Name: Joey Evans

Title: Summer Analyst

Year: 2016

Education: B.A. in Organizational Studies, University of Michigan

Why were you initially drawn to the Summer Analyst Program at T&Co?

"I first learned about T&Co at a recruiting event where I asked one of the former Summer Analysts what sets them apart. He explained how on the third day on the job he was participating in a call with the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. It clearly indicated that I would have opportunities for rapid learning & skills development at T&Co." 

How would you describe your work as a Summer Analyst at T&Co?

"The work that stood out the most from my summer at T&Co occurred when we were researching the trends of electrification in the commercial vehicle market for our client. We leveraging a variety of resources, but just not finding the necessary details on the market. I reached out to a variety of supplier companies within the space and was able to arrange a call with the Director of Operations at one of those firms. I then led an interview that proved to be incredibly helpful to our understanding of the electrification trend. The information from that interview was ultimately utilized within our presentation to the Board of Directors for our client. It was incredibly gratifying and humbling to see my work go so far up the chain of command."

What was a particularly memorable moment from your Summer Analyst experience? 

"We had so many great social events throughout the summer including summer league volleyball, a Tiki Boat Cruise, the summer party in Boston at Mr. Treacy’s home, firm dinners, weekly happy hours, Wrigley Rooftop, Whirleyball, and laser tag!  In addition to all of this, we would frequently just hang out as friends after work. T&Co creates an incredible atmosphere and culture that makes it easy to integrate into the firm."

What are you passionate about outside of work?

"I am very passionate about education reform in America. I find it to be incredibly unjust that we silo people into their future based on their zip code. Aiding in the fight to create a better and more equitable education system in the U.S. is very important to my beliefs.

On the lighter end, I’m incredibly passionate about Michigan football (this is our year!), cooking everything from paella to matzah ball soup, and am in an overly competitive fantasy football league."

What advice would you give to prospective candidates for the Summer Analyst Program?

"Obviously the case practice is critical to seeking a job in consulting. However, you can practice those skills beyond just the regular case. I have found that one of the most important skills an analyst-level consultant is to consistently structure your thinking & communication. So, with any problem you face in everyday life, try to break everything down into MECE parts. The case interview is determining how you think critically, not solely whether you can mathematically solve for “Big Mart's” revenue. Show you can structure your thoughts and structure the problem and you’ll make your way to the next round."