Congratulations to second-year Information Management for Business (IMB) student Tuna Turkmen for winning the McKinsey Women Achievement Award.
The award recognises Tuna’s talent and determination to succeed in leadership roles where women are usually underrepresented. Tuna will now receive invaluable support from industry professionals through a six-month mentorship and career development programme, as well as being awarded a grant of $2,500 to support academic or professional development.
“I’m excited to receive mentorship from McKinsey’s Digital Division which will help me to achieve my career ambitions,” said Tuna. “I’ll be getting valuable insights from a leading consultancy firm in digital consultancy, and networking with professionals and training for applications will help me to gain critical skills that would guide me to realise my dream of working in the tech industry.”
UCL’s IMB programme equips students, like Tuna, with the necessary skills to be a part of the next generation of influential leaders. We are extremely proud of Tuna for this fantastic achievement and to see how she has harnessed the skills and knowledge developed on the programme.
When asked if she believes her experience on the programme helped her application to be successful Tuna said: “Definitely! IMB provides an amazing career advisory service. I developed skills on how to stand out in applications during CV workshops, interview preparations and networking sessions. My career advisor helped me in all of my applications, including this particular one for Achievement Awards Scholarship.
“In my application, I also emphasised the consultancy projects I have been involved in on the programme which prepare students for the industry. Some of the consultancy projects are organised with the partnership of leading firms like Microsoft, Cisco and TfL. IMB is the ideal programme for anyone who is considering a career in consultancy… Being an IMB student and part of UCL School of Management is an invaluable experience.”