Student life

Desautels Graduate Student Society

Desautels Graduate Student Society

The Desautels Graduate Student Society (DGSS) is a student-run association serving the interests of Masters Students of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

McGill Business Consulting Group

McGill Business Consulting Group

For the past 30 years, the McGill Business Consulting Group (MBCG) has partnered in the success of the Montreal business community and helped firms of all sizes achieve their goals.

McGill Case Competition Association

McGill Case Competition Association

The McGill Case Competition Association (MCCA) was formed with the mission of hosting a world-class professional case competition at McGill.


Clubs and activities

McGill's graduate students maintain an active and enriching series of extracurricular activities. Beyond the classroom experience you will have an incomparable opportunity to meet new people, develop your talents, and learn new skills.

You can gain important hands-on experience through our student-run professional consulting groups, or by helping coordinate conferences organized by McGill graduate students.

Whether it’s intramural teams or a sporting activity with varsity players, the McGill graduate student sports teams provide ideal opportunities to get involved, regardless of experience level.

For information on any of these clubs, please contact:
Desautels Graduate Student Society

Wellness | Professional | Diversity | Lifestyle


Wellness

Desautels Graduate Health and Wellness Committee

The Desautels Graduate Health and Wellness Committee is a student run committee with a mission to destigmatize the conversation on mental health and promote physical and mental wellbeing. It aims to provide a platform to discuss health and wellness of the student body at Desautels and host events to equip students with skills to lead healthy lives at Desautels and beyond. President: alfonso.fernandezpelayo [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Alfonso Fernandez)


Professional

Desautels Graduate Business Technology Club (MBTC)

The Desautels Graduate Business Technology Club is a vibrant student community with the mission of sharing our passion for technology by educating students about the latest technology trends and skills, connecting students with alumni and facilitating recruiting opportunities with hiring managers. We strive to achieve our goals through speaker events, career treks, workshops and networking sessions. We seek to attract students with a wide array of interests as there is a variety of career options for those with non-technical backgrounds in business and technology. President: jessica.jonas [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jessica Jonas)

Desautels Graduate Consulting Club (DGCC)

Founded in 1999, the DGCC is a student-run organization dedicated to helping McGill Management community understand consulting, prepare for a successful career, and connect with professionals. President: michael.bourkas [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Michael Bourkas)

Desautels Graduate Finance Club

The Desautels Graduate Finance Club aspires to educate its members in the various aspects of the finance field whilst supporting their career preparation and increasing their marketability to employers. We aim to accomplish this by establishing an interactive and social environment, in which members are provided the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance their network of industry contacts. President: arjun.kapur3 [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Arjun Kapur)

Desautels Graduate Marketing Club

Our mission is to make the club the most valuable platform for students and alumni interested in making a career in the marketing industry. We aim to provide students with resources to gain the marketing know-how and continuous practical engagements to hone their skills. We create opportunities to spark conversations with current students, alumni and faculty to gain clarity on the world of marketing be it current trends, various marketing roles or simply networking. And finally, we aim to foster a community feeling between all our members always providing support, guidance and direction. President: nandini.jain [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Nandini Biswas)

Desautels Graduate Women’s Association (DGWA)

The DGWA's mission is to maximize the professional development of female students and alumni of the McGill graduate programs through strategic engagement with the McGill community and broader Montreal networks. We enable networking opportunities, celebrate successful women in business and facilitate interactions with influential people. President: emily.gogarty [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Emily Gogarty)

McGill Case Competition Association

We are in touch with universities around the world and encourage graduate students to enrol and participate in Case Competitions hosted by these universities. Some of the case competitions on our radar are the SDA Bocconi, SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge, Corporate Knights, Queen's Innovation Summit Case Competition, Hult Prize, MIT Sloan Analytics Case Competition, USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge, HEC Sustainability Challenge, Corporate Knights, etc. We are also working on building and hosting a world class competition ourselves.

