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 one-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 strategy consulting, this year's competition will be taking place from November 15th to 17th, 2017 at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim.

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 one-day conference will be taking place on November 17th at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim.

KATHERINE PAN [Co-Chair Competition]

Katherine is currently a 3rd year Commerce student pursuing a specialization in Operations and Logistics. She joined NSCC in hopes of bringing together an impactful and valuable competition and conference experience for those who wish to pursue a career in strategy consulting. Before joining NSCC, Katherine spent her time working with the AMS and CUS, as well as various other clubs and services on campus. In her spare time, Katherine enjoys scenic hikes and the occasional intramural sport league. Katherine is immensely grateful for the lovely, talented, and witty organizing team with whom she has the privilege of working with and is excited to make NSCC an experience to remember!

PHILIP WONG [Co-Chair Conference]

Philip is a fourth-year student in Accounting. He's been involved with NSCC for two years, an ambassador in 2015 and VP Internal in 2016. He is currently the Co-Chair Conference and he’s extremely excited to utilize his prior experiences with NSCC to make this year’s conference impactful for all students. Outside of school and extracurriculars, Philip loves to go on a spontaneous hike or play ultimate. He will be attending CUHK as an exchange student in the second semester of 2017 and can’t wait to travel across southeast Asia.

FEI FEI YUAN [Vice-President of Finance and Administration]

Fei Fei is a 3rd year Finance Co-op student at the Sauder School of Business. She has spent 11 years in Dalian, China before moving to Vancouver. Fei Fei interned at China Everbright Bank this past summer, and her involvements in school (other than NSCC) include being a Finance Analyst at the Commerce Undergraduate Society and Co-President at UBC BizChina Club. Her favourite quote is by Sir Winston Churchill - “the earth is yours and the fullness thereof”. When Fei Fei is not occupied by school, work or her extracurricular activities, she likes to dine out with her friends and sleep. She also likes to travel, shop, read, draw and go to music festivals.

AARUSHI RAIZADA [Vice-President of Marketing]

Aarushi is a 4th year Marketing student and is currently the VP Marketing of NSCC. She has been previously involved with UBC AIESEC, a global student-led organization and was also a part of the Brand Management Mentorship Program this past summer. She is highly enthusiastic about the cosmetics industry and loves to cook diverse Indian fusion foods. She loves to dance and has practiced Jazz Contemporary, Hip-Hop, and Indian Classical before. She became a part of NSCC to get to know more about the consulting industry and make some long-lasting relationships within the team.

REBECCA CHEN [Vice-President of Corporate Relations]

Curious and conscientious are two words to describe Rebecca, a 3rd year Commerce student pursuing a major in Business and Computer Science. She joined NSCC this year because she wanted to be involved in a high impact community initiative, and expand her knowledge set to include strategy consulting industry insights. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys managing the largest technology club at UBC, evolving small talk into deep talk with people she’s just met, and struggling to debug her programming assignments. If you ever need someone to talk to about pressing global issues, gush over the upcoming Broadway musicals playing town, or ogle over cute pictures of baby animals on Instagram, shoot her a message!

KRISTIN KWON [Co-Director of Corporate Relations]

Kristin is a second year student who is interested in entering the consulting industry. She is committed to wearing only shades on the greyscale and is quite the minimalist. When she’s not occupied by her academics, she loves to go for walks/runs or go on spontaneous food adventures. She is also an avid tea drinker so feel free to strike a conversation about all the different types of teas and their caffeine levels.

MATTHEW YONG [Co-Director of Corporate Relations]

Matthew is the dangerously optimistic friend who is close to becoming blind by looking at the bright side too often. When he’s not at school, Matthew can be found taking long strolls in the park trying to find an “aesthetic” photo to post on Instagram. If you see Matthew wandering the hallways of Henry Angus, feel free to say hello and ask him about feel-good movies, the meaning of life, or what music he listens to.

SANAH ALI [Vice-President of Logistics]

Sanah is a 4th year Integrated Science student, studying the relationship between physiology and psychology. Once she began her minor in Commerce last year, she deeply regretted not applying to Sauder in the first place. She is currently the VP Logistics for NSCC, as she wanted to get involved outside of her faculty and learn more about the consulting industry. Sanah’s passions include fitness, caffeine, and meeting new people. If you see her around, make sure to say hello! She’ll love to engage in a thoughtful conversation, especially if she’s procrastinating on something.

WARREN JIANG [Vice-President of External Relations]

Warren is a 3rd year Commerce student specializing in Finance & Real Estate at the Sauder School of Business. He spent Currently VP External at NSCC and VP Finance at UBC Real Estate Club, he is always enthusiastic about taking on new challenges, whether it is a leadership role or a case competition. He enjoys playing piano, running, and learning something new. His current pursuits include the National Investment Banking Competition & Conference, the Vancouver Fall Classic Run Half-Marathon, and endless food adventures.

ZAMEER DEVRAJ [Director of University Relations]

Zameer is a third-year BCOM student specializing in Real Estate. As University Relations Director, he is excited to unite students from all across North America in joining us in Vancouver for what is set to be a very memorable NSCC! Outside of school, Zameer loves all sports and enjoys to travel. Philanthropic work is a huge aspect of his life, and is constantly seeking new ways to make an impact in our local and global community. He is an avid Yankees, Canucks and Patriots fan - eager to see his Yankees begin their hunt for #28 this October. If you see him around campus, make sure to say hello...unless you’re a Red Sox fan.

ALIA VIRANI [Vice-President of Human Resources]

Meeting and getting to know new people are two of Alia’s favourite hobbies, and as the VP Human Resources for NSCC this year, she is excited to create long-lasting relationships. She is a third year Commerce student specializing in Real Estate, and having just completed an HR internship with the District of North Vancouver, she is excited to utilize her new skills, and mentor her hired ambassadors and associates into leaders themselves. When she isn’t spending her free time baking up a storm in the kitchen, you can find her hiking Vancouver’s beautiful forests with her puppy. Alia loves coffee, so be sure to get to know her over a warm latte.

WILSON WANG [Co Vice-President of Case Development]

Wilson is a 3rd year finance student here at UBC. Current involvements outside of NSCC include being the VP Events of the UBC Finance Association. In the past, he has also worked closely with the Canadian Cancer Society and UBC's Right to Play. Growing up in Port Moody, he spent most of his time outside playing sports. Some of his favorites include hockey, volleyball and track and field. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and hanging out with friends and family. If you ever see him around, be sure to say wassup!

MIGUEL VALARAO [Co Vice-President of Case Development]

After a year of pursuing a specialization in Business and Computer Science, Miguel didn’t feel like coming back to school – so he didn't. As Co-VP Case Development, Miguel joined NSCC as an exercise in creative writing. This was the same reason Miguel joined WestPeak, an equity research association that he currently manages. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys building financial models and reading about capital markets. He is also a Soylent enthusiast and former Hearthstone addict.