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Jane Is an Imaginative Explorer

Consultant, Chicago

At BCG, Explorers are unafraid to embark on new journeys. They try new solutions to untangle complex problems and drive transformational change. Jane connects the dots to see the bigger picture.

I am constantly challenged at BCG—to think more deeply, develop new skill sets, take on new responsibilities. This job can be demanding, but it's extremely fulfilling.

Jane

In Jane’s Words

I've realized throughout my career that I'm most energized by learning new skills and tackling new challenges. At BCG, I'm constantly able to work my way up new learning curves—whether that means researching a rare disease or conducting sales ride-alongs in the oil fields of Texas.

I love that BCG affords me the opportunity to constantly learn. Perhaps more important, I appreciate that BCG provides me with the support systems to leverage that newfound knowledge to drive impact.

About Jane

Jane holds an English literature degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Q&A

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: It's hard to pinpoint a single thing that I value most in my job. The most obvious answer is the people. This job is amazing because of the incredible people that I'm able to work with and learn from. However, even with amazing coworkers, not all jobs are created equal. The thing that sets BCG apart for me is that it consistently satisfies my intellectual curiosity. I am never bored in my job, which is pretty amazing.

Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?

A: BCG has fundamentally changed the way that I approach problems. I've learned to break down complex challenges into their component parts and determine the underlying questions that will drive to a holistic answer. I'm a more structured thinker and a more diligent problem solver.

Q: What are you reading right now and why is it interesting?

A: I like to joke that I read great books and watch terrible TV. So in addition to the slew of reality television shows on my DVR, I've been on a bit of a coming-of-age novel kick. I'm currently reading the Neapolitan quartet by Elena Ferrante. I just finished the first book, My Brilliant Friend. Prior to that, I read Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. It's fun to read two stories that tackle similar themes but in such different locations and eras.

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