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I’m celebrating seven months and the completion of my first (quite long!) project in McKinsey with this post.
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Anna joined the firm as a senior business analyst with McKinsey Energy Insights. She works with our Performance Improvement team and is based out of Manila office. Before joining McKinsey, Anna worked as a drilling engineer in a multinational oil and gas company and obtained her MBA in Singapore. She loves coffee and dancing and is currently trying very hard to keep her sugar habit in check.

I’m celebrating seven months and the completion of my first (quite long!) project in McKinsey with this post.

I had an amazing four months with the Performance Improvement team in London working on our benchmarking project. It’s not easy being away from home, but I have to admit, I never expected to laugh so much even as we crunched through (work)sheets of numbers.

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Shooting in Scotland

I have so many memories, but three highlights for this project would be:

1. First, my Excel skills received a booster pack. I still have some way to go before I reach Gold Star status but I’m no longer intimidated by sheets of numbers. Thank you, Prashant!

2. Second, I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve done and the team spirit we have. I can remember having to work late on one week because we needed to deliver—and watching the boys do a push-up competition in the middle of the office at 11PM because #competitive #fitness

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My awesome team

3. An epic day in Edinburgh with the team—capped off by clay pigeon shooting. I am thrilled to discover that despite the inherent lack of athleticism, I am not too bad a shot. It’s a hobby I should try to pick up now that I’m back home in Asia.

Onwards to the next adventure—I can’t wait!
Anna