Masha Taylor

One of my first cases—in a big boardroom with attorneys and executives—I had to step up and present, which I didn’t expect. It was way out of my comfort zone as a first year analyst. At that moment it was scary, it was intimidating, but I had done the research and felt prepared from having done so many presentations at Kelley. It gave me the confidence to step up and represent the team.

Pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone ultimately pushes your career along. It’s like when you’re running, and you’ve reached the last couple of miles and your legs are numb—you just push a little harder to get to the finish line. You’ve done the training and you have a plan.