At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Kira connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
A memorable moment for me was the first time I saw a project I was working written about in the newspaper.
I studied to be an engineer because I wanted to work on challenging and diverse problems. I chose to work at BCG for the same reasons. Since joining BCG, I have worked on a wide variety of topics, in industries ranging from mining to beer to consumer goods. This range of exposure has helped me to grow professionally more than I would have thought possible.
On a more personal level, I have developed relationships that extend far beyond work. I joined BCG with a group of peers, many of whom have become close friends. Some of my managers have become mentors who I will turn to for advice throughout my time at BCG and beyond. The people at BCG are an enormous part of why it is such a special place.
Kira holds a degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University. Prior to joining BCG, she completed an internship with the PICASSO project, a dark matter search experiment at SNOLAB.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like working on tough problems with an amazing group of people. We always work in teams at BCG, which has given me the opportunity to meet some truly inspiring individuals. Some of my favorite memories at BCG involve standing around a whiteboard, brainstorming with people who have become some of my closest friends.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: At BCG, there is enormous emphasis on helping each consultant grow. We have an amazing breadth of training and other resources available to us—but for me, the most important resource has been the people. BCG has provided me with the opportunity to work with many incredibly talented people, all of whom have been happy to support me. Whether that has meant a more tenured consultant teaching me a new trick in Excel, or a senior mentor coaching me on how to lead a workshop, there have been people there to learn from every step of the way.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: An intellectual curiosity, a willingness to take on challenges, and a drive to grow and learn. Shortly after I joined BCG, I was speaking with a partner about why he had chosen BCG. His response has stayed with me, and I think it embodies a mentality I’ve found in my colleagues at all tenures. He told me that he had joined years ago, intending to stay until he stopped learning, and that, in his words, “It hasn’t happened yet.”