Beacon is world-class because our Project Leads are.

Time and again, students tell us that the highlight of their Fellowship experience was working alongside their Project Lead. With past experience at America’s top consulting firms and education from America’s top business schools, Project Leads have a wealth of insights to share with their Fellows cohort. The best part? Project Leads are devoted solely to being a mentor and resource; Fellows can request guidance in any number of career and consulting-related areas.

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During the Beacon Fellowship, the Project Leader’s main job is to ensure you’re learning, whereas at a job like at McKinsey or BCG, the manager’s main job is to ensure the wellbeing of the firm.
— Joao P. Toste, Advisor // Stanford MBA, Former McKinsey/BCG

How We're Able to Provide the Best Experience Possible

Every team needs a leader. At Beacon, we make sure that leader is not only highly competent, but is also fully dedicated to helping you learn and grow as much as possible.

Unlike at other firms where summer associates may be assigned to whatever work is lying around without much mentorship, our focus is 100% on you. By controlling the Project Lead, we can make sure that your experience is personal, tailored, and maximally beneficial. 

Project Lead Profiles


Name: Eric C.

Firm: McKinsey & Company

Sectors: Finance, Construction

Experience: MasterCard


Name: Paloma S.

Firm: Bain & Company

Sectors: Transportation, Logistics

Experience: Namek, MIT


Name: Spencer P.

Firm: Bain & Company

Sectors: Energy, Retail

Experience: GE, Target


Name: Ioanis C.

Firm: McKinsey & Company

Sectors: Transportation

Experience: ALCON, GE

During the project

Over the course of the Fellowship, your Project Lead will:

  • Conduct meetings to assess progress on your project

  • Brainstorm different ways to approach your work

  • Discuss your ideas about the client

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

  • Be a resource during excursions, meals, and free time

After the project


Following the formal program, many Fellows maintain professional relationships with their Project Lead, who may be willing to write letters of recommendation, serve as a reference, or provide continued guidance.