Hi Melissa, tell us about your role at Deloitte and what it involves?
As a graduate of the Brisbane Climate and Engineering Consulting Team, I work closely with my team to help solve the complex business problems that our global clients face by enhancing the performance of their operations.
It's exciting, challenging and scratches that part of my mind that keeps me engaged. For the past year, I have been part of a team doing multi-tier supply analysis for a major auto original equipment manufacturer.
In that role, I have supported the development of innovative multi-tier risk sensing solutions and acted in an advisory capacity to explore the implications of various geo-political/economic shocks through the perspective of an automotive manufacturer
What work have you been most excited about since starting with us?
Working with a global automotive manufacturer has been a highlight during my grad experience. It has given me the opportunity to work on international issues such as supply exposure to the recent COVID-induced Shanghai lockdowns, with subject matter experts in supply chain resilience, innovation, industrial re-design, and data analytics.
Being able to understand how the work that I do contributes to a much larger picture and witnessing the impact of my team's efforts on global decision-making is exciting. The chance to shape global supply decisions and support major clients in securing their supply chains has been a challenging and fulfilling introduction to the world of consulting.
How has the graduate program supported you in launching your career?
The Deloitte graduate program helped set me up for success from my very first day at Deloitte. The program provided a seamless transition from university life to the world of consulting. Consulting training, network opportunities and continuous support from my team were all pivotal in making my transition successful.
Moving interstate was also a big step for me, and the graduate program allowed me to meet so many like-minded individuals from different educational disciplines and business units. The colleagues I met on day one, both from my graduate cohort and my business unit, have now turned into some of my dearest and closest friends.
I know that the consulting fundamentals that I am learning through Deloitte not only help in my career but in my day to day. I have so many opportunities at Deloitte, it's hard to know where to start.
What does a typical day at Deloitte look like?
Here's what a typical day in the office looks like for me
Catch the bus
Find a hot desk by the window and check emails
Coffee with the Junior Team
Project Team Stand-Up
Project Work - Research & Story Boarding
Lunch & Learn - Communicating Strategically
Project Work - Slide Development
Coffee catch-up with my career coach
Industrial Re-design and Innovation Community Call
Project Work - Practice
Partner Slide Deck Review & Feedback
Social netball with the team!