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UNC Consulting Club

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Mission

Our mission is to advance UNC Kenan-Flagler students toward consulting-related careers by providing opportunities for them to explore the consulting industry and learn consulting skill sets.

Leadership Team

Jessica Merrill - President

Jessica is a double Tar Heel, having graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Global Studies, concentrating in Latin American Politics. After graduating, she followed her interest in international affairs by joining a Massachusetts-based consulting firm that specialized in advising International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on infrastructure economics and finance. Through her work as a consultant and her involvement in the firm’s internal business management, Jessica discovered a passion for business strategy and process improvement that led her to pursue an MBA. At Kenan-Flagler, she is concentrating in management consulting and is excited to give back to UNC by serving as a strategic planning advisor for the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. In her free time, Jessica loves traveling, playing soccer, rock climbing, and exploring the Triangle area.

Contact: Jessica_Merrill@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

German Felipe Vega - Executive Vice President 

German Felipe grew up in San José, Costa Rica and throughout his management consulting career, he has worked in the healthcare, retail, consumer goods, and financial services industries across Latin America. He attended Universidad de Costa Rica, where he majored in Economics. During his time in college, he was actively engaged in the student government, serving as Class Representative to the Student Senate. Upon graduation, he started his career in financial services and gained significant exposure to strategic planning and M&A. He then transitioned into Deloitte Consulting in Latin America and specialized in Corporate & Business Unit Strategy. Outside of work and school, German Felipe enjoys playing guitar and is currently training for his first full marathon in 2017.

Contact: German_Vega@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Josh Bennett - VP of Finance 

Josh graduated from the University of New Orleans with a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (basically a degree for designing ships). He has always had a passion for the ocean and the outdoors and during the summers of his undergraduate studies he would return home to Alaska to work as a charter boat captain. After graduating, Josh worked as an engineer planning and executing projects to refloat sunken commercial shipwrecks around the world for four years before coming to Kenan-Flagler to pursue a career transition into management consulting. In addition to his role with the Consulting Club, Josh is the President of Christians@Kenan-Flagler and the co-VP of Learning and Development for the International Business Association. Outside of school, Josh loves spending time with his wonderful wife, Jasmin, doing anything or nothing.


Contact: Joshua_Bennett@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Leslie Wong- VP of Communications

Leslie Wong grew up in Summit, New Jersey and headed south to Davidson College where she studied Art History.  After graduation, she moved to New York City and used that art history knowledge in an account management role at a fine art digital archive.  She then further developed her business development skills at a market research firm.  At Kenan-Flagler, she is on the Consulting Club and Net Impact Club's leadership teams and participates in the Non-Profit Board Consultants program.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring new cuisines.

Contact: Leslie_Wong@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Matt Witko - VP of Alumni and Corporate Relations


Matt Witko grew up north of New York City in Chappaqua, NY and completed his undergraduate degree at Tufts University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. At Tufts, Matt was an All-American and Captain for the DIII National Championship-winning Tufts Varsity Lacrosse team. Upon graduation, Matt played two years of professional lacrosse in Major League Lacrosse for the Ohio Machine and New York Lizards while serving as a financial analyst for a boutique financial planning firm. Matt leveraged his interest in the financial markets and entrepreneurial attitude to launch a proprietary commodities trading firm in February 2014. After a few successful years in the startup world, Matt has come to UNC Kenan-Flagler to pursue a career in management consulting to more effectively utilize his business problem-solving and leadership skills. Matt is a Summer Associate for Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta. Matt enjoys coaching youth athletes, traveling, and any sort of outdoor activity including hiking, paddleboarding, and yoga.

Contact: Matt_Witko@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Srishti Sharma - VP of International Experience

Srishti grew up in multiple cities across India, before settling down in the nation’s capital - Delhi.  After getting a dual degree in Business and Law, she worked with a premier law firm in India, on all things M&A and PE (with a smattering of general corporate advisory thrown in)  At Kenan-Flagler, Srishti keeps herself busy with her work with the Consulting Club, International Business Association (as the VP of Social Activities a.k.a liaison for party planning) and as the Legacy Representative of one of the greatest legacies ever – Evans. When free, she loves reading, dancing (she’s a trained classical dancer), instagraming, watching dog-videos and working for animal-rescue projects.

Contact: Srishti_Sharma@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Rajat Gupta - VP of Learning & Development

Rajat grew up and finished his high school in New Delhi. Later, he moved to the southern part of India for his undergraduate education. He completed his undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from VIT University (Vellore), participated in Model UN and parliamentary debates. After graduating, Rajat went on to work for Deloitte in their technology consulting practice. He spent 4 years with the firm in India and US offices.  At Kenan-Flagler, Rajat is focussing on strategy and general management. He is a student consultant to the board of a regional non-profit as well. Rajat spends his free time watching netflix and has recently started to hone his culinary skills.

Contact: Rajat_Gupta@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Tushar Sharad - VP of Learning & Development

Tushar is originally from Bangalore, India. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering from Manipal University (India) and joined Deloitte as a technology consultant advising clients in the healthcare and insurance industries. Before coming to business school, he was helping a US based automobile insurer go to market with its product offerings in 24 states.  At Kenan-Flagler, Tushar is concentrating in management consulting. He is also helping the UNC School of Arts and Sciences create a strategic roadmap for the university. Tushar is an avid soccer fan, enjoys climbing and is learning how to play tennis.

