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Karthik Khajana

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Senior Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company, Chicago, Illinois since 2016

EDUCATION

BA, Michigan State University Honors College, Supply Chain Management and English Language and Literature (2013)

WHY CONSULTING

“I’d been interested in consulting since my undergrad – the variety of problems and professional development initially drew me to it. I was debating going to business school after tenure at General Mills, but realized that I’d ultimately want to join a strategy consulting firm post B-school. As such, I chose to see if I could lateral into a consulting firm and was able to do so into McKinsey.”

ONE THING LEARNED AT MSU THAT HAS AIDED CAREER

“For me MSU fostered my learning to behave entrepreneurially and to proactively seek out opportunities.”

BIGGEST SURPRISE IN CONSULTING CAREER

“The level of exposure and the kinds of problems one gets to work on early in your career – it’s great to be part of something that has high impact.”

ADVICE TO SOMEONE ASPIRING TO CONSULTING CAREER

“Focus on getting on projects with the right people. Consulting is very much an apprenticeship-based model. Learning from individuals invested in your growth is key to your success.”


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