BCG Summer Sessions is a series of virtual talks through which BCGers will share insider perspectives on what it’s like to be an Associate at BCG. You’ll learn about the impactful work we do, meet BCGers from offices across North America, and hear about the many opportunities, support systems, programs, and tools we offer to help our Associates learn, grow, succeed—and have fun!—at BCG and beyond. We’ll also cover details on the recruiting process, and give you a chance to ask the questions most on your mind about consulting and BCG. We hope you’ll join us this summer!
Register to learn more about BCG Summer Sessions by uploading your latest resume here in time for our first session on June 1st. After doing so, you’ll receive an e-mail within a week or two sharing the full calendar of events so you can plan which you’ll want to attend throughout June. Zoom details for each session will be sent the same day as the event is scheduled to take place. Although registration collects academic information, we would like to emphasize that this is not a job application for the Associate role at BCG. This program is a way for us to get to know you and you to get to know BCG prior to our application deadlines.
The Credential of Readiness (CORe) is a rigorous online program consisting of three courses—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting—designed to help you achieve fluency in the language of business. You will develop deep-seated problem solving skills and the confidence to contribute to business discussions and decision making.
Learning requirements: In order to earn the Credential of Readiness, participants must do the following:
- Thoughtfully complete all modules by stated deadlines
- Satisfactorily participate in courses through reflections and cold calls, for example
- Demonstrate content mastery through satisfactory completion of module quizzes
- Earn a passing score on the final exam of all three component courses
Final Exam: The CORe final exam is a three-hour, multiple-choice, closed book assessment created by HBS faculty and delivered via the HBS Online course platform. The exam is offered to participants after successful completion of the program during defined time periods following the last module deadline.
**Harvard Business School Online is pleased to collaborate with Middlebury College to provide additional benefits to qualifying current undergraduate students taking the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program and the Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting individual certificate programs. With your consent, Middlebury will share information with HBS Online to allow the program to offer need-based scholarships to offset the cost of these programs. Details are available here.
Included below are EVENTS, and NEW or HOT financial services opportunities posted this past week in Handshake. There are many, many additional positions, which can be found using Handshake filters and/or search alerts. Please APPLY EARLY! Interviews are offered on a rolling basis, usually before the deadline! Positions may be removed from Handshake before a deadline occurs.
Multi–School Events (RSVP in Handshake)
- May 16 at 12:00 p.m. – SMBC Meet and Greet (Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, Loan Syndications)
- May 16 at 4:00 p.m. – SMBC Meet and Greet (Equity Capital Markets, Equities Execution Group, Investment Banking Advisory, Strategic Credit Products, Fixed Income Sales & Trading)
- May 17 at 12:00 p.m. – SMBC Meet and Greet (Corporate and Investment Banking Coverage, Global Financial Institutions, Structured Debt)
- May 17 at 4:00 p.m. – SMBC Meet and Greet (Latin America Debt Capital Markets, Latin America Project Finance, Latin America Corporate Finance, Latin America Loan Capital Markets)
- May 18 at 12:00 p.m. – SMBC Meet and Greet (Capital Markets – Derivatives, Risk Management, Leasing and Finance)
- May 18 at 4:00 p.m. – SMBC Meet and Greet (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Enterprise Resource Group Panel)
- May 25 at 6:00 p.m. – Be A Leader in the World of Investments with Equity Research at Morgan Stanley
- May 26 at 3:00 p.m. – L’Oreal USA Master Class: How to Achieve Success with a Cross Functional Team
- June 1 at 5:30 p.m. – More Thank a Bank, Bank of America
- June 2 at 6:00 p.m. – ESG at Bank of America
- June 6 at 6:00 p.m. – Our Commitment to Diversity, Bank of America
- June 22 at 10:00 p.m. – 2022 Morgan Stanley Asia Webinar Series: Introduction to Investment Banking Division (North American Schools)
Hot Opportunities (Alumni Referrals – Apply in Handshake)
- May 15 – Social Innovation Associate, Middlebury College Innovation Hub
- May 15 – Creativity and Innovation Associate, Middlebury College-Innovation Hub
- May 20 – Summer 2022 Private Equity Intern, Essex Bay Capital
- May 21 – Financial Analyst Internship, Focus Advisory Services
- May 27 – ESG Summer Analyst (2022), Audax Group
- May 31 – Global Markets Division Summer Intern, Credit Agricole CIB
