THE GREATER HOUSTON
The Greater Houston Case Competition (GHCC) is a unique platform that showcases the skills consulting firms look for in competitive applicants: critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and problem solving.
Teams consisting of PhD's, MD's and MBA's are given real-world business cases, tasked to research a client and industry, and present a solution to judges from top-tier firms like McKinsey, BCG, Deloitte, PwC, and others. Judges will award prizes to the top 3 teams, and the event will be followed immediately by a networking mixer.
Sharpen your problem-solving skills by working on real business cases
Learn from real consultants in top-tier consulting firms
Work with other smart, driven advanced degree candidates
Meet present and future consultants and build your network
Do I need any business or case interview experience?
What about prior knowledge of the client or industry?
No prior business or case interview experience is required, nor is any prior knowledge of the client or industry. This event is designed to be a fun learning experience and to help introduce our members to a real-life consulting engagement.Who is designing the business case study?The case study is being prepared collaboratively by the leadership of the 5 organizing consulting clubs. The case study, the client and its industry will be revealed on the morning of the event.What do I, as a participant, get out of this?
An opportunity to demonstrate to current consultants, who are directly involved in the recruitment process, that you have the skills consulting firms are specifically looking for
An opportunity to tackle a real-world consulting case and gain business experience
An opportunity to work in a diverse team setting that mimics a real consulting case team
An opportunity to network with consultants and to learn more about the firms and job opportunities
Cash prizes are awarded to the top teams
How does a Virtual Case Competition work?
We are excited to offer the case competition at this special time! Each team will prepare slides and record a ~15 minutes video presentation. The first-round judges will review the videos on their preferred time within a week, and each team will then take a 10-minute Q&A session onlinewith the judges. The teams advancing to the final round will be decided by slides quality, presentation delivery, and Q&A performance.
In the final round, teams will have another Q&A session with final-round judges. Again, judges will consider all aspects of a team to give their final decision.
Who can participate in the competition?
Graduate students, MDs, MBAs from participating institutions. The competition will have several teams representing members of all organizing clubs.
How do I register for the competition?
Applications are closed for this year's competition.
TMC Consulting Club training members are eligible to apply. Basic Members interested in participating in the competition are encouraged to upgrade to a Training Membership prior to submitting their application.