Pre-MBA Career Programs

We’ll start posting opportunities as soon as we receive them (typically March). These programs will continue to be posted throughout the spring and summer.

BCG Unlock
Build your skills, grow your networks, and see firsthand what it means to be a consultant with BCG Unlock. The virtual events are designed to fit your schedule. If you’re interested in consulting, register today and stay up-to-date on the latest from BCG through the summer and fall. Register by April 30.

ExperienceBain will help you put your best foot forward at school and in your future career. You’ll leave with new skills, experiences and connections with Bain people, affinity groups and your future classmates. Apply by May 1.

Building and Supporting Excellence (BASE) Scholars – Bain & Company
The BASE program is a launch pad for success long-term and including BASE Camp, an in-person “week in the life” of a Bain Consultant, including a full day of training followed by 3 days staffed to a real Bain team. There’s also an opportunity to secure a 2024 Summer Associate offer before starting business school. Apply by May 7.

Evercore’s Pre-MBA Diversity Program (2024 Summer Associate Internship)
This diversity pre-MBA fellowship will award merit-based fellowships to high potential underrepresented students. Successful first-year students will receive a: $40,000 scholarship, an Investment Banking summer internship in one of the U.S. offices, and the opportunity to receive a further $35,000 stipend post-MBA program upon successful completion of the Evercore summer internship and full-time employment commencement. Apply by June 4.

Evercore Pre-MBA Educational Series
Online (May 6 – May 20)
This is the first step in the Pre-MBA process to have the opportunity to receive technical training, connect with representatives through office hours, and be pipelined into the Pre-MBA Summit. Technical sessions are on May 6, 13, and 20. Office Hours are May 10 and 17. Register by May 2.

Poets & Quants Pre-MBA Virtual Networking Festival
Online Multi-Employer Event (May 11 – May 12)
It’s never too early to forge important connections, become savvier about your internship and career options, and get a head start on your business school pivot. Meet with top MBA employers and network with your peers from business schools all over the globe.

Cognizant Digital Leadership Academy
Online (May 23 – May 24)
You’ll explore the career possibilities at Cognizant that are yours to build, participate in learning activities, and network with your peers and Cognizant professionals.

Evercore Pre-MBA Summit and Networking Reception
New York Office (May 23 – May 24)
This is a  unique opportunity to meet Evercore representatives and gain the necessary tools to make informed decisions about pursuing an investment banking career. This is an invite-only event in the New York office. Apply by May 14.

McKinsey & Company Diversity Connect – Europe
Online & In-Person (June 2 & August)
This event will bring together individuals from across Europe who self-identify as having an African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish, or mixed heritage. This is a two-day program, with one virtual event on June 2 and one in-person event in August. Apply by April 30.

L.E.K. Consulting Women’s Program
Online (June 5 – June 6)
This is an opportunity for incoming female MBA students to learn more about strategy management consulting as a career path. Apply by April 28.

L.E.K. Consulting Diversity Program
Online (June 8 – June 9)
This is an opportunity for incoming Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American MBA students to learn more about strategy management consulting as a career path. Apply by April 28.

3rd Annual Google VetNet Career Week
Online (June 13 – June 16)
A virtual three-day event starting on June 13 offering veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses/partners the tools, support, and advice needed to establish and advance their careers. Google is also offering access to this event to US newcomers displaced by the conflicts in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

• VetNet Career Week is NOT a “Google Recruiting” event, rather, it is organized by their Veterans Network employee resource group and will feature 30+ companies.

By Mike Minutoli
Mike Minutoli Senior Director, Career Education and Coaching