KoryMBA school: Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Undergraduate degree: Business Administration, Illinois Wesleyan University
EY business group and specialty: Advisory — Performance Improvement — Healthcare
Time with EY: Two years
My healthcare and strategy courses best prepared me. The healthcare courses gave me the baseline knowledge I need to understand how our healthcare clients are organized. These courses taught me the terminology I need to understand and communicate effectively with our clients. Additionally, my strategy courses taught me how to approach business challenges in a structured fashion.
It was somewhat unconventional. I was participating in an exchange program abroad during recruiting season. My initial interview was conducted through Skype at my host university’s career management office. After the interview, I was invited for a final screening at Ernst & Young LLP’s Chicago office during my winter break. Due to my exchange program’s schedule, I was unable to participate in a recruiting day, but I was very grateful to EY for accommodating my somewhat complicated schedule and for deciding so quickly!
No week is the same, but I typically start by flying to my client site first thing on Monday morning. The work week consists of team meetings, status updates, drafting presentation decks, etc. I work closely with my team to plan and deliver based on our clients’ needs before we fly home Thursday afternoon. I usually get home around midnight and spend Friday finishing any client work for the week, in calls with my team, or participating in firm-wide events before we fly out again on Monday!
I am currently servicing a large health care provider in a complex, industry-wide transformation. I am currently working with a team to ensure employees receive proper communication regarding the change. Some key components include developing a solid communication strategy, conducting stakeholder assessments, creating awareness materials for wide distribution and integrating these awareness initiatives into the overall corporate strategy. As a result, this project has allowed me to gain a better understanding of how various functions within a hospital system operate, intersect and respond to industry-wide change.
You can find me spending time with my friends and family. I enjoy entertaining guests, running, trying new restaurants and taking advantage of awesome internet deals! One thing I hope to do in the near future is sharpen my piano skills, which have significantly declined since high school. While I may never be as good as I once was, I’d love to challenge myself and learn a new piece or two!
When I was interviewing for positions during my last year in the MBA program, I realized how important it was to work for a company that was as eager to hire you for their team as you were to join. I was attracted to the opportunities EY offered, from the projects I would complete to the people I’d work with. I knew, at the very least, that I would learn a lot. I can confidently say my team members challenge and motivate me every day.
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