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Who can apply to be a consultant at BCG?

Students of all disciplines (Bachelor students from the third semester, Diploma and Magister students in the main course, Master students), PhD students and professionals who have gained their first practical experience - ideally with economically relevant reference. You have analytical acumen and excellent communication skills, you are curious and full of ideas - and you enjoy dealing with numbers as well as people.

What options does BCG offer me in the digital sector?

If what you want is digital, you've come to the right place. In the group, we work on really big digital issues, from conception to implementation. The experts of our entities such as BCG GAMMA, BCG Digital Ventures or BCG Platinion work hand in hand with us. The result: in-depth digital expertise and a big picture view.

What programs does BCG offer specifically for women?

Our global Women @ BCG program offers women world-class mentoring and networking programs. Meetings, conferences and forums - like the Working Mother Forum - give you access to a network of other successful women at BCG. You can find more information on our website.

BCG and family - is that even possible?

Of course! With our Family @ BCG initiative, we support mothers and fathers in balancing their career in the consulting industry with family life. This includes our part-time models, which are tailored to your situation, but also help in finding suitable childcare or support through mentoring from experienced BCG students who are already parents. Our project business also offers great advantages in terms of flexibility compared to other jobs. A return to the same position at BCG is possible at any time without having to step backwards.

What is BCG doing in the area of ​​social impact?

Together with our customers, we work to achieve sustainable development goals in areas such as development, health, education, employment and the environment. We maintain long-term relationships with our global social impact partners, including the World Food Program, Save the Children, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yunus Social Business, WWF and Team For All. Every year we take part in around 300 social impact projects around the world. Our consultants can take time off as part of our social impact immersion and secondment programs to work with social organizations of their choice.

Can I also apply for an internship?

Yes. In 2021, BCG is offering more than 150 visiting associates (for eight to twelve weeks) an internship in one of our eight offices in Germany and Austria. You can find out more about our internship program here.

Is it easier to apply to as an intern: in?

In one word: no. Both our requirements and the application criteria are identical for permanent entry and the VA-Ship.

What if I have no consulting experience?

Consulting experience is not required. In general, we attach great importance to very good academic performance as well as appropriate subject-specific practical and international experience. In addition, you will receive intensive introductory training and targeted training at every career level.

What if I don't meet all of the criteria at this point in time?

Do not worry! We look at each application individually. And if a little something is missing in your profile, you benefit from the automatic inclusion in our EMERALDS loyalty program - because we will stay in contact with you until you are ready.

In which industries is BCG active?

We are active in the following industries: Automotive, Banking & Finance, Education / Training Sector, Engineered Products & Infrastructure, Healthcare, Retail, Consumer Goods Industry, Media & Entertainment, Medical Technology, Metal Industry & Mining, Public Sector, Oil & Gas, (Bio) Pharma / Pharmaceutical industry, power & utilities, private equity, technology sectors, telecommunications, transport & logistics, travel & tourism, manufacturing industries and building materials, insurance.

Can you apply for a special practice group?

Without any professional experience, you will join us as a generalist: you will not be assigned to a practice group straight away. But you determine your own path and can specialize. You can express your wishes and preferences to our staffing department and thus determine your own personal path in the group.

At what level can I join BCG?

Your entry level depends on your experience. Are you studying or doing a doctorate at a university or do you already have your degree and one to three years of professional experience? Then you can join us as a (junior) associate or (junior) consultant. From three years of full-time professional experience, you can join us as an associate or consultant.