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Last Updated Apr 29, 2021 by

Video Recap: MBA Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan

It’s never too early to start thinking about recruiting…or is it? We spoke with Keith Bevans, Global Head of Consultant Recruiting at Bain & Co., and Lauren Birnie, Vice President, Head of Firmwide MBA Recruiting at J.P. Morgan to discuss just that. Clear Admit and the MBA recruiting reps from Bain and J.P. Morgan came together on April 28, 2021 to discuss what these sought-after employers look for, and what their hiring processes entail. Topics covered include: How does your MBA recruiting process work? What will the impact of COVID mean for hiring this year? What tips/advice do you have... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 23, 2021 by

April 28: Recruiting Intel from Bain and J.P. Morgan!

Getting into an MBA program is a significant accomplishment. But for many, it’s the first step in a longer career journey. So what comes next? First-year MBA students are often surprised by how early the internship recruiting process begins, especially for highly coveted positions in areas like management consulting and finance. Students need to hit the ground running to make the most of on-campus opportunities and set themselves up for success in this competitive process. It’s never too soon to start planning for MBA recruiting activities. And with that in mind, we’re excited to be hosting an employer panel this... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 16, 2021 by

A Debrief of March Madness: Post-MBA Employer Edition

In March 2021, we selected 32 notable companies to go head-to-head in our first-ever Post-MBA Employer Edition of March Madness. These firms were selected and seeded into the bracket based on their popularity with Clear Admit’s registered users – so we had our own predictions about how things would unfold. Graham Richmond, co-founder of Clear Admit, comments on the intriguing process of watching the tournament unfold: “This was a lot of fun for those of us who are keen followers of MBA recruiting trends. It was especially fascinating to watch the three most popular domains of MBA recruiting – consulting,... Read more »

Last Updated May 1, 2020 by

Incoming MBAs – ExperienceBain This Summer

We know these may be uncertain times for everyone, but that hasn’t changed Bain & Company’s commitment to connecting with the best and brightest MBA talent from around the world. This summer, Bain is launching a fully virtual ExperienceBain to help you put your best foot forward at school and in your future career, no matter where your post-MBA path may take you. You’ll leave with new skills, experiences and connections with our people, our affinity groups and your future classmates.   “ExperienceBain was my first opportunity to see not only what consultants do, but how they do it. Working... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2020 by

Real Humans of Bain: Rachel Neiger, LBS ’17, Case Team Leader

The MBA is a reliable vehicle for career switchers and, as seen in this edition of Real Humans: Alumni, it can also enhance one’s current career path.  Rachel Neiger, London Business School MBA ’17 and case team leader at Bain & Co., already knew she would be returning to the leading consulting firm when she started her business school search.  The culture of Bain is seen as supportive, investing in employees’ development and consistently ranking as a “Best Place to Work” by the likes of Fortune and Glassdoor, among others.  Read on to learn about the dynamic lifestyle that comes with working... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 10, 2020 by

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Peter Akinleye, Cornell Johnson ’19, Consultant

Consultants wear many hats and take on innumerable roles at the behest of their clients. Fortunately, MBA programs, like the one at Cornell Johnson, can prepare career switchers and analysts alike for the demanding expectations of the industry.  In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we hear from Peter Akinleye, who wanted to switch careers from consumer goods and retail to consulting, and sought out an MBA as the vehicle to do so. Akinleye landed at the prestigious Bain & Co., which was founded in 1973 and is established as the third member of the elite MBB.  While Bain... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 20, 2019 by

Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

Sponsored Content Bain & Company is one of the most highly regarded firms in the management consulting industry. One of the “Big Three,” Bain provides services to organizations around the world and across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. With an annual revenue of $4.3 billion, Bain commands by far the largest market share of private equity consulting, employing 10,500 people in 2019, and operating from 61 locations around the world. There’s plenty of information floating around on the exploits of Bain & Company as a firm, but what about the people inside Bain? How did they make their own... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 1, 2019 by

Consulting Industry Insights from Dartmouth Tuck Alumni

Around a third of each Dartmouth Tuck class of MBA graduates go into consulting, with about a fifth joining the big three: McKinsey, Bain, and Boston Consulting Group. Tuck’s executive director of Career Services, Stephen Pidgeon T ’07, says “Tuck’s focus on the general management curriculum gives students a broad skillset…That, combined with our very hands-on approach to learning and practicing analytical tools and presentation skills, gives you what you need to hit the ground running.” This is all amidst an industry that is growing more complex, which can be seen in major issues such as Brexit and the Affordable... Read more »

Last Updated May 13, 2019 by

Real Humans of Bain: Consultants

We kicked off our Real Humans of Bain with a pair of summer associates, and now we’re turning to some more experienced consultants.  A summer internship may seem daunting, not to mention planning out your post-MBA career.  That’s why we’re happy to hear from Bain members with a few years of experience—and thereby perspective—on the professional journey consulting can be. The Bain consultants profiled below walk us through their MBA and career experiences, as well as a few “Real Humans” questions.  Whether you’re just starting the MBA application process or kicking off your own summer internship, these consultants  from Bain &... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 29, 2019 by

Real Humans of Bain: Summer Associates

There’s no doubt that consulting consistently leads the pack for MBA graduates’ career choice, and Bain & Co. is widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world.  As such, we’re excited to kick off our Real Humans of Bain series.  Just as we brought you the inside perspective from recruiting at Bain, we’re now on the ground with recent Summer Associates, who provide fresh firsthand perspectives on earning an MBA and landing at Bain. The recent MBA graduates profiled below walk us through their MBA and career experiences, as well as a few “Real Humans” questions. ... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 18, 2019 by

Episode 33: Keith Bevans of Bain & Company Discusses Consulting, Recruiting and More

