Tell us about your job

At Oliver Wyman, I work as a management consultant, tackling complex problems for our clients. Each project is unique and involves tasks like defining and structuring the problem, developing hypotheses, validating solutions, and conducting client interviews. The topics we work on vary greatly, keeping things interesting and challenging. 

What’s your background?

Surprisingly, my education background is specializing in data science. While it may seem unrelated to management consulting, the great thing about our firm is that we have a supportive culture. Colleagues are always willing to help each other grow, regardless of their backgrounds. In fact, some projects even require skills like data analytics, coding, and modeling, making a data science or engineering background beneficial. However, it's important to note that a passion for problem-solving is the most crucial aspect. Anyone can join consulting, regardless of their educational background.

Could someone with a different background do your job?

Absolutely! The core consulting skills, such as problem structuring, understanding clients' needs, and generating creative solutions, can be learned, and adapted from various backgrounds. In my experience, the team at Oliver Wyman is incredibly supportive and offers coaching opportunities. So, don't hesitate to join us and grow within the firm.

What’s the best thing about your job?

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is being at the forefront of the industry and addressing pressing issues faced by large corporations. It gives me the chance to stay updated on the latest industry developments, brainstorm industry-leading solutions, and interact with industry experts. It's both intellectually stimulating and professionally fulfilling.

What three pieces of advice would you give to your younger self as a student?

  1. Embrace exploration and take risks. As a student, you have the freedom to explore various topics and engage with different people. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and ask for guidance. There are always individuals willing to support you if you show initiative.

  2. Foster a growth mindset. Embrace failures as learning opportunities. Do not be discouraged by setbacks. Instead, view them as stepping stones to success. Stay open-minded, try new things, and continuously strive for personal and professional growth. 

  3. Cultivate a diverse network. Surround yourself with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. They will challenge your thinking, broaden your horizons, and present unique opportunities for personal and professional development.

What are some of your most memorable moments at Oliver Wyman?

Some of my most memorable moments at Oliver Wyman include traveling to different countries for projects, building relationships with colleagues and clients, and experiencing the thrill of working in new environments. Collaborating closely with diverse teams, overcoming challenges together, and achieving impactful results create a sense of fulfillment and camaraderie. It's these experiences that make working at Oliver Wyman truly special.