Bridge to BCG is a three day summer workshop designed to help you test-drive the BCG case team experience.
What will participation at Bridge to BCG entail?
Our 2020 Bridge schedule and host cities are:
If invited to Bridge to BCG, you can expect to attend the workshop closest to your school, but due to capacity constraints and conflicts it is possible that you'll be placed in another program. You will be asked to mark all sessions you can attend in the Bridge application.
Bridge to BCG is open to PhD, JD, MD (including MD/MBA), and postdoc students currently residing in the US or Canada and looking to start full-time with BCG in 2021. If you intended to graduate in 2020, please refer to the following options:
If you are currently a practicing physician or in residency, the 2021 start date requirement does not apply. Please note, that practicing physicians with more than 5 years of experience are not eligible for Bridge. These candidates as well as JDs and PhDs who’ve already graduated from their program should refer to our experienced professional hiring process.
Masters students (without a JD, PhD, or MD) and MBA students are not eligible to attend. We would be happy to receive your full-time or internship job application in the fall as part of our campus process.
Our 2020 Bridge to BCG application has three components – an online application that must be submitted by Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST as well as two online activities that must be completed by the corresponding due dates outlined below. Candidates can expect to hear about the status of their application by early May.
The application asks for the following components:
As part of your application, you will have to compete two additional online activities. These activities will help us get a more comprehensive view of you and your fit with BCG.
No. You can plan to 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. Candidates who attend Bridge are interested in many different BCG offices. When submitting your Bridge application you will be asked to select your office preferences for full-time work.
Absolutely! Since this is a nationwide program with limited spots, we have to take several factors into consideration when determining our invite list. If you are not invited to Bridge, we still encourage you to reapply in July 2020 for a full-time position. Your Bridge application will not hinder your chances of getting an invite to interview for full-time work.
Yes, but it is not a case interview! As part of the Bridge to BCG application you are asked to complete a one-way video interview. At BCG, we're interested in getting to know you beyond your resume 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 not only highlight their academic qualifications but also the ways in which they've begun to look beyond academia for experience.
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 currently residing and traveling within the US or Canada, although we welcome your full-time application.