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Careers FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding recruiting and careers at The Ripples Group.

When does The Ripples Group begin recruitment?


Typically, we recruit for full time, consultant-level hires during the Fall semester. Recruiting for intern positions takes place during the Spring semester.


Selections for first-round interviews are made approximately two weeks after the on-campus application deadline.


In addition, The Ripples Group considers applications received through the website on a rolling basis.



I have submitted my application to The Ripples Group. What is next?

We assure you that your application will receive appropriate consideration before a decision is made. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we only contact those candidates who have been selected for first-round interviews.

From which schools do The Ripples Group recruit?


We do not have a standard set of schools from which we seek applicants. Typically, however, we formally recruit from Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and Carnegie Mellon.


If we do not have a job posting on your school's career website, we encourage you to apply by submitting your cover letter and resume via



I have already graduated. Can I still apply?


Yes, we encourage current students, recent graduates, and experienced professionals to apply.


For more senior roles, we expect advanced degrees (e.g. MA/MS, MBA, PhD).


What is the interview process for candidates?


If selected, you will participate in a series of interviews inclusive of behavioral, case, and mental math questions. 


First round interviews are conducted over the phone, whereas later rounds are typically conducted in-person at our offices in Boston.



What types of cases do Ripples consultants work on?

Ripples consultants work on both public and private sector cases. We believe that there is significant value, to our clients and to our employees, in working across sectors. Our work spans many varying challenges which require our consultants to be smart, structured thinkers, who are capable of solving often ambiguous problems.


For a more complete understanding of our project work, please see our Services and Clients pages.


To what extent does The Ripples Group offer training to its consultants?

The problems that our consultants solve require smart, structured, hypothesis-driven thinking for which formal training is limited in value. Hence, the vast majority of learning is expected to be completed "on the job."


However, new hires do receive formal training on basic presentation, data analysis, and problem solving skills. In addition, Ripples consultants receive substantive feedback and coaching from other team members, managers, and partners throughout their case work.


How often do Ripples consultants travel?


Our consultants' travel is based upon assigned projects. There is no typical travel schedule for Ripples consultants. We work with many local, national, and international clients which creates variety in our work and travel schedules.


That said, Ripples consultants are rarely required to travel Monday through Thursday on a weekly basis.

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