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Alva

Alva

Applications Consultant Dynamics 365 CE

Sweden

Students and graduates

SAAS Solutions

“I find equality very important, especially as a woman in IT. Capgemini has really shown that they work hard for everyone to feel heard and seen. I want to work toward that future.”

I studied Information architecture at Malmö University, and while I was studying, I volunteered at a non-profit association called ‘Hello World!’ that teaches kids about programming, with which Capgemini is partnered. And that’s how I came across Capgemini.

I applied for the IgnITE Graduate Program  and graduated summer of 2022. It felt natural for me to be a part of Capgemini after my studies. Just knowing that Capgemini is a part of ‘Hello World!’ made me realize that Capgemini is so much more than just an “IT company”. And now that I’ve been here for a while, I’ve seen how Capgemini works and cares about making the world a better place.

Tell us about your role. What does a day in your life at Capgemini look like?

It truly depends on the day, whether I’m working on a project or not. If I’m working on a project, the day will start with a daily stand-up. A short meeting with the team catching up with everyone and ensuring that everyone gets the help they need. As an application consultant, I work with developing CRM systems for clients in different industries. So, that’s how I spend those days. When I’m not on a project, I spend my days studying different certificates and expanding my knowledge.

I am also active in some of Capgemini’s own projects, such as being the pillar head for their ‘Digital Inclusion’ project. So, I still work with ‘Hello World’, but now as a representative of Capgemini. I’m also a part of the ‘Campus Teams’ where I get to meet students at events. So, some parts of my day go toward planning and working on those projects as well.

What makes you passionate about your work?

Being a consultant and working on different projects has a lot of benefits. I get to meet new interesting people in different fields. I get to learn so much from my colleagues at Capgemini, but also from all the clients I meet. I have the opportunity to try out different things and work with what I feel is fun and exciting. Choose what direction to focus on in this dynamic field of work. For example, right now I’m learning more about the marketing module, and I have taken a certification on that matter, and I now have the possibility to work with future projects where that module is needed.

How are you working towards the future you want?

As I previously mentioned, apart from my role as an applications consultant, I work with Capgemini’s own project ‘Digital Inclusion’. Because inclusivity is something that I am passionate about. Especially in the IT field. When I was a university student, I had a really hard time finding role models that I could relate to. Capgemini helped me come to the realization that there are women working in IT as well. I am surrounded by so many incredible people every day here at Capgemini. And every one of them has the same thoughts about inclusivity. That’s the future I want.

What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

Join those activities Capgemini arranges outside of work. Come along to the after-work or join a club! We have a lot of activity clubs, such as sports club and arts club. It is so much fun, and you get to know a lot of new people that you maybe don’t meet at work because they work in different departments. And dare to try new things and take the initiative. I really recommend reading about Capgemini’s seven core values and identifying with one of them. Work towards that value and make the most of it.


Testimonial given when Alva worked as an Applications Consultant Dynamics 365 CE at Capgemini.

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