After graduation from the University of Michigan this spring, I reflected on my college experience. In addition to my on-campus activities and studies, my experience with A&M’s Consumer & Retail Group played a major part in shaping my college experience.
I began my journey with CRG as an intern at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020. CRG was young – around 20 people at the time. As most of my peers’ internships had been canceled, I knew it was special that CRG made the commitment to keep their program. With the group being small, it brought an intimate and personal feel, true to the narrative that the group was trying to build. My manager made my experience exceptional as he provided a holistic learning experience. He spent countless hours on the phone with me teaching me technical skills while mentoring me through the process of an end-to-end RFP process. After reflecting on my experience and talking to some of my friends, I realized it was unheard of to receive that amount of attention from senior leadership. At this point, I was all in on CRG.
On a fall Friday evening in the grocery store, I received a call from a Managing Director that changed my life. After a few minutes of small talk, he made me a return offer!