Every B-school student's dream is to convert their Summer Internship into a Pre-Placement Offer - an opportunity to work with their dream company. This dream came true for Simran Ahluwalia, an IIM Indore student who managed to get a job offer from one of the world's leading Management Consulting firms at the end of her Summer Internship! In this video, she talks about her exciting internship experience at BCG, and shares with us her journey to a PPO!
Getting an opportunity to intern with the Boston Consulting Group is an achievement in itself, but managing to convert your internship into a job offer is a dream come true for all aspiring Management Consultants! But what is it like to be a Summer Associate at BCG? What are the expectations that need to be met, and what does a day in the life of a Summer Intern look like at the firm? Most importantly, how does one impress their seniors at such a prestigious organisation and get that dream job offer?
In this video, Simran Ahluwalia, part of IIM Indore's PGP Class of 2020, shares with us her Summer Internship experience at the Boston Consulting Group and talks about how she stood out amongst all of the other interns from other top B-school campuses in India. She talks in-depth about the culture at BCG, and how everyone at the firm was accommodating and helpful. Finally, she shares the process by which BCG chooses candidates worthy for a Pre-Placement Offers, and describes how she is preparing for her role at the firm!
Key takeaways from Simran's Summer Internship experience:
- During your Summer Internship, it is very important to hold your nerve and not become overwhelmed by the demands of a case presented to you.
- It is important that you communicate with your seniors and ask any questions that you may have early on in your internship.
- If you lack subject-matter expertise, it is important to focus on the structure of your approach to a case to arrive at a solution.
Want to know how to prepare for the BCG Summer Internship interview? Simran describes in great detail how one can prepare for and crack the BCG Summer Internship interview in this video.
If you liked this video, we also recommend that you watch this three-part series of insightful talks by Seema Bansal, Director at BCG and an IIM Calcutta alumnus, where she shares anecdotes and tips from her life at BCG!
Also, if you’re looking to work with the Boston Consulting Group, we have prepared this Ultimate Guide To Get A PPO From The Boston Consulting Group!