Net Impact - McGill Chapter

Net Impact is a network of more than 11,000 new-generation leaders committed to using the power of business to improve the world. It is also one of the most innovative and influential networks of graduate students and young professionals in existence today. Net Impact McGill Chapter offers an opportunity for members to broaden their business education and exposure to socially responsible organizations, refine their leadership skills through participation in socially responsible activities that give back to the community, and, of course, build their network. President: karan.jindal [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Karan Jindal)


Diversity

Desautels Graduate LGBTQ+ Association (DGLA)

The Desautels Graduate LGBTQ+ Association is an organization open to all students with an interest in creating more inclusive experiences in the Desautels community and in their future professional settings. Our purpose is to raise awareness of the issues members of the LGBTQ+ community face and how allies can help create an inclusive and supportive environment for all. Through events, speakers, and participation in external activities, we work to build relationships and collaborations with other student associations at McGill University, corporate allies and wider LGBTQ+ community in Montreal. President: ilias.xerovasilas [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ilias Xerovasilas)

One World One Culture Committee

Our committee is dedicated towards embracing and celebrating cultures from across the globe through cross-cultural activities. Get a chance to share experiences with alumni, students and faculty regarding cultural differences, adapting mechanism and do’s & don’ts to excel in the new environment.

We have five sub-committees that organize activities specific to their geographic regions.

The five clubs below fall under the One World One Culture umbrella.

Desautels Graduate African Club (DAC)

Our mission is to spread the vibrant and unique culture of Africa to McGill cohort while uplifting each other to succeed in different fields. We organize professional events in collaboration with other African Association, such as African business initiative, to learn from our predecessors who experienced the culture shock and advice for succeeding in the professional space. We also delve in cultural events, sit and chat, wine & dance to shake off some homesickness.

Desautels Graduate Asia Club

The Club promotes and educates our cohort on Asian culture and values, bring together the MBA, MMF and PMBAs in social gatherings, introduce spousal mixers, support and collaborate with other graduate and undergraduate clubs on collective initiatives.

Desautels Graduate Francophonie Club

The Desautels Graduate French Club is a social and conversation club that serves as part of the One World, One Culture Committee. The club seeks to promote French language and Quebec culture at the graduate student level by offering a forum in which students can improve and maintain their French language skills through weekly social events. The club also provides Desautels graduate students with a subsidy for French courses offered by the McGill Post-Graduate Student Society (PGSS).

Desautels Graduate Latin America Club

The club organises events to share the Latin-American culture at McGill and enhance experiences of its members by building a supportive network. These vary from social events (such as dinners to Latin restaurants, Latin parties, Salsa Classes etc.) to professional events (such as speaker series, information about job opportunities in Latin-American companies, etc.)

Desautels Graduate North America Club

As part of McGill MBA North America Club, we aim to bring together all members of the Desautels graduate community for social and professional events that highlight some of the unique experiences associated with living in Canada. We plan to accomplish this by celebrating events such as North American holidays and organizing panels about working in Canada.


Lifestyle

President: harsh.tulsiani [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Harsh Tulsiani)

Desautels Graduate Ball Sports Club

The club supports and run a team of graduate students passionate about basketball and all ball sports. We train, play and participate in the McGill intramural games. We are open to any new ball sport. Through sport events we aspire to bring people together, have fun and strengthen our community.

Desautels Graduate Hockey Club

Sharpen those skates and tape up your sticks! This team brings together all newcomers and lovers of hockey; from attending games, free skating or playing competitively we support all interested in our national sport. The team competes in McGill's intramural hockey league each semester. We host our own annual tournament between other B-schools, and also compete in the McArthur Cup tournament hosted by Harvard. The club hosts other events throughout the year such as skate nights, game night at the Bell Center with the Habs, and attending games of our varsity McGill Ice Hockey team. If it’s got ice, we're there!

Desautels Graduate Raquet Sports Club

The club aims to provide an interactive and inclusive community for Desautels masters students interested in squash, tennis, badminton, table tennis and as the name says, any racquet sport.

Desautels Graduate Soccer Club

The Soccer Club is a recreational club that aims to build interpersonal relationships with other current and former students via the most popular and loved sport in the world: Soccer (Fútbol). The soccer club registers two teams (men only and coed) for the winter and fall intramural tournaments each year. Additionally, we develop social networking activities around soccer events to encourage camaraderie and friendship.


McGill Students Care

As a McGill student, you can change the world or one part of it. There are numerous ways to get involved in improving our local and global communities. McGill students are actively involved in existing charitable causes that help children, adults and the environment here in Montreal and all around the world.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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