While pursuing my degree in information technology, a consulting position never really crossed my mind since my coursework had a highly technical focus. This made me a bit nervous about entering this type of profession. I felt I had a lack of education and experience about how to interact with clients and how business processes impact technical solutions.
My director was supportive during my onboarding process and kept an open line of communication with me, helping me prepare for client work. This included studying to become more familiar with our technical tools and meeting my new teammates.
When I started my first client assignment, my team was very knowledgeable about the technical components we needed to complete the project and provided me guidance along the way. I gained exposure to clients and how I could best integrate with a team, and began to understand that any technical solution we deliver is derived from discussions with business leaders.