Raphael Rososchansky, Senior Consultant

An interview to discover what a day in the life of a Wavestone consultant looks like

What does a normal day look like for you as a Senior Consultant at Wavestone?

I would say that my time is split across three main areas consisting of client work, business development and internal activities. Most of my time will be dedicated towards the client of course, but what I’m doing can vary depending on the company I’m working with, the type of engagement and what stage we’re at. When I’m not working directly on the client engagement, I could be preparing for a meeting with a new potential client, participating in a training course, organising a social event or a volunteering day for Wavestone, helping out with recruitment, or something else entirely! There’s always something interesting to get involved in.

But life at Wavestone is not all about client work and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in internal activities too. So, when I’m not busy with delivery work, I’m usually helping out with recruitment, editing our weekly internal newsletter or working on something for our Smart Networks focus area.

What are the most exciting aspects of your role?

Interacting with a variety of people is definitely my favourite part of the job. I get to see different levels of seniority, different cultures and mindsets, and learn from them all. I’m lucky in that my current client is a global financial services firm, and my role requires me to liaise with people from across the world.

What is your most memorable experience at Wavestone?

My most memorable experience at Wavestone actually happened shortly after I joined; the stars seemed to align and within my first month of employment I was on a train to Paris, heading to Wavestone’s Global Corporate event. I got to meet colleagues from across the globe and after a long day of networking we all got to unwind with the most spectacular party I’ve ever attended at the Grand Palais. I remember walking into the glass palace and seeing a huge balloon floating through the air and then feeling shocked as I spotted a performing acrobat suspended beneath it. For a second I forgot whether I was at a work event or Cirque du Soleil.

Very importantly, what is your favourite lunch spot near the office?

It has to be Abokado! Their katsu curry is incredible, although you may want to avoid it if you have a busy afternoon because that carb crash will hit you hard. There used to be an Abokado on the same street as the Wavestone office, but I heard they closed it down because they got tired of seeing my face every day…

How did you get into the technology consulting industry?

I’ve always been really interested in technology, which is why I chose to study engineering at university. But I quickly realised that I didn’t want to pursue a career in pure engineering or technology, so I started looking into alternative options where I could develop both my technical and people skills. Naturally I landed on consulting, and after applying to a number of roles, Wavestone’s culture persuaded me to join and finally get into the tech consulting industry.

What would you do (career-wise) if you were not in this current job?

I’d like to think I would be an astronaut if I wasn’t in my current job, having studied spacecraft docking and rendezvous during my masters. However, that’s not very realistic, so I would probably be pursuing another career where I can combine technical know-how with stakeholder management. I love working with people, but I also love learning about new technology and getting into the details to understand how things work, so I would most likely be doing something similar.

What advice would you give to prospective candidates who may be interested in joining Wavestone?

Reach out to someone who works at Wavestone! Everyone is super friendly, so I’m sure they’d be happy to spend some time to tell you about the company and the job. If it lines up with what you want to do and where you want to work, apply!

How do you define success?

This is a difficult question to answer...  I would say that for me, success depends on internal and external factors. I ask myself two questions: Have I done myself proud? And have I exerted a positive impact on those around me and beyond? If I can answer both of those questions positively, then I’ve been successful.

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