Life at Deloitte
Career Journey: Aakash Kishan
The journey from campus to consulting all-rounder
Aakash has six years of Consulting and Risk & Financial Advisory experience in architecting and deploying full-spectrum data management and analytics solutions to transform organizations across functions.
His journey from a fresh campus recruit in Risk & Financial Advisory to leading a team of more than 40 professionals in Consulting signifies that he found the right people with the right atmosphere to bring out the best in him. He enjoys exploring new areas and come out from his comfort zone to take the lead on challenging projects and help his team to grow in the right environment. Currently, he is the offshore data lead for design, development, and implementation of real estate management solutions.
What were some of the factors that led you to pursue your career at Deloitte?
The global brand presence of Deloitte is one of its biggest attributes that attracts you as a candidate but for me, considering it was my first step into the corporate world, it was the diverse platform which not only helps you realize your potential but also provides the opportunity to explore your strengths and develop your skills.
In your own words, how would you describe Deloitte's distinctive culture?
Deloitte is a melting pot of people bringing the best of different cultures and backgrounds under the same roof. This in turn becomes an exciting learning experience in the workplace. I love how the organization invests in its people by providing various avenues of learning and development that helps you excel in your career.
What is one of the most memorable moments in your career at Deloitte so far?
The most memorable moment so far was when my coach conveyed the news about my first promotion. I was elated to know that my hard work had been rewarded. My family was more excited than me to receive the news of my promotion!
How do you describe what you do at Deloitte to friends and family?
As a Senior Consultant I ask, understand and resolve my client's problems every day with leading-edge solutions. It involves analyzing, strategizing and leading the team in the right direction of solving complex problems.
My day typically begins with—
I keep aside the first few hours of my day to spend time with family. After stepping into the office, I quickly read through my emails and catch up with my team to plan for the tasks of the day. Majority of my work involves planning and executing project activities and helping my team in the right direction and solve their problems. The second half of my day goes in client conversations to understand their challenges and consult on the correct approach to the desired solution.
Who are you outside of Deloitte? (Hobbies, passions, interests)
Apart from catching up with friends on the weekends, I make it a point to spend time playing my favourite sport- Cricket. I'm quite fond of dancing as well! I was an assistant choreographer for almost a year teaching school kids during my Engineering days and still perform whenever I get some time.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone interested in joining Deloitte?
Be passionate about what you do and make use of the various opportunities Deloitte provides to learn and grow in your career.
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