Boston Consulting Group (BCG) | Graduate Associate – Consulting (Science)

Interested in Consulting?

Applications to join BCG as a Graduate Associate are now open! We look for self-motivated, curious students or recent graduates who are excited by problem-solving and want to have a positive impact on their communities, whether local, national, or global. We recruit from a diverse range of degrees including music, arts, philosophy, science, mathematics, medicine, law, politics, commerce, engineering and more!  No matter what you studied at university, our diverse project teams at BCG work across a range of industries and your theoretical learnings from your Science degree will be utilised at BCG.

As a graduate at BCG, you will be tackling the toughest challenges, benefiting from accelerated learning that serves you for a lifetime, and working with a caring, diverse, and inclusive community of exceptional people.


Thoughts from Jialin, a Science graduate

‘Coming from a neurology background, I never imagined I’d work in management consulting, but thinking back, it all makes sense. I joined BCG after finishing my Masters's (Bioscience Enterprise, University of Cambridge) and Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences, University of Auckland) to pursue my passion in health and life sciences. Interestingly, the science research process is like management consulting. We define the aim and hypothesis and outline a method to prove or disprove the hypothesis to solve a problem (just without the pipettes and scalpels). 

Since joining BCG I’ve solved some of the most interesting and pressing problems within public health care and private health industries across Australia and New Zealand. These include developing a cross-government strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 Delta wave, designing a new operating model to ensure critical hospital equipment and facilities deliver health care, and re-imagining what preventative health provision could look like. Of course, if health and life sciences aren’t your passion, there are many industries to work in – social impact, consumer, public sector, and more – all offering an opportunity to create real impact.’

About BCG 

At BCG, your talents are just the beginning of a truly transformative experience. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally while working alongside some of the most inspiring, talented and supportive people in the consulting industry. Our dynamic and high-performance environment provides the perfect space for you to develop your skills and make a real impact on the world's leading businesses. You will have the chance to work on the most complex strategic and operational questions and help shape the future of many companies. By joining BCG, you will be able to make a difference, at both BCG and beyond.   


Application Criteria 

Each application should include your resume, cover letter, and academic transcripts. We want to get to know you, so please make sure you have information in your cover letter and CV about things you're passionate about and why BCG is a great career fit for you. As a guide, we'd like to see details about: 

  • Your current and prior work experience. We seek motivated applicants who can showcase career trajectory and a high level of impact in the roles you have held. Your extra-curricular activities, whether on campus or outside of university life. This could be your involvement in a student society, volunteering, sports, or hobbies. We are looking for people who demonstrate passion, impact, and high levels of commitment, initiative, and responsibility. 
  • Any achievements that make you proud. We understand that achievements are contextual to your environment, but we’d love to hear what yours are! This could be anything from scholarships or prizes that you’ve attained to overcoming significant struggles or being the first in your family to attend university.  

Application Process 

Please click on the “Apply” button below to be redirected to our careers page and our job listing - “Consulting - Full-time."  This is a global application so you can select up to three office preferences across our global BCG network. We encourage you to place one of our offices (Auckland, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, or Sydney) as your first preference to be considered for our Graduate Associate Program. Once you apply, you may receive additional emails to submit or complete additional information. 

We want to make sure everyone experiences a positive, barrier-free recruiting process. Please reach out the Samara Dunn at [email protected] at any stage if you require additional support or adjustments to assist you with your experience, including support in submitting your application, providing identity documents, and/or attending a job interview. This includes any specific support for transgender and gender-diverse individuals. 

Want to learn more about BCG?  

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Exercise Physiology, Medical and Biomedical Science,
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident,
  • Locations:
    Auckland (New Zealand),
  • Closing Date:28th May 2023, 1:59 pm


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