Naa Odoley is an Associate in the BCG London office. She studied Chemistry at Oxford University. During this time, she also became part of the Oxford social impact society; working with NPO to improve access and outreach opportunities. This experience as well as work opportunities enabled her to build a passion and interest in making change and ultimately finding a job at BCG.
After graduating Naa Odoley went on to work with Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) in Ghana. Although she loves to work with NPO’s, during this time she realised how limited it can be. She believes that partnering at governance level is the most valuable to make change.
“Opportunities to work with influential partners such as global NGOs and the public sector, as well as opportunities to work abroad meant that BCG felt like the right choice for me to merge my interests as well as build my career”.
In addition to her role as an Associate, during her interview process Naa Odoley quickly recognised and was inspired by BCG’s commitment to diversity. “BCG are willing to go above and beyond to help demystify the application process, especially for those that are from different backgrounds”. This experience not only led to Naa joining BCG, but also to become part of our BOLD@BCG network. As a network member, she hopes to reach out to those who historically might have not been aware of the career opportunities in Consultancy and help them navigate their BCG career and beyond.
Callum McCarthy is a Senior Associate in the BCG London office. Callum studied Manufacturing Engineering at University of Cambridge. His Master’s year included a variety of industry placements through which he realised he enjoyed project work and undertaking a consultant role.
In 2018, he completed a BCG internship, which for him was one of ‘most enjoyable summers’ due to the experiences he had during his internship, as well as the people he met along the way. Both made it easy for him to decide to join BCG full-time in 2020.
“What I have enjoyed the most is the ability to try a variety of practice areas before deciding on where to specialise. For me, this included utilities, aerospace, healthcare, consumer goods and e-commerce. There is also great flexibility to travel, as well as internal and external secondments”.
Callum soon realised that the projects that he found most interesting were the ones he could relate to the most as a consumer or a direct user. After being promoted to Senior Associate, he decided that he wanted to get closer to the world of sport – and in 2022 started a secondment at Arsenal FC.
Callum has been involved with the BOLD@BCG network since before he joined BCG, through insight events and a mentoring programme. Since joining, he has organised these for subsequent cohorts of students. BOLD@BCG events also provide him with a great way to connect with colleagues across BCG.
Tami Austen-Peters is a Senior Associate in the BCG London office. Originally from Nigeria, Tami graduated in 2020 with a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge. She found BCG through the Rare Consult Programme and joined BCG after completing the Insight Programme and Summer Internship.
At the end of her internship in 2019, Tami was offered a full-time position. She comments that “BCG is perfect for those starting out in their career. The variety of industries that you are constantly engaging with allows you to find what you are interested in. Plus, the people and culture contribute to a great environment where you can grow and learn”
BCG offers great opportunities for flexible study even after you’ve joined. In autumn 2023, Tami will be moving to Tsinghua University, Beijing as a Schwarzman Scholar, where she hopes to improve her Mandarin while studying for a Master’s in Global Affairs.
Lauren Elliott is an Events Coordinator in the BCG London office. Originally from Chicago, Lauren went to school in Michigan to study public relations and dance. Following work experience in Events she moved to London and now uses her portfolio of skills in her role at BCG.
After graduating in 2010 Lauren moved to LA to pursue a career as a performer. For 3 years she worked on Cruise ships and travelled the world. This is how she discovered her love for bringing people together and creating unique experiences. Through the guidance of her mentor, she moved into event management, organising weddings, award ceremonies and more.
In 2019, Lauren was looking for new opportunities and moved to London. She interviewed at BCG and instantly fell in love with the team. Her interview left her so excited that she didn’t want to leave – she felt it was the place she wanted to be!
Shortly after starting at BCG, Lauren was introduced to the Bold network and instantly became involved in organising their events. Lauren is particularly proud of an initiative the network undertook for Black history month, which included organising pop up stalls in the London office for black business owners to come and promote their products. The event was such a success that it has continued throughout the year.