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Kalypso Consulting

Digital Transformations Consulting Intern

May - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

My name is Lucy Kingma and I just wrapped up my summer internship with Kalypso. I am a rising senior at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, even though I am originally from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I found out about Kalypso through networking and my personal interest in working with small/mid-sized companies. I was also looking for a challenging and exciting hands-on experience in the consulting world. I had an amazing 8-week internship throughout which I learned so much more than I thought would be possible in that timespan. I worked on projects within the Industrial High-Tech Industry as well as a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation. One of my favorite things about my internship experience was coming in with a blank slate and having no significant background knowledge on the industry and navigating my way through the project. My team was extremely helpful in guiding me when I needed it. I particularly liked starting off with smaller tasks and deliverables on the Project Management workstream, so I could familiarize myself with the structure of the project and how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Once I gained more knowledge, I was able to put this to work on the Organizational Change Management workstream where I was responsible for my own deliverable. This was one of the most rewarding parts of my internship as I owned my own puzzle piece that was necessary to complete the puzzle even after I left. The project team was extremely supportive in letting me take responsibility and contribute in a way that I had not experienced before, and I really saw the “leaders behind the leaders” mentality in action. I also was able to get involved in the company outside of my project as I have a deep interest in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry and I wanted to learn more. Reaching out to various individuals allowed me to join community sector calls and I was also given the opportunity to author my own viewpoint article, which is now published on the Kalypso website. This shows how in just a summer I was able to experience the supportive company culture and to start building the house I want to live in. Overall, all my expectations were exceeded during my internship. The trust, support, and passionate culture showed me what a great internship experience should look like. Having a completely remote experience was new for me and I really enjoyed being a part of the team, and I look forward to joining Kalypso after I graduate.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to be a part of the traveling aspect and meeting the clients face to face.

Advice

You have nothing to lose so do your research and show your true self. Don't spread your cards too thin, but simultaneously don't put all your eggs in one basket.
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Summer Analyst

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Being able to travel and engage in real work allowed me to get a legitimate taste of what working in consulting was like.

What I wish was different

The internship program was open to undergrad and grad students and I was one of the few undergrads this year so I wish there were more people closer to my age group

Advice

Ask questions and try to learn as much as you can from the experience
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