Senior Associate, Shanghai
At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. David connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
The best part of working at BCG is that there are always role models for you to learn from. This keeps pushing me to think about what kind of person I'd like to become in five or ten years’ time.
BCG is the starting point of my career. As my first job, it provides everything I need to transform from a fresh graduate to a mature professional. In only two years, I have done cases covering topics such as strategy, operations, and globalization in various industries, including banking, insurance, and automotive.
I am never bored at BCG. This place is full of intellectual challenges. We spend most of our time thinking about "why" and "so what"—figuring out how to bring actual value to the clients rather than delivering a pile of paper. I find myself working with the most brilliant and driven people here. I believe it is the pursuit of expertise and professionalism that truly makes BCG unique.
David holds a financial management bachelor degree from Fudan University, School of Management.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My job satisfies my curiosity to find out how the whole world operates. We are actually paid to learn and explore new things every day! I remember that in one case we were facing a topic so new that none of the experts could provide a specific answer. Thus we spent hours researching, brainstorming, and debating with each other. It feels like walking on a new piece of land that no one has ever set foot on. Those "aha" moments I have collected through the years are the best memories I have from BCG.
Q: How do you maintain a sustainable career balance at BCG?
A: Oddly, maintaining a sustainable life is not as hard as I expected before I joined BCG. The goal is to work hard on weekdays and maintain private time on weekends. Also, our social committee organizes different kinds of events, such as football matches, yoga classes, wine tasting, and more. As a member of this committee, I help organize regular badminton events for our local office. Certain amounts of exercise definitely relieve work pressures.
Q: How have you benefited from a mentoring relationship at BCG?
A: At BCG, mentoring relationships go far beyond work advice. I keep in close touch with my mentor, and we talk about almost all my major life decisions. Besides the official mentorship program, everyone here in BCG is available for you to seek advice from. You can even talk to partners frankly about your future career paths outside BCG and get objective suggestions from them.