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Kasey Is a Courageous Explorer

Consultant, Boston

At BCG, Explorers are unafraid to embark on new journeys. They try new solutions to untangle complex problems and drive transformational change. Kasey has the courage to take action.

At BCG, I finally found "my people"—those who understand me for who I am and push me to be a better version of myself every day.

Kasey

In Kasey’s Words

I have always been curious about how the world works; it's the reason that I studied physics during graduate school. As I finished my thesis, I realized that there was so much more to explore and understand—and that through BCG, I would be able to continue pursing my quest for knowledge. During my time as a consultant, I have had the opportunity to do just that through working across various industries—including pharma, technology, energy, and consumer goods—and I can see the differences I’ve helped make across eight clients.

At BCG, I've also been able to bring measurable change to our clients. For example, I was able to help define the vision of a biopharma for the next ten years. In only four months, we devised the new long-term strategy, got buy-in from senior leadership, and had a public announcement made about the changes. CNN even made a video about it! That's the kind of impact that you can have even only a couple of months into working at BCG.

About Kasey

Kasey holds a PhD in applied physics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in advanced study in mathematics from Cambridge University, and BS degrees in physics and mathematics from North Carolina State University.

Q&A

Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?

A: I knew I belonged at BCG even before I joined. Through the recruiting process, I was able to meet many current BCGers. Each BCGer I met was more interesting and easy to talk to than the last. I felt that I was surrounded by curious and intriguing people who loved to travel and learn more about the world we live in. After I joined, I have found that it only got better. I am continually surprised by the willingness to give that I see in my colleagues each week and their ability to reach out and help both internally and with our clients.

Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?

A: I had the opportunity to be staffed on a strategy case in Germany about what technologies would affect a company’s business in the coming decades. It was in this case that I was able to shine as the topic expert (in material science) and learn about innovative technologies that could eventually be disruptive. Through the experience, I worked with an entirely German BCG team and was the point of contact with the materials division on the German client side. I joined BCG for the ability to travel, and on this case I was able to learn about a new culture from a business perspective while spending my weekends in places like Paris and Amsterdam.

Q: How do you maintain a sustainable career balance at BCG?

A: To make the job sustainable, I had to learn how to "turn it off." I felt in graduate school that I could always be working—at night and on the weekends—but now I have learned how to separate my work from the time I am at home. It's about understanding that there will always be more to do but also learning that you can prioritize what needs to happen today ahead of what could wait a few more hours or days. By learning how to shift my focus completely and be present in the moment, I can really enjoy the time that I have with my family and my friends.

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