Julius Grüner, Class of 2022, decided to pursue a career in consulting for three reasons: it provides endless opportunities to solve globally-relevant problems for businesses and humanity, there’s continuous education, and he’s part of a highly motivated workforce of people with similar goals and values.
“That’s where I felt I could learn the most after university,” he says. “There are very few jobs that give you that amount of responsibility to be able to work on impactful projects, at this young age.”
In his first year at Boston Consulting Group in Munich, Grüner has already earned a fast-track promotion for his contributions. As an associate, he’s part of a dynamic team whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and big governments.
Home Country: Austria
Current: Associate, Boston Consulting Group, Munich, Germany
“One project I’ve worked on is defining the China strategy for German car manufacturers,” he explains. “Car manufacturing is a big industry in Germany so it’s important.”
Developing business strategies requires looking at the challenges from various angles — a skill Grüner picked up in his multidisciplinary education at NYU Abu Dhabi. His job requires a solid grasp of geopolitics, quantitative market analysis, a bit of science, and a deep understanding of culture and human behaviors.
“Utilizing all these skills from NYU Abu Dhabi — we’re ahead of some other people, which allows you to succeed.”
Every time you do an internship the next time you get a better one. That’s very important.
“One very important thing I learned at NYU Abu Dhabi,” he adds, is to “appreciate people’s different backgrounds and understanding different preferences. Then go into finding and figuring out what the customer wants.”
Another important takeaway from his time at NYUAD — do internships. As a student Grüner spent every summer working with different finance and consulting companies, which he says led to his current role. “Every time you do an internship the next time you get a better one. That’s very important.”