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Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) Program

Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) Program

We are pleased to host the Building Entrepreneurial Leaders program, a week-long sophomore diversity program designed to give undergraduate students an opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to be a consultant.

Program Overview

Program Overview

The Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) Program is focused on giving high-achieving undergraduate sophomore/second year students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations), the opportunity to strengthen their business and leadership skill set while gaining exposure to one of the world’s top strategy consulting firms.

The BEL Program is available in US offices and Toronto and is held in early summer so that students have the rest of the summer to fulfill other summer obligations. Specific dates will be shared with applicants selected to participate.

The 2023 application has closed.

Victor shares how the BEL program was his first step in building a community at Bain.

Program Information

Program Information

The five-day program will include:

  • Introduction to the strategy consulting career and the accelerated learning opportunities it provides
  • Working side-by-side with a case team to tackle an important business issue and present your findings to leadership
  • Mentorship from an experienced consultant who will actively coach you
  • Social and networking events to get to know peers and Bain colleagues
  • Stipend for participation in the program
  • After the conclusion of the program, the opportunity to interview for the summer 2024 Associate Consultant Internship  

Characteristics of a "Building Entrepreneurial Leaders" candidate:

  • Current sophomore/second year student, who plans to graduate in winter 2024 or spring/summer 2025, and identifies as Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations)
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong leadership and team skills
  • Energized by solving tough problems and driving real impact


 The 2023 application has closed  

We're proud to be a diverse and inclusive place to work.

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