– Meet Tricia, an engagement manager with our Operations practice in Toronto.
Interviewer: Why did you join McKinsey's Operations practice?
Tricia: I was excited to work on really important and challenging problems and to see my work quickly make a difference. I felt an immediate connection to the people from the Operations practice. I not only wanted to work with them but I also wanted to get to know them as people.
Interviewer: Describe your background.
Tricia: I studied chemical engineering, then spent about 10 years working for a manufacturing company in a variety of ops, account management and strategy roles. These positions exposed me to markets outside of North America; I even spent two years on assignment at a factory in Mexico.
Interviewer: What has been your favorite McK engagement so far?
Tricia: As much as I love doing consumer goods work now, one of my favorite projects was a procurement piece in the mining industry. My team built a model to help our client understand how much it should cost their suppliers to make explosives.
Interviewer: What tip would you share with other people interviewing with McK?
Tricia: Relax, be yourself and let your real personality shine.
Interviewer: What are you passionate about outside of work?
Tricia: Anything outdoors and active...hiking, running, biking, skiing, and surfing.
Learn more about the operations practice and opportunities to join.