This week, we are proud to share Brittney Effner’s story.
Brittney graduated from SMU in 2018 with a degree in public relations and strategic communication. She joined Sendero as an Experienced Associate a little over a year ago and has since been involved with the safety department at a utility client creating training materials and functioning as project manager for a training implementation project. She also served as the social sub-lead on the Quarterly Planning Committee
We sat down with Brittney to learn what it means to be an Analyst at Sendero.
What stands out to you about Sendero?
The culture is what initially attracted me to Sendero. Now that I am an employee, the thing that stands out the most is the commitment to retaining and promoting that culture. I see it in the recruiting process and in interactions with my colleagues – Sendero is invested in promoting the values they align with and as a result the attitude and demeanor of all Sendero employees make them a joy to work with.
What was your first project role at Sendero like? What were some of your responsibilities?
My first project at Sendero was with a utility client assisting with implementing new safety procedures. My responsibilities centered on managing the internal subject matter experts, creating a project timeline, developing training materials, and determining how to disseminate the necessary information to the personnel affected by the updated safety procedures.
What new management consulting skills have you learned in your first year of management consulting?
In my first year as a management consultant, I learned a lot about adaptability. I was new to the field, new to the project, and new to the client culture. Learning how to quickly adapt to the client’s culture and understand their needs for this project helped me develop a relationship with my stakeholders that led to a more productive working relationship.