Our consulting team welcomes team members from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds, including everything from accounting to education, music, law, and psychology. This diversity of experience and qualifications creates a vibrant team dynamic with each of our consulting team members bringing a unique lens to our projects.
We often engage in outreach activities to share our professional experiences with current university students and early career professionals, and to illustrate how there is no ‘one right path’ into a career in consultancy.
Ruth Ní Bheoláin, a manager in our consulting team, was recently invited back to her alma matter in University of Galway's Psychology department to speak about her pathway from graduating from an undergraduate degree in psychology, to a career in consultancy many years later. As well as some insights into the nuts and bolts of consulting life, she spoke about the benefits of professional networking, lifelong learning, and continuous reflection as tools for early career graduates, to set themselves up for success in their careers.
In April, Ruth has been invited by the Psychological Society of Ireland’s (PSI) Division of Work and Organisational Psychology to speak to early career psychology graduates having recently received approval as a Chartered Work and Organisational Psychologist with the PSI.
In addition, Carron Heffernan, one of our Risk Consulting Managers was invited back to her old school Thornhill College to give a careers talk to the pupils. Carron spoke about her accelerated university degree that resulted in both an honours degree and her ACA qualification in one allowing Carron to become a qualified accountant at 22.
She spoke about her diverse career in accountancy going from the Big 4 to industry and then recently joining Crowe in January in the Consulting Department.
She used this platform to discuss some of the exciting opportunities within Crowe such as the internships and fantastic graduate programmes. Encouraging attendees to follow up if they wanted to learn more, she also touched on the diversity within our workplace and the importance that different backgrounds and perspectives play in making Crowe the success story that it is today.