As a Finance and Peace Studies double major, I found myself attracted to a variety of post-graduate opportunities. Through The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, I spent two summers focused on education and international development in Uganda and South Africa, as well as one summer on Wall Street in an investment banking internship. Despite having all positive experiences, I returned to campus senior year feeling that neither was the perfect fit for me immediately after graduation. In the long run, I hope to return to working in international development; however, I felt that many of the most impactful roles and opportunities in international development required a more refined skill-set.
Through friends and supportive Notre Dame alumni, I was introduced to consulting and McKinsey & Company. I found it to be the right balance of personal development, a challenging, fast-paced work environment, and unique experiences that could open doors at some of the most exciting NGOs and social enterprises. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to join McKinsey's Chicago office in the fall of 2014.
During my first year at McKinsey, I had the opportunity to work with some of the world's largest corporations ranging from global agriculture and vaccine companies, to regional hospital systems. I have worked side-by-side with a range of clients from front-line staff to top level executives on various problems, including developing a 15-year growth strategy, leading supplier negotiations, and improving clinical operations. Outside of my day-to-day work, I am actively involved in McKinsey's on-campus recruiting and the Midwest BA Leadership Team, where I have focused on improving the onboarding process and enhancing office connectivity. Looking forward, I am excited to broaden my McKinsey experience through their global public and social sector practices.