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Stephanie

Stephanie

Senior Software Engineer – Financial Services

USA

Experienced professionals

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

I started at Capgemini in August 2021 as a software engineer, working towards and eventually obtaining a certificate in Guidewire. During this time, I was reporting to a project team that helped clients implement new software and helped clients as they were going through this transition.

In May of 2022, I pivoted into a new role, where I am now a Marketing Specialist with the Capgemini Adobe Center of Excellence. I got this new role by networking with leadership in the Chicago office after an in-office event.  

Currently, every day looks different. Generally, I perform various pre-sales and reporting activities each week, and I coordinate executive members’ schedules and prepare for virtual events. I often work with both our onshore Capability Leads and our Offshore Team Leads to assist with a variety of tasks. While I am not coordinating or planning these things, I spend my time learning and exposing myself to Adobe technologies, researching, and organizing things for the center.

In addition to my everyday role, I enjoy planning events for other entry-level professionals – also known as NGTs (Next-Generation Talent) – in the Chicago area to network and grow within Capgemini. I am a committee member for the NGT In-Office Weekly events for the Chicago office. Within this role, I wrote an article for the NGT newsletter recapping the April 20th “Capgemini’s Young Professionals/Next Generation Talent (NGT) Global Kick Off – Meet our Leaders Around the World” meeting and have helped advocate for the importance of networking opportunities for young professionals.

What has been the most memorable moment in your Capgemini journey?

I attended an in-office session with executive guest speakers at the Chicago office back in March of 2022. During this moment, I asked a question that would change the trajectory of my career at Capgemini. Since my prior professional and educational background had a strong focus on marketing, I had asked one of the executives if there was any way I could learn more about marketing positions available at Capgemini. Instead of just offering information, I was offered a marketing position at the Adobe Center of Excellence! After clearing this with my managers and a few interviews later, I became the Marketing Specialist for the Adobe Center of Excellence. I am so grateful to have visited the Chicago office that day, and I encourage others to go into the office as well. You never know how it may change your life!

What do you love about working at Capgemini?

I really enjoy the opportunity to learn more about the technologies I use daily at Capgemini, as it enhances my professional portfolio. I thoroughly enjoy learning all that I can about the Adobe Center of Excellence, and about the specific Adobe technologies I am currently training on. In my role as a Marketing Specialist, I have many opportunities to sharpen my speaking and presentation skills. This role has also given me great feedback from professionals on how to take my skills and career at Capgemini to the next level. I believe that each day is a new opportunity to perform at my best and continue my career path in Capgemini.

How are you working towards Getting the Future You Want?

I like to solicit feedback whenever possible, as it is part of growing into a professional career. Building on my strengths and taking time to work on my areas of improvement are just two of the ways I am building a positive future for myself at Capgemini. Learning is also a large part of my career growth, and I am grateful for the numerous resources and real-time training that I can learn from.

What advice would you give to someone joining Capgemini?

I would tell them to absorb as much information and feedback as you can – learning is the first step to success! At Capgemini, we have lots of opportunities to learn and grow, and it is important to take charge of your own learning. I’d add that you should be confident in asking for help when in doubt. If you do need help, the sooner you raise your hand the more time you will have to get on the right path.