Along with my client work, I’m devoted to the Hiring Our Heroes program. I provide direction and assistance to service members who are separating from the military and are interested in management consulting. I prepare these fellows’ program plan and what they’re going to be doing in their 12 weeks with the firm — how they’re going to develop, whom they’re going to meet and the project they’ll work on. They’ll meet with senior leaders and work on account teams, seeing what it’s like to be in the consulting world and explore job opportunities that align with the skills they acquired in the military. I’m someone to guide them through their experience here, bounce ideas around with, and help with networking and finding roles that suit them by the end of the fellowship. As you can imagine, even as I mentor fellows, I learn from them and am mentored by other leaders in the program. Another mutual benefit is that we’re sometimes able to offer employment. So several of my former fellows are now my colleagues.
Through all these experiences, I’m learning more about how to champion myself, to be captain of my career and a leader in service.