As keen cricketer Nihar Khanna neared graduation he realised that the traditional career route stemming from his Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) wasn’t the right choice for him personally. Instead, he decided to see how his student skills could be transferred to a profession that he felt had the potential for broader societal impact – Strategy Consulting.
“I didn’t really feel like becoming a traditional Organisational Psychologist was the right call for me, and I wanted to extend my skills and learning into the broader business context.”
“Given my educational background, I never really thought of myself as a ‘Strategist’, but after speaking to a few people and doing some preparation I decided to start applying to a few firms.”
“I landed on Strategy& because of the people I met, the type of work we do and also the access this firm could provide me with through the broader PwC network.”
“I think the trick to overcoming the feeling of being outside your comfort zone is realising that you will always need to learn in this profession, and preparation can only take you so far. I’ve become used to not knowing, but willing to find the answers.”
“Strategy& doesn’t really employ one type of person. Many of my colleagues here are from different backgrounds and educational paths, and all have different personalities and ambitions.”