Felicia Gruber, started as a graduate at EG in September 2018 (now EG's service business, A DXC Technology Company)
It was an exciting start on a new chapter. For me it was a big step leaving the student life and entering the working life with all the new expectations and challenges it comes with. However, this turned out to be better than I expected. My team, and not at least my mentor, has been a great support during my journey from a newly graduate to where I am today. I feel, while being surrounded by all these competent well-willing colleagues, I have all the opportunities to finish this graduate year best way possible. Thanks to the Graduate programme I have met a lot of interesting colleagues, not just from Sweden, but from Denmark and Norway as well. EG's service business has a very familiar culture which make it easy to feel as one in the team.
I should say the combination of theoretical and practical education together with hands-on projects have been an effective way for development. As I grow into the role as a consultant, the responsibility and complexity of the tasks assigned to me increase. In this way, I gradually develop my knowledge and independency in projects. I am constantly providing new knowledge and experience during courses and in real projects.
My title is junior business intelligence consultant. Working as a BI-consultant implies a daily interaction with colleagues and customers in various projects. I analyse data, build visual interpretations of the data and conduct workshops to help customers improve their businesses. Everyday are different from the other and I love the variation with this role.
The Graduate programme has been very challenging and has make me grow both as a person and in my profession. I have developed my technical skills, learned how to handle different customers and been given tools to develop further in my role as a consultant. It is a lot of new knowledge to absorb and I have faced a lot of challenges along this journey, and this is just the beginning. Furthermore, it is up to myself to take on the challenges with a positive mind and to continue my development.