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Ace your consulting case interview summer kickoff
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
MIT Building 56-154 (location is to be confirmed)
The Consulting Club of MIT is organizing a summer kickoff session for case practice that consists of several short presentations by the CCM executive team followed by a practice session. The event is tailored to individuals who are curious about management consulting as a career as well as for people who want to learn how to effectively prepare for interviews in the Fall. If you want to join, please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org as space may be limited. The outline of the program can be seen below.
1.- Introduction to consulting events that CCM organizes at MIT (15′, Will, President,CCM).
2.- Basics of strategy for management consulting (15′, Jeremy, VP Case Practice, CCM).
3.- Techniques and methods to solve quantitative problems given in case interviews (30′, invited speaker Matthew Tambiah, ex-McKinsey Consultant).
4.- Case Practice (demonstration and one-on-one practices).
Get Summer consulting experience with start ups
Statement of Purpose Deadline:
June 14, 2012
Every summer the Consulting Club of MIT offers the possibility for graduate students and postdocs to participate in the Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG) program, to gain experience volunteering with a start-up company on a business/strategy consulting project. This year, CCM proposes 3 VCG host-companies and will start the week of June 24, for 6 weeks total (includes first week of preparation). After a first week of preparation, you will need to commit approximately 10 hours per week for the following 5-week period of time, including two weekly meetings: one with the team and one with the host company. If you would like to participate, please send your short (200 word max.) statement of purpose about why you think this program would benefit you, by Fri June 14 at noon to email@example.com. Additional questions can be addressed to the team organizers of each project.
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THIS YEAR’S PROJECTS: more details will be available upon successful application.
1. STROHL MEDICAL (http://www.strohlmedical.com)
STROHL MEDICAL is a growing company that has recently invented a seizure-detection portable device which will enable patients greater personal freedom and also improve proper treatment by enabling more accurate documentation of the patient’s actual seizure history. This project will evaluate the market opportunity for the device by addressing key issues such as clinical need, competitive landscape, pricing, marketing strategy. The device has been prototyped and initial data gathered on the prototype. The inventor and the management team will be available to the VCG team as needed.
2. SMTP, Inc. (http://www.smtp.com): Merger & Acquisition
SMTP is an independent service provider exclusively focused on the execution of email delivery for applications in marketing and enterprise web applications requiring bulk email or high volume transactional email delivery. In order to increase their customer base and equity value, the project will identify acquisition candidates by addressing strategic objectives and acquisition costs, performing due diligence and risk analysis, and investigating exit strategies. The CEO (S. Dukach) is an MIT alumnus known for managing one of the notorious MIT Blackjack teams, and is one of Boston’s most active angel investors.
3. KODIAK SOLID (http://www.kodiakvp.com): Industry Analysis
SOLID venture is a newly created company that will focus on acquisition and development of therapeutic drugs to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. DMD is a lethal, congenital, X-chromosome-linked disease affecting over 15,000 boys in the United States alone and for which there is no cure yet. This project will evaluate various biotechnology products for the treatment of DMD, analyze worldwide market, disease burden, and forecasting, and investigate and rank the various potential candidate companies for the acquisition.
Recruiting: GSC ARC events coordinators
Want to do something cool during the summer like developing leadership skills and making friends? There are plenty of opportunities available by being an event coordinator. Among them are three positions:
Graduate 101/102 Coordinators work with GSC ATC/OC to give the first lecture on graduate life to incoming students.
Academic Development Series Coordinators collaborate with GSC and GECD on a series of events regarding academic career development.
Summer Writing Boot Camp Coordinators work with ARC and MIT library to maintain a specific dissertation writing space for two weeks.
If interested in any of these roles, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your interests and who you are.