I worked at Analysis Group for five years. There were long days and nights of work, but I enjoyed working there because it was intellectually stimulating and I loved my team. However, after three years or so, I started moving into a more managerial level position, which meant that I was mostly involved in managing the projects and training newer analysts. I thoroughly enjoyed this, but I felt that I also wanted to continue learning. So, I chose to apply to business schools because it felt like the next best step in elevating my career. I was accepted to all three MBA programs that I applied to, but I chose to attend Wharton because of two simple reasons: the people and the possibilities. Wharton is an internationally recognized MBA program, and I was drawn to the vastness of resources and flexibility of the program.
This one is tricky – a given day at Wharton can be a mix of classes, assignments, lunch/dinner with friends, meetings for potential recruiting efforts, and finally some exercise!
I am surrounded by smart/talented people, and I have the choice to meet these people every day and grow my social/professional network
Communication/Presentation Skills; Developing good relationships with my coworkers and learning how to work well in a team; Finding mentors early-on to help guide/navigate my career
Definitely my mother. When my father wasn’t doing well financially, my mother used to teach at school, gave tuitions and all the while was also cooking, cleaning and raising two girls. Her dedication and hard work is imprinted in my mind and if I can emulate even half her work ethic, I believe I can be successful.
Sounds cheesy – but I love Dr. Suess’ book “Oh the places you’ll go!” is probably the best graduation gift I received. It’s such a simple yet inspiring book
Definitely – my Bates College, Analysis Group, and Wharton. All three networks have been exceptionally helpful in pushing me towards achieving my goals.
8. Are there any online resources you can point our readers towards who are interested in pursuing a career in consulting?
Rocket blocks if you’re looking to recruit for management consulting jobs.
9. And finally, how would you define success?
A combination of making my parents proud and being in a position to influence others in a positive manner.
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