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I joined BCG shortly after completing my PhD in chemical engineering, doing research in the area of catalysts and surface science. Within BCG, I have had the opportunity to work in transformation projects with clients from many industries across Southeast Asia.
On one of my projects, we were asked by the client to help them design and implement management system across multiple nationwide assets. For me, it has been very satisfying to be involved throughout the design process, initial pilot, and up to the nationwide rollout. Last but not least, at BCG you are always trusted to own and manage the relationship with selected stakeholders from the client side. For me, the relationships that I’ve built definitely extend beyond the project time. It's a highly rewarding moment when the head of strategy from a major conglomerate sends me a text message one year after the project telling me, "We miss you here."
Eddie holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a BE from the University of Minnesota.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: First, I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the "Bridge to BCG" event held in San Francisco, intended to introduce consulting work to advanced-degree candidates from selected schools in the US. During those three days, we were assigned teams and worked to solve case problems under the guidance of BCG project leaders. After the event, I told myself that this is the type of work that I could really see myself enjoying.
Second, teaming is and will always be an important trait in almost everything we do at BCG, and that process really fits my personality and working style. In fact, it's extremely difficult to succeed at BCG if you can't work in a team, even if you’re a superstar
Q: What’s the biggest impact you have had with your work?
A: I worked on a project with a Southeast Asian industrial-goods player, where our impact was monitored in real-time cash flows. One of my most satisfying moments was helping the client to re-design its pricing plan, actively negotiate with the contractors, and successfully implement the new plan, which resulted in multimillion-dollar savings.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at BCG?
A: Do not hesitate to reach out, if you have any questions related to BCG or the work that we do. Come prepared for the interview, but don’t stress out. While we will evaluate your fit at BCG during the interview, it's also an opportunity for you to learn about us and decide whether you could see yourself being part of the BCG family.