Through both professional and personal transitions, I always felt I had the Southern office community ‘in my corner.’
McKinsey has been an adventure for me since day one. During my first project I spent five months supporting frontline transformation at pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the Caribbean. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the staffing process worked as it was described to me during recruiting! Just a few days before being assigned I had a conversation with my staffing manager and shared my interests in doing something related to healthcare operations. My staffing manager took it from there and found me a fantastic engagement with an equally fantastic team.
While I learned a lot from my team, I learned just as much from my hands-on problem solving work with our clients. After two weeks, I was leading interactive workshops for the entire site leadership team, and within three months, I was leading my own client team inside the overall transformation effort. I was struck by the deep client relationships we built in a short time, and by the impact we had working side-by-side with clients at the frontline.