The Boston Consulting Group Summer Internship Program

4.7 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (37 Intern Reviews)

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4.9 of 5 stars

Day in the life of a consultant at the top consulting firm
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to meet many people from the office during fun social events. Trying out the life of a consultant while being mentored by a project leader and having direct access to partners from the firm. Constant constructive feedback.


Downers

I liked everything about the internship!


Advice to Potential Interns

Prepare well for case interviews. BCG only takes the best of the best. You should be ok with traveling a lot.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

Fantastic place to spend the summer
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

High level of responsibility, supportive culture, strong mentorship


Downers

Less partner interaction on my case due to team structure


Advice to Potential Interns

I was deciding between BCG and McK and went to the office where I felt a stronger cultural match. For me at least, that worked out well--you have to work with the people every day, so it's important that you like them.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Immediate exposure to and voice in solving the world's most complex business problems.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Amazing people, interesting work, great lifestyle, incredible training & development opportunities, plentiful mentorship and apprenticeship, well organized!


Downers

Social events sometimes too grueling (not a real con).


Advice to Potential Interns

This internship is the MOST incredible opportunity an undergraduate can have if they are interested in learning more about business and working in an academic-like culture.


Advice to Management

Make sure the program isn't so focused on drinking events -- be a little bit more creative to be inclusive of everyone.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Skeptical student realizes the corporate world can be wonderful through many intellectual challenges and open bars
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

There is a constant push to become better, and everyone is rooting for you. The older colleagues were always around and supportive, helping you whenever necessary. I do feel like I really became a much more effective thinker over the summer, and became better at sharing my ideas. The social aspect was amazing, at least 1 very well planned social event per week paid for by the company, and all the interns went out with each other many weekends as well.


Downers

Honestly I dont have any specific qualms.


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG will only open up avenues to you. If you're confused about what you want to do after college like I was, there's no better place to explore the business world.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Exceeding expectations
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Project assignment


Downers

My lack of experience


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to ask questions


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Rewarding and challenging, a BCG experience is everything (and more) an intelligent and ambitious college student could ask for.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Unbelievable amount of responsibility given to summer interns; Very supportive and friendly corporate culture where managers truly take an interest in your development and learning; Regular peer reviews and reviews from your manager to make sure you know how you're doing; plenty of social events over the summer to integrate us as a summer class and also with the rest of the firm - included a weekend in Miami!


Downers

The assignment of projects for the summer could've resulted in hit or miss cases for few of the interns. Since we are there only for 10 weeks, chances are we are staffed on one case for the entire summer so if you don't get a case/industry you are particularly interested in, it might not reflect a true BCG full time experience where the diversity of opportunity is greater.


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG is a place that knows how to keep employees happy. This is important for anyone entering the corporate world. They keep you engaged with the work you do and with the sociable and friendly culture at the firm.


Advice to Management

I have absolutely no complaints.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing and Accelerated Career Development: My Summer as an Associate with BCG
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The emphasis BCG puts on mentorship in the office and career development is exceptional. My case team and numerous people throughout the office really took the time to make sure I had a successful transition and successful summer, which really positively impacted my overall experiences. BCG also provided a lot of extremely helpful training, which was very helpful in transitioning the summer associates into the office and work culture.


Downers

For some people, it may have not been the most realistic representation for what it's like to work for the firm full-time. My project provided me with consistent work and was very representative, but some of the summer associates their work was slower and a bit more erratic (which was more due to the nature of the projects they were staffed on).


Advice to Potential Interns

It's important to talk to people at the firm to get a sense of the work culture, but BCG is a really fantastic place to begin your career. It will provide you with exceptional training, mentorship, contacts/network, and also career assistance when you want to make your next career transition


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5.0 of 5 stars

Internship provides exceptional project responsibility, client interaction and partner engagement
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Interaction with partners, commraderie in the office, engaging work


Downers

short timeline means interns must get up to speed quickly


Advice to Potential Interns

No place better to accelerate your understanding as a business leader.


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4.8 of 5 stars

A consulting experience that is as real as it gets. Great access to senior partners, genuine mentorship and custom-tailored experience
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

(a) Great access to senior partners - be it through scheduled events or informal ones like lunches and coffee chats; (b) mentorship: thorough process of evaluation and feedback that was genuinely aimed towards my self-development; (c) custom-tailored experience: giving me projects and work that I am excited about


Downers

Internship is usually just one or two projects - and given the duration of ten weeks, it is hard to evaluate consulting as a career choice


Advice to Potential Interns

BCG"s core strength and differentiator is a people-oriented culture. Understand the strength of that culture and see if that appeals to you.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Incredible opportunity for learning, leadership and personal development in a challenging and dynamic work environment.
2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Firm culture, training and personal development, supportive work environment and challenging work


Downers

Travel Monday through Thursday


Advice to Potential Interns

Research many similar firms, try to meet as many people as possible, and find which firm 'fits' you best.


Advice to Management

Limit travel to client to only times that are completely necessary


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