We recently caught up with KCL graduate and Bright Network Aysha who is now four months into her graduate programme at Deloitte. She was kind enough to answer some of our questions as well as sharing some of her advice for fellow members. Read below to find out what she had to say.
What initially attracted you to your role at Deloitte?
After speaking to Deloitte employees via various different forums during my time at university I got the impression that Deloitte has a very professional, open and friendly working environment which really appealed to me. Having the opportunity to achieve my maximum potential by taking professional qualifications is a good way for me to grow and develop. Having worked in consulting before and enjoying it I knew it was the right service area for me.
What does your role entail - could you tell us about what a typical day looks like for you?
Being in consulting, as you may have already heard, means that no entire day is the same. Each day produces it’s own unique challenges and things to do. Being an analyst in the technology area of consulting in this current day and age, when technology is fast and expanding, means that it is really important to look at how technology will likely change in the future and therefore how that will make a difference to our client’s businesses. We help them overcome any obstacles; to be able to adapt and be agile.
What’s been your highlight and most challenging moment so far?
Having worked here for 4 months now the highlight has definitely been the induction process into the firm and being able to learn a range of different things and expand my skill set. The most challenging part so far would have to be starting my first project in a new sector and getting to grip with all the new processes and tools. Although challenging it has been rewarding and there’s always someone to help you with things when you struggle and remember no question is a silly question so don’t be afraid to ask.
What are your top tips for Bright Network members looking to follow in your footsteps?
Whilst studying in my final year at university I applied for many graduate jobs in finance, consulting and technology. Even during my final year I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career and what kind of job I wanted so my best tip is to research and don’t be disheartened by rejections. I originally applied to Deloitte in a different area of the company during my final year at university and after an interview round my application was rejected, I then went onto working at a smaller consultancy company where I realised that consulting is something I enjoyed so I went on to apply to Deloitte and having that experience and sincere passion of working in that area is what I believe landed me my role.