Corey

Analyst, Dartmouth College

 

“The constant exposure to different industries and strategic issues provides the ideal outlet for me to satisfy my curiosity”

Corey

Analyst, Dartmouth College

 

“The constant exposure to different industries and strategic issues provides the ideal outlet for me to satisfy my curiosity”

Corey

What is your typical day like? What kinds of problems are you solving?

People say that there's no typical day and that's partially true. Much of what I do on a daily basis will depend heavily on the current project I'm working on, but generally speaking, I work to develop ideas (through research and analysis), meet with the team, and work with the client to refine those ideas. Whether it's assessing the strategic implications of a competitor's new product launch or constructing a customer segmentation model to estimate a potential market opportunity, my work centers around finding, integrating, and communicating business insights in order to drive and deliver positive outcomes for our clients.

What do you like best about your job?

The sheer variability endemic to consulting case work is largely the reason why I decided to enter the field in the first place. Given my bookish and inquisitive nature, I just love learning about new things. The constant exposure to different industries and strategic issues provides the ideal outlet for me to satisfy my curiosity, while still providing a challenge that keeps me on my toes and on top of my game.

What types of experiences have you had working at Dean?

Since I've joined Dean & Company, I've worked on a variety of cases ranging from conceptualizing and implementing a new service offering for a personal care products company to analyzing the competitive dynamics of the cell phone industry in emerging markets for a handset distributor interested in entering the manufacturing space. I really appreciate the wide breadth of projects that I've been able to work on as the unpredictability of both scope and client needs makes the job intellectually stimulating and immensely rewarding.

How would you describe the Dean culture?

Every company tells you that they have a collegial atmosphere, but at Dean & Company, it's actually true. My relationship with my coworkers doesn't end once I step foot outside the office - it's the norm here for people to socialize with one another outside of work too. And while it's not always fun and games, developing a cohesive, tight-knit group that genuinely enjoys working together makes for a very laid-back environment in a very stressful industry.

What is the most attractive thing about Dean & Company?

Other than the culture and my co-workers, one of the things I love most about Dean & Company is the firm-wide open-door policy. It's possible to walk into a senior exec's office and be able to bounce ideas off about a project or solicit professional advice. The level of interaction with senior management is simply unparalleled and serves as a testament to how committed everybody here is to each other's personal development.