Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Mackenzie Laird

Industrial and Management Engineering

Mackenzie is now working for Deloitte Consulting as an Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts. She is excited to apply her knowledge from RPI to her new career.

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Off- Campus Experience

Project Management Co-op at Hasbro: Worked in Rhode Island for 6 months with the Star Wars team and created reporting tools to track production and worked with licensors to approve all products.

Business Technology Analyst Intern at Deloitte Consulting: First project was with a timeshare company where I helped create a roadmap for their IT department on how they should improve over the next 5 years. My second project was for a financial services business where my team was implementing Salesforce which is a customer management system.

On-Campus Experience

Women’s Mentor Program: Help match incoming females to current female students to support them during their transition to campus.

Greek Life: Held positions such as VP Risk Management, where I plan fun events for our sorority like formals and mixers with other groups on campus. Part of my job is to also make sure everyone is staying safe. 

Admissions Ambassador: Coordinate the admissions ambassadors, give tours to prospective students, and serve as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class was Supply Chain Management, where I learned how suppliers and retailers optimize networks.