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The 2nd Annual Midwest Business Case Competition hold successfully

(Written by MJ Zhang, Edited by Christy Song, Photos by Sung Hei Yau)
The Final and Semi-Final rounds of the 2nd Annual Midwest Business Case Competition was held by the Michigan Graduate Consulting Club (MGCC) on March. 18th. As one of the General Sponsors, The SearchLite was invited to this event. Scott Phillips, Founder and CEO of The SearchLite,, , judged the final competition with Ben Kosinski from The Boston Consulting Groups, Diane Bouis from Innovo, Linh Song from the  Ann Arbor Educational Foundation (AAPSEF).

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Four Judges. From left to right: Scott Phillips, Linh Song, Ben Kosinski and Diane Bouis.

After four laborious hours, the first and second place winners of the Semi-Final and Final Competition were, the team follow link ProboKnow (Rhonda Jack, Lianette Rivera, Eric Lin, and Zhijie Wang) and go to link SciNeer(Junjie Chen, Justin Storms, Minyu Xiao, David Burdette). Congratulations on your achievements and outstanding teamwork!

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February 2016, Newsletter

 The SearchLite

The Community Monthly Newsletter, Feb. ’16

Throughout the month of February love was in the air as boxes of chocolates were exchanged, and heart-felt messages were shared. Although our messages might not end with XOXO, The SearchLite has plenty to share with you for the month of February!

Interested in who’s already a part of the IIR CommunityCheck out our members!

*Feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone that might be interested! We would also encourage you to share our monthly newsletters on your social media platforms so that others may become aware of the IIR Community.*

As always, please feel free to come to me with any questions or concerns you may have (

– Christy Song

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November, 2015 Newsletter







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The Community Monthly Newsletter, Nov. ’15


Did you know that November 2 is the only date on which two US presidents were born: Warren Harding and James Polk? Just a little bit of history fun to share at the dinner table. Another topic of discussion you can share is all of the news we have to share with you for the month of November! 

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Michigan Graduate Consulting Club – Case Study Competition

Michigan Graduate Consulting ClubThe Michigan Graduate Consulting Club is holding their first annual Case Competition hosted by MGCC is scheduled for April 3rd 2015 on the Michigan Campus. Graduate, professional students (PhD, MD, JD, MBA) and postdoctoral fellows from the Midwest region were invited to participate.

Participating teams chose from one of two opportunities to compete. 1) The case composition and 2) the case presentation.  This type of event is an excellent opportunity for graduate and postdoctoral fellows who are in transition from academia to industry or consulting.  The event helps individuals and team develop the skills necessary to develop and present solutions to an exciting real-world business problem.

First prize for the written case composition is $1000 and First prize for the normal case composition is $500.

Michigan Graduate Consulting ClubThe Michigan Graduate Consulting Club (MGCC) aims to support University of Michigan graduate students and post docs interested in pursuing the management consulting industry as a career. To this end, we host different events including weekly case practice meetings, company info sessions, and soon our annual case competition. We also provide resources and personal development services that are necessary for success in consulting interviews.

The SearchLite is a sponsor of the event along with Boston Consulting and Roland Burger Consultants.  Scott Phillips, CEO and Founder of The SearchLite will participage on the final judges panel.

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