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

Fellows have grown from their Beacon experience and leveraged it to help them achieve their goals, like internships at McKinsey and BCG.

Alumni Highlights: From Beacon to Internship and Job Offers

Emma May, Summer 2018 Fellow
[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 // McKinsey & Company 2019 Summer Intern
“The Beacon experience in Madrid last summer gave me the chance to work with a startup and provide real value. Working with a team of peers, I was able to learn and develop my skills and try out the consulting experience. With the skills I developed through this experience and having thoroughly enjoyed the work, I went through the recruiting process and will be interning for a top consulting firm next summer.”
— Carlos A., Georgetown '21, 2018 Summer Fellow // McKinsey & Co. 2019 Summer Intern // also offered an internship with BCG
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 [consulting opportunity] 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 // PwC Summer 2019 Technology Consulting Intern
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., Summer 2018 Fellow, Northwestern University

Additional Reviews from Past Fellows

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 // Booz Allen Hamilton 2019 Summer Intern
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
Beacon offered hands-on exposure to consulting by having Fellows work on actual objectives for the client. The McKinsey project lead was more than happy to offer advice on recruiting and on project-related content. Working on a team with Fellows from a diversity of backgrounds and majors was a great network and resource.
— Evelyn D., Harvard College
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
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
The Beacon Fellowship gave insight into what actually happens in the daily life of a consultant in a top firm. The experiences shared by the Project Lead and the work on the project confirmed my interest in consulting as a career
— Grant B., Stevens Institute of Technology
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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 College
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
My teammates were driven, they were competent, and they helped me to become the best professional version of myself.
— Margaret Y., Thomas Aquinas College
I learned more in a month with my Project Lead than a year of taking consulting classes at college, and I know the skills I learned will transfer to whatever career path I choose.
— Cameron H., College of William & Mary
The Beacon Fellowship allowed me to learn about consulting while being immersed into the Italian culture.
— Kendra P., Trine University
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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