- May 31 – Analyst, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Burlington, VT)
- June 1 – Analyst (2022), Locust Walk NEW
- June 1 – 2023 Summer Analyst, Investor Relations, Oak Hill Advisors
- June 1 – Analyst, Investor Relations/Client Coverage (Class of 2023), Oak Hill Advisors
- June 3 – Global Markets Analyst Graduate Program, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank NEW
- June 6 – Associate Client Advisor, Bessemer Trust
- June 30 – Business Development Analyst, Dimension Renewable Energy
- July 1 – Client Service Associate, Acadian Asset Management
- July 31 – 2023 Summer Analyst, Buy-side Credit, Oak Hill Advisors
- August 31 – Analyst, Buy-Side Credit (Class of 2023), Oak Hill Advisors
- October 15 – Summer 2023 Investment Intern, Investure
- October 15 – Investment Analyst, Investure
HOT Experiential Learning & Fellowship Opportunities (Apply in Handshake)
- May 31 – Summer 2022 Freshmen JumpStart, Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
- May 31 – Summer 2022 Sophomore Summit, Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon)
This Week’s New Internships
- May 16 – 2022 Research Analyst, Softbank Ventures Asia (Seoul)
- May 20 – 2022 Investment Banking Summer Intern, Trust Capital Markets
- May 20 – 2022 Venture Capital Investment Associate, Bioccelerate VC (Seattle)
- June 1 – 2023 KBW Investment Banking Summer Analyst, Stifel (Richmond, VA)
- June 1 – 2023 Sales: Client Service Summer Associate, Lazard
- June 20 – 2022 Private Equity Analyst Intern (Remote/Unpaid), Infinitive Capital
- July 1 – 2022 Venture Capital Investor Relations Associate, Bioccelerate VC (Seattle)
- July 31 – 2023 Summer Analyst Intern – Debt Strategies, Bridge Investment Group (NYC)
- July 31 – 2023 Summer Analyst Intern – Investments, Bridge Investment Group (Atlanta, NYC)
- July 31 – 2022 Summer Development Analyst, Bridge Investment Group
- July 31 – 2022 Summer Property Management/Leasing Analyst – ATL, Bridge Investment Group
- July 31 – 2023 Summer Analyst Client Service/Capital Raising, Bridge Investment Group
- August 1 – 2023 Summer Analyst – Investment Banking, Stout
This Week’s New Jobs
- May 15 – 2022 FT Analyst/Assistant Vice President – Group Financial Security, BNP Paribas
- May 17 – Analyst, Portfolio Management Group, Hall Capital Partners (San Fran)
- May 18 – Credit Analyst, Premium Merchant Funding
- May 26 – Business Manager, WalletHub
- June 3 – Associate, Finance, Global Strategy Group
- June 5 – Private Client Assistant, Brown Brothers Harriman
- June 10 – Sales Analyst, Business Development Group, Commonfund
- June 10 – Treasury: US Associate, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
- June 12 – Project Finance Analyst, ForeFront Power
- June 13 – US Associate – Analyst (Structure Finance Real Estate, Lodging & Gaming Americas), Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
- June 13 – Institutional Sales Analyst, Partners Group
- June 18 – Financial Reporting Analyst (FP&A), Trimble, Inc. (Portland, OR)
- June 18 – Financial Analyst (FP&A), Trimble, Inc. (Portland, OR)
- June 27 – Inside Sales Rep, Moody’s Corporation
- June 30 – Global Finance Program, EF Education First
- June 30 – Primary Research Specialist, Slate Path Capital
- June 30 – Coordinator, Prelude Capital
- June 30 – Hedge Fund Operations Analyst, Mariner Investment Group (Harrison, NY)
- July 1 – U.S. Associate – Business Analyst, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
- July 15 – Leveraged Loan Trading Desk Analyst, Barclays
- July 15 – US PACT Trader, Barclays
- July 31 – Junior Financial Analyst, Guidepoint
- August 1 – Point72 Academy Investment Analyst Program (2023), Point 72
- August 31 – Client Team Reporting Analyst, Investure (Charlottesville)
- September 30 – Investor Relations Analyst, LCN Capital Partners
- December 23 – Associate, Client Services, Dimensional Fund Advisors
- December 30 – Client Service Associate, First Republic Bank
I know the semester is almost over. But this summer and early fall, things will be busy. Here are some ideas for you to prepare as things heats up:
This should not be a surprise to you, relationships matter. So either start or continue to reach out to alumni or other contacts. Not sure what to ask or how to reach out? Read this guide. Think about who you know, and consider asking for a referral to other people. Consider your affinity groups like maybe sports teams, music groups, clubs or other activities you are involved with. Midd2Midd is a good start (over 250 alums when you go to ‘industry’ of strategy/management consulting). And this LinkedIn alumni tool is very powerful with over 32,000 alumni in all industries.
Research and Target firms
Despite how great Middlebury is, we are not a target school where all firms recruit. This means you have to go to them directly and identify the career sites or Human Resource pages at firms that interest you. Some firms will post a job or internship on Handshake, but only a select few will actually come to campus to interview you. (or do so virtually this year). I just want your expectations to be clear.
