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Columbia Business School

Welcome to BCG at Columbia Business School. Here you will find information on BCG's presence at Columbia including campus events, recruiting contacts, and our application procedure.

As the Recruiting Associate for Columbia Business School, let me say that I am thrilled at your interest in strategy consulting and BCG. I think you will find that BCG has a great deal to offer you as a career and a life experience.

I hope you find these pages helpful. If you have any questions, please call me at +1 212 446 2800.

Furthermore, if you are interested in BCG but not ready to apply for a job, please create a profile here and tell us about yourself. If you have previously registered, you may sign in at any time to update any profile information.

Kelly Whipple, Recruiting Associate

Recruiting Team

Taylor Smith

Recruiting Partner

Taylor Smith, Partner and Managing Director, New York office, joined BCG in 2005. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Williams College. While at BCG, Taylor has worked across a variety of industries, with a focus on consumer and retail. Prior to BCG, Taylor was an associate at Lehman Brothers. Outside of work, he enjoys sports, exploring the New York restaurant scene, and complaining about the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens.

Kiersten Stein

Northeast Recruiting Manager

Kiersten is the Northeast Recruiting Manager for BCG. She joined the New York office in 2000. Since then she has been actively involved in many aspects of the recruiting process, and is especially passionate about integrating new consultants into BCG culture. Kiersten graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Business and Psychology.

Hannah Nienaber

International Recruiting Associate

Hannah Nienaber, Recruiting Associate, Boston, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Art History from Bates College. In her role, she serves as the point person for all North American-based recruiting for the Boston Consulting Group’s International Offices. Outside of work, Hannah loves to travel, run, and cheer on the Boston sports teams.

Alessandro Presti

Second-Year Global Specialist

Alessandro Presti, Project Leader, New York, was a Summer Consultant with BCG before joining full-time in 2013. He received both JD and MBA degrees from Columbia University, and a BA in History and Economics from Yale University. Prior to law and business school, Alessandro was an Analyst at Oliver Wyman in New York, and worked in Santiago, Chile with Endeavor, a non-profit dedicated to supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. In his spare time, Alessandro enjoys skiing, playing squash, and scuba diving.

Robbie Brown

First-Year Global Specialist

Robbie Brown, Consultant, New York, earned his M.B.A. at Columbia Business School and B.A. in Journalism and History from Emory University. He joined BCG in 2015 and focuses primarily on Media, Technology, and Digital Marketing. Before business school, Robbie spent five years as a journalist for The New York Times and a year as a travel writer in Europe.

Elena Bonifacio

Diversity School Specialist

Elena Bonifacio, Consultant, New York, was a summer consultant with BCG before joining full-time in 2013. She received her MBA from Columbia Business School and her BA in Psychology and American Studies from Williams College. Prior to business school, Elena was a senior research manager at The Nielsen Company. You can often find Elena cheering on the New York Giants at Metlife stadium, trying to find a new favorite restaurant, or watching her favorite TV shows.

Jeremy Hardy

LGBT School Specialist

Jeremy Hardy, Consultant, New Jersey, joined the Boston Consulting Group as a summer consultant in 2013 and returned as a full-time consultant in September 2014. Before joining BCG, Jeremy worked for two years as an investor relations analyst at Chile’s LAN Airlines, during the time the company was acquiring Brazilian airline TAM, and two years as a financial analyst at Forest AFI, a boutique Chilean private equity firm focused on forestry investments. His academic background includes a MBA from Columbia University and Industrial Engineering / Transport Engineering degrees from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Jeremy enjoys running and biking in the summer, squash and snowboarding in the winter.

Kevin Kysiak

Veteran School Specialist

Kevin Kysiak, Consultant, Chicago, was a summer consultant with BCG before joining full-time in June 2015. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his BS in Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy.

Featured Events

BCGers On Campus

Class of 2018

Fareen Ahmed


Alberto De la Fuente


Dinorah Villalobos

New York

Jillian Wang

New Jersey

Class Of 2017

Andrea Balestrino


Melanie Chow*

New York

Edie Constable

New Jersey

Jasper Fonteijn


Emily Garvin*

Washington, DC

Michael Gotterer*


Tobias Gutleb


Andy Jiang


Rien Kamman


Gulfem Karci


Eduardo Kredensir*

São Paulo

Josephine Linthorst


Alex Mills*

Washington, DC

Scott Nichols


Joao Pinheiro


Filippo Prini


Maria Rico


Laura Shaw

New York

Daan Smits


Jordi Suñer Navarro


Ozgur Tekin


Simon Trendelenberg


Felipe Ucros*

Mexico City

Chris Williams*

Washington, DC

Hillary Wool*


Rebecca Xu*


Wencong Zhao


Application Process

If you are interested in a full time position or a summer internship, please use our Columbia online application.

You will be asked to provide:

  • A résumé or C.V.
  • Top three geographic preferences

Second-Year Application Deadline
Date: Thursday, September 22
When: 9:00 AM

First-Year Application Deadline
Date: Thursday, December 1
When: 9:00 AM

On Campus