Bridge to BCG is a three day summer workshop designed to help you test-drive the BCG project team experience.
By participating in them you will be able to:
Bridge to BCG is specifically for candidates who are currently pursuing an advanced degree (PhDs, MDs, PostDocs, and JDs) at a school in North America and are looking to start a full time position at BCG in 2019. Candidates only holding a master’s degree are not eligible for this program. If you are interested in participating in 2018 Bridge to BCG and are graduating in 2019, please check this website in early 2018 for more information. If you are currently a practicing MD or in residency, the 2019 graduation date requirement does not apply.
The 2018 Bridge to BCG application deadline is Sunday, April 8th at 11:59 PM EST. Please apply to the bridge program closest to your school, even if you have an extenuating circumstance that would prevent you from attending your school's bridge program. If you are invited to attend, our team will do our best to work with your schedule.
The Bridge to BCG application will ask you to provide the following:
Bridge to BCG is a regional program. Candidates may only apply to the Bridge to BCG program nearest to their campus. For example, a Yale student should apply to New York Bridge and a UCSF candidate should apply to Dallas Bridge.
No. You will attend the Bridge to BCG program closest to your campus or home, but you are not required to apply to the host office for full-time work. Often candidates who attend Bridge are interested in many different BCG offices.
Our Bridge to BCG application links must be accessed via the 'Workshop Location and Details' section as they require specific essay questions. Full-time job applications will not be accepted for the Bridge program. If candidates complete an incorrect application they will be asked to complete the proper Bridge to BCG application.
Absolutely! Since this is a nationwide program, we have to take several factors into consideration when determining our invite list to ensure we're diversifying our program (school, location, degree, and so on). That said, if you are not invited to Bridge, it is not necessarily a reflection of your performance; we highly encourage you to reapply in the summer for a full-time position. Your Bridge application will not hinder your chances of getting an invite to interview for full-time work as we understand Bridge is a competitive program with very limited spots.
No. Candidates should apply to the Bridge to BCG Program closest to their campus or home. We will consider special circumstances on an individual basis.
Students may apply the spring prior to finishing their program or degree. However, if you are currently a practicing MD or in residency, the graduation date requirement does not apply.
At BCG, we have years of experience recruiting ADCs and know that as a postdoc your research commitments can evolve as you delve deeper into your topic. As a result, if you are current a postdoc, the 2019 graduation date requirement does not apply. If you are interested in consulting, we believe Bridge to BCG is a good first step in helping you decide if a career at BCG is right for you, and we welcome your application.
If you only have a master’s degree (not a JD, PhD, or MD), you are not eligible for the workshop. But we would be happy to receive your full-time job application in September as part of our on campus process.
At BCG, we understand that the timing and curriculum of medical school and/or clinical work places special demands on MDs. As a result, if you are currently a practicing MD or in residency, the 2019 graduation date requirement does not apply. If you are interested in consulting, we believe Bridge to BCG is a good first step in helping you decide if a career at BCG is right for you, and we welcome your application.
Yes. Our selection for Bridge to BCG is based upon résumé screening, a brief series of essay questions, and a phone interview. At BCG, we're interested in getting to know you beyond your résumé and hope to understand why you're interested in a consulting career.
BCG looks for ADC candidates who have illustrated a history of achievement and leadership inside and outside the classroom, are stellar communicators, and are passionate about problem solving.
Candidates should highlight in their résumé not only their academic qualifications but also the ways in which they've begun to look beyond academia for experience.
Yes. All candidates are required to submit the separate 500-word total essay response in addition to their résumé and cover letter. Candidates answer these questions during the online application.
Yes. All travel and accommodations are covered for out-of-town guests. In addition, all meal and reasonable expenses associated with the program are covered for all attendees.
Bridge to BCG is only open to candidates in North America, although we welcome your full-time application. Please visit our apply page.