A year after joining Bain as an Associate Consultant, I went on leave of absence for 2 years to complete an additional degree in psychology. Bain supported me all along the line and responded to my individual needs. It was important to me to maintain contact with my colleagues during this time. For example, I continued to support recruiting events or helped out on internal projects. During the more stressful exam times, I even moved my place of study to the office from time to time, where a short game of table football or a coffee helped to motivate me to learn. So I can wholeheartedly confirm that Bain invests a great deal in individual development - both on a professional and personal level.