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Darden: University of Virginia School of Business

Welcome to BCG at Darden School of Business! Here you will find our upcoming events, a list of your Talent Acquisition contacts, and information about the Darden application process.

On behalf of the Talent Acquisition team for Darden, we are thrilled at your interest in consulting at BCG. We think you will find that BCG has a great deal to offer you as a career choice and hope you will explore opportunities to learn more about the organization by attending our events and meeting our people.

Please create a profile here and tell us about yourself and stay connected with us. If you have previously registered, you may sign in at any time to update your profile information.

Our team looks forward to meeting you soon.

Jeff Kovick, Head of Fuqua and Darden Talent Acquisition

Application Process

Summer Internship Application Deadline

It’s an exciting time to join BCG! Please apply here by 11/29 11:59pm ET. You will be asked to provide:

  • A resume
  • Your office preference(s)—up to three, weighted to reflect your level of interest in each
  • A cover letter (optional—you may upload your resume twice if the system requires an upload and you do not want to submit a cover letter)
  • An indication of your interest in DigitalBCG consulting, which means at least half of your case would will be focused on digital topics

If you apply to a US BCG office, the application process includes an online problem solving assessment that must be completed on 12/1 3-6pm ET. All applicants are required to take the online problem solving assessment to complete their application. The assessment takes ~30 minutes and must be completed within the time range above.

If you apply to a US BCG office, you will also receive an email inviting you to play the pymetrics games after you submit your application. These 12 neuroscience-based games provide insight into your cognitive and emotional attributes and your potential for success at BCG. The games take ~25 minutes to play, and you will have 48 hours to play them after receiving the invitation. For more information on pymetrics, please click here. If you have already played the pymetrics games as part of a previous BCG application, you will not be prompted to play the games again as we already have your results on file.

Recruiting Team

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Jeff Kovick

Head of Fuqua and Darden Talent Acquisition

Jeff Kovick is the Head of Fuqua and Darden Talent Acquisition for BCG. Jeff began his BCG career as a Consultant and then Project Leader in the Washington office, also spending a year through BCG’s Ambassador Program in Amsterdam. Jeff worked with clients in the retail, professional services, banking and health care industries, including experience in sales force effectiveness, organization, distribution strategy and retail operations. Jeff then served as the Manager for the office’s Recruiting and Learning & Development.

Prior to joining BCG, Jeff earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business with a dual concentration in decision sciences and strategy. He completed Fuqua's Program for Entrepreneurship and was the co-founder and CEO of a medical device start-up. Jeff has worked in international development and on Capitol Hill, and immediately prior to business school served as a media spokesperson and external communications specialist for United Airlines.

Jeff received his BA from Duke University with a focus on Political Science and African Studies (and is an avid Duke sports fan).

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Eileen Cowdery

Global Talent Acquisition Specialist

Eileen is a Project Leader out of the Washington, DC office. She has primarily worked in Consumer, Energy, and Social Impact areas in her time at BCG. Eileen attended UVA’s Darden School of Business for her MBA and University of Florida for her undergrad degree in Marketing. Eileen is an avid outdoor enthusiast and backpacker, and enjoys spending time with her family in Florida.

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Shelbi Cooper

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Shelbi is the Fuqua and Darden Talent Acquisition Specialist. She joined BCG in 2018 after graduating from the University of South Carolina. She is in the Atlanta office. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and trying out new recipes.

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Racquel MacDonald

Global Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist

Racquel is a senior specialist for all North American-based recruiting for BCG's international offices focusing on offices in the Asia Pacific region. Racquel is located in the Boston office and graduated from Boston College with a major in History and a minor in Philosophy. In her free time Racquel loves to run and spend time on the beach.

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Liz Cournoyer

Global Talent Acquisition Senior Specialist

Liz is a senior specialist for all North American-based recruiting for BCG's international offices focusing on BCG's CEMA, WESA, and Mexico offices. Liz is located in the Boston office and graduated from Bryant University with a major in Applied Psychology and dual minors in Human Resources and Business Administration. In her free time, she loves to read, travel, and cheer on the Patriots.

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Katie Purcell

DigitalBCG Talent Acquisition Lead

Katie Purcell is the DigitalBCG Campus Talent Acquisition Lead for our North American offices and manages DigitalBCG’s MBA full-time and internship hiring. She sits in the Boston office. Prior to joining BCG in 2016, Katie worked in youth development through Americorps and local non-profits. She received her BA in Psychology from Boston University. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and planning her next Disney trip.

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Aisha Taylor

Black+Latinx@BCG Recruiting Director

Aisha joined BCG as a Summer Consultant in 2016 and returned as a full time Consultant in 2017 after earning an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. During her time at BCG, she has worked primarily in the Industrial Goods Practice Area, focusing on operations and large-scale transformation. In her spare time, Aisha is a self-proclaimed "foodie" who enjoys cooking/exploring the Chicago restaurant scene and loves spending time with her cat Ms. Barry Newman.

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Nicolas Llinas

PRIDE@BCG Recruiting Director

Nico is a member of the Consumer Goods practice, with a focus on Fashion & Luxury, and Marketing. Nicolas originally joined BCG's Bogota Office and transferred to New York after completing his MBA. During his MBA, Nicolas interned at YOOX Net-A-Porter Group in Milan and Cole Haan in New York. Nicolas earned his MBA at Harvard Business School. He holds a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford and a BA in Business and Economics from Universidad de Los Andes.

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Rylan Collins

Veterans@BCG Recruiting Director

Rylan joined BCG in August 2017. He primarily works in Healthcare R&D, with a focus on biopharma clinical trials. He has extensive experience working with DV and Gamma. Prior to joining the firm, Rylan served as a US Navy officer with expertise in both anti-piracy and long-range missile planning. He is part of Veterans@BCG and serves on the leadership team as head of recruiting. Rylan holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Duke University.

Events

Discover Your Next International Opportunity

October, 2021 - December, 2021 Are you wondering how to join our global offices for an internship or permanent role after graduation? Join one of our upcoming events to meet consultants across the globe and learn more about working at BCG offices worldwide. Learn more and register for an upcoming event here.
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Discover Women@BCG

November 2, 2021 4:30- 6:00pm ET In Person (TBD) Women@BCG connects its members with diverse colleagues, inspiring mentors, and passionate allies who help them make the most of BCG's unlimited opportunities. Join this virtual session to discover how this dynamic network helps BCG consultants build sustainable, fulfilling careers.
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