About the Author
I'm Gina Minatel, a technology consultant for health and public service (H&PS). I've just had two amazing years at Accenture, and here's my grad story.
Accenture has a wide range of opportunities to participate in. Projects with different accounts and clients will expose you to as many people and activities as possible. The more you reach out, the more you will discover yourself—what you can do, what you don't like and the types of people you want to surround yourself with. Your varied experiences will help you decide on what future opportunities to take.
I just love the varied work that I do, such as using my degree in environmental science when leading the environmental group for our Corporate Citizenship team and I use my hospitality background to plan events for my account and the Accenture community in Brisbane. Across the year I also spent one day a week for 4 months working with the graduate recruitment team. These sorts of opportunities have been amazing for experiencing a different field within Accenture and contribute towards bringing in the best people for the job and organisation.
An interesting team I’ve been a part of since joining Accenture was called the Militia of Deliverance. I will never forget my scrum master Bruce. He has this charismatic energy to brighten anyone’s day. He always made me feel I was a part of the team and he taught me the foundations of AGILE software delivery. Before joining Accenture, I did not have an IT background so this has been a key driver to my curiosity. I like that I am always learning and discovering new things as I go. In fact, designing back-end services is a new skill I learned this year.
To all new grads joining Accenture I would say give everything a go. If you have a question, just ask.