Tell us about your background.
I grew up in Perth, Western Australia. After graduating high school I moved to New York City for a year to work as a model. I then returned to Australia and headed to Sydney to study mechanical engineering and chemistry at the University of Sydney. I finished my degree at the end of 2016.
I applied online to Partners in Performance (PIP) and went through the interview process. I received my offer around March 2016 and started as a business analyst in early 2017. Ultimately, I decided to join PIP because I enjoyed the interview process, clicked with the ‘PIPers’ I had spoken with, and felt that I would learn and grow the most in this position.
What’s your job about?
My role as a business analyst is incredibly varied. I’m responsible for supporting my team through analysis, building presentations, developing models, collecting data and more. Every day is different, depending on the project and team.
My last engagement was a business improvement project for a large dairy company. My time was spent in the manufacturing area, coaching clients, putting together workshops, working on analysis, and taking care of things that came up and needed attention. After I left the client site, I would head back to my hotel for a quick gym session and then often meet my team for dinner.
Could someone with a different background do your job?
Definitely. There is no specific background that you must have to do this job. Everyone that succeeds in this role shares some common traits – tenacity, the ability to learn, and a desire to work hard and succeed.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
I get to work with clients and help them unleash their potential every day. I really enjoy seeing the impact of the work I’m doing on projects. With my experience as a business analyst at PIP, there are several different directions my career could take, which makes me excited for my future.
What are the limitations of your job?
I work long hours and travel while on projects. Most weeks I am out of town which can take a toll on your personal life. However, I have never felt totally overwhelmed and have always had the support of my team.
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