Consulting Association

This page contains information about the MBA Consulting Association, as well as biographies and contact information for the officers.

MBA consulting association is a student run association that facilitates a platform for students to explore and pursue consulting careers. Through a series of workshops, personal mentoring and activities it engages its members to

  • Develop professional networks
  • Gain exposure to consulting careers
  • Provide resources for interviews and case competitions
  • Partner with other departments/associations for consulting work


Officer Bios

Portrait of Datta Goli. Datta Goli, President

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Datta Goli is the President of the Smeal Consulting Association. His primary goal for the association is to help members become better consultants. To achieve this goal, he is committed to providing quality casing resources for members, including case mentors. In addition, he plans to invite senior leaders from various industries to speak at consulting association events to help members hone their leadership skills and build robust professional networks.

Datta is born and raised in Razole, AP, India. He holds a medical degree from Andhra Medical College and a Master of Public Health Degree from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Smeal, he has embraced the art of problem solving while working as a physician/medical officer managing patients across healthcare systems in India, including the Indian Army, for over 7 years. At Smeal, he is concentrating in Consulting and Finance. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and playing FIFA on PS.

Portrait of Gabriel Eshleman. Gabriel Eshleman, VP of Operations/Finance

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Gabriel Eshleman is the Vice President of Finance for the Consulting Association. Gabe's intention is to maintain the revenue streams put in place to encourage the learning and knowledge of consulting. With the continued use of case studies and course books this association will keep us to sharp with our skills in casing. It is also my goal to maintain the high standards of integrity through showing transparency of where the funds are flowing to the club. This is a great privilege, and I am very excited to be a part of an impactful organization. I previously studied at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where I earned a degree in Economics and concentrated in international business. I also have enjoyed crafting my financial skills working for some of the biggest asset managers and banks in the world. Combining my professional experience, and over 7 years in the US Army National Guard, I find true joy in challenging environments. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling and salt water fishing.

Portrait of Aaron Nayyar.Aaron Nayyar, VP of Communications

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As Vice President of Communications for the Consulting Association, Aaron hopes to develop a strategy to increase collaboration with the MBA academic organizations. Everyone can gain benefit through collaboration. Also having representation from our first years that are entering the program to see where they need resources. Giving industry specific examples on how to solve the business problems they may be asked. I was raised in NC and went to NC state for my undergrad education. Soon after my education, I started to work at Adidas in South Carolina. Now I am pursuing a career in consulting and will be working with Deloitte this Summer in NY.