People have very interesting lives and face a variety of challenges. Learning from their stories is one of the things I enjoy most about my work.
More than 16 projects, 6 countries, and counting
I joined McKinsey as a business analyst for the opportunity to work in different countries with diverse teams, and to learn from a talented group of people. I wanted direct exposure to the challenges management teams face and to help them overcome those challenges. To date, I have worked on more than 16 projects in 6 countries and across different industries and functions—ranging from the economic policy of one Latin American country, to the telecommunications industry strategy for another.
Learning something new every day
I learn something new every day at McKinsey. There are endless initiatives to explore, and I learn an enormous amount on any project I pursue. For example, before leaving to earn my MBA, I was part of a team that developed a new recruiting strategy for McKinsey in Latin America. As part of that, I went through a training program to become a recruiter, and I learned about aspects of the firm I had never seen as a business analyst. Joining McKinsey will change you—and show you that you can accomplish even the unimaginable. You will grow as a professional and as an individual regardless of whether you stay 2 years, 5 years, or longer.
Growth through feedback
During my time at McKinsey I have had many opportunities to step up and leave my comfort zone. For example, when I was managing one of my first project teams, a McKinsey partner asked me to present our findings to the CEO of a multinational company and his executive team—even though the partner was an expert on the topic. Although I was nervous, the messages resonated loud and clear. Opportunities like this, combined with a culture of continuous feedback, have helped me grow faster than I ever imagined. I get feedback on how to improve, mostly how to build on my strengths, and this provides a basis for growth. I have learned a lot from clients and from team members. I have come to realize people have very interesting lives and face a variety of challenges. Learning from their stories is one of the things I enjoy most about my work.
IE Business School, Madrid
University of Los Andes
BA, economics and business