“Capco has provided me with a supportive and engaging environment to grow and learn”

Joined Capco: 2019
Role: Associate
Professional skills: Project management, business analysis, communications
Interests: Hiking, video production, human capital

As a first-generation American, juggling a dual identity of being Indian and American has shaped my outlook around goals and aspirations. I grew up outside of Boston (go Patriots!) and attended George Washington University to study International Affairs. During that time, I studied microfinance, and because of my passion for people, I wanted to support those in lower-income households by utilizing the power of finance.

By the time my senior year came around, I found myself dissatisfied with my chosen field. I was drawn to consulting as I wanted to build my professional skill set by exploring a wide range of specializations. During an on-campus recruitment fair, a Capco consultant introduced herself to me, and I was immediately drawn to her outgoing nature and down-to-earth personality. I interviewed for and accepted a position in the Associate Talent Program (ATP), and that same approachability characterized the entire application process. My start on ATP was jam-packed, an intense ten-day program during which I learned so much: everything from banking 101 to how to improve my public speaking skills. It also kickstarted my networking, and I made friends and connected with mentors.

I am now completing my first year at Capco. It’s a company composed of passionate, supportive people, and I’ve worked on three projects and two accounts. Every day brings new challenges and something different to the table. My coach has been the bedrock for my development at Capco (thanks, Rohini), offering advice on how to navigate challenges and showing me some of the best bars in NYC! As a woman of color, Capco has provided me with a platform to have my unique, diverse voice heard in the workplace. My coach and I come from similar backgrounds, and she has led the way for me to get involved with D&I initiatives at Capco. Together, we are a part of the D&I Advocacy and Governance group.

Each day at Capco is different and might include client-facing meetings, creating presentations, investigating trends and best practices for various topics, and performing various types of analysis. A key project for me involved a community bank that sought guidance on how to organize their data and use it to engage with customers more efficiently. The solution involved a centralized location via a data warehouse to support its digital strategy and move towards a new customer relations management (CRM) platform. I had no exposure to data, analytics, or governance in college, so this sphere of work was entirely new for me. It greatly benefitted my personal growth, as I was able to zero-in on insights from my accomplished team members and research about data management topics while also getting hands-on experience.

I am a creative at heart, and enjoy concerts, singing, writing, and editing videos for YouTube. I am very passionate about exploring different cultures and experiences, so I try to travel as often as I can. My outdoor experience during college also has lent itself to these adventures – my most notable trips included backpacking in the Grand Canyon (twice!) and hiking in Patagonia and around Macchu Picchu. My favorite part of Capco life is the opportunities for additional involvement outside usual working hours. I am very involved with the Associate Engagement Committee, planning various community-building events in the New York office, including pub trivia, a virtual pet talent show, and a NY Rangers game. Through these experiences, I have made new friends at Capco as well as picking up some useful skills around event planning and management.