Apr 30, 2017 10:06 AM EDT
McKinsey & Company, the world's largest and esteemed management and consulting firm has offered Florida State University's Matthew Young a prestigious summer internship. Young is finance and marketing double major.
The Jacksonville native will spend the summer in McKinsey's Manhattan-based New York office, which happens to be the largest of McKinsey's 140 offices worldwide. Young's academic pursuits and involvement with campus organization has paid off.
Young said management and consulting involves working on all sorts of different projects for different companies and that had him excited to move up to New York City. The project that he will be staffed on will be different from day to day.
The Florida State University News reported that Young's internship represent an emphatic endorsement of his academic and professional credentials. Last fall, he also took a semester-long leave to intern in the White House. He worked in the Office of Presidential Correspondence in its student's department.
Young shared his experience from the White House where he dealt with hard mail, email and Facebook messages to the president that came from students across the nation. He helped to engage with students on behalf of the White House during the Obama administration.
While working at the White House, Young forged connections and foster relationships within the D.C. management and consulting community. There he met a fellow White House intern who received a full-time offer from McKinsey and worked toward securing a position of his own. He said he trained for interviews and familiarized himself with the firm's corporate culture as preparation.
As part of his preparation, Young collaborated with his colleagues from the Florida State University Consulting Group, a not-for-profit student-helmed consulting agency that is ran out of the FSU's College of Business. The firm serves local Tallahassee businesses and organizations by helping them develop management strategies and data-driven solutions, which provided a platform for him to master the fundamentals of consulting through practical application.
Young said he's proud to represent FSU on a national level. He added that FSU was instrumental in helping him to keep pace with his academics.
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