Consulting partners include AlixPartners, Bain, BCG, McKinsey, Plante Moran, and West Monroe Partners.
The diversity forum audience is working professionals with industry or functional experience you are seeking to transition to the Management Consulting industry and or with our corporate partners. JumpStart forum participants are diverse individuals based on ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ, and veteran or military status. We typically host 75-200 attendees at our private ‘invite-only’ diversity forums.
Separate from becoming a member of the JumpStart Network, some opportunities are structured by “invitation only”. Our diversity forums are an example of that, so candidates seeking admission must complete an application by a specific deadline. The application process can take less than 15 minutes for applicants to establish a profile and provide context on your career aspiration.
A current resume is required as part of completed application. Given our review and decision process is on a rolling basis, we encourage you to apply now with the understanding that there is an opportunity to submit one edited version prior to all final decisions being made. Admitted candidates will have the opportunity to upload your most current resume to our event registration site.
The number of admitted candidates to our forums will vary, but there is fixed capacity ranging from 75-200 attendees. Our committee reviews applications and decisions are communicated on a rolling basis as well. Decisions include some applicants being directly admitted, put on the waitlist, or denied admission.
There is a time sensitive approach for admitted candidates to confirm participation and formally register. As context, there is a non-refundable $150 fee to participate in our Diversity Forum and Webinar Series. Additionally, you will need to provide an updated resume, confirmation of travel details, and other items by various milestone deadlines.
To best prepare you for the diversity forum, we have several webinars hosted by JumpStart with our alumni and with corporate partners. Webinars are invite-only to those who complete an application to our forum.
Forum Approach and Schedule
What: Attendees gain hands on experience to understand the industry, function, the job, career progression, recruiting process, and how to get the job.
When: Typically our forums are 2-2.5 day boot camp experiences providing focused time covering strategic topics in an engaging way at a time that makes sense for everyone.
Who: Business professionals such as senior executives, mid-level managers, recent hires and recruiting professionals engage with our attendees during the forum.
How: Attendees and partners jump into interactive case studies, mock interviews, workshops, 1:1s, keynote addresses, and receptions.
The final schedule will be published for attendees closer to the date of the forum.
As part of our diversity forums, our partners and candidates have the opportunity for 1:1 interactions. As directed and decided by or partners, these experiences are a mix of informational chats (15-30 minutes) or formal interviews (30-90 minutes). This process is limited to candidates who have been admitted and attend the diversity forum. Additional details are provided to those individuals at a future date (either prior to the forum and in some cases after the forum has started).
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