Intern Races into Life at ZS

Xander-ZS-Intern-June-18Hands gripping the wheel, eyes locked forward in anxious concentration, feet hovering over the pedals—we wait for the signal. The green flag suddenly dances above us, and we’re off! We screech around corners, zoom down straightaways, and careen against each other. Our ZS internship has only just begun, and we’ve already forgotten what the word ‘brake’ means—at least when it comes to go-kart racing! (Credit to Los Angeles intern Matt for that zinger.)

Like our experience on the go-kart track, the summer interns have accelerated through training and jumped into projects with ease and agility. Our first week began with the fundamentals, such as completing HR paperwork and getting a refresher on Excel and PowerPoint. Next, we were thrown into a case simulation, which required us not only to use the analytical tools and presentation skills we’d been practicing, but to also acquire a taste for how ZSers determine the best way to help clients and provide actionable solutions.


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Top 25 Consultants Winner JJ Raoult Brings Equal Parts EQ, IQ and Innovation to Every Project

Curious. It’s an adjective with dual meanings for Principal JJ Raoult—a rare right- and left-brained ZSer in an army of analytical thinkers. Described by those who work with him as a “serial inventor”, he’s also deeply inquisitive.

When JJ started in ZS’s Evanston office in 1991, like all ZSers, he helped clients with some of the classic sales issues ZS is known for solving. But over the next several years, it was creative thinkers like JJ who pushed the envelope—paving the way for ZS’s expansion beyond sales into marketing, leading the firm in entirely new directions.

The exciting evolution of ZS’s business gave JJ, along with a number of other ZSers, the opportunity to dream up and develop ZS’s customer and patient journey framework and customer experience offerings—now staples of our service model.  


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ZS Panel at #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference Focuses on Overcoming Stereotypes

At Stuart Country Day School’s second annual #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference, Princeton ZSers once again proudly sponsored and participated in this event for female risk-takers and changemakers.

This year, the conference brought together over 1,000 girls, women, parents and educators to inspire and support young women interested in STEM, entrepreneurship and leadership. The conference also featured more than 60 events with over 100 guest speakers and recognized young women excelling in STEM and business. Many of the conference’s topics were closely aligned with the mission of the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), our very own group dedicated to advancing the consulting careers of women at ZS.


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Innovative Recruiting Challenges Launch ZS’s First-Ever Global Recruitathon

At ZS, we’ve seen tremendous growth over the past few years. As we grow in numbers, we remain committed to finding the best to join our firm and live the ZS values.

In support of this goal and for the first-time ever, 44 recruiters from our offices in North America, Europe and India came together in Chicago and Pune in late April to participate in the ZS Recruitathon. The challenge was aimed at discovering talent in growing areas like data science, consumer and patient marketing, and big data using new recruiting processes while furthering collaboration among the global team.


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ZS Case Challenge Concludes with 10 Teams Receiving Pre-Placement Letters at an Interactive Workshop

As part of this year’s ZS Campus Beats program, the firm introduced the new ZS Case Challenge to test the sales and marketing expertise of students interested in joining our global consulting firm.

Students were ready to tackle the challenge, which presented a real-life sales and marketing scenario, following 27 on-campus India-wide recruiting sessions and a virtual soft skills webinar. These activities attracted a combined total of over 9,000 challenge participants.  

More than 1,000 teams from over 25 of the top schools across India submitted their Case Challenge solutions in early April. After a very thorough evaluation, ZS leaders chose the top 10 solutions and invited teams to visit our Pune office for an all-day workshop.


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