Use the abilities you have developed in the legal profession to help solve complex business problems and make a different kind of impact.
Many JDs at BCG say they were drawn to consulting by the growth and challenge that a career beyond practicing law can offer. JDs come to BCG for the opportunity to be on the business side of problems, and our project team culture thrives on finding the best ideas for the client from diverse viewpoints. The expertise and abilities you have developed in the legal profession—strong leadership and communication skills, used to manage and address multiple and differing viewpoints—will translate well into helping solve complex business problems. Our flat hierarchy attracts many JDs to BCG, and our emphasis on ideas allows you to contribute to project teams from day one. At BCG, you'll be given meaningful responsibility from your very first case and have ownership of your own work streams.
I spent a few years at a large firm and then some time with the FTC. While I enjoyed my work, I wanted to help shape the decisions that drive business, not just react to them after they were made. At BCG, I've been able to grow professionally and develop skills that I would not have been able to build as an attorney.
Whether it was time in the classroom as a teacher or time in the courtroom as an attorney, all of my experiences have prepared me to think analytically and approach problems with a different perspective. At BCG, I have had the opportunity to apply my strengths in many different case settings all while learning new concepts every day.
BCG is a beautiful extension of my law school education with its first-class colleagues and clients. We work shoulder-to-shoulder to solve the toughest of problems that ail health care.
In addition to the on-the-job training you will receive as a member of a BCG project team, the firm provides an extensive network of mentorship, formal training opportunities, and leadership development to help JDs quickly adapt to the career transition. Beyond this training, we provide a mini-MBA course called the Business Essentials Program to help you gain a quick understanding of key business terms and concepts. The program helps you build strong connections with BCGers of similar backgrounds who can serve as valuable resources.
At BCG, there is no single path to success. If you are interested in leveraging your skills and growing personally and professionally in a global, fast-paced, team-oriented environment, BCG is the right place for you.