Beacon is world-class because our Project Leads are world-class, having worked at such firms as McKinsey, Bain, BCG
Great consultants can come from anywhere: Deloitte, Accenture, LEK, Parthenon, etc. As such, we hire Project Leads from any number of different firms. What we never compromise on, however, is excellence and the Project Leads commitment to ensuring that the Fellows of whom he/she is in charge have an incredible experience.
How We're Able to Provide the Best Internship Possible
Every team needs a leader. At Beacon, we make sure that leader is not only incredibly competent, but is also fully dedicated to helping you learn and grow as much as possible.
Unlike other internships where interns are unceremoniously plugged in, doing 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.
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Eric C. // McKinsey Alumnus
Three of this Summer's Project Leads
Spencer P. // Bain Alumnus
We want you to be comfortable with your Project Lead and the project. That's why you and your teammates will meet over video chat one-on-one and collectively with your Project Lead up to a month before your launch date to:
Go over your background, experience, interests, and goals
Create a plan to maximize the value you get from the internship
Meet your teammates and get to know one another and the project
Meet your client and discuss the project and what role you'll assume
Review pre-departure assignments and readings
Of course, most of your interaction with your Project Lead will occur during the 2 or 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
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.