Autumn recruiting events start now: consulting is first off the blocks!

Thinking about what to do next? Looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and develop you? 

If you’re thinking about the options available to you for the next stage of your career, come to our PhD, Medics and Post Doc careers event to find out what management consulting could offer. Our team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, tendon engineering, game theory, 18th Century literature and the history of art. This event will give you an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a consultant and what that might mean for you.

Want to learn more? 

Sign up to our Careers Event designed especially for PhDs, Medics and post-docs. The event will include an opportunity to meet our PhDs and Medics to discuss what the transition was like for them, and to hear about their experiences over drinks and nibbles.

– Date: Thursday 17 September 2015

– Location: BCG London Office, 20 Manchester Square, London, W1U 3PZ

– Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm

To attend the Careers Event, please register your interest via the following link –

https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10007248&source=Event

Please note that space is limited and the link will close once spaces have been filled.  Once you register, we will send you confirmation of your attendance nearer the date of the event.

To find out more about BCG careers for those with advanced degrees, please visit http://adc.bcg.com/. Applications for full-time positions will open in September 2015.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

About BCG

BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

PhD Opportunities in Finance and Data Science

phds-finance-comp-sciResearch students and young professionals are invited to attend a half-day conference.

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 13:00 – 17:00

University College London
Cruciform B304 LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street,London, WC1E 6BT

UCL’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Financial Computing & Analytics is organising a conference to bring together university researchers and industry professionals to discuss future directions and job opportunities in finance and data science.

Topics will include algorithmic trading, financial mathematics, health analytics, fintech, people analytics, consulting, computational advertising and deep learning.This event will be of interest to PhD students, Post Docs, industry professionals and companies seeking to recruit PhDs to work in finance and data science.

Speakers include: Mike Lynch (Invoke Capital), John Loizides (Citi), Jessica James (Commerzbank), George Calderbank (Winton Capital), Clare Finn-Levy (Essentia Analytics), Giles Pavey (Tesco dunnhumby), Alan Payne (BUPA), Thore Graepel (Google Deep Mind), Orlando Machado (Moneysupermarket.com) and Ray Eitel (Accenture).

Register your interest

Please send any questions to:
Yonita Cater y.carter@ucl.ac.uk

Boston Consulting Group – PhD, Medics & Postdocs Careers Event, Thursday 14 May

BCG

Thinking about what to do next? Looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and develop you? 
If you’re thinking about the options available to you for the next stage of your career, come to our PhD, Medics and Post Doc careers event to find out what management consulting could offer. Our team at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) includes many who have made the transition from academia to consulting, with backgrounds as diverse as medicine, tendon engineering, game theory, 18th Century literature and the history of art. This event will give you an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a consultant and what that might mean for you.

Want to learn more?
Sign up to our Careers Event designed especially for PhDs, Medics and post-docs. The event will include an opportunity to meet our PhDs and Medics to discuss what the transition was like for them, and to hear about their experiences over drinks and nibbles.

  • Date: Thursday 14 May 2015
  • Location: Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ
  • Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm

To attend the Careers Event, please register your interest via the following link – https://talent.bcg.com/Events?folderId=10003800

Please note that space is limited and the link will close once spaces have been filled.  Once you register, we will send you confirmation of your attendance nearer the date of the event.

To find out more about BCG careers for those with advanced degrees, please visit http://adc.bcg.com/. Applications for full-time positions will open in September 2015.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Advanced Degree Recruiting Team
The Boston Consulting Group

About BCG
BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

Career Inspiration: Project Management after a post-doc

A guest post from Dr Catie Rousset, now an Associate Consultant at Prescient Healthcare Group.

What were you doing here at King’s, and why did you decide to move out of academia?

I was doing research on perinatal brain injury, investigating mechanisms of injury which could be targets for potential treatments. I decided to leave academia for various reasons. I became disappointed in the system, realizing that you cannot go forward by yourself without good support despite your greatest efforts, integrity and qualities as a researcher. It led me to wonder whether I was interested in becoming a PI myself with the huge pressure of quick publications in high impact factor journals, the need for funding (good funding) and the competition between post-docs to get a position. Finally, I grew tired of being in the lab repeating the same experiments: I felt that, at the end of the day, it is always the same things you are doing, just the name of the target that changes.