Part of researching the consulting field is knowing the players beyond the big names like McKinsey, Deloitte, BCG and Bain. A huge resource to explore more and widen your perspective is this resource.
With all that said, here are 20+ firms that I suggest you keep on your radar now who have recruited at Midd in the past:
- Oliver Wyman
- Kaiser Associates
- Analysis Group
- Compass Lexicon
- Charles River Associates
- Beacon Group
- Brattle Group
- Clearview Healthcare Partners
- Clarion Healthcare
- Accenture and Accenture Federal
- Cornerstone Research
- Edgeworth Economics
- Seurat Group
- Advisory Board
- Third Bridge
- Bridgespan Group
- Camber Collective
Browse these interesting opportunities to get some experience in a unique way!
- Treat your internship like an interview for a future job – Many organizations that offer internships also offer job opportunities, thus, it is always important to make a lasting impression. If you are an exceptional intern, it is much more likely that the company would consider creating a position on their team for you! Internship supervisors often also serve as great references when applying to future internships and employment positions. Consequently, make sure to dress your best, stay on top of deadlines, and go above and beyond to demonstrate your work ethic!
- At the same time, think of your internship as a possible future job – While interns and employees often have different responsibilities in the workplace, this summer can still be enlightening in determining your future. It will allow you to understand more about what role you naturally take on in a team setting and therefore, what kind of company or organization you would like to be a part of. It can also provide you with insight on what type of job you would like to have, for example do you prefer office work or a more hands-on work environment? Advice from mentors and our CCI advisors is always extremely helpful, however, personal experience is usually the best form of knowing which career path to choose.
- Take initiative – If you’ve finished a project you were assigned to, it may be tempting to sit back and relax but try to fight this urge. It will make you a memorable and dependable intern if you show that you are motivated to have more responsibility. Another aspect to taking initiative is sharing any ideas for improvement that you may have. Don’t be afraid to speak up! Your employer will likely see this as you wanting to get more involved in the organization, which if that is the case, it would help you in obtaining an employment offer or furthering your relationship with the employer. But if you are also feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to be your own advocate and ask for extra time or assistance.
- Ask questions – Asking questions will not only make you look more connected to the company, but it is also the best way to get the most out of your internship. Don’t ask questions just to ask them though, make sure that you are asking questions that are of use. By doing so, you express your interest in the work you are doing and the company itself. Being curious will also make you learn more than you would have if you did not become further involved.
- Keep an open mind – If you are asked to complete a project or give a presentation, do not automatically turn down the offer because you do not have experience doing so. Take this as an opportunity to learn! You will get the most out of your internship if you get out of your comfort zone and attempt to develop new skills! Being accommodating is an extremely important tool in overcoming obstacles in everyday life so make sure to practice this in your internship as well!
- Set goals for yourself – Take some time to think about which skills you already have and which you would like to develop. Internships are one of the best places to learn more about yourself and about your abilities. Given the length of summer internships, stay organized by making weekly goals for yourself. When you think of these goals, do not keep them broad, make certain that they are measurable to keep you on track. For example, rather than simply wanting to increase followers for a social media managing internship, plan to increase the number of followers on the account by 50 every week. Whatever the goal is, make sure to try and quantify it!
- Network – Meet as many people as you can! The more you get to know the individuals you are working alongside with, the more they will know you and be more likely to make professional connections on your behalf. Oftentimes a reputable spokesperson is a major determining factor in whether a future organization will choose to offer a position to you versus another candidate. It is possible that one of the many people you meet will be your future employer or your key into graduate school someday, so always put your best foot forward!
- Try to keep a balanced summer – While having an internship over the summer often does not leave you with a lot of time to do much of anything else, always remember to take breaks and enjoy your summer! Take in the beautiful weather, spend time with friends and family, make sure to de-stress! It will be hard to not worry about all that you have to do but remember that you have been extremely productive and reward your hard work from time to time!
- Be proud about all that you accomplished! A summer internship is oftentimes much longer than internships offered in the winter, meaning that you are going to dedicate a great deal of time on projects and learning many different skills. As students we tend to downplay our achievements and all that we were responsible for during internships. It may feel pretentious to do so, but make sure to communicate all that you did on your future resumes and cover letters! You spent an entire summer developing your ability to accomplish certain tasks and you should be proud to show this off!
- Maintain contact – The most important tip to networking properly is to make certain that you continue contact after the initial introduction is made. A company may not necessarily remember an individual intern simply because they interned for a summer, therefore, it is important to stay in touch. The best letters of recommendation are those in which the individual writing them truly knows the applicant. In order to do this, make sure to reach out at least once or twice a year to maintain these ties and keep your network updated.
