First Years:

“The Consulting Kickstart program was originally established as an avenue to provide initial exposure and a chance to learn about a career in professional services to undergraduate students whose backgrounds are often underrepresented in the profession. We welcome Black, Hispanic/Latin American and Indigenous students who are first-year (freshman) undergraduate students in the US and Canada at a four-year university to join us for an interactive, virtual series. You’ll gain exposure to business leaders and the exciting world of consulting. Upon completing Consulting Kickstart, if you are excited to pursue an additional exploratory program at Bain, you will have an opportunity to interview for our Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) second-year program.

Application deadline for the Consulting Kickstart program is April 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT.


We’re pleased to host Bain’s Consulting Kickstart Program, a virtual diversity program designed to provide first-year (freshman) undergraduate students with insight into what it means to be a consultant, what a career path at Bain might look like, and who we are as a firm.


The Consulting Kickstart Program is focused on giving high-achieving undergraduate freshman/first year students with Black, Hispanic/Latin American or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations) heritage, exposure to leaders in business and to the consulting world.

Through CK, you will:

  • Learn how we help innovative companies overcome some of their biggest challenges
  • Hear from business leaders and connect with other undergraduate students through a series of virtual sessions
  • Have an opportunity to interview for Bain’s 2025 Building Entrepreneurial Leaders (BEL) Program

Programming will take place across May/June. Exact dates will be provided to those who are selected for the program.


We encourage you to apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • Current freshman/first year students who plan to graduate in winter 2026 or spring/summer 2027
  • Have Black, Hispanic/Latin American or Indigenous (Native American, Alaska Native, Inuit, Métis and First Nations) heritage
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong leadership and team skills
  • Energized by solving tough problems and driving real impact”

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Note: This is a career-related event (not hosted by MCS) shared because it is open to Harvard students.

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