Get involved with the PS Film Series

Hopefully everyone’s week has gotten off to a good start! I have an opportunity for a few people who are interested to get involved with the PS program more “hands on”. I am off to start a new project with the PS office called “Film Series”. It is a new part of the program that would engage both the academic enrichment side of our program and also just be an opportunity to relax, watch films, and catch up with members of our PS family. If you are interested in becoming a committee member to get the “Film Series” going or just interested in knowing more about it, please let me know at dina.mengesha@yahoo.com. Thanks and have a great rest of your week!

Dina Mengesha

Class of 2015: Bain & Company

Bain & Company is recruiting undergrads for Associate Consultant positions for applicants graduating in Fall ’14, Spring ’15, and Summer ’15

WHAT: Bain & Company Information Session

WHEN: 7:00 PM, Monday, September 15th

WHERE: Student Success Center (Presidents Suites A&B)

NEXT STEPS: Resume, cover letter, and transcript due on Thursday, September 18th. All applicants must submit on both CareerBuzz and www.joinbain.com

 

Georgia Tech Class of 2015,

Greetings! We are Georgia Tech alums writing on behalf of Bain & Company, a global top-tier management consulting firm. Bain has had great success hiring outstanding Georgia Tech students, and we’ll be returning to campus for an information session on Monday, September 15th at 7pm in the Student Success Center’s President’s Suites A and B. We wanted to send this note in advance of that event so that you can start thinking about the opportunities and challenges that a career in consulting—and Bain in particular—can provide.

Maybe you’re considering a career in business, and you want to see how CEOs identify and target their most critical strategic challenges. Maybe you’ve decided that you similarly want to start your own company. Or perhaps you want to round out your education with a few years of work experience before enrolling in a top graduate school. Associate Consultants (ACs) at Bain have diverse and ambitious goals, and the experiences you’ll gain in consulting can equip you for tremendous success. 

What is strategy consulting?

  • Consultants offer their advice and skill in solving business problems for companies who need expertise and an outside perspective.  Some consulting firms specialize by industry (like financial services or retail), while others are known as technology specialists.  Bain is a strategy consulting firm, which means we help our clients make big decisions in regards to corporate strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions, technology, and organization.  We serve companies across industries and geographies

What does an Associate Consultant do?

  • Day to day, Associate Consultants (ACs) work within case teams of ~4-10 colleagues.  Any AC will tell you that no two days are alike, but in general the responsibilities of an AC are to find the right information, complete analyses, and interpret and communicate the insights.  ACs’ work becomes the basis of the team’s strategic recommendations.
  • The AC position is an unparalleled opportunity to gain broad business exposure in an environment where learning is the primary reward.  Within 2-3 years, you will have acquired an expedited and diverse business experience.  These credentials win Bain alumni access to highly competitive career paths, from industry to private equity, and the world’s most elite business and advanced degree programs (such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, and Booth). For those interested, we also offer full tuition reimbursement to ACs pursuing an MBA.

Why Bain?

  • “Best Firm to Work For” (Consulting Magazine, Vault, and Glassdoor.com). For 11 years, Consulting Magazine has rated Bain & Company the best place to work – in recent months, Vault and Glassdoor.com also honored us with the same award!  Check out their articles, and ask us why we agree with them—we all have our own reasons.
  • Unique, entrepreneurial office culture. Working at Bain is fun! We hire engaging, creative people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we genuinely enjoy spending time together—during work hours as well as when we’re off the clock.

Applying to Bain

We’re looking for smart, driven people who have demonstrated a passion for results during their time at Georgia Tech. Bain recruits come from diverse backgrounds and all academic majors.  Recent Tech hires studied everything from Biomedical Engineering to Economics and participated in various activities, including campus organizations, professional societies, varsity sports, and co-op and study abroad programs.

Bain’s recruiting process is extremely competitive, and it occurs within a very compressed timeframe. As a result, it’s a good idea to get started applying early. Here’s what you can do now:

  • Learn more about Bain by visiting our websites: www.bain.com and www.joinbain.com
  • Follow us on Twitter. The handle @Bain_AC is managed by an Atlanta AC who tweets regularly about his daily life and loves to answer questions
  • Plan to attend our information session on September 15th at 7:00pm in the President’s Suites A and B (in the Student Success Center)
  • Start preparing your resume, cover letter, and transcript—they’re due on Thursday, September 18th. You can submit your application on www.joinbain.com and CareerBuzz. We recommend that you hold off on completing your application until after you’ve attended the info session.
  • Get a head start on preparing for case interviews. It’s never too early to start practicing!  Check out some of Bain’s interview preparation resources here- http://www.joinbain.com/apply-to-bain/interview-preparation/.

