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The L.E.K. Summer Consultant Program is an 8-week internship. Summer consultants at L.E.K. are typically the most experienced case team members, dedicating 100 percent of their time to a single engagement; as a result, the role of the summer consultant has a high level of responsibility for guiding and managing the case team, including:
- Identifying the critical issues: Summer consultants work with partners and managers to outline the key business issues needing resolution. L.E.K. summer consultants develop the business acumen necessary to quickly identify the key issues early in their career.
- Structuring analyses: Once the key issues have been identified, the summer consultant typically forms a plan to find the answers to these critical questions. The summer consultant will lay out the strategy to the team for finding information on market growth drivers, competitive profiling, or broad market trends.
- Managing the team’s day-to-day activities: L.E.K. hires two undergraduates for every one summer consultant, implying that management of less experienced colleagues is as much a part of the summer consultant role as solving business issues. A significant responsibility for L.E.K. summer consultants is guiding and mentoring more junior associates on a day-to-day basis
- Solving the case: At the end of the day, our clients expect high-quality, actionable answers to their business problems. Summer consultants serve on point to ensure their team is on-track to accurately solve the problem and deliver an answer. Summer consultants supervise analyses, develop the structure for the final output, provide quality control, and—in most cases—participant in the delivery of the conclusion senior management at the client.
Applicants must have years of relevant business experience and typically be moving toward MBA degree.
The Summer Associate internship is only available to students between their junior and senior year. A complete application consists of a resume, cover letter stating geographic preference, and a copy of your unofficial college transcript. L.E.K. does not have a rigid checklist of qualities a potential Summer Associate must possess. Rather, our recruiting experience has shown that outstanding academic achievement, comfort with quantitative analysis, notable extracurricular interests, and demonstrated leadership and initiative are excellent preparation for a position within the Summer Associate Program at L.E.K. Consulting.
75 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Paid; Summer associates (undergrad students) – $1,850/week Summer consultants (mba students) - $3,550/week
Duration: 6 to 12 weeks; 9 weeks
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students, Business School Students
Degree Track: Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration
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