95% of the Master in Management graduates are employed after 3 months, and this is the case of Andrés Beltrán Mola. Andres is an Alumnus from the Master in Management class 2021, he’s working as an Analyst of Strategy & Operations in Deloitte, the largest professional services organization in the world. We caught up with him as we wanted to keep track of his career development and asked him for his advice for recent graduates who are in search of a dream job.
1. How did you learn about this great opportunity at Deloitte? Did you get help from EADA Career Services or Alumni?
In my case, I learnt about this opportunity by regularly checking the company’s website. During the Consulting Specialization Track at EADA’s MiM, I realized that I wanted to start my professional career in this industry. With that purpose in mind, I used to keep on my radar all the career sites from all the consulting companies that I found interesting (with a special focus on Deloitte, since it was one of my favourites). I used the Career Services to gather as much information regarding the company and the selection process as possible. Then, I was also helped by the Career Services staff to prepare for the different interview rounds.
2. Tell us a bit about your current job position and what a normal workday looks like for you.
I work as an Analyst at Deloitte in the Consulting department. My job consists of giving support to more senior consultants and managers on the different projects in which our office is involved. In my case, most of the projects are related to technological transformation and processes optimization, so we work closely with our clients to help them to reach their objectives and to solve the issues that make them come to Deloitte.
3. What have you learnt from your International Master in Management that you can apply on your daily basis?
During my masters, I learnt many things that can be applied on my day-to-day but if I had to highlight one, it would be the problem-solving mentality that the MiM brings. As a consultant (and as an analyst), we need to work on problems that our clients are not capable or willing to solve by themselves for many different reasons. Then, it is basic that we bring these problem-solving skills and tools that are developed through things such as the case study methodology and the group discussions that are so frequent at EADA. Time management skills and ability to deal with pressure environments is also important and EADA provides good training for them too.
4. What would be your advice for recent graduates when looking for a job?
I have been through that process recently too and it might get a bit stressful. My first advice would be to stay calm and avoid getting frustrated. It is completely normal to be rejected in many selection processes. That shouldn’t discourage you. I would also like to stress the importance of really understanding what you are applying for. It doesn’t make any sense to submit hundreds of random applications for positions that you don’t even like. It is worth spending some time in the search phase to ensure that you fit the position and the position fits you. When submitting your application, it is also really important that you adapt it to highlight your skills that best match with what the company is looking for and to show that you have a sincere interest in the position. Always address your CV and your Cover Letter to the company and the position. Another advice that I would give to anyone is to use your network. Always try to find someone inside the company that might give you some helpful insights about the company and the selection process. LinkedIn is your best friend for this task. Try to find employees that share something with you (nationality, home university, EADA alumni…) and contact them. EADA has a huge contact network: make use of it! If you do all of this, sooner rather than later, you will start going through the first filters and start getting interviews. For this stage my main advice would be to be yourself and to prepare adequately for each interview.
5. Describe in one phrase what EADA means to you.
EADA has been an amazing experience to me at all levels. It has expanded my network with friends from all over the globe that will become successful professionals, it has taught me hard skills, has helped in developing the soft ones and has inspired me to pursue a career in consulting.