2016 had barely rung in before I was packed and ready for the unknown, to a city of fogs, hills, tech start-ups and hipsters. An adventure awaited that led me to discover things about myself that I never knew I never knew and had a phenomenal time. So, the next time someone suggests I pack my bags and set off into the unknown, I suspect I’ll be pretty quick to say yes!
I didn’t know much about strategy consulting prior to this summer – after all, I am an International Politics major at Georgetown and have never taken a business class before. Needless to say, I was very nervous about my summer internship.
This summer I embarked upon an internship journey at L.E.K. Consulting. As one of the many Northwestern students who lives and breathes consulting, I couldn’t wait to finally get a first-hand taste of this industry I had so aggressively been pursuing.
Working at L.E.K. has been a wonderful experience and apparently a lot of other folks agree! We are pleased to announce that L.E.K. Consulting has ranked among the Top-10 Best firms to work for according to the 2017 Vault Consulting 50 Survey.
I had a fantastic time working as a summer consultant with L.E.K. Consulting in the Los Angeles office. My internship was highly rewarding, and as I reflect on the experience I had over the last nine weeks, many reasons come to mind as to why I enjoyed it. I will expound upon a few of them.
Entering my MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, I sought an internship in consulting because I believed that it would allow me to combine my engineering problem solving skills with the passion for business growth that I developed as a product manager.
I joined the L.E.K. San Francisco team during the summer prior to my final year as an undergraduate Business Administration major at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. My choice to pursue consulting was the culmination of my involvement with an on-campus consulting club and ultimately, my indecisiveness.