I was surprised by the nonhierarchical nature of the firm. I am expected to share my opinions and voice my dissent.

Choosing McKinsey

After participating in the McKinsey Consulting Fellowship Program in Myanmar, I knew I wanted to join the firm. I wanted to broaden my experience by working in different industries. And I absolutely wanted to be in the Myanmar office, so that I could have a positive impact on the development of my country.

Expectations for McKinsey

I expected the work load to be heavy and to have no life outside of work. In reality, while there is a lot of work, there is also a lot of fun. We frequently have team activities and dinners. The people at McKinsey are exceptional, but also friendly and down-to-earth, which makes work a lot more enjoyable.

Most surprising thing about McKinsey

I was surprised by the nonhierarchical nature of the firm. From my very first days, I was encouraged to speak up in team discussions. I am expected to share my opinions and voice my dissent, even to senior partners and world-class experts.

Best thing about working at McKinsey

I find every single problem-solving session to be enlightening and exciting. Because we bring in the best people to deliver impact for our clients, I have the opportunity to collaborate with experts from all over the world.

Advice for those considering McKinsey

For graduates of IT programs, McKinsey will expose you to a variety of sectors. The Firm is also doing cutting-edge work in digital that you will find thrilling and satisfying.

Education

James Cook University Singapore
BSc, Information Technology