A Day in the Life of an Senior Associate Consultant

Blue Latitude Health | 5th May 2015

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at Blue Latitude Health? 

We sat down with one of our Senior Associate Consultants, Mette Kudahl, to find out more about what a typical day is like for her at Blue Latitude:  

What time do you wake up usually?

At 7:00 AM

What’s your morning routine? 

Shower, get dressed, pack my bag and then I’m out of the door. Takes no more than 25 mins..

How do you get to work?

I live in Cambridge and because of this have a bit of a commute. I cycle to the station, where I catch a train to London Kings Cross. From there I take the tube to Farringdon. If the weather (and time) allows it I walk to the office.

What time do you usually arrive in the office?

Somewhere between 9am and 9.30am.

What’s the first thing you usually do when you sit at your desk?

I usually check my emails on the way in on the train, so most days start with whatever task is on top of the to-do list that particular day.

What’s a typical morning for you?

I prefer to dedicate at least half a day to one project at a time. That way I can get more work done in one go. The type of work depends on the nature of the project that I am resourced to. My work is all about supporting the senior consultants and this primarily consists of desk research, generating and analysing insights, and of course attending meetings.

What music do you listen to whilst working?

I listen to three types of music: 1) Motown, 2) Mozart and Chopin, and 3) the latest radio hits by artists like Ed Sheeran and MØ.

Do you work through lunch or go out?

Depends on the workload. I don’t mind working through lunch, but if the time allows it I enjoy spending my lunch break reading the news or going out for lunch with some of my colleagues.

Do you buy lunch daily or bring something in?

It’s 50/50.

What’s the first thing you do after lunch?

Check my emails and then continue working on the project of the day.

What’s a typical afternoon for you?

The same as my mornings, pretty much.

What are the common challenges you face each day?

Cutting through complexity’ – making sense of pharma and healthcare is very complex; it’s the hardest part of my job, but also the one that motivates me the most. The more tangible everyday challenge is getting through the hoard of people on my daily sprint from the tube to the train at King's Cross on my way home from work.

What time do you typically finish work?

Somewhere between 5:30pm and 6:00PM

How do you unwind from a day at work?

I sit on the train listening to a Danish podcast, maybe reading a printout from work or else browsing social media like Facebook and LinkedIn.

What are your must-read websites that you visit daily?

BBC, The Daily Beast and Danish newspaper Berlingske.    

 

Mette Kudahl - Senior Associate Consultant

Mette has a bachelor's degree in organisational communication and has a master's degree in economics and business administration and specialised in the pharmaceutical industry by studying a minor in BioEntrepreneurship. She loves meeting new people and takes every opportunity to get out and network. She is driven by the prospect to be inspired. A keen horse-rider, Mette introduced equestrianism to the rest of the Blue Latitude Health team as part of her role in the social committee. A Danish national, Mette speaks fluent Danish and English.

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