A.T. Kearney Australia is excited to announce that we will be launching our first Women’s Scholarship. We are committed to supporting ambitious and driven women to build successful careers.
My name is Renee and I’m a commerce student at the University of Auckland. Outside of my studies, I’ve taken part in a number of extra-curricular activities. I’m currently Co-President of UoA MIND, a university club which aims to engage and inspire students about the world of marketing. I was also a member of the 2015 New Zealand Delegation to Harvard National Model United Nations and have been selected for various international case competitions including in Poland, Seattle, Singapore and Hong Kong. These opportunities have taught me about the world of business outside the textbook and have allowed me to travel to some amazing locations!
Why did you apply for the A.T. Kearney Women’s Scholarship?
My main motivation in applying for the A.T. Kearney Women’s Scholarship was my interest in consulting. When I started at University, I had no idea what consulting was, but soon learnt that it was a great way to engage with a diverse range of industries and types of organisations. The opportunity to be involved with a high performance firm where I can learn from some of the best minds in the industry made applying a no-brainer for me!
As part of the application process, you were asked about what your passion was, what was your answer?
The passion I spoke about was music, which has always been an important part of my life. Music unlocks a creative side of my personality and allows me to completely unwind from my studies. In essence, music helps to energise and ground me for other aspects of my life.
What are you most looking forward to in terms of the internship / mentorship / scholarship?
So many things! I particularly can’t wait for my summer internship at A.T. Kearney to get a real taste of the consulting. I look forward to working with and learning from the team and my mentor to get insights into the industry and the life of a consultant.
What do you intend to do with the scholarship funds?
The scholarship has given me the financial freedom to take part in an international exchange to the Netherlands. The scholarship essentially allows me to embark on adventures and build my personal development in ways I wouldn’t otherwise be able to.
How did you find the recruitment process? Especially, having to apply with a video??
The recruitment process was really supportive and surprisingly enjoyable! Having applied with a video submission also allowed me to show a bit about myself before my interviews and it felt like everyone I met during the process knew a bit about me beyond my CV.