Meet the Project Leads for This Summer

One of the most valuable features of the Beacon Fellowship is the Project Lead, the mentor with extensive business experience who leads a group of Fellows through the immersive consulting project with the client in Europe or DC. All of our current Project Leads for summer 2019 have past consulting experience at McKinsey, Bain, or BCG, and the majority of them have past or current education at Harvard Business School.

Fellows will spend about 100 hours under the guidance of the Project Lead while they are abroad (or in DC).

Spots are filling up quickly to work directly under these amazing leaders. Read more about them below, and reach out to the admissions team to learn more about our current availability!

Project Lead Profiles

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Viet - Harvard Business School ‘20


London (Filled)


Bonnie - Harvard Business School ‘19


London (Filled)

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Deborah - Harvard Business School ‘19


London (Filled)

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Jonathan - Harvard Business School ‘16

Boston Consulting Group

Madrid & Barcelona (Limited Spots Still Available)

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Jaime - MIT Sloan ‘20

Boston Consulting Group

Barcelona (Filled)


CiCi - Harvard Business School ‘20

Boston Consulting Group

Madrid (Limited Spots Still Available)

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Daniel - Harvard Business School ‘19


Madrid (Filled)


Mason - Duke University, Former Navy Officer


Madrid (Limited Spots Still Available)

During the project

Of course, most of your interaction with your Project Lead will occur during the 4 weeks that you're abroad on the Fellowship, during which you'll:

  • Meet daily to discuss your progress on the project

  • Brainstorm different ways to approach your work

  • Talk about the various ideas you've had related to your client

  • Go over consulting best-practices, tips, and tricks of the trade

  • Get to know one another on excursions, at meals, and around housing

After the project


Following the project, many of the Fellows maintain professional relationships with their Project Manager, many of whom have written letters of recommendation, served as references, or else kept in touch.