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"There is always an opportunity waiting for you. All you need to do is take a step forward."

Michał

Visual Graphics Specialist

Michał's Story

How did your adventure with the ESC start and develop?

I would call it a happy coincidence as my adventure with McKinsey started just when I began looking for a job. A friend of mine told me about an open internship position in CRM team. I quickly glanced at my CV, sent it,and waited for a response. I believe that it took less than a week from sending my CV to finalizing the recruitment process. I met my team and that's when the adventure has begun. After several months of internship, it was the right time to try something bigger. I didn’t want to leave the company so I applied for the Visual Graphics Specialist role. Luckily, I am here to tell you about it.

What did you enjoy most about your intern role?

Quick and vast development in English and Excel knowledge. I also enjoyed great working environment. I received a lot of support from my colleagues and learned  that the best solution is to ask. Here, everyone has significant knowledge and is willing to share it. The only thing you have to do is ask. There is no attitude that we are familiar with from e.g., college or high school. I’m talking about the “You should know that already” quote that many teachers seem to love.

Why did you decide to continue your journey with McKinsey as a full time employee?

Once you get to know the McKinsey environment, you don’t want to leave it behind. There is always a brand new opportunity or challenge waiting, all you need to do is take a step forward. Also, there comes a time when you need to start providing for yourself and, possibly, your family. Having a job that you enjoy, as well as feeling secure about employment stability helps a lot. McKinsey enables you to fulfill the most trivial as well as the most unique plans.

What is your advice for people seeking internship?

Simply try to apply for an internship that you are most interested in. If you see that, at the moment, you don’t have required skills, try in 3-month time and use this time to develop them. However, bear in mind that your individual values matter the most: who you are and what you can do, not your degree. So, if you are good at the job you are thinking about applying, don’t hesitate and do your best during the recruitment process.