Hello all! My name is Albert and I joined Accenture as an Analyst on the Strategy & Consulting Programme in October 2015. Like all others on this blog, I’ve signed up to periodically post about life at Accenture with a view to providing an original perspective – I hope it helps!
Prior to working at Accenture I studied Mathematical Economics at the University of Birmingham, where I was heavily involved in the University Investment Fund and the Christian Union. Across my three years at University I interned with a variety of firms, from actuarial consulting, to group strategy at a bank, to an investment/mortgage start-up, concluding with an internship at Accenture last summer (2014).
I won’t repeat what you’ve already seen in other blogs, London/Chicago training, the application process, the ‘day in the life of…’, but it’s been eye-opening to experience first-hand what you read about Strategy Consulting. That is: it’s a varied career, that no day is the same, that there are lots of ‘like-minded’ ambitious individuals, numerous opportunities for travel and that it’s essentially a fast-track in corporate maturity. I will leave my ‘first few weeks’ at that, for now.
But now, back to basics.
Why do you want to join?
The dreaded motivation question; the simplest, yet unfortunately, often the most unfounded. If there’s one thing you take away from this blog, nail this question.
Why did I join Accenture Strategy?
Why would I recommend it?
Next time I’ll talk a bit more about my actual consulting and side-of-desk (in addition to my project) experience so far. I’m notably hoping to do some M&A, Operating model and Risk Strategy work, so we should be able to cover a variety of interesting topics!
Thanks for reading my blog post, please feel free to share the link. I look forward to speaking to you all again soon.