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On 11 May 2018, 150 bright-eyed graduates from across India travelled to SAP Labs India in Bangalore to attend Freshers’ Day 2018. The one-of-a-kind event, held annually on the Labs India campus, celebrates the best and brightest who will be starting their SAP career in the coming months. And what a welcome they had.

In a fun-filled day of activities, the Freshers were treated to inspiring talks from SAP leaders and guest speaker entrepreneur Varun Agarwal; took part in a team-building workshop where they had to build a jeep from scratch, and were entertained by special guest comedian Kanan Gill who left the crowd in stitches.

I spoke to 12 graduates to find out their thoughts on the experience and why they are excited to be part of SAP.

Shantanu Sharma

I am from… New Delhi, India.
I joined SAP because… I want to help make the world a better place.
I am most excited… to learn about the different SAP technologies which help huge organizations run better.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… getting to see how SAP uses augmented reality to help factories run efficiently.
I love working in tech because… it enables us to come up with efficient solutions for everyday problems faced by a large number of people.

 

Kanishka Amar Bhambhani

I am from… Pune, India.
I joined SAP because…. it is among the leading organizations known for their work culture and innovations in technology.
I am most excited about… working and gaining knowledge from the amazing and talented minds at SAP.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was…. there were too many! From learning about new technology, to laughing our hearts during Kanan Gill’s show, and the message given by entrepreneur Varun Agarwal on chasing our dreams without thinking – every session taught us something new. I am grateful that SAP considers us stars that will help them create a constellation.
I love working in tech because… it not only connects people from different cities, states and even countries but brings them together under an organization where they work on one single goal – to help people evolve and make their lives better with each passing minute.

 

Samiksha Deshmukh

I am from… Mumbai, India.
I joined SAP because… it’s the best company to work for!
I am most excited about… entering the IT industry with an amazing company with the friendliest people.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day… was listening to Gemma Hudson’s motivational talk. She inspired me to take chances to seek for opportunities in difficult situations.
I love working in tech because… it is meaningful work that develops and changes rapidly with time. There are a lot of opportunities to learn and grow.

 

Latika Sarna (Left)

I am from… Pune, India
I joined SAP because… it’s a great place to work amalgamated with an awesome organizational environment.
I am most excited about… starting my professional journey at SAP Labs.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… the motivational talks, various activities and comedian Kanan Gill.
I love working in tech because… we solve challenging problems every day.

Ashwini Joshi (Right)

I am from… Pune, India.
I joined SAP because… I am interested in ERP and S/4 HANA. SAP also has excellent online reviews from employees.
I am most excited about… working on different platforms and technologies.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day… was the workshop where we got to build a jeep with a team.
I love working in tech because… technology is constantly evolving.

 

Shreya Pekam (Left)

I am from… Nanded, India.
I joined SAP because… of its varied technology verticals, great learning scope and its excellent work culture.
I am most excited about… joining the company on 2nd of July and the wonderful opportunities that are awaiting.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… the workshop in which we performed in teams, the session on digital transformation in the industry sector, and Kanan Gill’s stand-up comedy.
I love working in tech because… I learn something new every moment and keeps me motivated to believe the unbelievable.

Prachi Ghawade (Right)

I am from… Pune, India.
I joined SAP because… SAP is my dream come true.
I am most excited about… being a part of world-leading organization like SAP and making the world a better place to live!
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… the workshop where we made our jeep and we won first prize!
I love working in tech because… I am passionate about technology.

 

Naman Jain

I am from… New Delhi, India.
I joined SAP because… it’s one of the best places to work in India.
I am most excited about… learning new technologies.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… listening to reputable people talk about new technologies.
I love working in tech because… it solves real-life problems.

 

Utkarash Singh

I am from… Varanasi, India. It’s also known as City of Ghats.
I joined SAP because… SAP works on wide technological areas and I think it’s the best place for me to explore new areas and make a change in people’s lives.
I am most excited about… new challenges and a new life at SAP.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… getting advice from speaker Gemma Hudson, which I can apply to my daily life. “Don’t be in a hurry. Be as you are. Give yourself time, and explore new opportunities.”
I love working in tech because… it’s the best way to make a change in people’s daily lives.

 

Kirti Sinha

I am from… New Delhi, India.
I joined SAP because… I read that SAP is among the top 5 places to work in India. During my interviews, the people I met gave a positive impression of a great workplace.
I am most excited about… working with amazing teammates at SAP.
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day… if I had to choose one, it was the jeep building workshop, because it showed the importance of team work.
I love working in tech because… of the impact it has on the lives of people.

 

Prabhat Agarwal

I was born in… Turin, Italy, but grew up in India.
I joined SAP because… of the great innovations that are being made in the Labs India, and its great work culture.
I am most excited about… how I will contribute to SAP’s large ecosystem and meeting inspiring leaders.
My favorite part of Fresher’s Day… was getting inspired to become great leaders and learning about following our passion, while keeping company goals in mind.
I love working in tech because… I am eager to learn about innovative technologies.

 

Nilisha Maheshwari

I was born in… Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India, but have lived in Bangalore for the past 20 years.
I joined SAP because… I didn’t want just a job, but a career and SAP is the best place to be. The work SAP does is incorporated by businesses all over the world and it definitely brings a lot of pride.
I am most excited about…. the journey I will have with SAP, the kind of work, the diversity of people, the variety of activities and a lot more things that will help both me and the company grow!
My favorite part of Freshers’ Day was… the team building workshop, the Dil Se Early Talent panel discussion and the goodies! Comedian Kanan Gill topped off what was already an immensely entertaining and fun day.
I love working in tech because… it is something that drives both the world and me! Technology is something that I am really passionate about and I give my all for it. It’s amazing to see when your code actually makes a difference in people’s lives and adds value.


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  1. Caroleigh Deneen

    Great summary and photos of what sounds like an awesome event. Thank you for sharing the fresh perspectives of the 12 participants, it’s invigorating. Sitting all the way around the world, I also LOVE working in tech at SAP because of the international connections with super smart people who have a common goal to improve lives with technology. A warm welcome to you all 🙂

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