At BCG, Storytellers synthesize complex information and ideas. They believe in bringing the whole team together to get a broader perspective. Jooyeon challenges the status quo.
The best part of working at BCG is being part of a great community. I can develop myself, meet wonderful people, and get the support I need.
"See the big picture." I remember hearing these words since I was a child, barely knowing what they meant. Having been born and bred on Jeju Island (a small village), it was always interesting for me to imagine the bigger picture, the world outside my home, and to imagine myself there.
Working at BCG has helped me experience the big world. All my cases have been marvelous, providing me with constant stimulus. I have expanded my horizons, personal and professional, at BCG through solving challenging problems with my teammates.
Jooyeon has a BA from Seoul National University in English literature and business administration.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: I felt I truly belonged at BCG when I reached out to the firm’s global network for help. BCG has excellent resources that case teams can leverage—the knowledge team, expert team, “guru partners,” and global colleagues who have tackled similar problems to those I face. Together we solve problems as a BCG team, which I believe is an important part of BCG’s values.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: I truly believe BCG has spared no effort to help me grow. I knew it from my first day at BCG when the company provided me with a well-designed training program to help me soft-land. There is also a monthly training day, which is mandatory for all staff and secured by the system.
Furthermore, BCG has the mobility program, which offers various international opportunities. I have always wanted to broaden my experience, and BCG supported me to be an "associate abroad," working in one of the global offices for a year. Thanks to the company, I am looking forward to learning and growing through the opportunity.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: Since BCG was my first job after graduating from college, my first year was full of learning. I learned many hard skills such as financial modeling and slide writing. However, I value the most what my first team leader told me. In the early days of my first project, I often got frustrated, feeling that nothing was familiar. He said, "Consultants enjoy challenges and learning something new." Thanks to his helpful advice, I could become focused and positive when facing problems and I didn’t get discouraged by the challenge. He is still my great mentor.