Consulting Deadlines for 2025 Jobs/Internships

Are you interested in Consulting?  Some of the largest management consulting firms – including McKinsey and Bain – have upcoming deadlines for internships and full-time positions with 2025 start dates.  Yes, this is a full year in advance!  Rising juniors and seniors should start preparing now if they want to be considered by these firms.  Details on deadlines and how to prepare are below.

Here is a roundup of upcoming deadlines across the board:

  • Bain Associate Consultant & Associate Consultant Intern: July 7 and September 8, 2024
  • McKinsey Business Analyst: August 8, 2024
  • McKinsey Summer Business Analyst Intern: September 12, 2024
  • McKinsey Sophomore Summer Business Analyst Intern: October 7, 2024
  • Oliver Wyman Summer 2025 Intern: May 19, 2024

Keep up to date with deadlines using this Deadline Tracker – by Management Consulted.  Many other consulting firms will have later deadlines in August/September.

Applications aren’t rolling – firms batch them at the deadline.

If there are 2 deadlines for a role, we strongly recommend applying by the first one because firms fill spots as they go.

Please see below resources to prepare your application:

Case Interview Preparation: Case interviews are very commonly used in the interview process for consulting firms. In the case interview, you will typically be given a business problem and then asked to solve it in a structured way. Learning this structure takes preparation and practice. Here is a case preparation guide!

Mock Case Interviews: You can schedule a mock case interview with Karen Dankers or Kathy Spillane

Employer Events: Log in to Handshake and click on “Events” to see consulting employer events throughout the year.  In addition, some employers will list events on their website:

Application Materials: In our Tufts Finance and Consulting Career Community, we have sample finance and consulting resumes to use as a guide.  We also have sample cover letters

SAVE THE DATE: Tufts Consulting Networking Night – on campus on Thurs, September 12th in the evening.  Meet Tufts alumni and recruiters from 20-25 consulting firms!  Event details will be in Handshake closer to the event date.

Please make an appointment to review your application materials or ask about the consulting application process. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Associate Director, Director of Tufts Finance Initiative