Why I work at SAP —
1) Reason 1 – Empowering the Next Generation Talent to meet real demand in Careers. My own purpose is the make career empowering education accessible to learners in all ages and all walks of life. SAP University Alliances and I crossed paths in my University studies 3 years ago, and provided me with career empowering education and meaningful hands-on interaction with real industry challenges over the past two years I have had the privilege of advanced exposure to Industry through the SAP University Alliances programs, not only classroom and MOOC training and certificates — but most powerfully by hands-on competitions such as InnoJams that I was able to join and sharpen my skills and learning in.
This year I have had the privilege to help SAP make the world of Universities and Schools in the Bay Area run better, and provide better opportunities to rising young people to explore and fill career gaps in technology, business, and design — especially among the SAP Ecosystem – who have these ever evolving roles in demand. One of the small ways we are accomplishing this in the Bay Area are through opens weekly hands-on meetups on topics such as Design, Entrepreneurship Literacy, and InnoJams.
2) Reason 2 – Team of inspiring professionals to work together with: The people I have met in my work at SAP continually inspire me to – especially my immediate team in the SAP University Alliances. I am consistently impressed with the forward and open thinking, dogged determination to succeed, and experienced skill sets with which they execute an extraordinary repertoire of impactful activities in North America and Globally which expand the opportunities that Professors and other faculty at university have to empower their students and research at thousands of insitutions of Higher Learning globally.
One of the great examples of this is Project Propel – I’d recommend you visit the following blog to see the impressive experience Julian Vanderhost is receiving from his SAP career as a new MIS graduate: http://scn.sap.com/community/uac/blog/2015/07/08/blog-it-forward–elevate. To illustrate some more of this impact that SAP University Alliances is having I’d also recommend you to follow the ongoing blogs of one of the industry ready star talents coming up through SAP University Alliances, Casey Condon, student at Drexel University : https://scn.sap.com/community/uac/blog/2015/07/07/blog-it-forward–sapphire-now-and-project-propel