Each day certainly depends on what project I am on. A few mornings out of the week I try to get in a work out before heading to the client site. Depending on where I’m located I like to try different activities. When I arrive at the client site, I usually catch up on emails and create a to-do list as to what I need to get accomplished for the day. Everything after this really depends on the day, which can consist of team huddles, client working sessions, Accenture-sponsored learning series, or individual tasks such as preparing client presentations or leading meetings with the team and client. Since I travel for my projects and am away from home during the week, I usually spend my evenings having dinner with friends/coworkers who are in the same city, venturing out to explore my surroundings or attending a team outing— a baseball game, team dinner, driving range, or potluck.
I think it’s important to be willing to learn new things. I know that I don’t know everything, so I never enter a project expecting to. Rather, I expect to learn something every day that will advance my professional development. Also, having the ability to be comfortable with change is something I think anyone joining Accenture should possess. In this line of work, nothing is constant. What I am doing in January could be completely different than what I am doing in June. This is one of the biggest reasons why I enjoy consulting so much!