March 25 — Marth 27, 2021, Thursday to Saturday (Virtual)
Deadline to Apply includes rolling monthly deadlines and admission decisions from January to February, 2021.
Update due to COVID-19
Like you, JumpStart has been monitoring the COVID-19 implications on public health, gathering and travel restrictions, and trend projections over the coming months.
Although we have executed in-person career forums with partners and recruits successfully for 15 years, we’ve made the decision to host the Career Forum as a Virtual Experience. This change in approach prioritizes the health and safety of our participants and our partners.
Finance workshops have been been led by representatives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Coatue, Conagra Brands, Cornerstone Research, Deutsche Bank, Evercore, Morgan Stanley, Plante Moran, Vista Equity Partners and Wellington Mgmt.
Consulting workshops have been led by representatives from Accenture, Bain, BCG, Dalberg, Deloitte, McKinsey, Oliver Wyman, Redstone Strategy Group, Plante Moran and West Monroe.
The diversity forum audience is undergraduate students (incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, rising juniors, and rising seniors) from top academic institutions across the United States. Forum participants are diverse individuals based on ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ, and veteran or military status. We typically host 125-200 attendees at our private ‘invite-only’ diversity forums.
Career Track Approach
At the undergraduate stage, our approach is to expose candidates to various career opportunities. Freshman and rising sophomores are required to participate in the entire financial services and management consulting forum. On an exception basis, students will have the option to participate in the financial services, management consulting, or both career tracks.
Separate from becoming a member of the JumpStart Network, some opportunities are structured as “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 30 minutes for applicants to establish a profile and provide context your career aspiration.
A current resume is required as part of completed application. Since 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 an updated version prior to all final decisions being made. Admitted candidates will have the opportunity to submit your most current resume.
Academic Supportive Details Required
A completed application to JumpStart includes an academic profile specific to undergraduate and graduate information, as applicable. Additionally, applicants may need to provide pre-college (i.e. SAT, ACT) or pre-graduate (i.e. GMAT, GRE) test scores. Additionally, we will need proof of current or future matriculation at your academic institution.
The number of admitted candidates to our forums will vary, but there is fixed capacity ranging from 125-200 attendees. Our committee reviews applications on a rolling basis 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, the $50 Registration Fee to participate in our JumpStart forums and virtual sessions has been temporarily WAIVED. Additionally, you will need to provide an updated resume and other items at by various milestone deadlines.
To best prepare you for the diversity forum, we have several webinars hosted by JumpStart with our alumni and 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 2-4 day boot camp experiences providing focused time covering strategic topics in an engaging way at a time that makes sense for everyone.
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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