Sounds like Katy might love consulting

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If I had been asked two years ago if I would consider becoming a consultant, I would have laughed and answered “no”. I have a background in chemical engineering. I worked in plants and then on corporate projects. I loved everything technical, and I never would have thought business management consulting could give me as much fulfillment or mental challenge as implementing new ideas in production facilities.

I was wrong. My journey started with talking to a mentor about the things I loved about my job and what frustrated me. I thrived on working with other motivated people in a fast–paced environment where I could see and affect change for the better. She suggested I try consulting.

McKinsey has helped me see a different way of thinking and communicating that I will take with me anywhere I go. I have gotten to work on massive scale projects, shifting mindsets and behaviors in organizations and industries. The people here are amazing. Everyone brings a valuable perspective and background, and I have learned so much from them.


I am based out of the Denver office and enjoy skiing as much as I possibly can, camping, hiking, football season, and playing the alto saxophone. The office environment provides a sense of community and home that helps to further grow my appreciation to that mentor who casually said “sounds like you might love consulting.”

If you’re passionate about and/or experienced in engineering and operations – including areas such as supply chain management, analytics, procurement, manufacturing, product development, operational finance (customer care, FP&A, shared services, HR, IT), and capital projects and infrastructure –– consider joining our growing Operations and Implementation practice. If you are studying or working in engineering, business, or a related discipline in the U.S. or Canada, please participate in an interactive, non–evaluative webex on Friday, May 18 at 12:00 pm ET to learn more.

To join, please sign up online here.

Final details, including information on how to join the webex session, will be sent on Thursday, May 17. The session will run about 60 minutes.

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