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Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL)

Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL)

We welcome second-year (sophomore) students in a four-year program who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, or Indigenous for a weeklong program working as an associate consultant. You’ll join us in-person at one of our US or Canada offices, analyze a real client situation, and present your findings to leadership.

Try out consulting to see if this career is for you

We founded the BEL program in 2009 to help students like yourself explore a career in management consulting. You’ll get trained like one of our associate consultants and be staffed on a case team where you’ll analyze a piece of the project and share your analysis. It’s an opportunity to sharpen your business acumen and see what you could gain from a career at Bain.

Get a feel for the work and test your skills

Eligibility & Timeline

This program is for second-year (sophomore) students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, or Indigenous

This program is for undergraduate second-year (sophomore) bachelor’s degree candidates completing their degree at a four-year institution in the US or Canada, who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations).

Apply in January

Applications typically open up in early January to mid-February. When applying, you’ll be asked to select up to three office preferences, as well as submit your:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Educational information
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Test scores (if applicable)

In the meantime, join us at one of our marketing events and talk to our team virtually or in-person.

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