Feb 17 2023
S9E20: How to Recruit Early for Consulting Through Early Recruiting Programs
The last few years have seen a proliferation of early recruiting programs by firms like MBB, Big 4, and top boutique consulting firms. These programs - i.e., Bridge to BCG, Bain BEL, Link to L.E.K., PwC Destination CPA - represent an opportunity for firms to expand their talent pipelines to reach more candidates from underrepresented backgrounds. But for candidates? If accepted, you dramatically increase your odds of later receiving an offer to join the firm in an intern or full-time capacity.These programs target 4 candidate groups:Advanced DegreesFreshmen/sophomores from underrepresented groupsNon-U.S. candidatesIncoming first-year MBAsIn this episode, we share an overview of these programs, who they are for, application timelines, and how to set yourself apart in applications.Make sure to read the articles below for more info on the each of these early recruiting programs.Early Recruiting Program LinksBridge programs (ADCs): Learn MorePre-MBA programs (incoming 1Y MBAs): Learn MoreDiversity internships (Freshman/sophomores from underrepresented groups): Learn MoreNon-U.S. candidates: Learn MoreListen to S9E18 for more on bridge programs: Listen NowOther Relevant LinksApply to Link to L.E.K.: Apply NowSign up for Strategy Sprint (1-week virtual consulting project): Learn More/Apply Connect With Us Follow Management Consulted on LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok for the latest updates and industry insights.Email the Strategy Simplified team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.Partner with us by sponsoring an episode or advertising on Strategy Simplified. Check out our Media Kit for more information.