Feel free to reach out to Kelsey Jackson (kelsey.jackson@bain.com), our Recruiting Coordinator, or any of us with any questions (firstname.lastname@bain.com). We look forward to seeing you on campus in a few weeks!

Travel for Social Good this summer

Leadership for Social Good Eastern Europe Study Abroad Program INFO SESSION: Thursday, 9/11 in CoB 101 between 11am and noon (RSVP to secure lunch)

The Eastern Europe Summer Program*: Leadership for Social Good is calling on students who would like to explore a less traditional study abroad destination, do extraordinary things to serve society while developing their leadership skills and understanding of the world around them.

During the program, students will meet with movers and shakers of the social sector in Atlanta and in Eastern Europe, work on a live project with a social enterprise in Budapest, and immerse themselves in the unique cultures of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Three-day weekends allow participants to plan for individual travel in the Central European region and beyond.

Scholarships are available through the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. 

Students earn 9 MGT credits for successful completion of the 6-week program (all three courses qualify for the Leadership Minor and the Entrepreneurship Certificate). 

There are no pre-requisites and the program is open to all majors, undergrad and grad, and non-GT students as well.

Early application and Munchak Scholarship consideration December 10.

For complete program information please visit:

http://www.ile.gatech.edu/programs/study-abroad/index.html

or email dori.pap@ile.gatech.edu

Watch program video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80x9sqCSaSM

Watch internship videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVqwMFkJYTY&list=PLS-qHqjRxFxuNmwn4MEAkfviX8BHNM9hT

*Formerly the Budapest Program

 

Diversity Symposium for You!

The 2014 Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium is September 5th from 8am – 2pm. Hosted at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, this symposium will be honored by the President of the Morehouse School of Medicine and Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice.

Those wishing to attend, please register here.

 

Spin for Kids – biking to raise funds

Camp Twin Lakes’ annual fundraising bike ride, Spin For Kids, will take place October 19th.

The details: Spin For Kids begins and ends at Camp Twin Lakes – Rutledge, and the routes wind through beautiful Madison, GA and Morgan County. There are five route options, 5, 27, 47, 62, and 100 miles, and all of the routes include rest stops and mechanical support throughout the day and beer, lunch, and music after the ride.

Right now it is a $35 registration fee and $100 fundraising minimum, 100% of which goes directly to support camp programs at CTL.

You are welcome to check out our website, www.spinforkids.org, for more information. If you would like to have more information, please email Merrick Bonner at merrick@camptwinlakes.org.

 

Town Hall: re-listen to re-live

Welcome and welcome back President Scholars! Whether you were abroad in Europe, researching in a lab, or simply enjoying the sun this summer, we are happy to have all of you back for another great year.

In case you missed this past week’s town hall click here to listen in as Chaffee walks us through this semester’s calendar of events and expectations. The password is unclechaffeedelivers

D.C. Internship for YOU!

Find out how to discover and land an internship in Washington D.C.! Problem solvers are in high demand, and Georgia Tech students can stand out among other job candidates and bring unique talents to government roles.

Workshop covers tips and strategies for securing internship positions with members of Congress, Congressional Committees, or executive branch offices.

RSVP to michael.laughter@dopp.gatech.edu by Tuesday, April 22.

MBA Pathway Program

The MBA Pathway Program is a unique program exclusive to GT undergrads regardless of their major.  GT seniors can apply to the MBA program before they graduate will get an admission decision, work for two years, and then start their MBA.  This program is a guaranteed admission offer so students have a 5 year plan before graduation.

Information session will be held on April 8th, Clough Commons 144 from 11 – 12. To learn more visit the link below!

http://scheller.gatech.edu/degree-programs/mba/mba-pathway-program.html.

Join Ideas to Serve

The Ideas to Serve Competition season is in full swing, but there is still time for teams to joinWe encourage early stage ideas, but we have a separate prize for advanced projects as well.

We provide mentoring, workshops, access to a large network of local social entrepreneurs and impact investors, and of course, cash prizes.

The attached one-pager gives more info about the competition and details are at http://ile.gatech.edu/i2s/index.html and students can sign up here.

Thank you in advance for spreading the word about Ideas to Serve and please join us on April 17 for the Finals from 6:00pm in TSRB.