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If you are pursuing a master's degree and you earned an undergraduate degree fewer than four years ago, you will be considered for a business analyst position. If you hold a bachelor's degree and have at least four years of work experience or completed or expect to complete your master's program four years from the time you received your bachelor's degree, you will join as an associate.

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Jul 15 2018

Full-time Associate Generalist Application Deadline

PhDs, Postdocs and non-MBA Masters students finishing their programs in 2019, or medical students, interns, residents or fellows finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020, who are interested in our 2019 full-time opportunities must apply by July 15, 2018. This also includes Experienced Professional JDs who are interested in our 2019 full-time opportunities.
Jul 15 2018

MD Fellowship Application Deadline

Medical students between the 3rd and 4th year of med school who are interested in the MD Fellowship must apply by July 15, 2018.
Oct 07 2018

Full-time New Ventures Application Deadline

Masters and/or PhD students finishing their programs in 2019 or 2020 who are interested in our 2019 full-time and internship opportunities with New Ventures or Advanced Analytics must apply by October 7, 2018. Positions include Expert (industry-specific) Consulting, Software Engineering, Data Science and Data Engineering.

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Opportunities for Advanced Professional Degree Candidates

Many advanced professional degree candidates join us as an associate or junior associate consultants (positions vary based on office and experience). APD candidates may also consider applying for an associate or business analyst internship position depending on degree or work experience, usually for the summer prior to their penultimate year of their program; timing of internships can vary based on your academic schedule.

Our roles include generalist consulting; practice consulting, focused on a specific function or industry (e.g.,digital, implementation, operations); and New Ventures product and solution development (e.g., data science, solution expert consulting, data engineering).

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