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Consulting Kickstart

Consulting Kickstart

The Consulting Kickstart program was originally established as an avenue to provide initial exposure and a chance to learn about a career in professional services to undergraduate students whose backgrounds are often underrepresented in the profession.

Join a team of like-minded students

You'll gain exposure to business leaders and the exciting world of consulting. You’ll learn how we help innovative companies overcome some of their biggest challenges.  We welcome Black, Hispanic/Latin American and Indigenous students who are first-year (freshman) undergraduate students in the US and Canada at a four-year university to join us for an interactive, virtual series. Upon completing Consulting Kickstart, if you are excited to pursue an additional exploratory program at Bain, you will have an opportunity to interview for our Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) second-year program.

Get exposure to the world of consulting

Eligibility & Timeline

How to apply for this program

We are hoping to connect with individuals whose perspectives and experiences are historically underrepresented in our industry. This program is for Black, Hispanic/Latin American or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations) students who are undergraduate first-year (freshman) bachelor’s degree candidates completing their degree at a four-year institution. Students from other countries who happen to be studying in the US at a four-year institution are welcome to apply. 

Apply in January 2025

Applications for 2024 Consulting Kickstart program are now closed. To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and test scores (if applicable). Following the application deadline, you will be asked to submit supplemental essays via a video recording tool.

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