The people, the value placed on learning, and the firm culture. There was also an intern breakfast every Friday where each week a few interns would share what type of work they were doing on projects so that all of the interns had a better sense of the variety of work done at BCG. There is also a premium placed on bonding, as displayed by an intern-only weekend trip, as well as a weekend event for the entire New York office from interns to partners to family members.
Advice to Potential Interns
A differentiator of BCG versus the other consulting firms is the PTO (Predictability, Teaming, Open-Communication) program, which as the name suggests helps facilitate predictability in the work place, team efficiency and effectiveness, and communication from associates to partners. I also found that BCG has a very diverse set of employees, which makes it a great learning environment and gives teams a broader perspective on client issues.