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M&T Recruiting in 30 Seconds: McKinsey Business Analyst

by Danielle Rubin, M&T Class of 2016

by Danielle Rubin, M&T Class of 2016

In this series, M&T seniors share their after graduation plans and tips for navigating on-campus recruiting (OCR). 

Name: Danielle Rubin
Hometown: Flemington, NJ
Major/Concentration: Bioengineering (BSE and MSE), Operations/Information/Decisions (BSE)

Where will you be working after graduation and in what role?
I will be working at McKinsey & Company in their New York City office as a business analyst.

What made you want to work at McKinsey & Company?
About 35% of the studies out of the NYC office fall into the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice, which is where my interests lie. McKinsey has a variety of expertise in this area, including operations, which is ultimately where I hope to work and gain the most exposure.

How did your M&T experience prepare you for this role?
I was fortunate to have a number of experiences in middle school and high school that confirmed my desire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. My goal in college was to find out where I saw myself beginning my career in healthcare. M&T has been the perfect environment for me to achieve that goal; I have been able to take undergraduate classes in everything from Biomechanics to Intro to Operations Management, as well as graduate courses that have honed in on my career aspirations. For example, I have taken the Management and Economics of the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Industries, along with Ezekiel Emanuel’s course: Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health System. The knowledge I gained throughout the school year also helped me land exciting summer internship opportunities at Johnson & Johnson (in Supply Chain and R&D) and Deloitte (in Life Sciences Technology).

What are you most looking forward to about being a McKinsey & Company employee?
I am looking forward to being surrounded by people who are extremely passionate about their work, and who have as varied interests as the other students I am surrounded by in M&T.

What tips do you have for M&Ts going through the full-time recruiting process in the future?
Do not lose confidence as you go through the process – remember that you only need one job offer that you are really excited about!

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