On November 12th, IE welcomed three International MBA Alumni currently working at McKinsey & Company, at the Aula Magna. Denny Morawiak is a 2013 International MBA Alumnus and works as an Engagement Manager at the Düsseldorf office. His colleagues Philip Lühr and Marc Silberstein are both 2014 International MBA graduates and are based in the Munich office. Philip works currently as an Engagement Manager while Marc works as a Senior Associate Corporate Finance due to his extensive previous background in Investment banking. The event was the result of a close relationship between the three Alumni and the IE Career Management Center, supported by Ana Olaguibel, Consulting Career Advisor.
The company presentation provided IE students from the Master in Management, Master in Finance and International MBA with first hand insights about McKinsey, the day-to-day-life of a consultant and challenges they are facing during projects. The Alumni gave current IE students the opportunity to address their questions about McKinsey, the recruiting process and other company specific topics. Especially the question “When should we apply for a job at McKinsey?” was followed by valuable tips. They all agreed that students interested in a job at McKinsey should apply when they are ready for the recruitment process. Students need to prepare choicely for the Personal Fit Interviews and for Case Cracking. Each student takes more or less preparation time so it is important that each student plans this in a timely manner and according to personal needs before facing the recruitment process.
The presentation was rounded up by a networking event at La Quinta Marqués de la Concordia with refreshing drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. The students had the possibility to talk face-to-face with each Alumnus and address personal questions. Hence, the result of the evening were enriching conversations and an exchange of personal experiences. The event was especially valuable for all students that are interested in a future in the consulting industry.
Denny, Philip and Marc thank you very much for giving us such a unique opportunity and organizing this event for IE Students!