My firm develops solutions to difficult strategic problems faced by senior executives of large multinational firms. For example, we might be called in to form a merger-and-acquisition strategy for a company attempting to deepen its presence in a particular industry niche.
At the associate level, my responsibilities on an engagement might include interviewing client personnel and industry experts, analyzing industry trends, recommending action plans or strategic moves, and preparing and delivering presentations to clients. While there is no typical client engagement, engagements often last from one to three months.
When I joined the firm, I was specifically interested in the D.C. office because it performs some work in the public and nonprofit sectors in addition to the private sector.
What I Enjoy Most
I enjoy high impact—solving high-level problems and making a difference. Strategy consulting firms are generally hired only to help solve the most important problems organizations face. That’s a great plus from a work fulfillment perspective.