Kelley Alumni Can Help Translate Classroom Experience to the Workplace
Kyle Guinivan BS'08
Business Analyst, Bain & Company
“I made connections with 50 or 60 companies just from talking to recruiters and alumni on campus. I was never worried about finding a job when I graduated."
Kyle Guinivan credits two Kelley alumni he contacted for advice for helping him make the decision to go into consulting. One of the alumni, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Indianapolis, helped Guinivan match his interests with potential careers and gave him advice before, during, and after an internship at PwC.
The other alumnus who helped Guinivan worked in the Minneapolis office of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and spent hours talking with Guinivan about McKinsey, interviews, and life as a consultant. Guinivan liked the idea of tackling challenging problems, working with one client in one location for several months and then switching clients and locations, and presenting his ideas to upper-level management.
When it came time to find a job, Guinivan had a lot of employers to choose from. "One thing that differentiates Kelley from other schools is its career services office. I made connections with 50 or 60 companies just from talking to recruiters and alumni on campus. I was never worried about finding a job when I graduated."
He chose to join McKinsey's Minneapolis office, partly because it works with so many philanthropic organizations. Giving back is important to Guinivan—at Kelley he helped launch a student-led career mentoring program and served as an informal advisor to at least 15 students interested in consulting.