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Consulting Kickstart

Description & Requirements

Application deadline for the Consulting Kickstart program is April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT.


We’re pleased to host Bain’s Consulting Kickstart Program, a virtual diversity program designed to provide first-year (freshman) undergraduate students with insight into what it means to be a consultant, what a career path at Bain might look like, and who we are as a firm.


The Consulting Kickstart Program is focused on giving high-achieving undergraduate freshman/first year students with Black, Hispanic/Latin American or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations) heritage, exposure to leaders in business and to the consulting world. 

Through CK, you will:

  • Learn how we help innovative companies overcome some of their biggest challenges
  • Hear from business leaders and connect with other undergraduate students through a series of virtual sessions
  • Have an opportunity to interview for Bain’s 2025 Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) Program

Programming will take place across May/June. Exact dates will be provided to those who are selected for the program. 


We encourage you to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Current freshman/first year students who plan to graduate in winter 2026 or spring/summer 2027
  • Have Black, Hispanic/Latin American or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations) heritage
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong leadership and team skills
  • Energized by solving tough problems and driving real impact


We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the world's best places to work, a champion of diversity and a model of social responsibility. We are currently ranked the #1 consulting firm on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list, and we have maintained a spot in the top four on Glassdoor's list for the last 13 years. We believe that diversity, inclusion and collaboration is key to building extraordinary teams. We hire people with exceptional talents, abilities and potential, then create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself and thrive both professionally and personally. We are publicly recognized by external parties such as Fortune, Vault, Mogul, Working Mother, Glassdoor and the Human Rights Campaign for being a great place to work for diversity and inclusion, women, LGBTQ and parents.