How did you decide what to do next?

After I took the decision to leave academia, the big question was what next? I started to talk to a lot of people that had a PhD but left academia to know their background, challenges, what are they doing now. I was trying to figure out what was interesting to me. I didn’t want to find a new job for the sake of it, I wanted to find something I liked doing. Project management came up naturally as this is what I have been doing ever since starting research in another context.  After coming to London, I had the great opportunity to be part of a huge project: setting up a group which I took care of with my PI. I loved that part of the job and I am great at it: I am a great organizer, manager and admin doesn’t scare me.

How did you find your current role?

Finding my current position was not easy.  The first step for me was to prepare an adequate CV leaving behind academia and tailoring it to the standards of a ‘normal’ job. Finding the right jobs to apply to was not easy either; from my point of view, there’s no need to send CVs to companies for the sake of it. You are losing your time, you are losing their time. I started to update my LinkedIn profile, network, and let the right people know I was looking for a new position. I applied for a lot of positions in academia, all unsuccessful despite a couple of interviews. One day a friend told me they were recruiting in her company. That’s a private industry and I was quite prejudiced against it, but after discussing with friends who worked in the private sector I decided to give it a go. After a couple of interviews, I got the job. It all went very quickly: 6 weeks later I started here, my PI agreeing to reduce my notice.

What work do you now do, and how is it different from your post-doc?

This is a pharmaceutical consulting company. We basically do research for companies, researching information that we analyse and compile into documents and send or present to the clients. It is very diverse. I am losing the expertise I had in my domain but immensely broadening my scientific, medical and pharmacological knowledge as I am working on a huge range of projects. It is fast paced, you meet a lot of people, there is always something happening and I am learning a lot of things which I find deeply stimulating. I kept the research, analysis and presentation part from my job as a scientist which I love, although there are different standards. There is still pressure but good pressure. I find the environment much healthier too; since we are a client oriented company, there is no point in having ‘politics’ between us, not to the extent I have seen in academia at least, there is a real cohesion and group effort. We are all in the same boat.

Overall from the moment I decided to leave academia, it took me 18 months to find a new job.

What would your top tips be, to anyone looking to leave academia?

Finally my top tips would be to network, tailor your CV for the job, pinpointing the right experience, look for extra things you can do on the side to improve further your CV and be brave and confident in contacting the companies.  Be patient.

 

For those of you interested in consultancy: Open Evening at BCG

Build:Connect:Grow

Thinking of a change? Looking for a new opportunity that will challenge and develop you? BCG might be the place for you.

BCG is a global management consulting firm with more than 80 offices in 45 countries. BCG pioneers ideas that drive sustained advantage and change clients, industries, and even society. We’re looking for people just like you, to partner with our clients, address their most critical challenges and transform businesses. As a new joiner at one of our offices, your intellectual curiosity and creativity will have the opportunity to thrive.

Our offices are full of many who have made the transition from academia or medicine to BCG. Specialities include: game theory; 18th Century English; history of art; tendon engineering; and A&E medicine. Different backgrounds bring different perspectives, stimulating ideas and ultimately leading to innovative solutions.

Want to learn more?

Sign up to our Connection Event designed especially for PhDs, medics and post-docs. During the evening you will be able to find out about BCG, the opportunities in our global offices, and the application process. There will also be the opportunity to meet our very own PhDs and medics over drinks and nibbles, so you can find out what it was like for them when they made the transition and hear about their experiences.

– Date: Thursday, 2 October

– Location: BCG London, 20 Manchester Square, London, W1U 3PZ

– Time: 7pm – 9pm

To attend the Connection Event, please register your interest via the link – https://www.113.vovici.net/se.ashx?s=13B2588B01832241

Please note that space is limited and the link will close once spaces have been filled. Once you register, we will send you confirmation of your attendance nearer the date of the event.

Our application deadline is Saturday 1st November. To submit an application, please visit http://apply.bcg.com/ukuniversity

To find out more about BCG careers for those with advanced degrees, please visit http://adc.bcg.com/.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Advanced Degree Recruiting Team

The Boston Consulting Group