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Jonathan

Consultant, Dallas

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Education

Rice University
BS, Bioengineering

I chose Bain for the ability to have an immediate impact right out of college, and for the opportunities it could afford me down the road.

Why Bain?

I chose Bain for the ability to have an immediate impact right out of college, and for the opportunities it could afford me down the road. But I stayed for the people-I challenge you to find a smarter, more passionate, or more fun group of folks to spend your working (and non-working!) hours with.

My favorite case

In 11 months, my case team completely redefined the corporate strategy for a wireless carrier-including core customer strategy, upstream and downstream expansion, and distribution strategy. In recruiting, they sell you on the incredible impact that you can have on a company; it's even more amazing to see it happen.

My personal results story

Six months out of college, I was driving around small towns in Pennsylvania with a client, re-negotiating supplier contracts. In one day, I spotted multiple clerical errors that saved the company over one million dollars. It wasn't rocket science-but we sure delivered some results that went straight to the bottom line.

A final thought

If you're struggling to decide where to start (or continue) your career, my advice would be to pick a firm based on its people. I've found that colleagues have a much greater effect on your happiness than what industry you're working in, or where you're located. (It's a mere coincidence that I think Bain has the best people in the business.)

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