Name: Kelsey Gorman '16
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
College: University of Colorado, Boulder- Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Pre-Business School: Non-profit
Summer Internship: Deloitte Human Capital
Post-Anderson: I'm returning to Deloitte Human Capital full-time!
Childhood dream job: My childhood dream job was to be a veterinarian and always loved working with animals. I was a pre-vet major in college, but realized I didn't have the stomach to perform operations!
Why business school? I was ready to transition out of the non-profit sector. I felt that business school would be a great opportunity to add to my functional capabilities, build a strong network, and make the career switch.
Why Anderson? I was so impressed by the helpfulness of the students and staff (even during the application process). It was a community I immediately wanted to be a part of.
Anderson Activities & Leadership:
ACT coach for Consulting/Internal Strategy
Human Capital Interview Prep Team coach
VP of Education and Ally Outreach for Out@Anderson
Member of Wine Club, Net Impact, and MCA
Favorite class and why? My favorite class was People in Organizations with Professor Sam Culbert. I've found it incredibly meaningful for my professional development and enjoyed getting to know my peers in a small classroom environment.
Applied Management Research Project: My team developed a marketing plan for Car Dogs, an independent film. Our client was the film's director. AMR can be challenging but my amazing team made it worthwhile!
Best Anderson memory thus far: I loved Out@Anderson's Ally Rally as part of LGBTQ Awareness Week. It is a cause I really care about. It was nice to share that passion with the Anderson community and have everyone's support.
With Dean Judy Olian at the Out@Anderson Ally Rally
What did you do the summer before business school to prep for fall recruiting? I quit my job and did a lot of soul-searching about what I hoped to get out of business school and what kind of job I would enjoy. I attended a few pre-MBA conferences and met some of my classmates prior to starting. In addition, I spent time with family and friends!
How did you utilize Parker in your job search? Parker gave me the tools I needed in preparation for recruiting. Parker advisor Chris Weber assisted me with narrowing my focus to Human Capital consulting and helped me craft a stand out resume.
How many informational interviews did you conduct? Over 30. The informationals helped me determine that human capital was a great match.
What helped most in your interview preparation and career search? It is really important to reflect honestly on what you enjoy and stay true to yourself during the process, which can be overwhelming at times. Knowing your strengths, weaknesses, interests, and motivations allow you decide what to pursue and enable you to articulate your value proposition during networking and behavioral interviews.
Hardest interview question? Do you think human capital/human resources is more of an art or a science, and why?
How did you land your internship? On-campus recruiting and a lot of networking!
Describe your internship. I interned at Deloitte Human Capital. I was based in the LA office, but my project was in the Life Sciences division in San Francisco. I worked on three main deliverables: a change impact assessment, stakeholder analysis, and a process map.
Volunteering with Deloitte Interns.
Fellow Deloitte Interns celebrating after accepting our offers.
-Jessica Devereaux, Communications Manager, Parker Career Management Center