Mike Kolkay

Mike Kolkay

Technology Solutions Associate at Grant Thornton LLP

Greater Chicago Area
Information Technology and Services

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Mike Kolkay's Overview

  • Junior Consultant at Experiential Learning Center
  • Retail Management Intern at Sears Holding Corporation
  • Student Caller at niu

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Mike Kolkay's Experience

PeopleSoft Consultant


Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Management Consulting industry

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) MarketSphere Consulting

Provide strategic advisory as a technology expert to help clients deliver an integrated ERP solution to optimize business performance. Help clients create business harmony. PeopleSoft addresses a broad range of process, technology, and organizational needs within the finance, human resources, supply chain, and sales functions; with specialization in strategic business performance, technology integration, and enterprise transformation initiatives.

Junior Consultant

Experiential Learning Center

August 2011May 2012 (10 months)

Working on a team as a junior consultant to provide valuable information to McDonald's on a real corporate issue.
Developing valuable project management, communication, and presentation skills in a real life situation.
Lead and manage a group of consultants through meetings and discussions in order to maintain productivity.
Positioned as the external liaison where I am the main point of contact with our client to ensure organization.
Creating a formal report and presentation to deliver to directors and upper management regarding our findings.

Retail Management Intern

Sears Holding Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SHLD; Retail industry

June 2011August 2011 (3 months)

Managed up to 10 - 15 cashiers to ensure they were reaching expected levels of performance and job satisfaction.
Located and stocked over 700 items to improve efficiency and to ensure inventory was correctly managed.
Observed and shadowed store, operations, and district managers to develop and adapt critical leadership traits.
Completed a 5 module project evaluating and analyzing the Sears Shop Your Way Rewards program.
Delivered a presentation to a team of managers regarding my findings on the Shop Your Way Rewards program.

Student Caller


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2010September 2010 (5 months)

Called and developed a relationship with approximately 360 potential NIU students per month.
Provided potential students specific information so they could make informed decisions about college.
Participated in staff meetings to evaluate current strategy to deliver our message to prospective and new students.
Applied computer analysis skills to determine resources appropriate for specific inquiries.

Mike Kolkay's Education

Northern Illinois University

Bachelors of Science, Leadership in Management; Leadership; Management


Mike Kolkay's Additional Information


family and friends, management training, internship positions, organizational involvement, technology, success, sports

Groups and Associations:

Management Student Advisory Board, Deans Student Advisory Board, Experiencial Learning Center

Honors and Awards:

Deans list with a 3.75/4.0 and 3.8/4.0 for the spring semesters of 2010 and 2011

Peter and LuAnn Walton Scholarship Recipient

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