What he does:
- Feng He is an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to business school, he worked as an associate at the Boston Consulting Group. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global business strategy consulting firm which advises many of the leading international corporations. As an associate, Feng He was responsible for performing business analysis and presenting findings to clients.
Math on the job:
- Data analysis and modeling form the backbone of much of the work Feng He did at BCG. Although advanced mathematics is not required, being comfortable with numbers is important to someone working in the consulting industry.
- Originally from China, Feng He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College with a double major in mathematics and computer science. After college, he returned to Beijing, where he worked for a few years before returning to the States for graduate studies.
Feng's advice to students:
- Math students obviously have an advantage on the quantitative aspects of working in business. But as one advances in a business profession, it's the people skills that make or break a career. For someone aspiring to a career in business, I recommend getting started early. Take leadership roles while still in school, when there is little risk or consequence.