Associate Alex Hewat explains the work PwC’s Strategy& do, and how each team member’s potential for societal impact really is limitless – irrespective of their seniority.
Keen traveller Alex Hewat was first inspired to pursue a career in strategy by an international marketing subject she took at uni. Through the course she gained an opportunity to work with a real-life client from initial meetings through to the development of a business plan for international expansion. Although it was only a brief glimpse into the life of a Strategy Consultant, it was all she needed to set her future goals.
Skip to present day and Alex (who is now a graduate of both a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies) has been living out her passion for consultancy as an Associate within Strategy& for the past two years. Reflecting on her time so far, Alex says she’s developed considerably as a professional, but also as an individual.
“It’s amazing to look back two years ago to when I first started and to see how much I have learned. I am definitely a lot more confident now than when I first started and actively look for opportunities to push myself out of my comfort zone. I think that I will always evolve as I continue to learn and advance in my career.”
When it comes to the type of work Alex undertakes, it’s as diverse as it is complex – a main attraction for most budding consultants. Where Strategy& holds a unique appeal is in the opportunity to work on a diverse variety of projects within a practice that feels boutique, yet has the support, resources and network of a Big 4 firm.