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Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS)

Modified: June 30, 2017

Northwestern University’s ADCA (Advanced Degree Consulting Alliance) unites NU advanced degree (M.A./M.Sc., M.D., J.D., Ph.D., and post-doctorate) students interested in pursuing careers in management and discipline-specific consulting. Through organized networking socials with industry recruiters and professional development programs with university resources, ADCA aims to provide its members with an environment to adapt their academic experiences to the consulting realm. 

ADCA is proud to host the 3rd annual Advanced Degree Consulting Summit (ADCS) from 3:00 - 8:30p on July 21st, 2017 at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (375 E Chicago Ave). The Summit is an opportunity for advanced degree candidates to network with representatives from sponsoring firms and discover how consulting engages transferable skills within a multitude of industries. Whether you are about to embark on the job market or just starting to explore employment options outside of academia, the Summit is a wonderful way to gain insight into the consulting industry. 

ADCS 2017 Highlights: 

  • Panelists from select sponsoring consulting firms (BCG, Exponent, McKinsey, Navigant) 
  • Winning presentations from 2017 advanced degree case competitions 
  • The opportunity to submit your resume into a book for platinum-level sponsors 
  • Networking events with recruiters (pre-Summit tea) and consultants (post-Summit social) 

ADCS 2017 Schedule: 

3:00 - 4:00 pm Registration, pre-Summit networking tea 

4:00 - 5:30 pm Welcome, firm presentations and Q&A 

5:30 - 6:00 pm Case competition presentations and Q&A 

6:00 - 8:00 pm Post-Summit networking social 

Registration ($10 early bird ends July 7, $15 regular, $20 cash only at the door*): 

  • Please visit http://bit.ly/2sodSGk to buy tickets and register for ADCS 2017 
  • Early bird attendees also have the option of providing a 1-page resume for platinum-level sponsoring firms. To submit, please send in ADCS2017_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.PDF format to adca@u.northwestern.edu with the subject line “ADCS 2017 resume.” 

* For concerns regarding ticket fees, please contact Siyu Tao (siyutao2020@u.northwestern.edu


Platinum: Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Navigant 

Gold: Exponent, PwC Strategy& 

NU: The Graduate School, NU Master of Science in Law program, The Student Bar Association, Driskill Graduate Program, Northwestern Career Advancement 

Contact and Inquiries: 

For more details about ADCA and the Summit, please visit the ADCA website. Any further questions or general inquiries may be directed towards ADCA (adca@u.northwestern.edu). 

Professional Development