The 2017 Rising Stars of the Profession: Jennifer McGee

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Jennifer McGee

A.T. Kearney Excellence in Client Service Age: 33

Jennifer McGee, a Manger in the Leadership, Change and Organization practice, says, when it comes to consulting, she enjoys that no day is the same, no client is the same, and no solution is the same. 

“I thrive with that variety and challenge, and appreciate the exposure and experience I’m gaining with a number of different companies in multiple fields. It provides a great way for me to discover new interests and tackle new challenges,” McGee says.

“At this point in my career, recruiting the next wave of talent into the firm and helping them grow and develop in their careers really excites me and allows me to share my experiences with others.”

Speaking of others, McGee says she has a great support network both personally and professionally—from formal mentorship, sponsors, and informal mentors, to family and friends who have opened up opportunities for her, encouraged her, challenged her to think differently, and nurtured her career growth.

In addition, McGee says she’s been fortunate to work with incredible people at some of the firm’s top clients, where she has delivered significant results and satisfied clients. “I’m also proud to be part of the team that won our firm’s Global Innovator Days in 2016—an event that provides dedicated time for teams to bring their creative ideas to life,” she says. “And I’m excited to be building new thought leadership and client solutions.”

When she was considering a career post-MBA, she received some pretty good advice: company culture is just as important as compensation. “This is even more critical in a consulting career since you spend hours working with your team,” McGee says. “One of the main reasons I’ve stayed in consulting is that I enjoy the people I work with every day.”

 

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