Senior Associate, Bogotá
At BCG, Pioneers have the courage to take action on unique insights. They share and activate ideas that enable our clients to gain the competitive edge. Sebastian is unafraid to try new things.
BCG has taught me that no matter how old you are or what your level of experience is, you can always make a difference with your ideas, your willingness, and your attitude.
I'm a business administration student who took the opportunity offered by my school to spend my last year of studies doing an internship. I wanted to use this year to accelerate my personal and professional growth, thus I applied to BCG.
During the application process, I was in Seoul on an academic exchange. Even doing the interviews by video conference from the BCG Seoul office, I felt at home. The recruiting team facilitated the process, and all the interviewers made me feel at ease. This first impression felt even truer when I joined the BCG team. I feel like I’m working with family while facing new challenges every day and being very well mentored to overcome them.
The life as an intern at BCG is amazing—basically because you don't feel like one. I have real responsibilities and my team trusts me. No matter how old I am or how long I have been here, they always give me the chance to express myself and they listen and respect what I'm saying.
Sebastian is a final-year business administration student at CESA and has completed programs at different universities, including KHU in South Korea and the Complutense in Madrid.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: Since the first day I had contact with a BCGer. It's amazing how people here are both smart and kind and how they are always trying to teach you, guide you, and help you improve and become a better professional.
Q: What is something that has surprised you about working at BCG?
A: Something that surprised me is the huge amount of knowledge resources BCG has in its possession. There is always a previous project to use as an example, or a person who can guide you and teach you what you need. The extensive experience of BCG allows it to create a knowledge network that lets all BCGers leverage previous work and take advantage of experience. Amazing!
Q: How do you maintain a sustainable career balance at BCG?
A: At BCG, open communication is very important. It encourages you to speak up when you feel you have too much to do, have real conversations about it, and find a solution for balancing your personal life with your work. For example, I have to attend some classes during my internship. All of my managers have been well aware of this and have always helped me manage this busy schedule.