What is BCE and what opportunities exist for an analyst?
For energetic and engaged undergraduates or those who have been working for a few years out of college, BCE offers an opportunity to be part of a growing firm helping clients solve their most challenging business problems. You will have an opportunity to work alongside partners and clients, participate in intellectually challenging work, and develop skills needed to drive your career in consulting and beyond.
BCE helps its clients tackle their most difficult growth and operational issues – from how to enter new markets, analyze their current competitive and portfolio positions, defend share, and reorganize more profitably. Our clients are multi-national corporations, middle market companies, and start-ups.
The work our analysts do is the foundation upon which all our recommendations are built. They are integral members of every project team, and will be the future leaders of the firm should they choose to pursue a career in consulting. You will make an impact as a contributing member of a project team in your first few weeks of work. Our training and development program is hands-on from day one, and will help you build the foundational skill set needed to drive results for our clients. We integrate ongoing development into our project delivery process so that your learning never ends at BCE.
After 2-3 years, options will exist to pursue an MBA or other graduate degree, enter industry, or seek an opportunity in the non-profit sector. Alternatively, you may be invited to join BCE’s leadership team as a manager. Analysts pursuing an MBA from one of the country’s top business schools may qualify for tuition reimbursement and an offer to return to BCE.
What are the responsibilities of a BCE analyst?
Your research, writing, communication, and teamwork skills will be challenged, developed, and showcased with increasing emphasis on leadership and analytical skills as you become more experienced. While each client challenge and BCE engagement is different, you will be asked to learn and grow every day. Each client engagement is structured around a project team of one to three analysts and multiple members of BCE’s leadership team. One of these leaders will serve as the project manager and work directly with our analysts to drive primary research, synthesis and analysis, framework development and population, and delivery of client documents.
BCE analysts are generalists, which means you will have an opportunity to work across functional and industry practice areas. This will provide you exposure to business growth engagements to business excellence projects helping our clients improve profitability across consumer, health & life sciences, technology, financial services, industrial, and public & social sector. You will work side by side managers, principals, and BCE partners to drive actionable results for our clients. And you will be exposed directly to BCE clients from project one.
As analysts advance toward the completion of year two into three, you will be taught the fundamentals of project management to help you advance to a leadership position on engagements; you will be challenged with multiple and more complex assignments to help develop your business acumen and time management skills; and you will find yourself more and more often in front of clients to communicate and present BCE’s project work. This will help you develop a communication and public speaking skill set applicable in any future career environment.
From what pool of candidates does BCE look for analysts?
BCE recruits its analysts from the top liberal arts programs across the country. We do this because we are looking for candidates who have honed or developed the ability to research thoroughly under tight deadlines, write clearly and concisely, and who have demonstrated the ability to learn a specific domain knowledge in a defined period of time, and then communicate that subject matter expertise in an articulate fashion. If you feel you have these skills but have not studied the liberal arts then we are interested in your application.
Below are some requirements and preferences we have when reviewing analyst resumes:
- 3.5 GPA or higher from a top tier accredited university or college
- Demonstration of competitiveness and interests above and beyond academics. Examples would include music, arts, and individual and team sports.
- Mastery of at least one foreign language for use in primary research
Interested candidates can apply by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply put “Analyst” in the subject line.