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Last Updated Feb 25, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Vinnie Sood, Wharton ’16, Project Leader

Curiosity, leadership and the ability to collaborate are just a few of the skills Boston Consulting Group (BCG) looks for when they hire consultants.  In terms of intellectual chops, BCG states that “superior academic credentials are a necessary—but not sufficient—requirement.”  Due to the variety and scope of their projects, BCG... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 24, 2020 by

Real Humans of Accenture: Mogbekeloluwa Koye-Ladele, INSEAD ’18, Strategy Consultant

Accenture is a leading professional services company, with operations in over 200 cities in 51 countries, and employing just over a half-million people.  The organization is comprised of five businesses: Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. The INSEAD MBA alumnus profiled in this edition of... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 21, 2020 by

Real Humans of Microsoft: Jamell Culler, Michigan Ross ’19, Azure IoT Product Marketing Manager

Microsoft is woven into the fabric of business. You probably even have one of their products open on your computer right now—from Excel and PowerPoint to Word, likely even running on their Windows operating system.  Or maybe you’ve checked LinkedIn today—a company that Microsoft acquired in 2016. While several long... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 20, 2020 by

Real Humans of McKinsey: Cayley Heller, NYU Stern ’19, Associate

The leading consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., staffs globally, putting consultants onto project engagements with five to six team members from other locations around the world.  This lifestyle demands keen adaptability, premier teamwork skills, and, of course, extensive travel.  The “McKinsey way” also involves structured, fact-driven, hypothesis-based processes to deliver... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 19, 2020 by

Real Humans of Morgan Stanley: Josh Feit, Cornell Johnson ’19, Investment Banking Associate

The investment bank and financial services firm, Morgan Stanley, is headquartered in New York City, and has offices spanning 41 countries across the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia.  The industry titan advises hundreds of millions of people a year and has trillions in assets.  The scope and scale of Morgan... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 18, 2020 by

Real Humans of Deloitte: Sydnor Gammon, Duke Fuqua ’15, Manager of Healthcare Strategy

When thinking about a career in healthcare, the leading business school Duke Fuqua should spring to mind, as they consistently send the highest percentage of MBA grads into the field.  Deloitte, perhaps best known as a “Big Four” accounting firm, is also the largest healthcare consulting company in the world... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 13, 2020 by

UVA Darden Alumni Career Services Critique Career Books

From the business section of the bookstore, UVA Darden Alumni Career Services shared their reviews of what career-oriented books the b-school community should pick up and which ones they may prefer to pass on. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger Jen Coleman, executive director of The Armstrong Center... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 13, 2020 by

Real Humans of Citi: Nicholas Deakin, LBS ’17, VP of Investment Banking

You may have a Citi credit card in your wallet and, if you’re a New York Mets baseball fan, you’ve probably been to Citi Field.  These are just small potatoes compared to the scope and scale of Citi, which is the third largest bank in the U.S. with a market... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 12, 2020 by

Real Humans of Apple: Rahul Jolly, INSEAD ’18, Channel Insights Manager

Chances are, you are reading this article on an Apple device.  The firm’s technology is ubiquitous, and cultural impact undeniable.  Founded in 1976—legend has it, out of a garage—Apple Inc. passed $1.3 trillion in market capitalization in December of 2019.  They employ over 137,000 people worldwide and corporate headquarters stand... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 11, 2020 by

Real Humans of Facebook: Sean Liu, HBS ’14, Director of Product Management at Oculus

Facebook is more than an app for keeping up with friends and family, it is a tech giant with many companies under its umbrella—Instagram, WhatsApp, LiveRail and more. In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus, which specializes in virtual reality products.  In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we catch up... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 10, 2020 by

Real Humans of Bain & Co.: Peter Akinleye, Cornell Johnson ’19, Consultant

Consultants wear many hats and take on innumerable roles at the behest of their clients. Fortunately, MBA programs, like the one at Cornell Johnson, can prepare career switchers and analysts alike for the demanding expectations of the industry.  In this edition of Real Humans – Alumni, we hear from Peter... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 6, 2020 by

Real Humans of Amazon: Michael Larrenaga, Booth ’15, Manager of Vendor Management

What is the path from A to Z?  How do you leave one industry for another?  Anything you need along the way can certainly be delivered by Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer.  And leading MBA programs, like University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, can ensure you are equipped... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 5, 2020 by

Real Humans of BCG: Lauren Rodgers, Northwestern Kellogg ’19, Consultant

Chances are, if your post-MBA goals are in consulting, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is on your list of target firms. Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Boston, MA, they are a leader in the industry and a member of the Big Three or MBB. BCG employs more than 18,000 people... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2020 by

Real Humans of Google: Shammi Quddus, Stanford GSB ’18, Product Manager

These days, Google is a ubiquitous verb.  How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? Google it. What was the final score of the Super Bowl? Google it.  What would it be like to work for Google?  Google it—or, rather, keep reading. Founded in 1998 in Silicon Valley, Google began as a... Read more »

Last Updated Feb 3, 2020 by

Real Humans of McKinsey: Jenna Benefield, Wharton ’18, Associate

The MBA is a vehicle for advancement in–or into–many industries, and consulting is consistently one of the most popular destinations.  And within the consulting industry, McKinsey & Company is considered one of the most prestigious firms in the world. MBA graduates usually enter McKinsey as an associate, working either as... Read more »

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