At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Jaeyeop seeks a new perspective.
The best part of working at BCG is its people. Heated discussions with and logical challenges from your team members will push you to think critically and deeply—and inspire you to reach beyond what you think you are capable of.
I joined BCG after graduating from Harvard University with a degree in economics and serving in the Republic of Korea Army for two years. Upon my discharge from the army, I found myself wanting to explore a wide range of industries. More important, I wanted to choose a job through which I could create tangible outcomes with substantial and visible impact. BCG provided the perfect opportunity.
Since joining BCG, I have participated in projects that cover diverse industries, such as industrial goods, chemical, financial institutions, and semiconductor, as well as various functional practices, including procurement excellence, new business strategy, mid- to long-term growth strategy, and due diligence. Within a year, I have had multiple opportunities to learn and grow as a professional while delivering value to leading South Korean firms. My experience for the past year has been invaluable, and I look forward to what lies ahead in my consulting career.
Jaeyeop holds a degree in economics from Harvard University.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about my job is its culture—one that challenges and motivates you to learn and grow at a rapid pace. Each new project comes with a new set of problems to solve. While there are mentors to guide you and resources to draw on, you are ultimately responsible for leading your own problem solving and delivering value to client. BCGers are given this immense responsibility from the onset of their career, and such high expectations motivate us to learn and develop at a pace unparalleled by entry-level positions at other firms and in other industries.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: The most interesting international experience at BCG so far has been the Asia-Pacific Regional Orientation Program, which was held in Kuala Lumpur a few months after I joined BCG. Besides being a useful training program on analytical tools, interview skills, storylining, and so on, it was particularly enlightening to work on a case study with consultants from other Asia-Pacific offices, such as Tokyo, Shanghai, and Mumbai. I believe these global experiences epitomize the benefit of working for a global firm such as BCG.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: I chose to work at BCG because I was deeply impressed by the capacity of its people. Before joining BCG in 2015, I worked as a research analyst to support project teams at BCG. During those few weeks, I was impressed—even surprised—by how logical and insightful the junior consultants were, despite their relatively short work experience of one to two years. Moreover, they were driving their own work rather than simply executing what they were told to do. Such an enlightening experience naturally motivated me to apply to and later join BCG.