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Name

Carly E.

Role

Management Consulting Senior Analyst

Location

United States

Area of Interest

Consulting Careers

Career Area

Management Consulting

Education

Texas A&M University - BA Sociology, MPA – Masters of Public Administration
"I have worked in three different industries in four completely different roles all in my two years here. Accenture has created countless opportunities I definitely didn't expect to have at 25!"

What I Do

I am currently a Management Consulting Senior Analyst in the Resources practice and aligned to Talent & Organization. My project work has focused primarily on training development, change measurement, talent strategy, business process analysis, and capability development for Energy clients.

Prior to joining Management Consulting, I worked for 1.5 years as a Technology Analyst. It’s exciting to see the career mobility that Accenture offers already in my career.

Day in my Life

Usually my day starts with catching up on emails that were sent my way from our team in Malaysia or getting an early morning (late night for them) call with the team instead. I then sync up with my manager to make sure our priorities are aligned for the day and discuss any upcoming deadlines.

There are days when my day is full of in-person meetings discussing deliverables with the client and others I spend collaborating virtually through Skype, Accenture's collaboration tool that provides instant messaging, audio video calling and sharing. I also use Yammer, our internal social networking tool, which helps me connect in with a global audience when I’m seeking information or have a perspective to share.

I work beside my immediate Accenture team in a conference room nearly every day which enables us to constantly solve problems and stay aligned.

Outside the Office

I love to read all types of books, hanging out with my adorable dog, sand volleyball, and trying different types of restaurants in Houston. I also serve my alma mater on the Liberal Arts Advisory Council for Texas A&M University where I help with career mentoring.

My Advice

Success in consulting isn’t based on a certain course that you took in college or the major you studied, it is about the skills you learned and how you apply them to the working world. I think the most important thing for incoming analysts is to trust that the skills that helped them succeed in college (i.e. professionalism, communication, hard work, quantitative reasoning) will also drive their success in consulting. Consulting is such an exciting world filled with more challenges than I can even count! I have worked in three different industries in four completely different roles all in my two years here. Accenture has created countless opportunities I definitely didn't expect to have at 25!