Lily Liang is a student in the M.S. in Global Hospitality Management program at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality. In this post, she tells us more about her internship this summer semester.
Where are you interning and what is your job title?
I am interning as a part-time assistant (PTA) at the Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm founded in 1963.
What projects have you been working on so far?
I am working on different cases. One of them is a market entry case, as BCG helps clients decide whether to enter a new market. Another is a strategy case, as BCG helps clients perform market sizing, portfolio management, etc.
Have there been any challenges in your internship so far? If so, how have you learned to overcome them?
The work pace is fast, and I need to absorb new knowledge quickly. Some of my responsibilities include consolidating the target company’s financial and operational data, collecting market trends through industry associations, and analyzing growth drivers. Time management is crucial.
What do you hope to take away from your internship?
By communicating with others, I have come to understand that the core of consulting methodology is structured thinking, a way to break down problems and solve them piece by piece. I hope I can better structure my thoughts and gain more technical and interpersonal skills from my internship.
What are your future plans?
If I move back to my hometown after graduation, I want to work in a hospitality consulting firm or work in a related field.