The first two weeks at ZS as an intern have been a whirlwind!
During the first week, the East Coast interns went through training, which proved to be very beneficial for our projects. We got started covering the foundations—human resources, IT and Excel—but we quickly dove into the more challenging aspects of ZS.
We broke into teams and took part in an intensive practice case, which helped us get a firm grasp on the work the firm does. We, of course, had some jitters about starting our first projects, and this case training really put us at ease by eliminating some of the “unknowns”.
ZSers from our Princeton office proudly sponsored and participated in Stuart Country Day School’s #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference, an event that brought more than 900 young women grades K-12, mentors, parents and teachers together to empower the next generation of female “risk-takers and changemakers”.
The conference’s mission—to support young women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics—was near and dear to that of ZS’s own Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). ZS’s analytics-based approach means we recruit heavily from the STEM fields—where females have been historically underrepresented—so we strive to empower women who pursue them.