BCG Insider Guide - What I Learned Along the Way

Michaela Alhadeff, a project manager at Boston Consulting Group, shares five things she didn’t know about the firm when she joined the graduate program.
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1. Commitment to professional development 

The level of training and support was amazing from the start. From formal training – professional actors were brought in to help improve our communication skills – to the informal development from experienced colleagues and mentorships, the support was superlative and it continues throughout your career. 

2. A ticket to the world 

In the six years I have been with BCG, I have worked in Chicago, Boston and New York. My 2009 grad program cohorts are spread out around the world: London, Chile and India. On a daily basis, working at the firm expands your global knowledge. 

3. Owning the work from day one 

The second that you join the firm you are given responsibility for a piece of work. You have to work with a client, get the information you need to manage the problem and find a solution. 

4. Your colleagues are brilliant 

It is a great environment to work in – everyone looks forward to going to work. There’s a real sense of community, you can bounce ideas off your colleagues and everyone is a team player. 

5. A lifelong network 

Once you join BCG, you become part of the global family. Whether you stay two years or 20, we like to stay in touch. Having a big network of alumni is great because there is always someone to learn from.