The Marshall Consulting & Strategy Club (MCSC) is a student-run organization at the Marshall School of Business that seeks to achieve the following objectives:
The Marshall Consulting and Strategy Club (MCSC) stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. Our leaders, members, and Alumni see you, hear you, and support you.
Our organization is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment, where individuals from all backgrounds feel a sense of belonging in the MCSC community. Leveraging the power of our diverse perspectives, experiences, and communities will propel us forward to fulfill our purpose – to enable our members to launch successful careers in consulting and strategy.
We acknowledge that we have room to grow and we are open to specific feedback on how to be better. We aim to be transparent and lead by example and we hope our partners will follow.
Here are our commitments to promote racial and social equity:
1. Require unconscious bias training for all MCSC Board Members and Mentors
2. Ensure selection processes and criteria for application-based opportunities through MCSC (external case training, AVP selection, etc.) emphasize support and representation of underrepresented minorities
3. Partner with Marshall affinity clubs, recruiting partners, and Alumni to host events that provide exposure to Black and underrepresented industry practitioners and their experiences. Additionally, we will hold networking events that will increase access to MCSC leaders and mentorship for members of underrepresented communities
4. Launch an annual charity event in which all proceeds will go to local organizations focused on racial and social equity
5. Launch the Trojan Consulting Network initiative in which MCSC leaders will allocate time to speak with members of the Black and underrepresented communities about a career in consulting and the business school experience
We provide a diverse spectrum of opportunities for our members to prepare themselves for careers in consulting or internal strategy. By dedicating the time and effort to take advantage of these opportunities, club members will be able to prepare themselves for the next step in their careers in a short amount of time.
Career Night: MCSC’s Career Night is the largest and most recognized consulting networking event of the year. During this event, experts and representatives from top-tier consulting and strategy firms volunteer their time to meet with MCSC members to help them increase their knowledge of specific firms and gain a broader perspective of the consulting and strategy industry as a whole.
Interview Preparation: Through formal and informal events, the MCSC Board, mentors, and casing coaches will help prepare members for all types of consulting and strategy interviews. The club will host case interviewing workshops, a formal case interview certification program, and mock interview sessions.
Panel Discussions: MCSC will host panel discussions during the fall semester to allow second-year students to share their internship experiences within the different areas of strategy and consulting, and to invite industry experts from different firms in consulting and strategy to share their experiences and discuss their companies and careers.
Mentorship: MCSC provides a formal mentorship program that matches first years with second years in their respective interest areas. The mentor program will be designed to help first year’s along their career journey by helping them with networking, resume reviews, cover letters, and interview preparation.
Case Competitions: Case competitions are a great way to refine critical thinking, presentation, and technical skills. The Marshall Case Competition Program (MCCP) organizes Marshall student’s participation in case competitions worldwide and provides training to enhance participants' presentation abilities. We encourage members to participate in these competitions as well as Marshall’s own Global Consulting Challenge.
Membership to MCSC is not required to participate in case competitions or MCCP workshops.
Company Events: Marshall is lucky to have an array of consulting companies and companies offering strategy roles come to campus to talk about their firms. During these presentations students will learn about the company, any available full-time or internship positions available, and network with company representatives.
Student and Alumnae Mixers: Throughout the year MCSC will host internal and external events that will help the members network and just have fun together.
With all these resources at the tip of their fingers, we encourage our members put in their time, effort and practice and make the best use of any opportunities that MCSC or Marshall provides.