In the spring of 2016, our founders were fueled by a desire to solve the problem they faced in undergrad — a one-sided business education. So, they took the skills they developed at McKinsey, BCG, and Booz Allen Hamilton, and created The Beacon Fellowship.***
Since then, we've launched multiple successful programs, equipping our Fellows with real, tangible skills, and helping them to win interviews, internships and jobs. Our Fellows have returned home with more than just something to put on their resume — they've left as fundamentally better business persons.
And that is our mission: to prepare undergraduate students to become exceptional business people by creating a space for learning and mentorship through high-impact, real-world, global consulting projects.
"Whether or not Beacon Fellows pursue consulting as a full-time career, developing these skill-sets will make them better influencers, critical thinkers, and valued employees for future job and internship opportunities. My hope for each student who attends our Fellowship is that they would be confident and capable in what they can contribute to solving problems in society, now as a student and in the future as a business professional."
Kristen Yealy | Former Admissions Director | The Beacon Fellowship
Our vision is to be the world’s leading non-academic business institution for pre-professionals.
As we look to the future, we're eager to expand and deepen our years of expertise, so as to continually improve the Fellowship and deliver more value to our Fellows. We envision a time in the next 2-5 years in which hundreds of students will be able to attend a Beacon program, accelerate their careers, and then, as alumni, pay it forward to current Beacon Fellows and the world.
***Our Project Leads are current & former MBB consultants but The Beacon Fellowship is not affiliated with nor endoresed by the MBB or other consulting firms in any way.