MBA Summer Associate

MBA Summer Associate – Cognizant Consulting

Position Overview

This is a remote position open to any qualified applicant in the United States. The Cognizant Consulting team is a high performing organization that is continually expanding our client base and is increasingly being recommended by analysts such as Forrester and Gartner. As a Summer Associate, you play a key role with responsibilities that range from analyzing a client’s issues/objectives and interviewing key client stakeholders to developing recommendations and authoring presentations. You will participate and lead teams in both strategic advisory and transformation projects.


  • Work directly with our clients providing consulting services designed to help them solve their most complex business and technology issues
  • Draw conclusions from the market / industry trends, client issues and support go to market initiatives for Cognizant
  • Contribute to research, design and writing of articles/whitepapers and participate as a team member in collateral development
  • Support business development activities in the form of gathering best practices for RFI/RFP responses and writing proposals
  • Consultants must choose an industry (vertical) or function (horizontal) group as a primary focus area to serve as a subject matter expert to clients


  • Currently pursuing MBA from top tier Business School (you would intern between the 1st and 2nd year of your MBA program)
  • Overall, pre-MBA work experience of 3 to 6 years
  • Fluent English and local language skills (as required for international positions)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access and Project are required

Desired Skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, and manage multiple task assignments
  • Ability to work as part of a cross-cultural team including flexibility to support multiple time zones when necessary
  • Ability to develop client relationships
  • Strong work ethic with a commitment to client service excellence
  • Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • A strong interest in technology and digital modernization
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Domain expertise in one of more of the following industries: Banking & Financial Services, Communications/Media/Technology, Healthcare, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing/Logistics, Energy/Utilities, Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel & Hospitality.


Metro Atlanta-GA, Boston-MA, Chicago-IL, Dallas-TX, Hartford-CT, New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles-CA, San Francisco-CA and Washington DC,amongst others depending on practice area. Applicants must be willing to relocate to one of these majorgeographic areas. While we attempt to honor candidate location preferences, business need and position availability will determine the final location assignment.

Start Date

The internship will last 10 weeks, starting in June 2023.

Business Unit Description

Cognizant Consulting is a global consulting organization delivering strategic and domain consulting through industry and technology expertise. We are 5,500 experienced consultants strong and growing. As Technology becomes a more significant part of our clients’ products and services, there is even more demand for us to provide counsel, challenge our clients’ strategies in a respectful way, bring thought leadership, advance our clients’ growth agenda, and make them more competitive. Cognizant is known for transforming IT, but in addition to IT, our Industry consultants are taking a fresh look at our clients’ business model, their products and services every day.

Our consulting team connects our clients’ aspiration to the art of the possible and the broader Cognizant team delivers the future state. Our consulting team serves as the bridge between technology and business outcomes. As part of the team, you will be driving continuous innovation and benefits realization from strategy development through execution.

We serve the following industry domains:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Communications, Media & Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing, Logistics, Energy & Utilities
  • Retail, Consumer Goods, Travel & Hospitality

We have opportunities within the following areas:

  • Organizational Change Management
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Transformation Enablement
  • Enterprise Processes
  • Technology Modernization

Why Choose Us?

Cognizant delivers solutions that draw upon the full power and scale of our associates.You will be supported by high-caliberexpertsand employ some of the most advanced and patented capabilities.Ourassociate’sdiverse backgrounds offervaried perspectivesandfuelnewways of thinking.Weencourage lively discussionswhich inspirebetterresultsforour clients.

If you’re comfortable with ambiguity, excited by change, and excel through autonomy, we’d love to hear from you.

Salary and Other Compensation

The annual salary for this position is $140,000.00 depending on experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate.Summer associates will be hired at a prorated salary dependent upon the number of weeks they work.


The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. Cognizant reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Work Authorization

Due to the nature of this position, Cognizant cannot providesponsorshipfor U.S. work authorization (including participation in a CPT/OPT program) for this role.

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