98% of Fellows would recommend Beacon to a friend

 

Rated 9.75/10 on GoAbroad.com

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Rated 100% on GoOverseas.com

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“I usually don't give 10/10 ratings as there is almost always something that could be improved, but quite frankly…

the Beacon Fellowship left so little to be desired that demoting any rating category to a '9' just wouldn't be fair.”

  • 10/10 from Michael on Go Overseas

“I know of no other fellowship that…[helps people flourish] better than the Beacon Fellowship…due to synergy among ambitious fellows and insightful instruction from foreign professionals. These insights are invaluable to rising young professionals who possess the desire and character to be future leaders in business, consulting, and finance.”

  • 10/10 from John, on Go Overseas

“You do not learn as much about business in classes over a semester as you do with a week in the real world”

  • 10/10 from Jim, on Go Abroad

“international exposure and opportunities to travel were fantastic additions to what would have been, even in the US, a very helpful intensive internship environment…several Fellows even received return offers from the clients.”

  • 10/10 from Kenny, on Go Abroad



Alumni with prestigious offers

Many of our fellows receive internship or full-time offers from top consulting firms, including one alumnus (not pictured) who found himself in the enviable position of choosing between both a BCG and McKinsey offer!


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Emma | Colorado School of Mines | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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WORKED with MCKINSEY alumnus PROJECT LEAD & RECEIVED 2019 MCKINSEY INTERNSHIP OFFER

“[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!”


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TAYLOR | BYU | 2018 summer, MADRID:

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WORKED with MCKINSEY alumnus PROJECT LEAD & SECURED 2019 BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON INTERNSHIP

“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.”


Evelyn | Harvard | 2019 winter, Rome

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worked with mckinsey project lead and secured investment banking analyst offer at Deutsche bank

“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.”


Jason | Florida State University | 2019 Summer, Madrid

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Did Protiviti internship for second half of summer

“My month in Spain working with Beacon truly prepared me for success…During my 8 weeks in Protiviti’s Ft. Lauderdale office, I was able to implement real-world consulting frameworks and skills learned from my time with Beacon.”


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Blake | University of Southern California | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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worked with Bain Alumnus project Lead and Secured technology consulting internship with PWC

“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.”


start your application

There is no deadline to apply, but there are many benefits to enrolling as early as possible.

  1. Enroll early to secure a spot in the program of your choice and make plans for the rest of your summer (i.e. do another internship before/after Beacon).

  2. Students who enroll earliest get first picks on clients and Project Leads once they are announced.

  3. The best flight prices usually occur around 5 months out. Purchasing flights early can save you hundreds of dollars and there are usually more flight options to choose from.

The application process consists of 4 steps:

  1. Start your online application via the button below.

  2. Complete and submit your application.

  3. If selected, conduct a 30-minute video interview with an Admissions Coordinator.

  4. Receive notification of Beacon's decision.


alumni testimonials

Michelle | Western Michigan | Summer 2019, Rome:

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worked with bcg alumnus/harvard mba project lead

I had “the greatest cohort, project lead, and site managers all while being in one of the most amazing cities in the world!

I would recommend the Beacon Fellowship to anyone who wants to get a real-life working experience while looking for an internship.”

It is so much more than a traditional summer internship.”


Anastacia | Northwestern | 2019 Summer, London:

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worked with Mckinsey alumnus/harvard mba PROJECT LEAD

“I highly recommend undergraduate students completing their freshman year to do the Beacon Fellowship.

It is a wonderful opportunity to have as your first consulting experience because the project leads set high expectations but also work side-by-side with you to make sure you surpass them.”


Sarah | Dartmouth | 2019 summer, London:

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worked with Mckinsey/harvard mba PROJECT LEAD

“The support we received throughout the entire program was incomparable to any summer internship.

Our Project Lead was always willing to help and often went above and beyond to teach us…it was a great experience for cultivating my interest in consulting- and I'm glad I could do it all in London!”


Victoria | Wake Forest | 2019 Summer, London:

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worked with Mckinsey alumnus/harvard mba PROJECT LEAD

Beacon “provides participants with the possibility to get hands-on consulting experience that teaches useful, real-world skills. Not only do Fellows get the chance to consult for a client, but the recommendations made to the clients are taken as real and valuable information, and often implemented.

Not many other opportunities enable the growth in skillset and real-world experience as this Fellowship.”


Margaret | Thomas Aquinas College | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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worked with mckinsey alumnus project lead

“My teammates were driven, they were competent, and they helped me to become the best professional version of myself.”


Cameron | William & Mary | 2019 Summer, Madrid:

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worked with bain alumnus/harvard mba project lead

“I learned more in a month with my Project Lead than a year of taking consulting classes at college.

I know the skills I learned will transfer to whatever career path I choose.”


Jessica | University of the Cumberlands | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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worked with Bain alumnus project lead

“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.”


Grant | Stevens Institute of Technology | 2019 winter, Rome:

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worked with mckinsey project lead

“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.”


start your application

There is no deadline to apply, but there are many benefits to enrolling as early as possible.

  1. Enroll early to secure a spot in the program of your choice and make plans for the rest of your summer (i.e. do another internship before/after Beacon).

  2. Students who enroll earliest get first picks on clients and Project Leads once they are announced.

  3. The best flight prices usually occur around 5 months out. Purchasing flights early can save you hundreds of dollars and there are usually more flight options to choose from.

The application process consists of 4 steps:

  1. Start your online application via the button below.

  2. Complete and submit your application.

  3. If selected, conduct a 30-minute video interview with an Admissions Coordinator.

  4. Receive notification of Beacon's decision.


More alumni testimonials

Chris | Cornell | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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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…are productive and true business professionals that have become lifelong connections.

What you get through Beacon is unrivaled.”

Chad | Luther college | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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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.

Beacon helped me immensely to develop transferable skills in working with clients, creative problem solving, and being a team member.”


Jefferson | Rice | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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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.”


Ben | Washington & Lee | 2018 Summer, Madrid:

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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.”