Last week, an associate we placed at BCG emailed with a dilemma. A senior partner and managing director of the firm was visiting her office and she wanted to meet him. Her colleagues told her to forget about it as she was too junior to warrant his attention. Her peers who gave her this advice may have a few years at BCG but they clearly do not understand the culture of the firm at all. Senior partners always make time for consultants and are always looking to meet young and enthusiastic new employees. Giving the strict vetting process, when you join you are merely a young leader, never a young person. This podcast explains my views on this as a former partner.