Bain & Company—widely considered one of the most elite consulting firms in the world—is a coveted post-MBA destination for students at top business schools in every part of the globe.  Our guest today, Keith Bevans, is a partner in Bain & Company’s Chicago office and also heads Bain’s global consultant recruiting efforts.  The latter involves managing the team that identifies and attracts talent to Bain’s offices and ensures that the next generation of leaders continue to make Bain “The best firm to work for.” Keith Bevans, Partner and Leader of Corporate Recruiting, Bain & Co. While Bain primarily targets top-20... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 29, 2018 by

Wharton Publishes 2018 MBA Employment Report, Announces $25M Gift

Lots of news out of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania recently. Employment statistics have been published for the most recent graduating class, and a big donation will fund a cool new building dedicated to entrepreneurship in West Philadelphia as well as more international scholarships for undergraduates. Here’s what’s going on at the Wharton School. 2018 Employment Report The 2018 MBA Career Report revealed a slight increase in job offers and salaries with finance drawing in more students than ever. In 2018, 36.9 percent of full-time MBA graduates went into financial services (up from 33 percent last year).... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 27, 2018 by

Fridays from the Frontline: INSEAD Women in Business Club Launches “Tell Your Story” Initiative

Fridays from the Frontline INSEAD’s Women in Business Club recently kicked off a “Tell Your Story” initiative on the INSEAD MBA Experience blog. The new initiative aims to offer a platform for female students to share their insights and “inspirational life stories.” The first “Tell Your Story” guest is current INSEAD student Ann Alampi, MBA ‘18J, who offers unique takes gleaned from an interesting path to business school, first as a geology researcher and later an energy consultant for top consulting firm Bain & Company. The following post has been republished in its entirety from its original source, the INSEAD... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 17, 2018 by

Real Humans of the INSEAD MBA Class of 2018D

We’re moving right along in our Real Humans series focused on current students at leading business schools around the globe. Today, enter INSEAD, under a spotlight. Ranked the number one MBA program in the world by the Financial Times in both 2016 and 2017, the global school with campuses on three continents was knocked to second this year by Stanford, but the many of the qualities that helped it dominate in prior years remain. Compared head to head against other international business schools (outside the United States), Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked INSEAD tops out of 31 schools in its most recent... Read more »

Last Updated Mar 21, 2018 by

How to Break into the “MBB”—Best Business Schools for Landing Top Consulting Jobs

With starting salaries in the $140,000 to $150,000 range and a customary $25,000 signing bonus on top of that, it’s no wonder so many business school students target the prestige consulting firms known as the “MBB”—McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—as their post-MBA landing pads. That $170,000+ annual compensation package can quickly cut any MBA loan debt you may have taken on down to size. Indeed, management consulting has been one of the most coveted career paths for fresh MBA grads for ages. And though the technology industry has in recent years been stealing some grads from... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 27, 2018 by

7 Top Takeaways from Leading Business School 2017 Employment Reports

There’s been a steady stream of salary and employment data from leading business schools over the past several months as one after another has released 2017 employment reports. We’ve shared a lot of it along the way, including special reports on Kellogg, McDonough, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Stanford. With results from nearly every top school now in, prospective MBA students can take heart that the news is pretty universally encouraging. Overall, data gathered about the Class of 2017 reveal growing salaries across all industries and very high employment rates among graduates from all top institutions. Taking a look at the reports as a group,... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 23, 2018 by

How to Break into Consulting at Bain—Tips from the Global Head of Consultant Recruiting

For business school students gunning for a career in consulting post-graduation, Bain & Company is on an exclusive shortlist of the most elite consulting firms in the world. Considered the third “B” in “MBB”—the acronym used to refer to McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain—the Boston-headquartered firm boasts 53 offices in 34 countries around the world. Bain employs more than 7,000 people and counts as its clients leading Fortune 500 companies, as well as nonprofit and government organizations. And business continues to be booming. Keith Bevans, Bain global head of consultant recruiting We caught up with Keith Bevans, global... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 28, 2017 by

Can You Guess Our 17 Favorite Clear Admit Stories in 2017?

They range from one-on-one chats with business school deans to deep dives with top MBA recruiters. There were new admission directors to welcome and gorgeous new business school campuses to take in. Then, of course, there were threatened immigration bans that brought MBA students across campuses together in support of one another. And no Clear Admit year in review would be complete without some of our great admissions resource content. There were so many stories, in fact, that we couldn’t limit our list of top picks to just 10. We hope you’ll enjoy looking back through the year in graduate... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 5, 2017 by

Top Tuck 2017 Employment Stat Takeaways: Salaries Up, Tech Growing, West Beckons

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business today became the latest leading business school to share details from its Class of 2017 MBA Employment Report, revealing an all-time high average first-year base salary and signing bonus of $158,194. To get there, the mean base salary climbed to $127,986 from last year’s $123,934, and the mean signing bonus increased 4 percent to $30,208. The median salary and signing bonus, meanwhile, remained constant year over year, at $125,000 and $25,000 respectively. Eighty-five percent of the Class of 2017 received a signing bonus, down from 87 percent of the Class of 2016. Strong demand for... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 16, 2017 by

Top 5 Reasons Diversity MBA Conferences Should Be on Your Recruiting Calendar

More than 10,000 MBA students, business school representatives, recruiters, and business executives filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia late last month for one of the largest career conferences serving minority professionals. The conference has been around since 1970, but for the first time this year the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) and Prospanica, the association of Hispanic professionals, joined forces to present it. The result was an incredible opportunity for attendees to network with companies and each other, take advantage of career development programming, and interview for and secure job offers from hundreds of companies spanning multiple industries. Cornell’s... Read more »

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