Business Technology, Associate Consultant
ZS Career Path
Business Technology Associate Consultant (2012-Present)
Business Technology Associate (2010-2012)
BIS Associate Intern (2009)
I joined ZS because I wanted to come home from work every day having learned something new. ZS has a wealth of expertise, smart people, interesting work and a scholastic foundation. It was just the environment I was looking for.
My Favorite Project
My favorite project so far involved implementing a differential resourcing structure and marketing plan for a large sales force in the pharmaceutical industry. In 6 months our team created the plan and rolled it out to the sales force across the nation. The project involved scenario analysis for multiple possible launch products. Currently we are helping our client build the capabilities required to perform a similar analysis in house as well as quantifying to them that differential resourcing is working for them. I could not ask for more, being able to create a plan, see it in action and then prove the plan is working while teaching the client to do it all. This project has had everything.
My After-Hours Engagement/Activities
Outside of work I enjoy playing lacrosse, eating all the great food Chicago has to offer, city life, hanging out with family and friends and nature. I love being outside whether it’s a long bike ride or a weekend camping trip. Ironically, I also have a real passion for technology and the ways it can improve everyday life.
B.S., Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
My ZS Values Story
Everyone at ZS cares about getting the right answer. This makes a world of difference when you are working on a project. I often feel like I am working with a bunch of aerospace engineers on the next mission to mars. No room for error and no variable left out of the model. ZS fosters an environment where brilliant people work together with an abundance of expertise. It is exhilarating to work in an environment when you can learn something new every day and teach someone something new every day.
My Advice for Potential ZSers
I would learn what the company does, be sure it interests you, and make sure there is work for you in that area. Also, be sure you like the people, everyone has different taste but there is nothing worse than working with people you don’t like.
A Week in the Life