Intern Races into Life at ZS

Hands 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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Pride@ZS Joins October’s Global LGBTQ Awareness Events

Pride@ZS had an action-packed October spreading awareness for global causes related to LGBTQ people.


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ZSers improve summer for local youth through pro bono consulting and volunteering

As part of our global world-positive ZS Cares program, Strategy Insights & Planning Associate Ross and a team of San Francisco ZSers dedicated their time and consulting skills to help Camp Phoenix, a transformative new summer camp that empowers underprivileged middle schoolers through academics and outdoor exploration to promote personal growth and development of leadership skills.

Camp Phoenix’s goals were simple: To serve more students, expand and diversify their donor mix and ultimately amplify the impact they made on their local communities.


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

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.

The three-day work week started with a session dedicated to improving our presentation and speaking skills. We recorded ourselves so we could visualize our styles. Despite tons of laughter while watching the playback, we all learned valuable techniques and skills from some of the consultants.


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Pride@ZS promotes freedom, diversity and acceptance on IDAHOT

On May 17, ZSers joined people, companies and policy makers in more than 120 countries around the world in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), an annual event that brings attention to the discrimination and violence LGBTQ people still face, recognizes advancements in LGBTQ equality and promotes human rights for all.

To mark the occasion, Pride@ZS, our LGBTQ- and ally- resource group dedicated to cultivating a supportive and inclusive environment, encouraged ZSers to show their support by wearing pink and hosted events centered on freedom, diversity and acceptance at many of our global offices.


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