Contact: Tushar_Sharad@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Catie Venable - VP of Learning & Development

Catie is a North Carolina native and a lifelong Tar Heel fan. After studying French and History at the University of Richmond, she moved to Washington DC to work first for an international development NGO and then for a health care research and consulting firm. Catie is a dual degree student at UNC’s Gillings School of Public Health and also serves on the leadership team of Carolina Women in Business. When not working, Catie enjoys looking for her next excuse to travel and experiencing how much more fun Durham has gotten since she grew up there.

Contact: Catie_Venable@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Brad Keller - VP of Case Competitions

Originally from New Jersey, Brad moved to Cleveland to attend Case Western Reserve University where he studied Chemical Engineering. Upon graduating, he remained in the Cleveland area, where he worked in Research and Development as a Project Scientist. After a few years, he was transferred to one of his company’s manufacturing plants near Nashville TN, where he was in charge of starting up a new product line. Now at Kenan-Flagler Brad is concentrating in Management Consulting and Finance and is giving the consulting thing a whirl over the summer. Outside of school Brad enjoys the outdoors and all things Cleveland sports related. Yes…. even the Browns!

Contact: Bradley_Keller@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Kelly Lynch - VP of Case Competitions

Kelly was born in Syracuse, NY but moved to Cary, NC when she was 10 because her parents greatly disliked dealing with three kids in snow suits. Despite missing the great white North, Kelly attended UNC-Chapel Hill for undergrad where she majored in Journalism. She decided against the reporter's life after graduation and moved to California to work in the spicy hot tech industry (in recruiting). She then spent a year back in NC working as the marketing communications manager for the full-time MBA program at, you guessed it, UNC Kenan-Flagler. Unable to sit still and craving good ramen, she moved back to San Francisco to work for Google where she spent the three years prior to business school. Besides spending excessive amounts of money moving across the country, Kelly enjoys good bagels, board games, watching hockey, and pretending to be athletic.

Contact: Kelly_Lynch@kenan-flagler.unc.edu


Molly Birnbaum - VP of Off-Campus & Diversity Recruiting

Originally hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Molly attended Wesleyan University where she majored in Sociology and Dance. After graduation, Molly received a fellowship to co-found and launch the pilot of the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education, an accredited college-in-prison program that offers liberal arts classes to incarcerated students. After her fellowship, she served as a counselor and project manager of school operations/support services for at-risk teens in non-traditional high schools across Brooklyn. In addition to her role with the Consulting Club at Kenan-Flagler, Molly holds leadership positions with the PRIDE Club and UNC’s Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, a national fellowship program dedicated to increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities in business schools and corporate management.

Contact: Molly_Birnbaum@kenan-flagler.unc.edu




Membership Benefits

The MBA Consulting Club aims to improve the career prospects and education of each one of its members. Whether you are an industry veteran, aspiring consultant or simply interested in learning consulting skills, the Club provides a strong platform with various opportunities, including:

Education Opportunities
: Prep with case experts, detailed education sessions., individual cases with hired case interview professional

Case Competition Preparation: Internal Deloitte Case Competition, Cognizant Case Competition, Internal Case-off, case competition preparation sessions with top professors

Career Treks: Opportunity to visit consultants in their home office, understand the culture of various firms, and networking alumni. Treks in Atlanta and Charlotte

Industry Overviews: Career brownbags on S&O, Technology and Healthcare Consulting, alumni guest speakers and consulting panels

Major Events

Fall Semester:

  • Kick-Off Meeting Welcome new members to the MBA Consulting Club
  • Start of Education Sessions Key lessons about consulting and internal strategy, how to prepare for interviews, and how to succeed in an internship
  • Cognizant Case Competition First case competition with Cognizant Business Consulting Cases are for Everyone CMC session with case expert David Ohrvall introducing the case interview and how to prepare for it
  • 2nd Year Case-Off Chance for 2nd year students to go head-to-head.
  • Healthcare Panel Introductory panel into healthcare consulting
  • Atlanta Career Trek Expose students to major consulting/strategy firms such as Deloitte, Georgia-Pacific, BCG, ScottMadden, and Bain
  • 1st Year Case-Off Opportunity for 1st year students to showcase their skills in front of judges from Deloitte, Bain, and McKinsey
  • Charlotte Career Trek Expose students to major consulting/strategy firms such as McKinsey, EY, PwC, and North Highland
  • Deloitte Internal Case Competitions Teams of 4 faced off to determine the top 8 teams to go against Duke
  • Group Casing with David Ohrvall Small group casing with the case expert David Ohrvall
  • Deloitte Case Competition Annual competition against Duke to determine attendees of National Competition
  • Case Blitz Final school practice before the start of winter break

Spring Semester:

  • How to Succeed in Your Internship Panel of 2nd year students and professions explaining how to ensure top performance in the summer internship
  • Triangle-wide Alumni Networking An opportunity for consultants from the area to meet and network with UNC Kenan-Flagler students
 
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