2022 Gargoyle Case Competition Sponsored by McKinsey

This year's Gargoyle Case Competition helped develop strategies to solve food insecurity problems.

Registration is now open

To attend the info session and/or register for the competition, please fill out this form

General information

The Gargoyle Consulting Club was excited to host our 2022 Case Competition, sponsored by McKinsey! Participants consulted for the Offshootz, a non-profit that aims to address food insecurity within the Washington Park area by starting a Teaching Kitchen to promote a wellness mindset. Finalists presented their work to the client representatives and McKinsey consultants. The winning teams received an exclusive networking opportunity with McKinsey’s firm leader and consultants!

All students from all divisions (both undergraduate and graduate/postdoc) are welcome to register for case competitions, regularly held in the spring. Stay tuned for the 2023 opportunity. 


  • Open to undergraduate, graduate students, and postdocs from all years and divisions (except MBA students)
  • No experience necessary!
  • There will be two divisions: undergraduate and graduate/postdoc
  • $6 fee ($5 ticket + $1 handling) per person to participate (pre-formed teams must have each individual member pay the fee): all fees collected go towards supporting future GCC events
  • Register as a pre-formed team of 4-5 people or as an individual
    • Pre-formed teams cannot be mixed undergraduate and graduate/postdocs due to the divisions
    • Individuals will be placed in teams with other individual registrants

Info Session & Client Q&A

Monday, Apr 25, 5:30 pm  

Workshop (optional)

Friday, Apr 29 (led by McKinsey)

First Round Presentations

May 9 – 13

Final Round Presentations

Friday, May 20



Can I register as an individual?

Absolutely! However, we recommend you use this option as the last resort in case you can’t form your own team before the registration deadline. In that case, you will be asked several questions to help facilitate the team formation process. Individuals will be informed of their teams by Mon, May 1.

Do I really need to find a team?

We highly recommend that all interested participants find their own team to ensure compatibility. While we will do our best to group individual participants into teams, we cannot guarantee that everyone will get along. We have also found pre-formed teams tend to perform better in the competition. Please reach out to your classmates and network or utilize our spreadsheet to find people you connect with and form a team! If you still can’t find a team, please register and we will place you in one!

How much time is this going to take up?

This depends greatly on what the team is planning to do and impending deadlines. We estimate at least 5 h/week per participant.

I don’t know if I like consulting.

This is not technically a question…but if you are interested in solving problems, give this case competition a try! For graduate students especially, it is rare to have the opportunity to solve a completely different kind of problem outside of your field of research. At the end of the competition you will have gained valuable experience in solving problems and working in a team.