Life at ZS

In his search for project experience, Toronto intern found new friends

Posted by ZS on Sep 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

“What color were the umbrellas in the sky?” was the last question we needed to answer as part of a no-holds barred scavenger hunt on the Toronto Islands. It was a drizzling Thursday afternoon, but it was the summer event for ZS’s office in Toronto.

ZSers are known for their friendly competitive spirit, so every team had carefully developed a strategy during the ferry ride to the island. Some teams started with the easier challenges, some went straight for the highest point challenges and others went straight to the patio for a drink. Regardless of approach, we all ended the hunt slightly wet, tired and confused as to what color the umbrellas were or why they were in the sky. It was an incredibly enjoyable day and an opportunity to get to know my colleagues on a more personal level.

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Topics: ZS in Toronto, ZS Interns

LA intern got lucky this summer at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 28, 2017 3:00:00 PM

What makes casino games even more exciting? Knowing all proceeds go to supporting a foundation that rescues companion animals and prepares them for new opportunities. That’s what.

Regardless of how busy everyone gets with their project work, the ZS team makes time to do the right thing for local nonprofit organizations through ZS Cares, our global corporate social responsibility program. This past week, the Los Angeles ZS office held its second annual charity casino night. Throughout the event, ZSers were able to purchase raffle tickets to win donated items. All proceeds were given to the Lange Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to saving impounded animals. The LA office raised over $3,000 and enjoyed an evening of game-playing.

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Topics: ZS Cares, ZS Interns, ZS in Los Angeles

Shanghai summer intern found time for work and play at ZS

Posted by ZS on Aug 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM

ZSers are warm and helpful, which is why I feel at home when I’m in the office.

I’ve been working as a part-time assistant at ZS since last autumn, but this summer I decided to transition into my first ever internship. The intern experience has been different from the routine I was used to, and it came with surprises—and challenges!

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Topics: ZS Interns, ZS in Shanghai

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

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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Topics: ZS Interns, ZS in Chicago

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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Topics: ZS Interns, ZS in Philadelphia

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

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.

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

ZS is never a snooze, according to a Boston intern

Posted by ZS on Jun 30, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Interning in ZS’s Boston office for two weeks has taught me that work doesn’t have to be boring.

Right off the bat, I’ve found that the work I’ve been assigned has been quite relevant and useful to the two projects I was staffed on. Experienced ZSers have been helpful guides and although it’s only been a couple weeks, I feel like I’m already developing expertise in hemophilia and spinal muscular atrophy thanks to the knowledge they shared when I joined my project teams.

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Topics: ZS Interns, ZS in Boston

Making an impact from day one as a ZS intern

Posted by ZS on Jun 23, 2017 5:00:00 PM

From the moment we stepped off the elevators into the newly renovated Evanston office on our first day, the ZS community quickly welcomed us and made the office feel like home.

During a week packed with an abundance of group breakfasts, delicious lunches and an extensive two-day market research case study, we felt we were immediately immersed in the ZS lifestyle and culture.

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Topics: ZS in Evanston, ZS Interns

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