One of the best things about Trinity is its people - the company itself is very young and most of the people are on the younger side as well, which makes for a very casual and easy-going work environment. There was also a great amount of mentorship provided to the interns, and the 2 mentors assigned to each intern were an extremely valuable resource for advice on the internal research project, client project work, general questions about consulting, and more.
Sometimes interns can be forgotten about in a project team - especially when the team is in a time crunch and is not meeting very often. Interns may not get that much exposure to engagement managers, and instead end up communicating with only 1 of the consultants on the team, therefore missing out on the big-picture view of the project.
Advice to Potential Interns
Learn about how to evaluate the market for a potential drug to prepare for interviews, and basic knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry is helpful. For the internship itself, take advantage of the ease of getting exposure to those in higher positions in the company and get to know the people you work with!
Sample Interview Questions
Company X is launching a new drug for disease y. How would you size the market for this drug and given that would you recommend Company X to launch the drug or not?
Advice to Management
Increase Trinity's visibility and better establish its brand name when compared to other consulting firms in the industry