I think I am very lucky.
I did not read the ‘Best Place to Work for’ list the previous year, i was ignorant of how really metamorphic this humble giant called SAP Labs is, pardon me for being a romantic. But i did read the name in a different list. The list of companies coming for campus recruitment to my college.
So I spoke to my Dad, a veteran of the industry world, and on hearing the name SAP, he told me, This is where you should be. He seemed to be very confident and knowing, that the company is a great one, indeed one of the best. I have to come to realize to listen to him unchallenging ever after that day.
So you see, I believe, I didn’t choose SAP Labs, SAP Labs chose me, but its a mistake that i will not repeat again, the mistake of not keeping it my blind choice.
As fresh out of college, I can certainly vouch that terms like ‘Career’, ‘Industry’, and ‘Work-Life Balance’ are theoretical concepts in our minds. Its only after we join the industry, begin our career and start to experience work-life balance, do we understand and grasp the entire idea. Hence its utmost importance that the start is an authentic experience. By authentic I mean an experience which creates an image in the head, develops an idea and forms an opinion almost as close to the actual experience. This is very important, since this is the first time where we come across those terms and experiences, and it’s absolutely necessary that a positive and encouraging feel is imputed by the beginning. And for that, no other place could have served a better purpose than Labs.
It’s because of the trust that the organization places in us that we learn to respect its core values. This is new and refreshing, the trust, is. We come from a place where we were always pushed to do things by others, where we were constantly looked over , but to come to place where we are entrusted with responsibility, it’s a leap, a challenging and pleasant one.
From the day we were introduced to the organization – Fresher’s Day till this day, it has been an absolute delight to be associated with Labs and it has never failed to make us feel special.
Being here makes me believe that I can do things. It’s a great feeling, well associated to the great place I am in.