Life at ZS

Summer ZStart session connects ZSers around the world

Posted by ZS on Aug 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

More than 100 recently joined ZSers from the Americas, Europe and East Asia attended ZStart, ZS’s weeklong learning and expertise development program, as they began their careers at our global consulting firm.

ZStart, held quarterly outside of Chicago, is an integral part of ZS’s welcome experience because the program brings new people from across the organization together to learn about ZS’s history, structure and culture, refine their skills, grow their expertise and network with colleagues, including MBA interns who attended the summer session as special guests.

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Technically speaking with Niroop

Posted by ZS on Aug 9, 2017 12:15:43 PM

Principal Niroop has always been a “tech guy”. After spending two years as a software engineer at large company, he began seeking a job at a startup where his contributions could have a more tangible impact. He wanted something smaller, and he got exactly what he wished for.

After a friend sent Niroop a job opening at ZS’s newly opened Pune office, he applied and quickly went from working at one of the world’s largest tech companies to our then 40-person Capability and Expertise Center in India.

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How a NY intern discovered her best self at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 7, 2017 3:30:00 PM

Like many interns, I started off my summer at ZS wanting to explore the opportunities in consulting and marketing. Everything was new at first since I joined ZS with no prior experience and no knowledge of the pharmaceuticals industry.

The only thing I was sure about was that there would be a steep learning curve ahead of me. What’s interesting though is I never once felt overwhelmed or worried that I wouldn’t be able to learn and produce my best work, and that’s because of the people I’ve met here. 

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Topics: ZS in NY, ZS Interns

Explorers Wanted: How Amanda Chases Her Passions at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 3, 2017 2:36:51 PM

Amanda wants to see the world. All of it. She visited Antarctica last year, and now has her eyes set on China and southeast Asia.

Her passion to explore new countries and cultures is proving to be a benefit to her career as a strategy insights and planning consultant at ZS. When she started feeling the need for a change, transferring offices allowed her to approach things from a new angle.

“I thought it was pretty cool that ZS would support me in that decision,” says Amanda. ZS helped her transfer to the San Diego office, which allowed her to work with many of the same clients and the same project manager she’d been working with in Toronto.

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From kayaking to "brown bags", one Chicago intern reflects on a summer full of new experiences

Posted by ZS on Jul 31, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Two paddles splashed through the water, the curved blades mirroring each other’s motion. Left…right...left…right.

I sat behind Jake, my mentor, in a bright green two-person kayak. We worked together to travel swiftly through the water while taking in the sights around us.

On this particular day, ZS’s Midwest interns and their mentors were taking a break from their typical project work to spend an afternoon on the Chicago River getting a guided tour of the city’s history and iconic architecture.

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Chicago ZS Cares team helps local school get student-ready

Posted by ZS on Jul 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

ZSers in the Chicago office recently wrapped up the summer by organizing a ZS Cares service day. Our global corporate social responsibility program encourages ZSers to harness their unique passions and skills to make a positive different in their communities.

ZSers visited St. Helen School with the Big Shoulders Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support to schools in the neediest areas of Chicago, to paint, organize, clean and get the school “student-ready” in preparation for the upcoming academic year.

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Philadelphia intern shares how ZS shaped her summer

Posted by ZS on Jul 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM

When I first started this summer, I was pleasantly surprised by the company culture at ZS. It was immediately clear that ZS fosters a truly collaborative work environment.

From the already busy consultants on my projects taking the extra time to explain aspects of our client work, principals and managers scheduling lunches or check-in meetings to share advice, to our wonderful office manager helping me with car share logistics, it’s clear that ZSers care about each other—not just as co-workers, but as people.

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East Coast interns come together for sun, sand and professional development

Posted by ZS on Jul 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

It was a fun-packed mid-summer reunion for the ZS interns on the East Coast.

The associate-level interns and their mentors took a day off from busy project work to soak up the sun and enjoy the waves at Point Pleasant, New Jersey. ZSers spent quality time together swimming, playing mini-golf, exploring the boardwalk, and competing in games of cornhole and volleyball. It was a beautiful setting to reconnect with interns across offices and see how much we’ve learned since the beginning of the summer.

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Topics: ZS Interns, ZS in Philadelphia

Among the Stars: How Carolyn Brings Her Passions into Her Work

Posted by ZS on Jul 12, 2017 2:28:53 PM

ZSers are smart, energetic contributors who come from all walks of life. But even in a group as talented and diverse as ZS, not many people can say they helped design the robotic arm that helps move modules from space shuttles onto the International Space Station.

Carolyn can. She trained as an aerospace engineer in the field of space robotics and used to work for the International Space Station program, designing the controls systems for the Canadarm, a remote-controlled robotic arm.

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ZS’s West Coast interns bond over surf, sand and food

Posted by ZS on Jul 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

While the ZS office in Los Angeles may have been closed for the Fourth of July weekend, it didn’t stop ZS’s West Coast interns from jumping right back into work and some quality time together when it reopened.

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Topics: ZS in San Francisco, ZS Interns, ZS in Los Angeles

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