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As part of our internship program for undergrads, the associate consultant intern role offers broad exposure to the consulting industry and to business strategy. You'll benefit from in-depth training and continuous, hands-on learning through full-time immersion on a Bain case team.
An amazing position for undergrads, the associate consultant role will test and develop your academic and personal capabilities every day of the week. You’ll tackle the most interesting of challenges while working alongside the warmest, brightest and most supportive peer group.
Designed for business school and advanced degree candidates, Bain's award-winning summer associate program is more than just a summer internship, it's a springboard for your whole career—and could quite possibly be the best summer of your life.
Consultants are the linchpins of what we do. If you're an ambitious business school graduate, advanced degree holder or working professional who wants to work with the brightest, most curious minds, then we'd like to talk with you about joining our team as a Bain consultant.
The career path at Bain is steep but extremely rewarding. Take a look at our senior roles.
The case team leader (CTL) role is the one from which top management is groomed, with most CTLs rising internally from the consultant position. As a CTL, you are a manager in training and assume a great deal of responsibility.
You learn to manage the entire analytical process, become an expert on the client's issues and industry, and recommend solutions that make a real impact. You not only provide answers to questions, but detail their strategic implications.
The next step for a successful CTL is promotion to manager.
Bain managers, most often promoted from within the firm, serve as leaders for both case teams and clients. Managers take responsibility for cracking clients' toughest problems and presenting insights in a compelling way that convinces the client to take action.
Internally, managers have a seat and a voice at the leadership table; you'll play a pivotal role in the office as you fulfill various leadership duties, increase practice-area expertise, and support associate consultants and consultants.
Successful managers move on to the role of principal.
Principals take a big-picture approach to solving our clients' toughest business problems. Because principals straddle the roles of manager and partner, their responsibilities range from inspiring and guiding a team on a day-to-day basis to cultivating the Bain relationship with senior clients—from owning a strategic vision to compelling clients to action.
Bain principals grow increasingly adept at driving clear hypotheses, breakthrough analyses and actionable strategic insights for organizational and operational improvement.
Principals are most often promoted internally from the manager role and are considered future leaders of the firm whose next step is the role of partner.
Nomination to partner is a formal acknowledgement of personal merit and accomplishment. As a Bain partner, you'll have considerable responsibilities:
Bain partners are typically chosen from within the firm's principal group.
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Are you completing your PhD, JD or MD and trying to identify the next step in your career? As an advanced degree holder, you could bring a valuable perspective to casework at Bain, and we’d love to hear from you.
Are you already working and interested in consulting? Joining Bain as an experienced professional, you'll drive meaningful client results as part of a team of talented consultants, managers and partners who will encourage your long-term success.
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It takes a huge team of talented individuals around the world to support our consulting business. We offer exciting career opportunities in a broad array of fields.
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