Illinois Business Council

Where Are You Going Wednesday: Meagan Williams

By Jenn Ritter

1) Where are you working next year and what is your position?
I am going full-time to Galt & Company as a management consultant.
2) What made you decide to work at Galt & Company?
I choose Galt & Company because it is a small strategy consulting firm that will allow me to make a large impact. Because we focus our work on Fortune 200 level companies, I will be able to gain great experience improving large businesses. I knew I was interested in consulting, but I think it is important to find a place that allows you do with what you love with the right type of people. I love the culture at Galt and I love that everyone challenges one another to do their best. 
3) What makes you most excited about working at Galt & Company?
I am most excited about the 100% travel that comes with Galt & Company. Because we do not have an office, I will always travel to my client each week. This allows me to explore the US more, gain experience in different cities, and the option to move wherever I want whenever I want. 
4) What has been your favorite moment of Business Council?
My favorite moment of Business Council was the day I got in. When I first applied for BC I thought it was only professional and it would be a great place to build those skills. However, on the first day when I realized these people are so much more than men (or women) in suits I knew it was the start of something great for the rest of my college career. I will never forget standing in Greg and everyone saying “Hi Meagan” in unison.
5) What is the best thing Business Council has given you?
My best friends. Without Business Council I would not have any of the friends I hang out with, live with, travel with, and share my life with. I am so thankful for everything that Business Council has given me, but I could not be more thankful for the friends that I have gained and that I will continue to have long after college. 
6) What are you going to miss most about Business Council and college in general?
There are so many things I am going to miss about BC and college in general. I am going to all of the times I get to hang out with friends that are just a text away. I am going to miss being busy with a million things (I will be busy, but with work, not fun stuff). I am going to miss casual nights out and hanging out and meeting new people everyday. I am also going to miss random run ins! College is a chance to do whatever you want whenever you want and I am going to miss that freedom.
7) Is there anything you are nervous about moving into the real world?
I am nervous I won’t have any friends in the real world. Because I am working for a small company that travels a lot I am worried I won’t get to meet people that I haven’t met before. Of course I will have my college friends, but I also want to meet new people, which will be a challenge. I am also nervous I will lose connection with friends I don’t keep in contact with daily. 
8) What advice would you give to younger students?
I think the most important advice I could give would be to just simply work hard. Something I have learned recently is that going out with friends is fun, but if you do it all of the time its not a “reward.” I think working hard during the week and taking a day or two off to really enjoy whatever you want to do is the best. It’s best to work hard on everything, school, recruiting, etc. then to worry about it later on. Find what makes you happy and make it special. Work hard for that reward. 
Where Are You Going Wednesday: Meagan Williams

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