On October 12, 2018, the Capgemini Houston office hosted high school students from Junior Achievement (JA) of Southeast Texas. The selected students are part of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program at Alief Early College High School. They are all high-performing students completing dual credit college & high school courses.
The event was an opportunity for the students to interact with mentors, learn more about Capgemini’s core values, and how delivery have enabled strong relationships with clients such as Coca Cola, T-Mobile, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Furthermore, the students received valuable training on topics around business professionalism as well as ways to be prepared for the workplace. The team discussed appropriate attire for the workplace and other work-related topics. The students were also introduced to various professional associations that could help with career success such as: the National Society of Black Engineers, National Society of Hispanic MBA’s and many more. Finally, the team presented in-depth resume tips and steps to take to be well prepared for an interview or a career conference.
Anna Acenbrak, a Capgemini North America Campus Recruiter, spoke to the group and took some time to share information about the career opportunities available at Capgemini. Anna stated, “Being able to connect with students at such an early stage is vital! It is also very exciting to see the potential future of Capgemini so eager to learn about our company and ways that they can set themselves up for success.”
It is likely that some of these bright students will join Capgemini over the next few years!
Overall, the event was a huge success, and described as ‘highly inspirational’ by the students and the JA team. JA is one of the seventeen charities Capgemini is committed to supporting through 2020. The purpose of JA is to inspire young people and prepare them to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.
The event was organized by A³ ERG (African-American and African Employee Resource Group) & CARES ERG (Community Action, Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability Employee Resource Group). The A³ ERG exists to further the development of diversity & inclusion within Capgemini, as well as promote Capgemini’s core values, with emphasis on the African American community. A³ is focused on networking, mentoring, awareness, recruitment, and retention among those who are interested in African American culture.
CARES ERG has a mission to enhance, support and advance Capgemini’s community engagement and environmental sustainability while providing resources to individual employees to pursue the areas of corporate responsibility and sustainability that are important to them.
Interested in learning more and getting involved with Capgemini North America Employee Resource Groups? Contact the NAR, Corporate Social Responsibility Team