Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club
The 2021 Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Conference and Case Competition will be held on Friday, April 16th virtually over Zoom. The theme of the conference this year is Path to Purpose, and the conference events will emphasize how working in consulting develops core skills that are valuable for both a career in consulting and a myriad of tangential professions. We are excited to welcome Kausik Rajgopal as our keynote speaker. Mr. Rajgopal is a Senior Partner and the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company’s Western U.S. region, while also co-leading the firm’s global financial technology efforts. He also leads the Public Sector Practice on the West Coast with a focus on improving operations and successfully managing transformational change.
With everything online this year, we are offering two types of registration. The first allows participants to compete in the case competition and gives them access to the Zoom links for the other events (such as panels and resume reviews), which we encourage them to share with their schools. The case competition is an opportunity to analyze a company-sponsored business case and present your recommendations to a panel of industry professionals in a 15-minute presentation over Zoom. You will be competing against 20+ teams from across the U.S. and Canada. Each team must contain 3-4 members, and winning teams will be awarded cash prizes ($1000 for first place and $600 for second place) and opportunities to connect one-on-one with company representatives. The “early bird” registration fee is $75 per team and is available until Friday, March 5th at 11:59pm EST. Afterward, the price per team will be raised to $95 and the final registration deadline is Friday, March 26th at 11:59pm EST. This cheaper price is a ~30% discount from previous years to compensate for the virtual setting. The spots are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The only exception to this rule is if over two teams from the same school register. If 3+ teams from one school register, we will send a short case to the teams and select the best two. The other team(s) will be refunded for the ticket they purchased.
The second type of registration does not include access to the case competition, but it does grant your school access to all of our other events. This will be available at a flat price of $20 per school.
The final registration deadline for the option that includes the case competition is Friday, March 26th at 11:59pm EST (register for case competition here). The case will be sent to all participants in early April.