Consulting

Interested in pursuing a future in Consulting? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Companies and organizations hire consultants to strategize solutions to business, organizational, or industry-specific problems by offering a fresh perspective, objectivity, and/or a specific knowledge base or expertise. While the industry offers the opportunity for travel, work variety, high salaries, and bonuses, it can be greatly affected by the economy and consultants may experience highs and lows in their workload. You might be interested in one of two types of consulting, management consulting, which is focused on helping organizations improve and achieve their goals, and strategy consulting, which happens at higher levels of management and is often focused on helping organizations expand or identify new goals.

Generally, the consulting industry looks for applicants with strong academic credentials, quantitative ability, problem-solving ability, an understanding of business, and leadership/teamwork experience. Interpersonal and communication skills are also important. The interview process often includes a case interview that is used to assess a candidate’s thought process and analytical skills. Recruiting for entry-level consultant positions typically begins in the fall.

BCG recruiting opportunities for MIT PhD’s & Postdocs

BCG has announced their spring recruiting events which are intended for any PhDs, Postdocs, MDs or JDs interested in consulting with BCG, specifically those interested in applying for our Bridge to BCG Consulting program. Below is a list of recruiting …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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McKinsey Recruiting Events for PhDs and Postdocs

McKinsey is actively recruiting candidates set to receive a PhD, post-doctorate, or MD degree in 2024. Application review for students graduating in 2023 has closed. Below is a list of events and programs where you can learn more about McKinsey …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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Freshman and Sophomore Programs: FLA and BEL

Bain and Company is excited to announce the application launch of two programs for first and second year undergraduate students! The Freshman Leadership Accelerator Program (FLA) is designed to provide key leadership development and casing skills to freshman undergraduate students …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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BCG is hiring Advanced Degree Candidates!

BCG is hiring advanced degree candidates, aka ADCs (PhDs, postdocs, MDs, JDs, residents, practicing physicians). Check out our ADC website in January for details around additional virtual event opportunities and the Bridge to BCG application process. See below for upcoming …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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BCG Launch – Inside Look to become an Associate

Ready to take your first step toward the rewarding world of Management Consulting and become a BCG Associate?  

Want to consult with the fastest-growing, prestigious, global management consulting firm in the world? Kickstart your career now and register for BCG …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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