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CCTMC Connect

Spring 2022

Welcome to the CCTMC Connect, a publication by the Consulting Club of the Texas Medical Center. The Connect showcases our distinguished alumni, recaps past and highlights ongoing projects, and spotlights industry leading consulting firms from a personal perspective. The Connect serves as a resources for advance degree candidates to explore the career of management consulting. 

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To the CCTMC Community,

To the CCTMC Community, 


We are pleased to announce the second issue of CCTMC ConnectConnnect in 2022. Please join me in congratulating the CCTMC divisions on their amazing achievements. The External Affairs team organized the 2022 Duke-UNC-TMC competition with great success with over 40 consultant-judges adjudicating case presentations from around 14050 participants. The Education division closed 3 client-facingclient facing projects in Spring 2022 and staffed and trained members for 3 more. I would recommend applying for these projects to experience the life of a consultant.  The Community division launchedlaundhed Case Camp and organized a roundtable discussion with BCG consultants to discuss consulting firms’ initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The business development division remained active in expanding client reach and showcasing our the members’ skills. The finance and marketing division did a great job in improving member attendance rates and launched a social media campaign to increase the students’ interest in consulting. They also managed to land Health Advances, LEK and Molekule as annualas an annual sponsors, making us the first graduate consulting club to do so.. 


In this issue, we have an exclusive and exciting interview with Ms. Prerana Pradhan, a senior manager at Accenture. The interview is especially illuminating as it covers her journey towards the senior manager role while transitioning from technology to management consulting.  We also have an informational article that can help you prepare for upcoming case competitions, a case interview “cheat sheet” to help you prepare for the upcoming case interviewsand an exciting crossword that you can fill in to enter our raffle to win $50!


Dibya Mishra and Neethu Pottackal

CCTMC Connect EditorsTeam


Cheryl Jiang

VP, Finance, and Marketing



  • 380+ active members 

  • 119+ paying members 

  • Over seven TMC institutions represented 

  • Three ongoing agency projects

In this issue: 


Consulting Corner highlights a diverse array of management consulting firms through interview with current consultants or offer holders. Get a personal perspective on company culture, the recruitment process, and career progression. 

This issue we interview Carlo Cristobal, a Baylor College of Medicine PhD student who holds an offer from BCG, one of the top 3 consulting firms in the world. Join us as we chat with Carlo on his experiences transitioning from academia to consulting and his advice on how to get a top consulting offer.


With our annual case competition coming up, industry overview provides tips on how to win a case competition and complete a rigorous industry analysis in a case competition. If you are currently participating in a case competition or are planning on joining one, please take a look and try out our suggestions! 


Division Outlook recaps recent updates from each of our six divisions:, Externals, Community, Education, Agency, Business Development, and Finance and Marketing . Find out what we've been up to and hear about upcoming opportunities to join as we build the future of CCTMC.


How good is your knowledge of business and consulting-related keywords? Try out our new crossword and see if you can get the correct answers. Submit your crossword solution for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!


The Consulting Club at the Texas Medical Center is non-profit organization for advanced degree candidates (MD, PhD, and Postdoctoral Fellows) that are interested in management consulting. We aim to train the brightest minds in the biomedical sciences to transition from academia to careers in management consulting. 


Our team expertly curates a collection of programs designed to hone the business acumen of our members. We also host an array of networking sessions, panel discussions, and training sessions to rigorously prepare our members for the management consulting recruitment process.

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