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Nicoline Is an Imaginative Challenger

Project Leader, Brussels

At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Nicoline connects the dots to see the bigger picture.

Now, six years after my internship, I keep on learning and getting new opportunities every day!

Nicoline

In Nicoline’s Words

Prior to joining BCG in Brussels as an associate, I pursued an internship at BCG in London and gained work experience at an investment bank and another strategy consulting firm.

My internship experience with BCG stood out because of the high degree of responsibility and senior client interaction I had on day one. Having significant personal impact, combined with great teamwork and atmosphere, made me choose BCG to jump-start an international career.

Now, six years since my internship, I have worked on 20-plus projects across multiple industries and countries and completed a one-year secondment in the strategy division of a global packaging player, and I am now managing project teams and building strong client relationships. And I keep on learning and getting new opportunities every day!

About Nicoline

Nicoline holds a bachelor’s degree in management sciences from the Solvay Business School and a master’s degree in strategic management from HEC Paris. Prior to joining BCG as an associate in 2010, she worked as an analyst in M&A at an investment bank in London and has prior internship experience in banking and consulting.

Q&A

Q: What do you like most about your job?

A: Working hand in hand with executive committee members of large corporations on subjects that are on top of their company agendas.

Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?

A: My one-year secondment in London was very valuable, allowing me to experience consulting from the "receiving end." I experienced firsthand how important it is as a consultant to be concrete and actionable and build relationships if you want to have real impact.

Q: Tell us about a moment when you challenged the status quo.

A: Companies tend to have a clear organization setup and role allocation to manage the “as is” situation. However, sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and check they are still doing the right things and doing them in the right way. This is where BCG can help by bringing in resources, capabilities, and an outside-in perspective. In multiple projects, I have challenged how people were performing their roles, and I have put ideas on the table that an internal challenger could never have done. This is how we bring value.

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