Graduate Clubs and Activities

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McGill Case Competition Association

McGill Case Competition Association

Working with universities around the world, building and hosting world class case competitions, and encouraging graduate students to enroll and participate.

McGill Business Consulting Group (MBCG)

McGill Business Consulting Group

MBCG partners in the success of the Montreal business community and helps firms of all sizes achieve their goals.


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 (DBTC)

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.

Ronak BaldawaPresident: ronak.baldawa [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ronak Baldawa)
About me: I am currently pursuing MBA and have nearly 6 years of experience in Project and Product Management for Tech companies.
Interests: Apart from being a case competition fan, I utilise my free time to play football and learn new dance styles.
Fun Fact: I love coding machine learning models in Python

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: lawrence.komrower [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Larry Komrower)
Larry is a Desautels MBA 2023 candidate with a specialization in Global Strategy and Leadership. He has eight years' experience in the international education field, coordinating and managing study and intern abroad programs for university students. Now an MBA student, Larry is focusing this next phase of his career on consulting and corporate strategy. Originally from the Washington, DC area, he has lived abroad in France, Spain, and now Canada. Larry holds a BA in French and theatre from Ithaca College and an MA in French linguistics from Indiana University Bloomington.

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: horacio.aguilerasalinas [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Horacio Aguilera)
Horacio joins the Desautels McGill MBA program with over 5 years of experience in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Finance. His willingness to deepen his understanding of the financial markets, global economy, and geopolitics led Horacio to leave his native Mexico to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the Martin Luther University in Germany. Horacio is a polyglot (Spanish, English, German and French), and his primary interests are swimming, running, and fishing.

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.

Fasih Ur RehmanPresident: fasih.rehman [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Fasih Ur Rehman)
Fasih has over three years of experience in CPG Industry in the Trade Marketing function. Most recently he was a Category Operations Manager for a growing portfolio of brands at Friesland Campina. On the side he loves working with technology and is also an avid video gamer. He also loves to write and is a self published novelist and blog writer.

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.

Kriti PradhanPresident: kriti.pradhan [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Kriti Pradhan)
Kriti is a McGill MBA student with over 3.5 years of experience working as an HR professional. She completed her Masters in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics in 2017 and had been working as a campus recruiter for a leading Canadian company prior to joining the MBA. She has led multiple diversity and inclusion teams in her professional career and has been a volunteer and advocate for women’s development since her undergraduate. She is a trained Indian Classical dancer and enjoys music, dance and outdoor activities in her free time.

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.

Omar BarghoutiPresident: omar.barghouti [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Omar Barghouti)
Risk management and internal audit professional with experience in providing business consulting solutions that deliver value to clients, improve quality, drive sustainable business performance, and maximize revenue potential while mitigating risk.
Passionate about ESG mandate and looking to make a positive social and environmental contribution through Net Impact McGill Chapter.


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: bingquan.wu [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Bingquan (Roger) Wu)
Bingquan is a 2023 MBA candidate after working 3 years as a Business Development Consultant at Mastercard China. He holds a Bachelors degree in Finance at Fudan University. Currently, he is the team lead of McGill Non-for-profit consulting.

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

Vaibhav SaxenaPresident: vaibhav.saxena [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Vaibhav Saxena)
Vaibhav is an ex-investment banker with close to five years of experience in infrastructure space. He is really passionate about soccer (die-hard supporter of Manchester United Football Club), has played the game for more than 15 years and represented Delhi’s Under 17 soccer team at zonal and inter zonal level.

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 in the Community

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.

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