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Columbia University: Undergraduate & Non-Business Masters Programs

Greetings and welcome to BCG at Columbia University. These pages will provide information about BCG's events, recruiting contacts, and the application procedure for Columbia students.

As the Recruiting Coordinator for Columbia, I am excited that you are interested in BCG and strategy consulting. I think you will find that BCG has much to offer as a career opportunity. You will gain wonderful experience and work with extraordinary people at BCG.

I hope you will find these pages helpful. If you have any questions, please contact 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 profile information.

Anne Whitaker, Recruiting Coordinator

Recruiting Team

Pieter Van den Berg

Recruiting Partner

Pieter van den Berg, Partner and Managing Director, New York, received his MBA, with distinction, from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Pieter joined BCG as an associate in 2001 and has worked in BCG’s Amsterdam and New York offices. Pieter is a core member of the Financial Institutions and Corporate Development practice areas.

Will O'Shaughnessy

Full-Time Recruiting Director

Will O'Shaughnessy is a Project leader in New York and joined BCG as a Summer Associate in Chicago in 2010 and returned full-time to New York in 2011. Since joining BCG, Will has worked extensively with public sector clients as well as across a range of industries including financial services, media, and consumer goods. Will graduated with Distinction from Yale University with a BA in History, writing his senior thesis on the development of the American auto industry in early-20th century and its role in the formation of the modern corporate organizational structure.

Max Otto

Full Time Recruiting Director

Max Otto is a Principal in New York and joined BCG as an Associate in 2007. After spending two years in the New York and Munich offices, Max went to get his MBA at Harvard Business School and MPAID from the Harvard Kennedy School. He also holds a BA in economics from Harvard University. Prior to BCG, Max worked for Rodrriguez Silvero, a leading consulting firm in Paraguay. He also worked for Loewe Opta, a German manufacturer, and Ashoka, a global NGO aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries. Max's personal interests include opera, boxing, and traveling.

Anne Whitaker

Recruiting Coordinator

Anne is a Recruiting Coordinator for the Associate team in BCG's New York Metro office. She joined BCG shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California with a BA in Creative Writing and Art History. Anne enjoys spending time with her friends and family, fashion and of course USC football!

Rashi Sanghvi

Recruiting Associate

Rashi is a Recruiting Associate for the Associate Program for the New York office of BCG. She joined the office in May of 2012. Prior to joining BCG, she worked for Toys"R"Us, Inc. Corporate Headquarters under the Campus Recruiting Team. She graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. In her spare time, Rashi enjoys hanging out with family and friends, traveling, yoga, and good wine.

Yoon-Ji Nam

Columbia School Specialist

Yoon-Ji Nam is a Consultant in the New York office who joined the Boston Consulting Group as an Associate in 2014, after a Summer Associate internship in 2013. Before joining BCG, Yoon-Ji studied at Economics-Statistics at Columbia University (CC'16) and interned at UBS and Samsung Economics Research Institute. In her spare time, Yoon-Ji enjoys dancing, cooking, singing, and traveling.

Jimmy Royston

NAMR LGBT Recruiting Lead

Jimmy Royston is a Principal in the New York office. He oversees LGBT recruiting for BCG in North America, coordinating across schools and offices. He joined BCG in 2009 as an Associate, and has spent time working in the Washington DC and Amsterdam offices before moving to New York. He holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to BCG for a Summer Associate position, please complete the Columbia online application by October 11, 2016 by 11:59 PM at the latest. You will also need to submit the following materials:

  • Resume with SAT scores (math/verbal split)
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of your undergraduate transcript with cumulative GPA
  • Top 3 office location preferences

We look forward to meeting you during the application and interview process. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at +1 212 446 2800.

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