What's expected of you as a consultant
Private Equity was probably one of the most rewarding classes I took. It’s a very challenging course because you are "cold-called" and expected to opine on industries or businesses that you are completely unfamiliar with. That fast-paced course taught me how to focus on the things that matter and to speak on those things with a high degree of confidence. This is essentially what is expected of you as a consultant.
I’m so pleased that my International Business Development project, creating a go-to-market strategy for an enterprise software company in India, was my first consulting project. It set me up to be immediately productive in my internship.
Professor Lucas Davis brought statistics to life. It’s not all graphs and formulas. He showed us how statistics inform business decisions.
Recruiting in the consulting sector is rough; rejection is a blow to your confidence. But the Career Coaches, alumni, and my classmates were there to help me fine-tune my approach and learn from my mistakes. The result was an internship with Deloitte.
Berkeley MBA students: amazing, unasssuming
Berkeley Haas students don’t lead with their resumes. Everyone is unassuming and humble, even when they’ve done amazing things, like co-founding successful businesses or landing numerous internship offers before even starting school.
The culture differentiates Berkeley Haas from other business schools. Here, it’s OK to be vulnerable, to say "I don’t understand." It’s OK not to be OK all the time.
The business world is not homogeneous, and the underrepresentation of certain ethnicities and cultures in business schools needs to change. Participating in the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is one way Berkley-Haas is addressing that and ensuring business leaders reflect the market diversity.