|Name||Ethos & Co|
|Full Address||Level 8, Menara TSH, No. 8, Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights 50490 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia|
Ethos & Co
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Associate Consultant Intern"Everything was flexible and in flux. I could have ownership over some parts of the project as instructed by my supervisors. Initiative is appreciated and encouraged in a small entrepreneurial firm." Full review »Loh Kai Syuen , 3rd Year B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Econ, University of PennsylvaniaRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4How many weeks was it for?8 weeksMonthly payRM 500What did you do?
I helped other associates with their projects - they were not really outlined to me beforehand. Everything was flexible and in flux. I could have ownership over some parts of the project as instructed by my supervisors. Job scope changed day by day depending on where help was needed. Aside from that, I did market research, competitor analysis, data analysis and communication via presentations (Powerpoint), problem-solving and strategy brainstorming for projects depending on industry.What did you learn?
Consulting requires a lot of out-of-the-box thinking, with ability to structure thoughts and ideas. Ethos & Company had a very entrepreneurial culture - by virtue of it being a smaller firm - so a lot of ownership and initiative is appreciated and encouraged.Was your supervisor supportive?
Actively involved me. Mostly attentive, and ensured I gained from the internship. Made up for lack of structure with active improvisation.What could be improved? What could you have done better?
I expected it to be more structured. Though this could have been a temporary one-off flaw and not necessarily representative of all internships with Ethos - I joined the company when it was undergoing some internal changes. Above this, however, my supervisor was really keen to ensure that I got a good learning experience.Advice for future interns?
People interested in management/strategy consulting, and people interested in working for boutique consulting firms. Any background or course of study is welcome but should have basic skill sets i.e. thinking analytically and logically, ability to structure thoughts and express them effectively, and creativity in thinking of solutions. Or, anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys having ownership over their work - instead of just being told what to do day by day. People who like a smaller firm where you get to meet and get to know everyone personally.