Positions and Applicant Backgrounds

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Positions and Applicant Backgrounds

Which positions do you typically hire for each year? What are the qualifications for each position?

The most common positions we hire for each year are Associate Consultant, Consultant, Experienced Consultant and Manager.

Associate Consultant
Each fall, we recruit Associate Consultant candidates from campus as well as directly from other organizations. To be eligible for an Associate Consultant position you must have an undergraduate degree and 0-3 years of work experience. You should also apply for an Associate Consultant position if you have a non-MBA Master's degree and less than 3 years of work experience.

Consultant
Each fall, we recruit Consultant candidates from campus as well as directly from other organizations. To be eligible for a Consultant position you must have an MBA and 2 years of pre-graduate school work experience OR an MPP, MPA or other Master's degree and 3+ years of professional work experience.

Experienced Consultant
Throughout the year, we recruit Experienced Consultant candidates directly from other strategy consulting firms. To be eligible for an Experienced Consultant position you must have an MBA, MPP, MPA and at least one year of post-graduate school strategy consulting experience.

Manager
Throughout the year, we seek to hire Managers. To be eligible for a Manager position, you must have 4 years of post-graduate school strategy consulting experience AND at least 2 years in a supervisory role.

Does Bridgespan offer internships?

At this time, we do not offer internships.

At the Consultant level, we offer the Social Sector Emerging Leaders Forum each summer. The SSEL Forum is a highly selective program focused on giving top students with career aspirations in the social sector the opportunity to strengthen their business and leadership skill set while gaining exposure to The Bridgespan Group. The Forum is offered to graduate students entering their final year of the MBA, MPP or MPA programs. The application for the SSEL Forum is due in early April, interviews for the program are conducted in late April.

Is nonprofit experience a requirement for the Associate Consultant and the Consultant positions?

No, but we do look for applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to the sector.

Will Bridgespan sponsor Employment Visas?

No. At this time The Bridgespan Group will not sponsor any visas. We also are unable to support the OPT Training visa, as this visa will require future sponsorship from an employer.

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1. Recruiting Timeline

2. Positions and Applicant Backgrounds

3. How to Apply

4. Preparing for Your Consulting Interview

5. Corporate Opportunities

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