At the core of A.T. Kearney's professional development program is the relationship between new consultants and their mentors, more senior people whose role is to serve as a friendly guide throughout your career. Your mentor will work with you to identify your areas of interest and development needs.
You and your mentor will meet periodically to review your progress along the career path. Based on your discussions, he or she may help you identify opportunities to advance your knowledge and build your skills.
Opportunities may include specific projects or practices likely to offer particularly valuable learning experiences. They may also include portions of the A.T. Kearney Consulting Curriculum, a sequence of classroom programs focusing intensively on the sophisticated skill set required of today’s management consultant. Some courses are available to all consultants while others are offered by invitation only.
A series of courses has been developed for each step up the career ladder with the emphasis gradually shifting from hands-on work to team leadership and from developing skills to developing business.
In the final analysis, the individual consultant is responsible for his or her professional development. Those who are motivated will find that A.T. Kearney offers all the resources they will need to advance at a rapid rate.