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Transitioning from Active Duty to Management Consulting

Often times, I look back over the last few years of my life and wonder how I ended up in management consulting.  Describing my experiences as a “non-traditional business background” only scratches the surface...

Meet the L.E.K. Chicago Office

In the U.S., L.E.K. Consulting has five offices. Over the course of the next few months, I'd like to introduce you to some of the folks at each office so that you can get a feel for the culture in each city--social activities, community service initiatives and office diversity. In this video, meet some of my colleagues at the Chicago office. 

Case Study: How to Get Your Product In A Million-Dollar Home

When you think about million dollar custom homes, you typically think of gourmet kitchens, fabulous bathrooms and luxurious swimming pools.  But when homeowners finally get to build the home of their dreams, they face a number of other decisions about the products used to build their home. This is where our case team came in. Read more about this case with a fiber cement siding manufacturer.

Traveling to Singapore for Casework - Not "All Work, No Play"

Within my first two years at L.E.K., I was chosen to go to Singapore for an R&D case with one of L.E.K.'s managing directors. While we were there for business, the trip was by no means "all work and no play." Read more about my interesting casework and experience in Singapore. 

The L.E.K. International SWAP Program

L.E.K. Consulting's SWAP Program allows staff members to swap with another associate or consultant in one of L.E.K.'s global offices. This unique experience offers staff international professional experience and the cultural immersion that many L.E.K. staff members crave. To find out more about the SWAP program at L.E.K., watch this video from L.E.K. London.

MBA Case Interview Tips

Aspiring Consultants: As you ramp up efforts this fall to prepare for the upcoming recruiting season, I’ve pulled together a few minor tips that may help you “crack the case” in your interviews. This quick list is partially based on some of the most frequent mistakes I’ve seen over the past few years, and hopefully supplements what you’re already learning in your respective Consulting Clubs.

"SWAP-ping" from Melbourne to London

I have worked at L.E.K. in Australia for nearly four years and the SWAP program has definitely been one of my most enjoyable and valued experiences since I joined the firm.

The L.E.K. Culture

From community service to social outings,10k runs and team competitions, L.E.K. offers a unique look into the work-life balance of management consultants from the inside of L.E.K. It's no secret that management consultants work hard, but L.E.K. encourages extra curricular activities and options that make work more fulfilling and enjoyable. Watch this video from L.E.K. London to find out more.

My Favorite Healthcare Case

From career fairs to coffee chats, one of the most common questions I get is “What is your favorite case?” Having been on ~20 cases in the last two years, it’s not easy to pinpoint a favorite. I started at L.E.K. as a generalist and chose to dedicate myself to the Healthcare Services practice about a year and a half later. Here is one case that helped me make that decision.

The Pod: L.E.K. Goes Social in L.A.

A benefit to being employed by L.E.K. is that consultants have the opportunity to work on an average of six to 10 cases annually, growing the breadth of our knowledge base through several industry sectors. Some would think that doesn’t leave much time for social activities. However, one additional benefit to being employed by L.E.K. is that the social and communal opportunities are plentiful, if you are game to participate!

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