The African American Network (AAN) is recognized by our members as a valuable group of colleagues who enrich and enhance each other’s professional and personal lives through mentoring, networking, and professional development. With a solid foundation in place, our members receive the support they need to succeed throughout their career through a variety of programs, including Professional Development Forums (PDFs). The curriculum for these events is designed to expose network members to the firm’s leadership and address key factors for a successful career. These events serve as a way for our members to stay connected and provide professional growth opportunities.
- Recruiting: A.T. Kearney seeks to attract outstanding, talented candidates through our multifaceted recruiting efforts. Our MBA JumpStart program, for example, is a forum for recruiting candidates for full-time hire. Our JumpStart Boot Camp is a full-day case workshop that helps prepare students for case interviews.
- Professional development forums: Our professional development forums position consultants for success. These flagship events connect network members with the firm’s leadership, address key factors for a successful career, help our members stay connected, and provide professional growth opportunities.
Our network also leads Student Lab programs at Howard University and Morehouse College. The Student Lab is a collaborative initiative that brings A.T. Kearney, our clients, and leading business schools together to enhance the education and professional development of future industry leaders. Over the course of a semester, groups of students work together to address real-world business issues from executives at leading companies.
A.T. Kearney seeks to attract outstanding, talented candidates through our multi-faceted recruiting efforts. The AAN hosts an annual Diversity Boot Camp program for MBA candidates during the summer prior to their first year. The boot camp is a two-day program that helps prepare candidates for case interviews as well as provides networking opportunities with colleagues from across the firm.
“During my career at A.T. Kearney—which dates back to our first AAN Professional Development Forum 20 years ago—I have benefited greatly from AAN's support and have been grateful for the opportunity to reach back to support our consultants and staff.” —Leslie Parker, partner
“Diversity and inclusion is what makes us ready to serve an increasingly multicultural marketplace.” —Bill Frazier, director
“Through my A.T. Kearney journey, the African American Network has provided me connections to receive support and feedback to strengthen my consulting skill sets and professional development.” —Tiffany Hickerson, director
“A.T. Kearney’s dedication to diversity and inclusion is a cut above the rest. The African American Network, in addition to other affinity networks throughout the firm, has been dedicated to fostering qualities of excellences within under-represented demographics across the firm globally.” —Jason Little, specialist director
A.T. Kearney honors the people who fight every day for a more inclusive society by participating in the 2017 New York City Pride March. But for each step forward, we are reminded there is still a long way to go.