The author of this article, Cindy Cardona ’22, is a Biology major and Sociology minor who will be attending veterinary school after graduation. Cindy is a Peer Career Advisor at the Center for Careers and Internships.
The CCI is committed to supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in professional and career development including planning their careers, networking with alumni, and job and internship resources. Please note, that while these resources are being highlighted as part of AAPI Month, the CCI is here for students all year. We invite you to call, email, or stop in any time.
Use the scheduling tool in Handshake to set up a 30-minute appointment with one of our career advisors.
Job and Internship Resources
- Asian American Economic Development Enterprises
- Asian American Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA)
- Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Jobs Board (AAPIP)
- Asian Career Network – Connecting diverse talent with great opportunities
- Asian Jobs
- Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
- Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
- Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)
- College To Congress
- Council of Korean Americans (CKA)
- Diversity Inc.
- Federal Asian Pacific American Council, Jobs
- International Leadership Foundation (ILF)
- National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF)
- Seeding Change
- Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
- US-Asia Institute
- Washington Leadership Program (WLP)
Fellowships, Internships, and Scholar Programs
The following programs are funded opportunities that help you gain career experience. The opportunities can also allow you to access important professional networks that will help you with your job search when the fellowship or program is over.
Below are just some opportunities available for AAPI students:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science, Minority Science Writers Internships – This summer program is designed for undergraduate students who are deeply committed to diversity and interested in pursuing journalism as a career.
- APAICS Congressional Fellowship – The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service.
- Asian Health Services: REACH Internship Program – REACH is a nine-week paid summer internship program offered by AHS for those interested in a career in public health or health-related fields.
- Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) (Washington, DC) – CAPAL’s Public Service Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within the public sector in the Washington, DC area and throughout the United States.
- Emma Bowen Foundation, Minority Interests in Media Internships – The EBF Fellowship promotes a more diverse industry by placing students of color in multi-year paid internships at leading media and tech companies.
- Google BOLD Internship Program – BOLD interns join teams across Sales, Marketing, People Operations, and many others to identify challenges, collaborate on building solutions, and drive meaningful change for clients and users — all while developing skills and building careers.
- Inroads– Since their founding, INROADS has been a leader in advancing diverse youth in corporate America.
- Japanese American Citizens League – The fellowships provide the opportunity to work on advocacy at a national level through the National JACL office based in Washington, D.C.
- OCA – Asian Pacific Advocates (Washington, DC) – Since 1989, the OCA Internship Program has cultivated future leadership for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by providing students with opportunities to work in the public sector and learn about critical issues.
- Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO) – SEO Career recruits and trains high achieving Black, Latinx, and Native American college students for challenging summer internships that lead to coveted full-time jobs.
- U.S. Department of Education, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program – This program provides grants and related assistance to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions to enable such institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). *from https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/
Dive head first into improving your professional portfolio and get your headshot in Axinn on May 3rd @ 5-7:30 PM. Come dressed for success and get your headshot taken by a professional photographer. Running from class and don’t have time? The CCI wardrobe will be there to help with dress shirts, combs, and mirrors.
The CCI and SGA Student Affairs and DEI Committees have partnered to bring a variety of stations to help YOU personalize your professional brand. Visit our LinkedIn Review station, meet with a Peer Career Advisor to help with your resume, and learn about Middlebury’s Midd2Midd network. Join us for some music and charcuterie boards and try your luck at winning some prizes!
*This event is partially funded by SGA JusticeProjects.
It is the time of year when students receive job and/or internship offers. You’ve put in a lot of time and effort, and it’s good to celebrate this accomplishment. It’s an exciting time! This note is to review how to accept an offer ethically.
Review the offer details in full, make a final decision, and communicate to the employer whether you accept or decline the offer.
If you accept, remember that you agreed to Middlebury’s CCI Student Code of Conduct which states, “After I accept an internship or job offer, I agree to immediately withdraw all pending applications and cancel all scheduled interviews (on- and off-campus). I will notify my career center that I have accepted an offer.”
This means that it is unethical to continue applying and interviewing for opportunities to see if something better comes along.
It is a small world, and you do not want to burn any bridges. Reneging on an accepted offer reflects poorly on you, can hurt future relations between Middlebury and the employer, and affects other students.
Please keep this in mind as you evaluate your options, and here at CCI we are always happy to help you evaluate and respond ethically to offers.
Midd Real Estate Group welcomes all students to a talk by Clay Hepler ’17, creator and host of a popular business and investing podcast, Creative Capitalist. Clay has extensive experience within all aspects the real estate world from working for a real estate firm to now developing luxury Airbnb’s. His goal is to help aspiring entrepreneurs succeed. Clay brings an interesting perspective to concepts such as money, saving, investing, wealth, and retirement.
Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
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