The minute I heard about the IEP I instantly decided I’d apply. I knew it was for me. Once accepted into the IEP, a kick-off meeting sets the stage for the three-year program. This meeting still stands out to me as one of the most memorable experiences of the entire program. I remember this was a big “aha” moment for me; I realized the extent to which the eminence program would transform my career, as well the firm, and this meeting set the bar for all of my experiences thereafter. The investment RSM makes in its talent is industry leading and truly inspiring.
Paths for senior analysts vary greatly - some deliver thought leadership and forecasts to those industries where they are experts while others become part of pursuit processes, providing insights during the proposal stages with target companies, for example. Others may be brought in as part of strategic meetings with key clients and targets. I have addressed large key accounts and spoken to C-suite members, for prospecting, cross-selling or simply to serve as a sounding board, someone who understands the risks, can interpret and represent the data meaningfully, and help clients make the connection between strategy and action.
Going forward, I see the value of the eminence program continuing to accelerate. Overall, the experience has been nothing short of transformative, allowing me to focus beyond my sector to deliver enterprise-level insights with confidence and clarity. It has been a wonderful opportunity.