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The Boston Consulting Group ADC Coffee Chats

  • Norris University Center - Alumni Room (map)

The Boston Consulting Group will be holding small group Coffee Chat sessions on Monday, April 6th 2015 for Northwestern MD, JD, PhD, and post-doc students interested infull-time career opportunities at BCG, and our Bridge to BCG summer program. Because there are a limited number of available time slots, we ask that only those students available to start at BCG in 2015 or 2016 sign up at this time.

 Coffee Chats are 30 minutes each and will take place in the Alumni Room at The Norris University Center.  Coffee Chat sessions are your opportunity to meet a BCG consultant in a small group setting to get to know BCG and learn more about a career in management consulting.

What is management consulting?

BCG consultants partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.  An external perspective allows us to come up with creative, impactful, and sustainable solutions.

What do BCG consultants actually do?

Consultants "own" a piece of our client’s problem.  For example, one of our consultants is working today on developing a strategic plan for the roll-out of an innovative curriculum for one of the largest school districts in the Pacific Northwest.  Her role is to provide an assessment of the readiness of the district to undertake a broad change initiative to improve student achievement. 

Recently, she flew to the school district to work side-by-side with the school district’s CIO on the recommendation that we will be making to the superintendent.  They'll be discussing how quickly the new initiative can be rolled out and coaching the CIO on how to present the recommendation.

What does BCG look for?

You don’t have to fit into a mold at BCG—there isn’t one.  We do, however, seek people with strong drive, relentless curiosity, the desire to create their own path, the ability to work collaboratively, and the passion and leadership to make an impact.  We want to hear about the strengths and capabilities you have developed from your experience both inside and outside the classroom or laboratory.

If you are interested in meeting with an ADC Consultant to learn more about the work we do at BCG and discuss full-time opportunities and our Bridge to BCG program, please join us Monday, April 6th for a Coffee Chat.

To sign up for a spot, please use the following link to register:

To make the most of these sessions, we encourage students to come prepared with a few questions about consulting at BCG. 

We look forward to helping you along the recruiting process.  Please contact Nick Cormier with any questions or concerns at


Application deadline: April 12, 2015

·      Class of 2015: full-time opportunities

o   Application link:

o   Visit for more information

o   Start dates: Fall 2015 and January 2016

·         Class of 2016: Bridge to BCG

o   Opportunity to "test" drive consulting in a three day, hands on workshop with other ADCs from across the US

o   Application link:  

o   Visit for more information

o   Program dates: July 8-10 in Chicago

o   Opportunity to interview for full-time starts in Fall 2016 and January 2017