Right from the beginning, I was asked what my opinion is. BCG truly treats you as an integral part of the team, and everyone's input matters—no matter how long you've been at the firm.
I'm always asked if I use my engineering training in my associate role at BCG. My answer is always yes—engineering is about tackling complex problems through problem solving, teamwork, and creativity. We do that every day here at BCG, and it's both exciting and rewarding.
BCG provides experiences that help you grow and develop as a business leader. Within my first few weeks, I was surrounded by some of the top business minds solving challenging problems for a Fortune 500 company. Having the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders on a daily basis is something you just can't find anywhere else.
Rushi holds a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering from Rice University.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: In addition to core problem solving and analytical skills, I picked up valuable soft skills that have been crucial to my development. Having the opportunity to lead client meetings and effectively engage business leaders on complex topics has helped me grow in ways I wouldn't have imagined when I first started this job. Communication can be just as important as any content; getting clients to believe in the message depends on presenting it properly.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: I decided to work at BCG because I wanted a place where I can continually learn and develop as a business leader. So far, BCG has given me every opportunity to push my boundaries. There isn’t a day when I am not in a new situation, learning from my mentors and peers. Being constantly surrounded by smart team members truly forces you to challenge yourself on how you approach problems. As a result, you not only improve your analytical and problem solving skills but also think about complex business problems differently.
Q: What’s your home office environment like?
A: I'm from the Houston office, which has been growing rapidly over the past five years. We have reached 100 staff very recently. However, there is still a small-office culture, which I truly enjoy. Everyone, from BST to associates and consultants to partners, knows each other, making the day-to-day worklife very enjoyable. It's always exciting when new faces arrive, since it adds to the diverse backgrounds in the office.