98% of our Fellows say they would recommend Beacon to a friend. See why.

Fellows have used their Beacon experience to go on to do incredible things, including getting offers at McKinsey and BCG.


Alumni Highlights: From Beacon to Internship and Job Offers

[Beacon] gave me really valuable experience to add to my resume...and helped get me in the door to McKinsey. Having already had experience working in consulting and knowing that I already enjoyed it gave me a leg up. I have just accepted an internship offer with McKinsey and Company for the summer. I am so excited for this opportunity and am very grateful that Beacon gave me the gateway to this field!
— Emma May, Summer 2018 Fellow, Colorado School of Mines
 Emma May, Summer 2018 Fellow
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I cannot even begin to explain how impactful and memorable my time at Beacon was. Beacon allowed me to work in a dynamic, autonomous environment where I was able to perform real-world consulting work for a European company....It has been amazing to see how the company has been implementing our recommendations and seeing success because of our work. Beacon has been the only [internship] where I walked away feeling like I really made a difference...and I received an offer for a consulting firm only months after my fellowship.
— Blake B., Summer 2018 Fellow, University of Southern California
My team and I developed a novel financial model that is now the basis of our client’s international expansion plan. Interviewers have been very eager to hear about Beacon. The projects we undertook as fellows were absolutely integral to the success of our clients, and we were given the tools and support to accomplish these projects at an internationally elite level. The sum of all of Beacon’s components undoubtedly make it the best summer program available to ambitiously successful business students.
— Cameron B., Northwestern University, Summer 2018 Fellow
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Additional Reviews from Past Fellows

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The most valuable skills I learned were presentation skills, market research, how to conduct a thorough competitive analysis, and how to professionally interact with a client company and their employees. The confidence I gained from acquiring these skills has translated into other areas of my professional life. I would recommend the Beacon Fellowship to anyone in search of any of these things.
— Taylor J., BYU
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Being on site with the client every day, my team and I had full access to all the materials we needed, and we were able to learn so much more about the industry. The best part of the fellowship are the connections I have made. They are some of the most wonderful well-rounded people I have met, and we continually call each other not just for social talk, but also for help with business related things.
— Jessica R., University of the Cumberlands
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The Beacon Fellowship allowed for me to provide a real-world company with strategical insights
that will propel and further grow their business. The colleagues that you work on site with are productive and true business professionals that have become lifelong connections. What you get through Beacon is unrivaled.
— Chris W., Cornell University
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The work I did was real, substantive consulting work...we were able to be mentored by our project managers, who had all worked consulting jobs for prestigious firms in the past. They were an ever-present resource and more than happy to share their experiences and inside tips with us. Overall, I would definitely recommend for anyone thinking of getting into consulting or wishing to learn the skills that are transferable into many other fields.
— Jefferson R., Rice University
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Beacon gave me business consulting training and experience that I hadn’t been able to receive at Princeton, and these were directly applicable to working in a business environment.
— James H., Princeton University
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I was able to have much more of an impact in the work we did and learned through actions rather than directions...my experience at Beacon helped me immensely to develop transferable skills in working with clients, creative problem solving, and being a team member.
— Chad V., Luther University
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One of the biggest benefits you get from having a Project Lead who’s an experienced consultant is the fact that they know how to manage and lead properly. They’re able to come to you to use the strengths you already have to help you develop into your own professional.
— Brendon G.,
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Unlike my previous internships, my work was highly dynamic and complex. I was given autonomy and significant responsibility. Through receiving oversight from former Bain/McKinsey consultants, I developed a more diverse skill set.
— Ben B., Washington and Lee University
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Beacon provided me with one of the most unique and rewarding professional experiences. It enabled me with the opportunity to lead a team with a market research project, where we delivered pricing and expansion strategy for a Madrid startup.
— Azam Khan, Northwestern University
...the Fellowship has been super valuable...[I] talked with 15 at the Career Fair and have multiple interviews lined up
— Luke C., Notre Dame University, Winter 2017 Fellow
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...my abilities were taken seriously, and I was able to have the significant impact I always thought I could have.
— Amanda A., St. Mary's University College, Spring 2017 Fellow
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...getting to work with great, young business minds from other universities in a foreign country was an amazing experience.
— Lance B., Liberty University, Winter 2017 Fellow