Nervous for first day at BCG tomorrow. Any tips?

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It’s just a job. There are others. Repeat to self daily.

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Very strongly second this

It’s just a job. And it’s a great job, so no matter what, you’ll find another great one. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself and try to learn and enjoy.

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Be confident. Fake it till you make it.

You’ve been killing it your whole life - you will likely be average now. Know everyone is also feeling this, but everyone is also busting their ass working at 110% pace.

Make time for your mental health. If you don’t do this, you WILL burn out.

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Good luck! I started two months ago and have been enjoying it. The amount of feedback you get here is 100x compared to most other firms, so be open to it!

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Big thing when you are an industry hire is to show that you are are coachable, that you can adapt and integrate the « culture » and «  ways of working » (which just means do what you are told and never say « I used to do this that way at my previous firm »)

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This is actually really true.

You’ll often have a PL who is younger than you, has only ever worked at BCG, and sees your comments as your trying to undermine their authority 🙄

Know when to play along.

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In the words of RuPaul: good luck and don’t f*ck it up

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Starting tmrw as well haha. Are you able to log in your laptop yet? My IT person ignored me and I can’t log in still

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Yea I might need to do this then

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How are the non strategy folks figuring a way to John n MBB

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Step 1 - spell check.

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Following, starting in June

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Does it make sense to start afresh in M&A at this stage?

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