VANESSA
Associate Consultant, Munich, Management Consulting

Why goetzpartners

Right from the start, I had relatively clear ideas about the kind of work environment I wanted to enter. An open and authentic culture is important to me — one where you interact with each other as equals and have the opportunity to shape your own individual path. At the interview, I had three rounds with different people. Despite the test situation, I felt comfortable in each round and each subsequent interview convinced me anew that I would find the right environment at goetzpartners. Now I’ve been with the company for over a year, and I can say that my first impression was definitely not misleading.

My most challenging project

My industry focus is on the healthcare sector. Many of our projects in this area are jointly managed by Management Consulting and Corporate Finance, often with the involvement of our international offices. The projects are therefore not only exciting in terms of subject matter, they also extend across units and countries. This is very challenging, as different departments and cultures work together, but, at the same time, it’s a lot of fun and the learning curve is incredibly steep on every project. That’s why I can’t single out any one project in particular, because each one brings its own unique challenges with it.

Beyond projects

I think it’s great that goetzpartners offers the opportunity to get involved in internal initiatives in addition to standard project work. I’m involved in ‘women@goetzpartners’ for example because it’s very close to my heart to inspire even more great women with different backgrounds to join management consulting. To do this, we regularly organize various events specifically for women, invite inspiring internal and external speakers, and promote exchanging ideas and networking. In addition, there are special training and development programs for women that promote individual careers at every stage. This makes ‘women@goetzpartners’ the mouthpiece for the women in our company and gives us the opportunity to actively help shape the culture here.

My personal background

I earned my bachelor’s degree in general management at the EBS University of Business and Law, a program of study that included one semester in Hong Kong. While working on my bachelor’s degree, I was able to complete several international internships in Bangkok and Chicago, which made me realize early on how much I enjoy traveling and working with different people from different cultures. During my gap year, I completed further internships, including one in management consulting, at which point it quickly became clear to me that I wanted to enter this field after earning my master’s degree. I then completed the CEMS master in international management in Vienna and London (Canada) before joining goetzpartners as an associate consultant — definitely the right decision!