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Coffee chat with Zain, a business analyst from Kuala Lumpur

– Time for a coffee (or noodle) break with Zain. Read more on his week, music preferences and grit.

The Glamourous Katy George

Katy revealed her secret for success during Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit 2017

How I helped my clients love their jobs

– Bailey’s description of her most meaningful experience at McKinsey Implementation.

Thursday Tip

– Don’t be afraid to talk about your contributions.

Running Ultramarathon with McKinsey

– Chris, a digital expert from our London office, will use Take Time to run 250km across the Namibian Desert.

May the (Sales)Force be with you and other pop culture comparisons of McKinsey

– Saagar shares some of the many memories he’s made at McKinsey and he’ll carry with him to his new adventure at Salesforce.

Hot chocolate in Singapore with Shihui

– Shihui left McKinsey for six months to win gold, silver and bronze medals for squash in the Southeast Asian Games. Now she’s back and on fire.

How improv is like consulting

– Luke, a business analyst in New York, shares his week’s highlights and his thoughts on the similarities between consulting and one of his favorite hobbies – improv comedy.

Unexpected unity and openness

– Steve joined McKinsey about six months ago to recruit analytics talent. Now he’s helping others join the firm and discover their passions.

Getting to know McKinsey in a relaxed way

– Emil wanted to learn more about McKinsey, so he joined the International Afternoon Tea last year. Read more on why you should definitely go this year.

Creating your own flight plan

Aviation enthusiast, airplane geek and recreational private pilot Yun talks about his experiences as an associate in the Travel, Transportation and Logistics practice in Singapore.

Firm lessons from Peter

– Peter learned some valuable lessons at McKinsey. Read more on what he learned along the way of becoming an associate principle.

Meet members of our LGBTQ+ community for drinks in London

– Meet London-based associate Toby and learn more about McKinsey during an informal drinks moment on the 13th of October.

Making friends and learning new things at McKinsey Implementation

– Dennis is a senior implementation coach in Chicago. Learn about the reasons why he started at McKinsey Implementation and what he has experienced in the last 9 months.

The power of the pack

– Akshay, an associate in Chicago, penned two goodbye emails. What he experienced between them only reinforced how much his colleagues truly cared for and supported him.

Learning about different industries at McKinsey.

– Rogier, an associate in our Amsterdam office wanted to learn about different industries, so he decided to start at McKinsey. He really enjoys the people, projects and office culture so it turned out to be the exact right choice.

Victoria shares her experiences at McKinsey.

– Victoria studied in the United States, then returned home to Spain to start her journey with McKinsey.

Coffee chat with Shinri

– Get to know Shinri and learn about her week, full of pizza, tennis, coffee, pugs and challenges.

Dawn the explorer

– Dawn sought out the opportunity to explore a new continent during her third year as a business analyst.

A close-knit community in Calgary

– Aalia, an engagement manager in Calgary, joined McKinsey to work on tough challenges in a variety of industries after starting her career in oil & gas. She’s found those opportunities and more.

The Next Generation of Friendship

– The relationship between Zimasa and Ntokozo started as purely professional through the Next Generation Women Leaders Award, but it has blossomed into a true friendship.

Finding flexibility and balance

– Jo came to McKinsey Implementation to solve complex problems and have impact; she’s been surprised at how flexible the firm has been along the way.

Because they are only little once

– Melbourne-based associate partner Chris took three months off to be the primary caregiver for his then nine-month-old daughter – and plans to do the same thing with baby #2 due in February.

An entrepreneurial education for everyone

– More than 10 years ago, McKinsey alum Fred Swaniker teamed with senior partner Acha Leke to start the African Leadership Academy to improve the quality of education young people receive on the continent, dramatically improving students’ livelihoods.

McKinsey Mentorship

– Jessica, an associate partner in Jakarta, credits her mentors with her success and enjoys paying that support forward. Learn more and apply to meet her and other colleagues from Asia–Pacific at our upcoming events in the U.S. in November.

Mentored to make a difference

– Snezhana, an associate partner in New York, came to the firm to make a difference. She has – as she’s carved a path here, thanks to the support of her mentors.

Share the experiences of Farih as a summer intern in Jakarta.

– Farih experienced McKinsey’s culture as a summer intern in Jakarta, learning new ways to solve tough challenges and making new friends along the way.

Tea time with Courtney from LUNAR

– Healthy living passionata Courtney shares a green tea with us and tells about her passion for recruiting and her new home, LUNAR.

Day in the life: Rafael

– Learn how Santiago-based Rafael spends his day as a senior implementation leader

From MBA to McKinsey Asia

– Weibo, an associate in Beijing, joined McKinsey after completing his MBA at MIT Sloan. Read about his journey and learn more about ways to meet our colleagues from Asia-Pacific in the U.S. in November.