Associate Consultant, New York
Bain offers various opportunities for individuals who wish to have a social impact, including externships at non-profits and staffing on non-profit cases.
I chose Bain because of its strong advocacy of result-based approaches and for the opportunity to work with fun and intelligent people. The people I met during my interview process were intelligent, enthusiastic, and very friendly. Bain is a place where I will not only learn to become a leader and improve my critical thinking abilities, but I will have also had fun in the process.
I have a passion for international development and non-profit work. Bain offers various opportunities for individuals who wish to have a social impact, including externships at non-profits and staffing on non-profit cases. 'Inspire' is a group of associate consultants at Bain that do voluntary consulting work for local and international non-profits. In addition, Bain is host to many volunteering events and initiatives. All these opportunities reveal how individuals at Bain can be pursuing their passions, within the realms of working in consulting.
My favorite case
I have only been on one case that began a few weeks ago. Our client is in the restaurant industry. Our role is to develop a growth strategy and increase traffic and sales. It is a travel case to Florida and so far has been very enjoyable.
My perspective on diversity at Bain
Everyone at Bain comes from diverse backgrounds and has unique interests. This is a place where being different is perceived as added value. My intern class of 10 people is a micro example. Many of us have recently finished studies abroad, traveled to many exotic places, or come from culturally rich backgrounds. I am one of three international students, each of who comes from a different continent. Our majors and interests vary significantly, yet the Bain culture seems to fit us all well. Our differences are what bring us together and what creates Bain's culture.
A final thought
One important piece of advice I have for people interviewing is to be honest with yourself and think positively that interviewers would like you to succeed and join their firm. Remember that, though the interviewer is there to assess your skills and 'fit' with the company culture, you are also assessing whether you would be a fit. So, do your best while keeping in mind what you think of the people you meet. Think of what kind of company culture you want to be a part of and the type of people you would like to be teamed up with. Think of what personal goals you have set for yourself and where you will be able to achieve them. Then, make informed decisions between offers.