1. Guard your work-life balance
I admit, it was a bit of a shock to the system, going from student to consultant. Getting up early every day, working full days all week long and traveling to customers wherever they are, is quite different. But luckily, I got assigned to a concrete project right away. Having something tangible to do and being amongst colleagues definitely helped to smoothen the transition.
From day one, there was also room for flexibility. Whenever I wanted to work from one of our Delaware offices or I had a training, I could do so (of course, after discussing this with the customer). That, in combination with an interesting and instructive job, with lots of variety, soon made me forget the ‘good-olden’ days as a student.