Written by: Erin Frederick
The first two weeks at Accenture has been busy, eventful, and great! Lots of readings, learning, acronyms and handshakes. However the information I am learning is very applicable not just to school, but also my future.
My role at Accenture is ultimately a training position for next summer (fingers crossed). I am on a fast track consulting plan. Meaning every two weeks I have a different role and shadowing experience. This is a great opportunity and allows me to learn many different roles within Accenture.
This week I worked to deploy surveys to buyers and suppliers that have used Accenture’s services. This process happens every two weeks. I worked with Consultants and the Delivery team to find name and contacts. Using excel I organize all the data- Auto filter has become my best friend! The reason why Accenture deploys these surveys and values feedback is based on the principles of LEAN.
LEAN is not a program or something you can wake up being, it is a lifestyle. It is based on the Japanese word “Kaizen” meaning continuous improvement. Accenture accepts that it is and will never be perfect. There is always a way to improve or a more efficient path to take.
No matter what industry, being efficient and waste management is an issue. Even in my personal day to day life, I can work on being more LEAN. It goes to show that my internship is teaching me to grow in multiple ways and beyond what I had anticipated.