Bridge to Consulting Workshop and the Externship Program

The Bridge to Consulting Workshop and Externship Program allows freshman and sophomore students from underrepresented minority groups, specifically Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Alaska Native to experience BCG.

Bridge to Consulting Workshop Overview

  • The workshop takes place over two days in May for students who have just completed their freshman or sophomore year.
  • Students get the opportunity to meet BCG's senior leaders.
  • They participate in a case simulation and network with their peers.
  • On the second day of the workshop, participants interview for a one-week externship that will take place in August.
  • BCG will cover all hotel, domestic travel, transportation, and meal costs.

Characteristics of a bridge to consulting candidate

  • Current freshmen and sophomores at US universities who expect to graduate in 2020 or 2021 and who identify as Black/African American or Hispanic/Latino.
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Excellent problem solvers
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Team players
  • Great communication skills

Externship Program Overview

  • Participants experience a weeklong shadowing experience during which they work as a member of a BCG case team.
  • The externship takes place during the month of August; exact dates vary by office.
  • At the end of the externship, participants interview for a summer internship for the following year.
  • BCG covers all hotel, domestic travel, transportation, and meal costs.
  • Only Bridge to Consulting attendees are eligible to interview for the Externship Program.

Meet Our BCGers

When I was going through the recruiting journey, I remember consultants from the diversity cadre reaching out and setting up calls to give me tips for my interview. I remember telling myself, ‘Wow, these people really want me to succeed!' Ever since I joined BCG, that feeling has only been amplified. The diversity network has been a strong support system and a huge contributor to my success at BCG.

Roger Ntawukulityayo

As an extern at BCG, not only was I given mentorship and firsthand experience of onsite case work but my ideas and contributions to the team were valued as if I had been on the case since day one.

Alessandra Blanco
Bridge Participant, Stanford University

The US Ethnic Diversity Network showed me there is a place for Native Americans at BCG. Events such as the Bridge to Consulting and the Externship Program helped me see that BCG is a work environment that is both accepting and encouraging of not only my Ojibwe culture but all diversity—and I think that’s extremely rare to find and necessary in today’s society.

Noah Cominsky
Bridge Participant, Harvard University

The recruiting process with BCG was an incredible experience because BCG provided an environment where I could thrive. From the moment I set foot in the office, I knew that I had found the perfect place to begin my career. My mentor at BCG showed me all of the amazing aspects of consulting, and I knew BCG was where I belonged. I am looking forward to this summer and all of the new experiences that it will bring.

Guillermo Amtmann
Summer Associate

The US Ethnic Diversity Network instantly felt like home! It’s been a blast meeting such talented, hard-working, and fun individuals, and I look forward to meeting many more.

Janae Bell
GFL Intern, Harvard University
Washington, DC

Application Details

To apply for the Bridge to Consulting program, please submit:

  • A résumé and cover letter
  • College transcripts
  • ACT and/or SAT scores with subscore breakdowns

Application deadline is April 1, at 11:59 PM ET .

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