In this series, M&T seniors share their after graduation plans and tips for navigating on-campus recruiting (OCR).
Name: Max Isenberg
Hometown: Fremont, California
Major/Concentration(s): Materials Science, Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management
Where will you be working after graduation and in what role?
Associate at the Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco
What made you want to work at BCG?
I am really excited about learning about varied businesses/business models and industries and how companies make the strategic decisions that they do. BCG will provide great opportunities to work closely with clients to solve very difficult strategic questions that they face. I found the people incredibly kindhearted, genuine, and straightforward, and am very excited to get to work with them in the future!
How did your M&T experience prepare you for this role?
As an M&T, having a background in both business and technology helps tremendously. Consulting demands flexible thinking, which M&Ts get a lot of, having to flip between two very different subjects. Having specific knowledge in both business and engineering also gives a starting base of knowledge to work with when trying to solve the business problems that companies face, especially the technology clients I will often be working with.
What are you most looking forward to about being a BCG employee?
I am very happy to be going back the San Francisco full-time. It’s a vibrant and dynamic city that’s not too far from home, so having family and friends close by will make the transition into full-time a bit smoother. Just as exciting is the opportunity to work in a location with such a deep connection to tech, allowing me to work with exciting companies. Finally, I am looking forward to the chance to travel; I love exploring cities and having the chance to visit new ones during the course of my work is a very cool opportunity.
What tips do you have for M&Ts going through the full-time recruiting process in the future?
Preparing early can only help inform you when the time comes to go through recruiting. In particular, speaking with classmates who are in roles that are interesting to you can also give a good initial sense of what firms are a good fit.