BCG Accelerate & Bridge-to-BCG for PhDs

This spring, BCG invites PhDs and postdocs to delve into the world of management consulting and learn how your experience as an Advanced Degree Candidate (ADC) can help BCG clients solve their biggest problems. There will be a variety of opportunities to connect with the firm, including our new BCG Accelerate info series, virtual coffee chats and MIT-specific events. Our spring programming will provide an overview of consulting, opportunities to connect with BCGers and information on our recruiting process for our application-based Bridge-to-BCG program. Details about all our applications and programs can be found below.

Bridge-to-BCG 2024

The Bridge to BCG program (Click to Apply here) is a 2-day immersive consulting workshop that gives Ph.D. and other advanced degree candidates a chance to learn about the Boston Consulting Group and careers in consulting. 

Over these 2 days, you’ll solve a mini-business case with a small team of other participants managed by a real project leader (i.e., a mid-level manager). This mini case interview will give you a feel for the kinds of problems BCG solves for clients. The experience will also give you the opportunity to meet tons of BCG consultants from recent hires to senior partners. Bridge to BCG is a great way for you to see whether consulting is for you.

Candidates selected to participate in Bridge-to-BCG will have the opportunity to join one of two program options:
In-person: May 21-22, 2024
Virtual: May 15-16, 2024

Offering both an in-person and virtual option allows us to expand our reach and provide more flexibility for participants. Both programs will provide you with the opportunity to test drive the consulting experience and get to know our consulting staff and fellow participants.

If selected for the in-person program, you will be invited to the Bridge to BCG program location closest to your campus or home. We will cover round-trip transportation and one night at a hotel for out-of-town guests. Meal and reasonable expenses associated with the program are covered for all attendees.

To learn more about Bridge, please visit our website. Please note that applications will close March 20, 2024 at 11:59pm ET.

BCG Accelerate

BCG Accelerate (Click Here to Register) is a virtual series that runs from mid-February to mid-March that provides current advanced degree candidates with an exclusive look into BCG and the journey to becoming a BCG Consultant. For added flexibility, live sessions will be recorded and made available to watch asynchronously. The program includes:

  • Virtual events hosted by BCG consultants
  • Live Q&A
  • Case interview prep and much more

During Accelerate sessions, BCGers will share their experiences on topics such as transitioning from academia to consulting, forming community within BCG’s affinity networks, working with world renowned clients, and navigating the recruiting process. Dates and further details will be shared following registration. Questions? Reach out to!

MIT-Specific Events

BCG ADC Lunchtime Networking Session at MIT
Join us to meet and network with BCG ADCs. Learn more about the Bridge to BCG program, recruiting opportunities and the transition from academia to consulting. Lunch will be provided.
Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 12pm-1:30pm EST
Location: E19-202
Click Here to Register

BCG Virtual Coffee Chats
Sign up for a virtual coffee chat to meet a BCG consultant in a small group setting. Ask your initial questions about the firm and learn about what it is like to be an ADC at BCG. Each coffee chat is 20 minutes. Please only register for one chat.

BCG ADC Coffee Chats – Option 1
Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 10am-2pm EST – Each participant can register for one 20 minute time slot.
Click Here to Register

BCG ADC Coffee Chats – Option 2
Date: March 15, 2024
Time: 12pm-4pm EST – Each participant can register for one 20 minute time slot.
Click Here to Register

If you have any questions about BCG programming or recruiting at BCG, do not hesitate to reach out to the BCG ADC Recruiting Team by emailing

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Associate Director, Employer Relations