"Don’t feel intimidated by the people already working in the field"
Consultant, Consulting Services
I am a Consultant in the Management Consulting part of MNP, which is a bit of a broad title 😊 I am usually involved research and data collection for different projects, some financial modelling and then also proposal and report writing. Some of my projects are focused on the agricultural sector, and some are not. What most excites me about this job is the agricultural projects that span all sectors from greenhouses to grain farming, the direct contact with farmers about their businesses and how to improve their operations.
My current workplace is very diverse as we as a Consulting team work together with Accountants and Tax Specialists, and across multiple provinces with other employees. Within our team there is a lot of diversity as well as we cover projects from focused on HR, business plans, financial projections, Cost of Production studies, operational reviews, etc. etc. and that in fields like agriculture, First Nations, private companies, public agencies, construction, medical services, etc. etc. To support greater diversity in the Agriculture field, I think we all should support one another in different corners of our field. Whether you are a banker, a farmer, a student, a processor, everyone is there for a reason and has something unique to contribute to our field. There is no right or wrong, but together we can grow and be ready for the future.
Don’t feel intimidated by the people already working in the field, your approach and opinions are valuable too. Develop the skill set you need to land your dream job, connect with like-minded people, work hard and keep improving yourself.
Outside of work I just like to sit back, enjoy our beautiful province, meet up with friends, and whenever I have I also play the French horn.
My learning goals for this mentorship experience are to connect with someone outside of my regular circle, and together go on a journey of exploring and exchanging perspectives.