What Made Principal Mani Settle Down and Find his Place at ZS

Posted by ZS on Oct 17, 2018 2:05:43 PM

Before he joined ZS 13 years ago, Princeton Principal Mani bounced around, starting a new job every couple years. After starting as a consultant at another firm, he got a marketing job at a global shipping company and eventually started working in the telecommunications industry in Seattle. When he found ZS, however, he felt he was finally at a place where he could stay long term.


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Intern Finds ZS Exceeds Expectations

Posted by ZS on Jul 17, 2018 1:30:00 PM

We always expect the sun to rise in the morning and set at night. We expect the alarm to go off at a certain time every day. As kids, many of us expected our parents to ask how our day was when we came home from school. We probably also expected that at a certain age this familiar routine would come to an end. 


I’m happy to say that this has not been the case for me. Every night when I walk through the door the first thing my mom says is “How was your day?” I anticipated this happening since I’m living at home this summer during my internship with ZS. What I didn’t expect, however, was that my response would go beyond the word “good.” I find myself talking about how interesting and exciting my day was for at least an hour every day. I describe everything to my family: from the first time I used WebEx, to my first team dinner and my first visit to the client site. My seven-year-old brother probably thinks I’m really boring, but the way in which I tell these stories you’d think I was describing Disney World.


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No Regrets for This Princeton Intern After Accepting ZS Offer

Posted by ZS on Jul 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

“Am I speaking with Mr. Shantanu? ………. Congratulations! You’ve been selected as a business technology analyst intern at ZS! We hope you accept the offer.”

These words ring my mind at least once a week as I pinch myself to make sure it is not a dream. Ever since undergrad, I have always wanted to work at ZS, irrespective of the track. The dream came true on a Wednesday evening when I got a call from one of the principals while I was at the gym, a place where I least expected it. Fast forward a couple of months, I along with my fellow interns enter ZS's Princeton office with high hopes of learning, collaborating, networking and ultimately growing. ZS has raised the bar for us.

Against my expectations of a boring first week at orientation filled with information sessions and seminars, ZS cracked the code of making them fun filled, interactive and activity-oriented. As we all entered the Firestone Library on the very first day, ZS welcomed us with goodies like a brand-new laptop, portable charger, water bottle and a backpack. The excitement had already set in. For the following two days, interns had sessions with HR, IT and ZSers who helped each one of us with logistics and welcomed us at the firm. Orientation concluded with getting staffed on a project that would enable us to work and interact directly with the clients.


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ZS Panel at #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference Focuses on Overcoming Stereotypes

Posted by ZS on May 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

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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The Women’s Leadership Initiative in Princeton Fuels Progress for Women

Posted by ZS on Mar 15, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The ZS Women’s Leadership Initiative in Princeton welcomed a large and diverse group to its International Women’s Day event on March 8. At ZS, we continue to fuel progress and make positive gains towards gender parity, which is aligned with this year’s theme of “Press for Progress.”

The event kicked off with a snapshot of how women are currently perceived at our firm. Using feedback from a survey, ZSers mentioned women needing to mimic male leadership styles, that women sometimes struggle for a “voice” and how to not be interrupted during meetings. Some ideas around advancing gender equality in the workplace included establishing key performance indicators and involving males when pressing for progress.


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