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An upward learning curve

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Not many professions give you the chance to do interesting, meaningful and diverse work while allowing you to constantly learn, grow and travel. Being a consultant at McKinsey is one of those rare professions.

Prior to joining McKinsey, I was a business lawyer at an international law firm. I loved my work, but the work I was doing became standard pretty fast and I wanted to be a part of the business decision making process.

I learned from a friend about management consulting. McKinsey had a reputation of being the industry leader and had an office in Kyiv, so I thought I would give it a shot and apply.

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Joining McKinsey as a consultant has been an upward learning curve . I’m constantly learning from more experienced colleagues and clients about how the leading industry players operate, what is behind the most important business decisions. Travelling is another rewarding part of the work. McKinsey has clients literally in every corner of the world. If you have relevant industry or functional experience, you can go for a couple of weeks or months to work in another country on interesting projects.

Outside work, I love participating in sport events particularly sailing. I also spend time visiting family and friends.

To candidates thinking about applying, my advice is to learn more about the firm and the application process by attending one of our many recruiting events around the world. Find people on LinkedIn/Facebook who work at the firm and with whom you have common friends and get to know them. It will help you decide if McKinsey is best for you.

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