Fun. Challenging. Stimulating. Exciting. Amazing. These are just a few of the words that spring to mind when reflecting upon my first year at L.E.K. after joining as a University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce graduate. This past year I’ve had the opportunity to work across a broad range of industries covering many sectors of the economy such as retail, health, mining and energy. The type of work has varied too; from working onsite with the client to help them improve their business, to conducting interviews in order to gain an insight into customer trends in the retail market or with physicians.
Let me share with you some of the highlights from my year; hopefully it’ll give you, the budding consultant, a window into why L.E.K. is such a great place to work!
The people: L.E.K. is filled with incredibly intelligent and down-to-earth people who support you as learn the ropes, challenge you to think deeper and encourage you when you need a pick me up. Working with like-minded people is a key reason why I look forward to coming to work every day.
The cases: Every case is different. It’s like starting a new job every couple of weeks or months therefore keeping work exciting and interesting. One of my favorite case experiences has been segmenting discount retail customers based on their shopping habits to help a new investor evaluate the market opportunity.
The training: Once a month, L.E.K. invests a full day into training everyone in the firm, form associates through to managers. In addition to all the on-the-job training, this gives us a chance to step back, reflect, ask questions and learn from each other’s experience.
The list of highlights is endless. If you’re curious about whether consulting is for you, I encourage you to come chat with us when we visit your campus or leave a comment below. We’ll be sure to do our best to answer your questions!