Undergraduate or master's degree

Who should apply to be an AC?
We encourage undergraduate and master’s students in their final year of study and without prior work experience to apply for an AC position with Bain Istanbul. Learn more about becoming an AC.

We look for AC candidates 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.

Bain Istanbul recruits for full-time associate consultant positions year-round. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline or visit your university’s page for more details.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding AC recruiting.


We hope you will consider joining our Istanbul team. Bain Istanbul recruits for full-time associate consultant positions year-round.Candidates must have fluency in English and native fluency in Turkish.

The application deadline is 27 October 2017.

To complete your online application to Bain, submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (1-2 pages recommended), which includes all university grades
  • GPA (for undergraduate and graduate schools)
  • Relevant test scores, including TOEFL if English is not your first language
  • Office preference(s) (select no more than three – you will be contacted by and complete the recruiting process with one of those offices)

Your CV provides us with your detailed academic and professional background and enables us to look for specific evidence that you have the qualities we think you need to be successful at Bain. We also value and review your cover letter to determine answers to overall questions about your application such as: What are you motivations for consultancy? Why are you interested in working for Bain?


Be an AC for the summer
We also offer associate consultant intern (ACI) opportunities during the summer to undergraduates (between their third and fourth years of school) and master’s students. The ACI role is ideal for top-performing students, who are ready for real-life business experiences in an energetic and professional environment. Learn more about the ACI role.

Candidates should apply for the ACI position by the October 27, 2017 deadline. The application and interview process is identical to that of the AC recruiting process. Please check with your university’s career services office for your application deadline, or visit your university’s page.


Bain’s interview process involves a series of case and experience interviews to help us get to know you better. The objective of the case interview is to give candidates a better understanding of our work process by simulating an actual Bain case, so you will gain some insights into what it is like to work at Bain. We encourage you to prepare for your case interviews.

Candidates successful in the exam will participate in two rounds of interviews; each round will have two 45-60 minute interviews.

First round
You will meet with two consultants or managers in our office if you are invited to interview with Bain. The bulk of the first round of interviews will revolve around the discussion of Bain cases. Your interviewer will present a short business problem and then ask you to structure the problem and recommend a practical solution using qualitative and quantitative reasoning.

Your interview may kick off with an opportunity to share your achievements and future goals. You should also have time at the end to ask your interviewer questions.

Second round
Those successfully passing the first round will participate in a second round of interviews in our office. You will meet with Bain principals or partners during this final round, which will consist of two 45-60 minute case interviews.