Six UNSW Business School students including; Christopher Chan, Michael Liang, Catherine Hu, Jojo Yu, Mildred Aroko, Rishikesh Akolkar participated in the Global Consulting Group case competition.

The Melbourne based competition provides an opportunity for students to build leadership, problem solving and communication skills by applying their academic knowledge and skills on real projects with industry professionals.

The winning group, Team Magma, comprising of Christopher Chan and Michael Liang gave a successful pitch to an industry panel of judges to create a financially sustainable strategy for ‘Out For Australia’ – an organisation that seeks to support and mentor aspiring LGBTIQ professionals as they navigate their way through the early stages of their professional career.

Michael explained, “I really enjoyed this initiative because I was able to gain great insight into the consulting best practices and also put the skills I learnt into practice through the case competition scenario.”

Professor Nick Wailes, Associate Dean Digital and Innovation said “We are delighted to be partnering with GCG on this initiative. It's a great opportunity for our students to develop consulting skills and at the same time make a contribution to the not for profit sector. I was really impressed by the quality of all the presentations and the thinking that went into them.”

Wailes says he hopes this is the beginning of a broader initiative and plans on UNSW Business School to partner with GCG, to deliver more projects for not for profit organisations, stating “we are very keen to hear from social impact organisations that would be interested in collaborating with us in this initiative.”

For more information regarding this initiative please contact Professor Nick Wailes