|Politics, Economics and Philosophy|
|Philosophy, Politics and Economics|
|Digital and IT services|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Director in the United States
What I do
Manage client engagements and staff to complete all work assignments, meetings and client deliverable obligations.
More simply - we work with clients to resolve their management and IT issues to justify and support technology investments.
Skills I use and how I developed them
Logic and reasoning
Presentation and visual depiction of data and complex concepts
Understanding organization, planning and project politics.
Client management and understanding
Leadership within small, independent teams.
What I like most
I enjoy the variety and the interesting people I work with.
What I like least
Travel and ability to manage a regular schedule.
My career history
2001-2003 Accenture, Management Consultancy, UK
2003-2005 Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
2005-2007 Project Manager/Research Administrator, University of Pennsylvania
2008-Onwards Gartner, Consultant
Courses taken since graduation
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Where I hope to be in 5 years
I hope to move towards a partner role and potentially operating as a true subject matter expert consulted internally and from a research perspective.
My advice to students considering work
Ensure that your expectations match reality - talk to as many contacts with experience in work area/profession you are looking at as possible. Find out what people say after 1 year, 3 years, 10 years...
My advice about working in my industry
Read a newspaper and trade publications regularly and get to understand what makes the sector of the economy you are going to focus on (public, utilities, finance) really tick.
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