At Cupole, we’re a collective of great minds and big hearts. But instead of keeping that for ourselves, we want to give you a chance to read some more about our people and what they have to say about themselves and Cupole.
Let’s get to know a Cupolean!
Hi Felix! What have you been up to today?
Today I’ve had a meeting with a client where we planned the structure of our analysis and how to set up interview sessions in the most efficient way. This week has really taught me a lot about client management and the pros and cons of working with a large organization. For example, there is always someone who is an expert on the subject you are investigating; however, getting to that person might not be as easy.
Apart from this, I have also spent an hour having a digital coffee with a student; talking about our Launch program and what a career at Cupole might look like. I also spent some time with my favorite task of all, optimizing an Excel model trying to find sleek, smart, automated formulas facilitating our future work within the project.
What’s your role within Cupole and what does that mean?
My role is called Consultant which means that I get to analyze data, solve complex problems, and present my findings to clients, all in close collaboration with a senior colleague guiding me through the process. An important aspect of the role is also to contribute to the culture at Cupole and engage in internal projects such as student recruiting and Cupole Elements. Cupole Element is an initiative where you help organize a couple of internal events a year within a certain area. I am, for example, in charge of the racket club where I am currently investigating how I can create a fun and thrilling racket event adhering to the corona restrictions.
What is your biggest professional driver?
My biggest professional driver is that I love solving difficult problems! Math has always been my favorite subject in school because of the simple reason that the essence of math is solving difficult problems. When I am confronted by an issue it’s almost impossible for me to stop thinking about it until I’ve managed to solve it, and a lot of times, the journey is just as fulfilling as the destination.
What is your best advice for a person who wants to work within management consulting?
First of all, do it! It is a great job where you get a broad knowledge and understanding of countless industries and strategic issues, it’s absolutely amazing how much you can learn about an industry in just a couple of weeks! My second piece of advice is to expect to get great responsibility early: During the first week of my first project, I got to present my part of our analysis for the CEO of the company we were working with, and the second week I got to sit in the same room as the CEO discussing a market-entry strategy. This early responsibility might however be unique to Cupole.
How do you spend a perfect Saturday?
On a perfect Saturday, I wake up around 10 and make myself a nice breakfast. Since it is a “perfect Saturday” the breakfast will be pancakes, but unfortunately, this does not happen very often. After that, I play padel for two hours followed by a walk and lunch in Djurgården. The day preferably ends with a nice dinner with some friends playing board games – a personal favorite is Settlers of Catan.
Thanks for the chat Felix! For our readers, stay tuned for more from our Cupoleans.