Changing people’s lives
I have really enjoyed working on projects that have a huge impact on people. I am passionate about social and economic development, and working at McKinsey Mexico has allowed me to participate in projects that have the potential and relevance to change people’s lives.
For example, I worked on a pro bono project that was geared toward helping a nongovernment organization for children. We were working to redevelop the main strategic initiatives. We met an amazing group of people and helped them think about how to get the most out of their resources and knowledge. One moment that stands out for me is when we went to a school in a vulnerable neighborhood to see the real implementation of the program and play with the children. The whole experience was energizing and inspiring.
The bar for excellence is set very high for all of us who work here. There is almost real-time feedback on the work you do. Knowledge and resources are always available to help each individual make an impact with his or her work. The training courses I have been on have also been a highlight for me—they create a fantastic space for reflecting on our work and our personal growth, while meeting great people.
Building true friendships
One of the greatest things I’ve experienced at McKinsey has been meeting people that I now truly consider good friends. Going in, I was skeptical that I would be able to create real and strong bonds in the office. But from my very first project, I’ve been able to develop very caring and trust-based relationships with my teammates. There is always someone to count on—and we have lots of fun in the process!
Considering applying? Just do it!
Give it a shot. There is so much to learn that you can translate into pursuing your personal passions. There are also very few places where you can learn so much about so many different industries in a short period of time. Consulting provides a unique opportunity to have a 360-degree perspective on the most relevant challenges that different organizations face.
- Harvard University Masters, public administration and international development
- Universidad Torcuato Di Tella Masters, economics