ABOUT US

Overview | Organizing Committee

Who Are We?

Founded in 2013, the National Strategy Consulting Competition & Conference (NSCC) is a comprehensive opportunity for students across North America to learn about strategy consulting. This annual event brings together the nation's top undergraduate and MBA talent in a three-day competition and two-day conference to showcase their knowledge and abilities to respected professionals in the consulting industry.

Competition

The NSCC 2017 competition provides undergraduate and MBA students from Canada and US's top universities with the opportunity to hone their abilities in analyzing problems, solving cases, and pitching. Competitors will have the opportunity to be recognized by students across North America and by senior professionals in the consulting industry. With a theme on technology consulting, this year's competition will be taking place from January 26th to 28th, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.

Conference

Taking place in parallel with the competition, the NSCC 2017 conference will give students an opportunity to learn more about the consulting industry through workshops, speaker panels and keynote addresses. In addition, the conference will be hosting a Wine & Cheese, Gala Dinner and evening events where delegates will have the opportunity to expand their professional network. The two-day conference will be taking place from January 26th to 28th, 2017 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver.

PETER YUAN [Co-Chair Competition]

Peter Yuan is a current 5th year student at the Sauder School of Business studying Finance and minoring in Statistics. His passion for strategy consulting stems from the deep analytical nature of the industry and his interest in problem solving, and he's looking forward to leading the Competition aspect of NSCC this year. He's hopes to leverage the skills he developed as a Case Associate for the 2015-2016 NIBC Organizing Team to help expand and grow NSCC to new, unknown territories. He's currently interning at Tricor Pacific Founders Capital as a Private Equity Summer Analyst, assisting the deal team in origination and transaction support. His last summer was spent interning at Catalyst Capital, a boutique investment bank, as a Summer Analyst where he spent his time advising companies seeking equity financing over the public stock exchanges. In his spare time, Peter enjoys weightlifting, playing poker, and shooting billiards.

LINDA DAI [Co-Chair Conference]

Linda Dai is going into her second year at the Sauder School of Business, intending to specialize in Finance and additionally obtain a minor in Economics. She currently has her mind set on pursuing a career in management consulting after graduation. Her other passion lies in developmental economics, which she hopes to bridge with her commerce degree by creating a platform for entrepreneurs in developing countries to receive technical assistance. For now, however, Linda is serving as the Co-Chair Conference of the National Strategic Consulting Competition and Conference (NSCC) and working at the Front Desk of the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Outside of school and work, Linda regularly practices yoga and enjoys reading paperback books.

ELISA LIU [Director of Competition]

Elisa is a third-year Finance student at the Sauder School of Business. She is currently interning at KPMG Management Consulting. In the past, she worked at IVEST Consumer Partners as a private equity intern and on NIBC (www.nibc.ca) as Internal Associate. As a participant at NSCC 2015, Elisa is very excited to be a part of it this year as Competition Director. She loves case competitions and thinks they are an excellent way to understand how theory applies to real life. In her spare time, Elisa enjoys listening to music and trying out new restaurants in town.

PHILIP WONG[Director of Internal]

Philip is a motivated third year student majoring in Accounting. His fascination with the world of consulting stems from his extraordinary experience volunteering as an ambassador at the 2015 NSCC conference. He was exposed to the consulting industry through this particular experience and he can’t wait to learn more this year. Philip will utilize his prior leadership experience in AIESEC UBC as a HR Director and in Enactus as a Community Engagement Director to ensure the logistics and internal affairs at this year’s NSCC are seamless. Outside of NSCC, Philip loves to swim and play ultimate.

KACIE EVANS [Director of Marketing]

Kacie is a fourth year Sauder School of Business student specializing in Marketing and International Business. Having previously been involved with NSCC as a competitor and ambassador, Kacie is enthusiastic to be joining this year’s executive team as Marketing Director for the conference. She believes that NSCC is a conference and competition that fosters a competitive environment unmatched by other organizations and an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge of consulting. Last year, Kacie had the opportunity to work as Director of Events for the UBC Social Enterprise Conference and looks forward to bringing the knowledge and expertise gained there to this year’s NSCC conference. In her spare time, Kacie is an avid snowboarder, runner and traveler, having just completed a full year abroad with the UBC Go Global program.

