Positions and Applicant Backgrounds

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Which positions do you typically hire for each year? What are the qualifications for each position?

The most common positions we hire for each year in all our offices are Associate Consultant and Consultant. Manager hiring occurs based on office needs.
Associate Consultant
We recruit Associate Consultant candidates from campus as well as directly from other organizations. To be eligible for an Associate Consultant position you must have an undergraduate degree and 0-3 years of work experience. You should also apply for an Associate Consultant position if you have a non-MBA Master's degree and less than 3 years of work experience.
We recruit Consultant candidates from campus as well as directly from other organizations. To be eligible for a Consultant position you must have an MBA and 2 years of pre-graduate school work experience OR an MPP, MPA or other Master's degree and 3+ years of professional work experience.
Throughout the year, we seek to hire Managers. To be eligible for a Manager position, you must have at least 6 years of total work experience, plus 4 years of strategy consulting experience, post-graduate school preferred, AND at least 1 year in a supervisory role as a Manager, Engagement Manager or Principal. 

Does Bridgespan offer internships?

In the U.S., we are currently offering a Consultant MBA/MPP summer internship through our long-standing partnerships with Management Leadership for Tomorrow and The Consortium Graduate School of Management. Recruiting timeline will be posted in the Spring on each program’s site.

Is nonprofit experience a requirement for the Associate Consultant and the Consultant positions?

No, but we are looking for applicants who have a passion to make greater social impact, have a desire to work full-time in the non-profit sector and have a commitment to consistently apply an equity lens to the work.

Does Bridgespan sponsor visas?

US offices

We are interested in qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the U.S. However, we are not able to interview any candidate who require visas of any kind including, TNs, H-1B, F-1 among others. We also cannot support candidates on OPT (Optional Practical Training), as it will require future sponsorship. Candidates must be eligible to work in the US at the time of their application.

Johannesburg and Singapore

Due to tightening labor regulations, we are not able to sponsor any visas at this time.

Is Bridgespan open to full-time remote employees at the AC and C level?

All new AC and C employees are required to relocate to their home office city and work a minimum of 2 days per week in the office in the US and 3 days in Asia and Africa. Please apply only to the office you are local to or willing to relocate to.

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2. Positions and Applicant Backgrounds

3. How to Apply

4. Preparing for Your Consulting Interview

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