I am amazed by the diversity of my colleagues. We come from different backgrounds and have followed different life paths. For example, I competed in alpine skiing in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
I joined McKinsey in September 2016, after finishing my Master’s degree. Before committing to a narrow career path, I wanted to get exposure to many different industries and functional topics. When a partner took the time to tell me more about the firm over dinner, I was convinced that McKinsey was the best place for me. Not only because it provides the opportunities to broaden my knowledge base, but also because it is full of caring people.
Charting your own course at McKinsey
After I expressed a strong interest in analytics, I was encouraged to attend Analytics Translator trainings. I have since joined a client engagement where I am using these skills. Being able to “make my own McKinsey” has allowed me to do what I enjoy while having impact for our clients.
My most memorable experience was a strategy project in Vietnam; it was my first engagement outside of Thailand. Staffed with a great team, we quickly ramped up and pushed through any challenges that arose while maintaining a positive and fun atmosphere. The greatest hurdle came just a few days before the final workshop, when the clients requested that we also analyze their historical performance. That was a particularly tough week with long hours. But it wasn’t the challenge that made the project memorable. I will always remember the tireless support from the team and their dedication to impact for the client.
The People at McKinsey
I am amazed by the diversity of my colleagues. We come from different backgrounds and have followed different life paths. For example, my academic background is largely scientific. In between earning my degrees, I competed in alpine skiing, representing Thailand at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
University of Cambridge
BA, Natural Sciences