UCC was founded in 2011 by nine undergraduate students: Razvan Stanici, Darick Leach, Justin Tan, Nicholas Hammes, Steven Ochs, Alen Osmanovic, Austin Loeb, Jennifer Beasley, and Vince Phan. They noticed students at the University of Minnesota, although extremely intelligent, lacked the knowledge and resources to compete against top tier business school students in case interviews. Several consulting firms mentioned that University of Minnesota students have the analytical abilities, but were behind on the soft skill and the ability to crack the case interviews. The founding team saw an opportunity to create an organization which could offer the support in building and refining those skills. It was established with the following three main goals as a focus:
UCC will offer students an opportunity to learn more about the consulting industry and the diverse opportunities in the profession. This will be done through organizing information sessions with firms, having presentation on different aspects of the world of consulting, and creating an open environment for all people to ask questions.
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UCC will provide a venue for students to engage with leading consulting professionals and learn about their company and the services they provide. This will be done through inviting consultants as guest speakers, site visit, question and answer sessions, and resources for members on the website.
UCC will prepare students for the selection and interview process of consulting firms. This will be done through case interview workshops, an annual Case Competition, and Mock Case interviews.