Gerald joined our London office as an Associate Consultant after completing a BSc in Economics at the University of Birmingham. Gerald is now a Senior Associate Consultant.
Tell us about your journey since joining Bain and Company!
Since joining Bain in March, I have been working on a single project within the advanced manufacturing space, helping to accelerate the delivery of one of the client’s key programs. Advanced manufacturing was an industry that I had not previously considered as fascinating, but this project has significantly piqued my interest in the field and is something I look forward to exploring in future projects. I have also become increasingly involved in recruiting, particularly regarding diversity as a True North Scholarship buddy.
What is the highlight of your time at Bain?
I recently had the opportunity to attend a BBQ with the rest of my project team (and previous members of the team) at the house of the senior partner. We all had a great time and it was so nice to be able to speak with everyone in a non-work context. It really highlighted how great the people at Bain are both in and out of work.
What would be your best piece of advice for someone considering applying?
Don’t be intimidated by the backgrounds of people already in the field or other people applying. Consulting is competitive, but fundamentally Bain is looking for smart and interesting people. If your background is unorthodox, feel confident in knowing that Bain values it.