Kyle Dudzinski

Kyle Dudzinski , MM '16

Connecting Through Consulting

Kyle works at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C. as a consultant supporting their Defense and Intelligence Group.

He says Ross Career Services helped him discover his ideal career. “I thought about what’s best for my skillset. I love talking with people and getting to know them, and it clicked that consultants do that all the time. I realized what type of person I was and started leaning in that direction.”

Kyle has found the strategy courses and group work to be particularly beneficial. “Strategy was the most relevant. Doing case studies, breaking them down, creating a process to go forward in steps from A-Z, and knowing what you need to do today to move forward tomorrow.”

Group work was valuable also. As a consultant I work with teams every single day. Team-based learning prepared me for this role."

He has also been able to apply concepts from his Positive Organizations class. “The importance of having a positive mindset has stuck with me. When I’m doing mundane tasks, I can think about the active duty soldiers and veterans that will benefit from my analysis and how I’m working to improve their lives.”

Kyle has reaped many benefits from the U-M network. “Mentorship has been one of the greatest assets since I’m so early in my career. I’ve been able to develop great relationships and get career advice. People have been more than willing to answer my questions. It’s unbelievable the number of people you can connect with — the network has been invaluable.”