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Run With Purpose Challenge: SAP’s Vision is my Passion

Who am I?            

I am a recent graduate of Bryan College and of the SAP Sales Academy. I went to my small College in TN looking for a


faraway adventure.  Not only was I able to experience a new part of the United States, throughout my time at school I was also able to travel around Italy, Ireland, and Inner city Philadelphia for both study and volunteer projects. It was during my travels that I discovered that I have a passion for people and for making the world a better place.

In my senior year of school I was working at Starbucks and finishing business classes when I heard about the SAP sales academy from a family friend. It was exciting to think about the prospect of working at a global company, so to learn more I watched a YouTube video which ended with SAP’s vision “to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.” I instantly knew that SAP was without a shadow of a doubt where I wanted to work.

What makes me Run with a Purpose at SAP?

Now one year after my acceptance into the Sales Academy and 6 months after starting at SAP, I still know that SAP is without a shadow of a doubt where I want to work.

During the Sales Academy I learned the tools I needed to go into sales at SAP. I built a solid network, practiced presentation skills, shadowed seasoned sales executives, and gained the confidence I needed to step into a sales role at SAP. Every day in the academy I worked my hardest and ran with purpose because I knew that I preparing for a job that would give me ample opportunities to help my customers.   

Now after graduating from the sales academy, I am so excited to say that I am an Account Executive in healthcare. Not only am I in a booming industry surrounded by a fantastic team, I am also able to sell SAP’s healthcare solutions, solutions that help hospitals run better and save lives.

I run with purpose at SAP because I am part of the entire SAP team working “to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.”

Blog It Forward

If you would like to join in on our conversation, please post a blog with “Blog It Forward Challenge” in your blog title and add the tags “run_with_purpose” and “blog_it_forward” to your post. Please respond back to one of the following questions:

  1. 1. My purpose in my work is definitely not ___. I tried ___ out and after this experience I realized it really wasn’t for me, but ___ is. (Give an example of something you tried that may not have worked out, or has helped redirect you to work that has been more enjoyable and rewarding for you.)
  2. 2. What inspires you the most about your work right now?
  3. 3. How do your passions contribute to your work here at SAP?
  4. 4. How does having purpose/passions in your work at SAP allowed for success or advancement?
  5. 5. How do you think your work create a positive impact for other people or the world?
  6. 6. What does it mean to run with purpose and how does it relate to the work you do at SAP?

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