Principal Advises ZSers to Avoid “Over-Engineering” Their Careers

Posted by ZS on Aug 16, 2018 4:00:00 PM

It was 2005 and San Francisco Principal Ammar was fresh out of school. He’d been studying engineering for several years—first in India for undergrad, and later at Texas A&M for his masters. His course work included operations research, which led him to a consulting career at ZS’s Evanston office.

Ammar started working on core sales operations projects such as sizing and structure, and gained exposure to seven or eight clients before initiating a transfer to California. His relocation--later described as the first pivotal point in his career--was not a strategic career move, but a personal decision.


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Eight Projects, One Constant: A Philadelphia Intern’s Love for Fellow ZSers

Posted by ZS on Aug 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

I’ve had an unconventional summer as a ZS intern, to say the least. During my six weeks in the Philadelphia office, I’ve worked on eight different projects spanning from qualitative market research to analysis-heavy modeling—compiling interview summaries, deducing market sizes, aligning sales forces and teaching an artificial intelligence model how to behave. Throughout my ever-changing project work, one thing has remained constant: my love and appreciation for the people I work with


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ZS Cares’ Service Day Leaves Philadelphia Nonprofits and ZSers Smiling

Posted by ZS on Aug 8, 2018 2:00:00 PM

At ZS, impact comes in many forms and from many places. ZS Cares, our firm-wide corporate social responsibility initiative, ensures that our firm’s mission—to have impact where it matters—is not merely a tagline, but an actionable motto for life at ZS. Early this summer, ZS Cares in Philadelphia organized a day of service, offering various volunteer opportunities which appealed to an array of interests and passions: food security, youth education and empowerment, environmental conservation and animal rights and protection.


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Midwest Interns and Mentors Play Kayak “Bumper Cars” Along the Chicago River

Posted by ZS on Aug 7, 2018 3:16:21 PM

At the end of July, Chicago and Evanston ZS interns and mentors marked their calendars “OOO” (Out Of Office) and spent a beautiful afternoon kayaking on the Chicago River. The group gathered for a quick tutorial and safety demonstration before jumping in their kayaks and embarking on a unique historical tour of Chicago. Many interns elected to take a tandem kayak with their mentors—associates or associate consultants who served as informal advisers (and lunch buddies) for interns over the summer.


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Philadelphia Intern Reaches New Heights at ZS (Literally!)

Posted by ZS on Aug 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

I am currently sitting 240 feet up in the air in the Empire State Building while I visit ZS’s New York office from my home office in Philadelphia. The breathtaking views around me—both in New York and Philadelphia—only begin the list of unexpected surprises I’ve encountered since starting my internship as a Strategy Insights & Planning intern


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