What brought you to Poznan, Poland? I got my bachelor s degree in English philology and linguistics stud- ies, and later my master s degree in linguistics. For nearly ten years, I worked in English-language schools in Curitiba, Brazil. About five years ago, I moved to Poznan. I love traveling and experiencing differ- ent cultures and it motivated me to leave Brazil. I had friends in Poland, so I decided to move.
Why McKinsey? My friends recommended Visual Graphics & Media at McKinsey. Even though I had no
background in visual communication or de- sign, I had always been attracted by the profession. My friends and colleagues told me McKinsey is a great employer, so I decided to go for it. I joined the firm as a business presentation special- ist and after two and a half years, I be- came a trainer.
How did you adjust to a new career in a different industry? I had to learn the job from scratch, but
wonderful people at McKinsey guided me through the learning process and gave
me the support I needed. A couple of years later, I am a trainer on the same team with those amazing colleagues who helped me.
Tell us a little about your role as a visual graphics trainer.
I conduct trainings and lead initiatives as part of a global Learning and Development team. We support business presentation specialists from their first day throughout their development. I prepare training mate- rials, assess colleagues performance, give feedback, discuss projects, support colleagues with real-time requests, and organize and facilitate meetings. My work is dynamic, and my days are never the same.
What s the most meaningful project you have worked on here? Right now, I am preparing, delivering, and leading trainings related to diversity and inclusion. One of the project s goals is to educate colleagues on how to make better use of our media assets to properly reflect diversity in imagery and provide colleagues with the tools and support to do so.
You are helping reinforce McKinsey s commitment to diversity and inclusion, but have you experienced it firsthand? I am an immigrant to Poland, not yet proficient in the local language, and I am also a gay man. I have never felt discriminated against at McKinsey. My Polish colleagues are always patient with the occasional language issues, and they work hard to make me feel comfortable. I feel safe here.
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Mateus Dubiela Mateus is a visual graphics trainer, PowerPoint specialist, coach and mentor, who joined McKinsey in 2017. Outside of work, he loves learning new languages and traveling and enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, ice skating, and swimming. At McKinsey, he is part of McKinsey s LGBTQ+ network known as GLAM.
Find a place to land at McKinsey & Company McKinsey offers a variety of career opportunities on their visual communication, global assistant, finance, and human resources teams. If you are not certain about the career path you want to pursue after your graduation, we can help you find a place to land, use your skills and develop. A colleague from the Poznan office, Mateus, shares his own story of making the nearly 7,000-mile move to Poland and finding a home at McKinsey.
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