– I became an intern with McKinsey’s Procurement team in Miramar, Florida because I felt the experience would teach me valuable, hands-on skills I could not learn in a classroom. Since my arrival, I have been challenged daily – from partaking in firm wide projects to leading my own initiatives. I know when I come into the office each day, there will be a new set of tasks for me to tackle.
Another thing that drew me to the firm was its vibrant and robust LGBTQ community. GLAM has been incredibly helpful for me, enabling me to make meaningful and lasting connections with colleagues across North America.
Once I joined GLAM, I was asked if my office was participating in Day of Pink 2017. It turned out we weren’t, so I volunteered to lead our first year of participation. The day will serve as a point of pride in my identity as an LGBTQ individual. It’s amazing to see such widespread firm support of the LGBTQ community and I am looking forward to having a specific time allotted to talking about LGBTQ awareness at McKinsey.
If anything has been clear throughout my time at the firm, it is that McKinsey invests in its people. The firm wants each and every one of its colleagues to succeed in their ventures and it offers unparalleled resources for professional and personal development. Furthermore, you would be hard pressed to find a smarter, more diverse, hardworking group of people. When you work for McKinsey, you know the work you are doing is important, and the people you are doing it with are dedicated to achieving their best.