Navigating the Consulting Landscape: Insights from My BCG Internship

Being part of the Consulting Accelerator has been a transformative experience. The accelerator has exposed me to a wealth of knowledge and practical insights into the consulting world. The accelerator has provided me with a platform to gain an even deeper understanding of consulting, offering invaluable resources and professional development sessions that have significantly enhanced my skills.

Xolani Nsizwa Nkosi (ALA, Class of 2016)

One of the standout features of the Consulting Accelerator has been the opportunity to engage in case coaching with qualified consultants, CV crafting, and cover letter sessions. These tailored sessions have sharpened my problem-solving abilities and equipped me with the tools needed to present my skills effectively in the competitive world of consulting.  

Beyond skill development, the ACN accelerator has proven to be a platform for networking opportunities. Connecting with a diverse group of like-minded individuals has enriched my understanding of the consulting landscape. This network’s shared passion and collective knowledge is inspiring, which fosters an environment of continuous learning and growth. 

Another standout moment within the Consulting Accelerator journey has been the unique chance to embark on a hands-on consulting internship at BCG. Through this experience, I have had the opportunity to learn and practice the core principles of problem-solving, effective communication, and thorough research. Working within the BCG program has allowed me to witness the practical application of consulting methodologies and honed my ability to navigate complex challenges. 

In conclusion, the Consulting Accelerator has been a stepping stone to a world of opportunities, providing a holistic approach to learning and networking within the consulting field. The hands-on experience gained through the BCG program has complemented the theoretical knowledge, shaping me into a more proficient and confident aspiring consultant. As I continue this journey, I am grateful to the people who have made this opportunity possible and for the insights gained. I look forward to the continued growth that this program offers.

By Xolani Nsizwa Nkosi (ALA, Class of 2016)

Continue reading


Professional Development

Building Strategies and Strengthening Bonds: Network’s Team Retreat in Johannesburg

For Partners


Strengthening Career Services: ACN’s Upskilling Event for Eastern African University Partners in Rwanda 


Highlights from the South African Ideas Festival


Empowering Refugee Communities