Associate consultants (ACs) are the heart and soul of our organization. As an AC, you will be our front line. You will develop powerful insights that will be used to support senior executives as they drive change across their organizations. Being a part of the solution for numerous clients will be an unmatched learning experience that will help you realize your fullest potential and attain your personal career goals.
Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage you to apply for our full-time AC position if you are a student in the final year of your undergraduate, master’s, JD, MD or PhD program. Interested postdocs and medical residents should also apply. The best solutions to complex problems often come from people with diverse perspectives, which is why we look for people with different backgrounds. Business people, engineers, scientists, teachers, philosophers—all are encouraged to apply.
We look for people with strong analytic abilities and outstanding academic records. However, simply being eager, driven and smart will not earn you a spot on our team. Our team is made up of passionate people, who are uncomfortable with the status quo, who are supportive of one another and who like to have a little fun while solving real-world problems. Learn more about what Bain looks for.
Questions Please contact Laura Dangotte if you have questions regarding recruiting for either the AC or ACI roles.
Be an AC for the summer
As an associate consultant intern (ACI), you will join a Brussels-based case team and do the job of a new AC. You will be given a "critical path assignment," working alongside your case and client teams to help solve one of your client’s most critical issues. During the 10-week internship, you will participate in a training program with your ACI colleagues, professional development activities and social events, which will allow you to experience our firm, our work, our values and our people. The majority of our ACIs return to Bain, and many claim this experience as a career highlight. Learn more about the ACI role.
Undergraduate students (between their third and fourth years of study) and master’s candidates should apply for an ACI position.
Bain Brussels recruits from the top universities in Belgium, including those listed below, and around the world to meet top talent who would be interested in working in Brussels.
Throughout the year, we organize several recruiting events to give you the opportunity to learn more about our dynamic culture, our results-driven approach and the rewarding career opportunities at Bain and after Bain. These events will also give you the chance to introduce yourself and meet some members of our team. Visit your university’s page for information about Bain’s recruiting efforts on your campus.
We receive a lot of résumés. Please consider some of these tips to ensure that your résumé is complete and stands out:
- Write your résumé in English (English is preferred, although we will accept résumés written in Dutch or French)
- Limit your résumé to one page; two pages should be the maximum. We are interested in learning about your most important experiences, accomplishments and transitions.
- Use short bullets points (versus long prose) to describe your experiences
- Tie your experiences and accomplishments to tangible results. Highlight any promotions or recognitions
- Include your grades and relevant test scores, including TOEFL
- Note your language proficiencies
- List your extracurricular or extra-professional activities, particularly those that demonstrate your leadership ability
- Note your personal interests or hobbies
Your cover letter should include the key points from your résumé and also explain why you are interested in Bain. If you plan to apply to more than one Bain office, please explain on your application why you are interested in each office.
We hope that you will consider joining our Brussels team. Please submit your online application on our career website: JoinBain.com. You will be notified if you have been selected for an interview.
Associate consultant (AC)
We are recruiting for full-time AC positions. Applications are accepted year-round. If you are currently enrolled at a university, please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com.
Associate consultant intern (ACI)
We are also recruiting for ACI positions. These summer opportunities are available to undergraduate students (between their third and fourth years of study) and master’s candidates. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page on JoinBain.com.
Since English is the working language in our office, you must be fluent in English and either Dutch or French.
You will be asked to submit the following to complete your online application to Bain:
- Cover letter
- Résumé (1-2 pages recommended)
- Complete academic records (optional)
- Relevant test scores, including TOEFL
- Office preference(s) (select no more than three)
Bain’s interview format involves a series of case interviews to help us get to know you better. Since each of the case interviews will entail a discussion of an actual Bain case, you will also gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.
Successful candidates will participate in up to three rounds of interviews; each round will have one or two 45-minute interviews. You will meet with two senior staff members if you are invited to interview with Bain. The bulk of your interviews will focus on Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and ask you to structure it and recommend a practical solution.
Your interview may begin with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.