JUSTIN NA [Director of Human Resources]

Justin is a second-year student aspiring to specialize in Marketing and Operations and Logistics at Sauder School of Business. His fruitful learning experiences at NSCC 2015 inspired him to be part of the team, which is able to promote and share the wonder that is the consulting industry. Now, Justin seeks to apply to his position as the HR director the invaluable skills obtained through his work experience at Hilton Hotel Tokyo Bay as the section manager to achieve smooth coordination and amicable cooperation amongst the staffs of NSCC. He further seeks to challenge his interpersonal and organizational skills this summer through his employment at Tokyo Disney Resort. Outside of his academics and work, he is an avid learner of languages and a book worm who also loves to read random articles on Encyclopædia Britannica.

JASON CHONG [Conference Associate]

Jason is an ambitious second-year business student who loves seeing projects come to life. He attended NSCC in the fall of 2015 and loved every minute of the conference experience. This year, Jason served as the Co-Chair of the REVEAL Business Group, where he organized a team to host the IGNITE Business Competition for over eleven high schools in B.C. Jason is also heavily involved in the technology and startup space. He has worked at Payso as a Brand Ambassador, Startup Skool as a Program Leader, and served UBC's eProjects as the First Year Rep. Outside of school, Jason is always on the fields playing ultimate frisbee, or honing and perfecting his martial arts skill.

MICHAEL SUN [Internal Associate]

Michael Sun is a current 2nd year student at the Sauder School of Business studying in Business and Computer Science. His skills in the analytics and communication will greatly help him position of Internal Associate at the NSCC this year. Michael was a past semi-finalist of the National Strategy Consulting Competition, and this year, he will be part of the extraordinary team that will thrive in making an even better event in 2016. Michael had the opportunity to work as a summer analyst at Shandong Luxin Investment Holdings Group in the Venture Capital branch of the company, where he joined a team of three and focused on seed investments in local companies with a fund of 100 million USD. In his spare time, Michael enjoys playing basketball and travelling.

JONATHAN LI [Marketing Associate]

Jonathan Li is a 4th year accounting student at the Sauder School of Business. After being part of the executive team for numerous of case competition organizations, he has decided to bring his expertise in corporate relations to the NSCC team as the Marketing Associate. Outside of NSCC, he is the VP Internal at the Case Competition Club, a mango-anything lover, and a die-hard Vancouver Canucks fan. This summer, he will be an intern at the CITIC International Asset Management Limited in Hong Kong. He is extremely excited at the opportunity to serve as the Marketing Associate for NSCC 2016.

SAMANA TAQVI [Marketing Associate]

Samana is a third-year student at the UBC Sauder School of Business, specializing in Business Technology Management. Having always been passionate about solving business problems, she is keen to pursue a career in consulting. Her love for case competitions led her to be a part of the organizing team and she looks forward to learning more about the vibrant consulting industry. Last year, she was an intern at KPMG and is currently, an academic Success Coach at the Canaccord Learning Commons. She finds joy in the rain, enjoys badminton, running, reading, trying out dessert shops and is a Suits fanatic.

FIONA LEE [Competition Associate]

Fiona is a Finance student with a minor in Environment and Society. After much searching and exploring, Fiona realized early in her second year through NSCC that her dream job was to be a consultant. She looks forward to being part of a stellar team that brings students together with consultants making an impact on the world. Last summer, Fiona was part of the team that represented UBC internationally at the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition. She is also a Residence Advisor at UBC and on the executive team of Biztech UBC.

SAM DOVER [Case Associate]

Sam is a second-year student at the Sauder School of Business, pursuing a specialization in Computer Science. Sam is interested in consulting because of its dynamic combination of problem-solving, critical thinking and communication. He hopes to gain a holistic understanding of the world of consulting whilst working as a Case Associate this year. Sam brings a constant dedication and attention to detail as shown by his previous work as a Project Assistant for the Mindset Social Innovation Foundation, where he developed a cohesive research portfolio for the organization. Outside of the NSCC, Sam is currently the Chair of Sauder Sports and also the VP Logistics of the Sauder International Student Association. In his spare time, he is an avid athlete, loves learning about technology, and is a passionate hiker/climber.

MEGAN LI [Case Associate]

Megan is an impact-driven second year Sauder student who loves the thrill of solving problems. With experiences working with social entrepreneurs and non-profit clients through Enactus UBC’s Impel Consulting engagements, Megan continuously strives to develop her critical thinking and leadership ability to provide value for her community in innovative ways. She is characterized by her dedication and work ethic as shown through her experience as VP Academic for REVEAL’s Ignite Business Competition, where she led the development of a tech-entrepreneurship case. As a past conference attendee, Megan is most excited to contribute directly to the rich learning experience NSCC is known for. Outside of school, you can find Megan teaching Comm 290 labs to first-years or playing sports with friends.