Nicasio Pimentel

MSc Management and Human Resources, 2012
Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture

I currently work for Accenture Middle East as a Management Consulting Analyst in the Talent & Organization Practice. Prior to this, I have more than 3 years of professional experience in human resources consulting in London and Dubai. Moreover, I also worked as a technical writer for an education service provider in Sydney and an editor for a magazine in Dubai.

I am part of an experienced team that solves the client’s intricate problems to optimize business processes, workforce and technology. I am tasked to gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative data from the client, conduct research, “number crunching”, mapping-out business processes, involve in change management activities and recommend new and contingent approaches. If I am not in a project, I assist senior managers and executives in business development activities and internal projects. For this role, being a book-smart is not enough: it is mandatory to have the 21st century soft skills in management consulting- communication, critical thinking, collaboration with team members and creativity because one will be exposed to various clients across industries and geographical locations.

Being a part of the Accenture Management Consulting is the main reason why I chose this job. The collaborative and collegiate corporate culture of Accenture creates a pleasing working atmosphere. No wonder this is one of the world’s sought after firms to work for. Two major firms (investment banking and management consulting) also took interest but I opted to work for Accenture because not only does this firm offer a competitive rewards package but also because of the heavy investment in training, the nature of job, career development opportunities, work-life balance, diverse and multicultural working environment  and the organisational culture. I am pretty excited to be trained on a programme in Chicago this year, designed for management consulting analysts!

The reputation of the LSE’s MSc Management and Human Resources programme as one of the global forefronts in the field of employment relations and HRM directly reflects its curriculum tailored towards solving complex HR strategic challenges of global organisations and linking these to the current social, political and economic contexts. One of the most valuable experiences I had in my programme was the Links Scheme for eight (8) months with the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), which formed the basis of my HR project. My constant engagement with the key HR executives and consulting skills I learned when I was working with BIS proved to be useful since this translated to my current role in Accenture. An added bonus to studying for this programme at the School is my student membership to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

LSE offers wide array of career fairs, seminars and events being facilitated by renowned firms and LSE career consultants. These opportunities to build career skills are waiting to be grabbed by students who are aspiring to be at the forefront of their dream fields. I attended an assessment centre simulation and case study interview training at LSE and I gained skills which I then utilised during the actual selection process of the firms I targeted. I enjoyed attending public lectures of heads of state and Nobel Prize winners. I am cognizant of the fact that the people I met at the School, some of the brightest minds in the world, will be leaders in their respective fields and some will surely be etched in history. Needless to say, I am proud to be an LSE alumnus!