Name: Lauren Lackey
Title: Summer Analyst
Year Joined: 2017
Education: B.A., Dartmouth College
Why were you initially drawn to the Summer Analyst Program at T&Co?
"When I was first looking into internships in the consulting field, I attended a lunch that Treacy was hosting at school during my sophomore summer. Intending to speak to someone at the company for a couple minutes, like at most job-hosting luncheons, I was pleasantly surprised when I spoke to three women in the company for over an hour. It was apparent that they not only loved their jobs, but that they were eager to bring more people in to share the experience. After hearing about the culture of the company and some of the projects they had worked on, I knew that I wanted to intern with them and immediately returned to my room to submit my application."
How would you describe your work as a Summer Analyst at T&Co?
"The work I did this summer was definitely challenging, but I learned more than I ever could have expected. I was immediately treated like a professional and given a role on one of the teams’ projects. I was given real responsibilities and projects that contributed to the end client deliverable. Any time I needed help or felt lost, I could count on any of my coworkers to take time out of whatever they were doing to help me. I could not have imagined a more educational or rewarding place to intern!"
What was a particularly memorable moment from your Summer Analyst experience?
"One of my favorite memories about my summer experience was when the whole company came out to the Boston office for a couple days. We spent one of the days volunteering at the local boys and girls club where we played games, jumped in a bouncy house, and face painted with all of the kids. The next day, Michael Treacy had turned his front yard into soccer field where the entire company competed in an annual soccer match. I got to meet and bond with a lot of the employees in the Chicago office that I didn’t get to see on a daily basis."
What are you passionate about outside of work?
"Outside of work I really like to paint, especially on unconventional surfaces. I recently have been painting and repurposing jeans from thrift stores that I either wear or turn into canvas. I have found that it’s a great way to be creative and have fun.."
What advice would you give to prospective candidates for the Summer Analyst Program?
"I would advise future candidates to take every opportunity they have to learn more about the company. This way they can see if it would be a good fit for them and what they’re looking for in an internship. I would say to make as many connections and inquiries about Treacy as they can— talk to people who have worked and interned here before so you are fully informed!"