Internships give aspiring young professionals a great opportunity to get hands-on experience at a company and in a specific industry. Here at Sendero, we offer a 10-week internship program for rising college seniors. The program allows our interns to be fully staffed at a client, work on internal initiatives, and engage in happy hours and culture activities, just as a full-time Associate would.
As our 2021 internship program comes to a close, we sat down with each of our interns to learn more about their experiences this summer.
Alex Bailey – (School: Baylor University, Major: Finance, Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas)
Maxey Duncan – (School: Southern Methodist University, Major: Management Science, Hometown: Amarillo, Texas)
Cassidy Mulligan – (School: University of Oklahoma, Major: Supply Chain Management, Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma)
Michael Revis – (School: University of Texas at Austin, Major: Finance, Business Honors, Hometown: Houston, Texas)
Meryl Thomas – (School: Southern Methodist University, Major: Business (Marketing) and Film & Media Arts, Hometown: Houston, Texas)
Clare Weber – (School: Texas A&M University, Major: Business Management, Hometown: Coppell, Texas)
Tell us about your story – why did you choose to intern with Sendero? What about the internship appealed to you?
Clare: “I had heard a lot of great things about Sendero from friends who were in consulting. I knew I wanted to intern at a smaller consulting firm and one that had a strong culture with great people. Sendero fit all those things and was appealing to me in those ways. I also loved the fact that the interns would get to be a part of a project throughout the summer.”
Alex: “Management Consulting has been the career field of my choice for the past two years and going into last year’s recruiting season, it was the people at Sendero that really stood out to me. After meeting them in info sessions, and eventually in the interview, I knew going into the internship I would be in an environment where I could truly grow and felt safe to be myself.”
Meryl: “I chose to intern with Sendero because I wanted to further develop my business and leadership skills. I had known about Sendero from my close friend who told me about the wonderful community and learning experiences that she had, so I was intrigued from the start. The internship appealed to me because it would allow me to grow tangible business skills that can only be learned outside of the classroom.”
What surprised you about management consulting at Sendero compared to what you had heard about consulting in general?
Clare: “Before interning at Sendero, I had a very broad understanding of consulting. In my mind, consulting was going in, fixing the problem, and then leaving. This summer I was surprised at the many different avenues of consulting such as project management, strategy, OCM, and much more. I was happily surprised to learn that a huge part of consulting is building relationships.”
Cassidy: “What surprised me about management consulting at Sendero was the attention to detail to both the client and culture. Everyone says that their culture is the best, but I truly have never experienced a culture like Sendero’s where everyone wants to see you succeed.”
Meryl: “I was surprised to learn the day-to-day functions of consulting because I had only ever heard of very vague statements about consulting. It has been wonderful learning the day-to-day functions that go into project management and system implementation that I experience on my project.”