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Day in the Life, First-Year Associate

It’s fast-paced, challenging, and on Fridays you get to do it in jeans: welcome to the life of a first-year associate at L.E.K.!

L.E.K. Training and Development

At L.E.K. we place great importance on delivering a highly specialized training program for all levels of the firm.  My colleagues in the London office talk about how this has helped them to develop a valuable and wide-ranging set of skills.

My Summer Consultancy in London

My name is Avi. I am a second year MBA student at London Business School and an engineer by education.  Before my MBA I worked for 6.5 years at a global water treatment solution provider in various roles. I recently concluded an eight week internship with L.E.K. Consulting as a Summer Consultant and would like to share my experience.

Why L.E.K.?

After my summer internship with L.E.K. in 2011, I spent time thinking about the next step in my career and why L.E.K. would be the right place for me to progress.  While there were many factors that brought me back to L.E.K., including the intelligent and highly engaged people, the high-level challenging work, and the in-office culture, perhaps most important was the management experience I knew I would gain immediately.  When you join L.E.K. out of graduate school, you manage a team of associates right away and the opportunity to gain and develop those skills stood out to me as a key differentiator.  The obvious next question I often get asked is, “that sounds great, but how does L.E.K. prepare you for such a challenging role to walk into on day one??”

Jack P.'s Advice for New L.E.K.ers

Unbelievably, the day is fast approaching when I will no longer be the most inexperienced person in the office.

As I write, a whole new cohort of junior associates will be sitting on far-away beaches, possibly with an economics textbook lingering at the bottom of a rucksack – a silent, nagging reminder of the reality of working life drawing ever closer.

The Christmas Jumper Competition at L.E.K. London

The London Community Service Committee’s Christmas dress-down Friday saw assorted Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, light-up ties, festive socks and Christmas earrings entered into an intensely-fought competition for the award of ‘best outfit.'  L.E.K.’s resident fashionistas awarded prizes for sweaters featuring Christmas puddings and 3D effects, and for a particularly impressive sweater-trouser combination – we think our picture tells the story!

The event helped to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, the UK’s largest children’s hospital.

L.E.K.'s Senior Staff Development Program

Understand how L.E.K. invests in the development of its senior staff and the program in place to guide their progression through the company. The mentoring system and the Career Development Coach ensure our staff always feel supported in their journey within L.E.K. Watch the video to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Summer Associate Experience in Boston - Chris R.

Currently, I am an Associate in L.E.K. Consulting’s Boston office, but before starting full time I interned between my junior and senior year at Boston College in 2011. I had minimal exposure to the consulting world before that summer and would have been quite nervous had it not been for L.E.K’s expectations. They did not seem to be looking for an undergrad who had all the necessary skills for the job (probably because he or she didn’t exist). All they seemed to require was the willingness to think critically and to be challenged day in and day out. In return, they offered the exposure to many different business problems and the ability to develop some of those necessary skills. I thought this was more than fair so I dove in, excited for my internship.

The Consultant Experience at L.E.K.

From managing teams to structuring problems, learn about the reasons why our Consultants value their roles, including the diversity of industries and business problems they have exposure to at L.E.K.

 

L.E.K. L.A.'s First Annual Charity Basketball Game

L.E.K. Los Angeles hosted its first annual charity basketball game on Thursday, October 24th on behalf of Inspire, a pro bono consulting firm dedicated to serving youth and education-focused non-profit organizations. The game pitted The A-Team (Associates) against The L.A. L.E.K.ers (Consultants/Managers/Managing Directors) and was a nail-biter to the very end, with The A-Team winning by only 1 point on a buzzer beater 3 point shot.  Congratulations to The A-Team on their thrilling victory and better luck next year to the The L.A. L.E.K.ers!

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