd 12:00-1:30PM
Format:  Panel

Location: Marina Room

What does it take to become a successful consultant? If you are interested in consulting and are wondering how to make it into a career, come to this session to hear the perspectives of consultants from a variety of firms. You will have the opportunity to learn about the skills that consultants leverage every day, as well as hear how they have found success in this challenging and exciting career path.

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Case Competition

REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE

Registration Deadline: September 22, 2014
1st Round Competition Date: October 4th, 8:30-10:30AM
Final Round (Open to Public): October 4th, 11:00-12:15AM in Seacliff A & B

1st Place Award: $5,000
2nd Place Award: $2,500
3rd Place Award: $1,000

The Reaching Out MBA Case Competition offers students an exciting opportunity to formulate strategic recommendations to a given problem and win up to $5,000 in the process.  Participants will also have a chance to present and discuss their ideas with a panel of judges from leading consulting firms, and interact with them more informally during a private reception. Many participants of years past have successfully pursued strategy consulting positions afterwards, aided by the feedback they received and connections they made during the Case Competition.

Eligibility Requirements
- All participants must be currently enrolled students in an MBA program at the time of competition
- All participants must be registered attendees of the Reaching Out MBA 2014 Conference
- Teams may consist of 2 or 3 persons
- Teammates do not have to attend the same University or program 

Additional Details

All registered teams will present in a preliminary round; the top 4 scoring teams will advance to a final round and present to a larger group of judges.
- No prior consulting experience is necessary
- All registered teams will receive the case question and materials electronically on or by September 19, 2014 and will have until 10/1 to submit their presentation.

Registration
- Students may register as unattached individuals or as a complete 2-3 person team.  Unattached individuals will be grouped by the organizer, notified, and placed into teams with which they will compete in the competition.
- All teams must be registered by September 22, 2014

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Community Outreach Initiative

When: Saturday, Oct 4th 2:15-5:00PM
Format:  Interactive/Roundtable/Workshop
Location: Regency Room

Advance Registration Requred (Sign-up During Registration for the Conference)

Long hours, cases, internships... your MBA experiences are forging you into an all-around machine. But these skills extend beyond industry or professional services into a universe of LGBT social impact organizations looking to answer complex questions with constrained resources. Through the Community Outreach Initiative (COI), join teams of 8-10 MBA's to troubleshoot some of the most pressing issues facing the not-for-profit community from corporate partnerships to program redesign and marketing strategy. Facilitated by consultants from McKinsey and Company, COI provides an opportunity not just to meet the organizations that help support our movement, but to provide key insights to help solve complex problems within our community organizations. The session will include a facilitated brain-storming session as well as a report-out from all participating groups.

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