I’ve been at BluePrint for about 6 years. I came in as an Associate at the Princeton office when there were only 2 other Associates at the firm, and now I’m a Senior Consultant.
What advice do you have for a new start at BluePrint?
Be curious and get to know people in the firm! The company might feel big at times, especially since we are spread across offices, but everyone is friendly, smart, and willing to share their knowledge and experiences with you.
Why were you initially interested in working at BluePrint?
Unlike many others who stumble upon consulting in their career search, I knew from very early on that I wanted to be involved in the pharmaceutical industry and be responsible for launching new drugs. BluePrint was a small firm at the time that merged my interests in marketing, pharmacology, and launch strategy. It was a perfect fit!
Which BluePrint event exemplifies our culture the best?
The Annual Holiday Party. Everyone from all offices fly into NYC and we get to spend the whole day together. It’s a great way for us to learn about the accomplishments of other teams, get to know new colleagues, and spend some time together before the party in the evening. The fact that BluePrint hosts all of us in NYC really exemplifies how much the company cares about us.
What do you find most rewarding about your work at BluePrint?
This has changed over time for me. When I first joined, it was very interesting to learn about different therapeutic areas and become a mini expert on various types of projects. Over time, my role has evolved where I have been able to share what I know, teach others, and help other team members realize their own skillsets within the firm. I also find it extremely rewarding to be part of our recruiting efforts – seeing applicants go through the interview process, impress other team members along the way and then perform at a high level in the firm is a great feeling.
How does the work that you do at BluePrint make an impact for your clients?
It’s a big question – beyond the actual scope of a project, we’ve been able to provide clients with additional value and perspective – for example, identifying gaps in knowledge, providing a lens that isn’t just focused on the market research or project. Because we get really close to our clients objectives and the market at hand, when we deliver something, it’s very customized. It’s work that they can take internally and use more effectively in other ways.
You recently shifted offices from Manhattan to London. What do you think about London so far?
Relocating to London has been a great experience so far. The London office is a lot smaller than New York – this gives me the chance to really get to know the newer associates and connect with the team on a new level. London is also a beautiful place to live! I love walking through the endless parks in the city, exploring museums and trying out different restaurants. Living so close to other European cities is also a plus. I went to Barcelona for a holiday a few weeks ago and I’m off to Zurich for some research coming up too.