July 29, 2016
Working with diverse people who can help grow your career
By: Jianchao Fan

At a Careers Fair at my alma mater, the University of Melbourne, I spoke to people who had worked for Accenture for one or two years. Back then, I only knew that Accenture was a global company and had clients in different industries in more than 100 countries. I needed to know how it was like to actually work for the company. After learning more about the Accenture brand and its values, I decided to join the company. I wanted the opportunity to explore different industries, different geographical locations and different roles.

I joined Accenture in February 2014. I had already completed my master of telecommunications engineering and bachelor of electrical and electronic engineering courses, and was keen on taking up challenging and complex roles.

In my first year as an analyst, I worked on IT delivery. My role was to help in client rollout application enhancements, which involved requirement gathering, design, build, test and deployment. The following year, I began working on my current project.

I am currently working at the Melbourne office, as a project specialist for the Fibre to the Basement (FTTB) rollout at the National Broadband Network (NBN). I manage delivery partners through specific phases of the project (survey, design or build phase), with the aim of achieving key milestones. I resolve issues my delivery partners may have. I also report back to the client on progress made in meeting project milestones.

So far, I have helped my current delivery partner exceed its targets for two consecutive months. Because I work with a single client, I get to take on different roles and watch the company transform and grow each year. It is a rewarding experience.

People at Accenture are diverse and fun to work with. They are results-driven, and are team players keen on problem solving. They are highly motivated, and work toward accomplishing both professional and personal goals. When I went to the St. Charles training at Chicago, I met Accenture colleagues from all over the world (Italians, Norwegians, Germans, Americans, Australians, Chinese, you name it). Accenture’s global network is really one of the biggest strengths of the company, and working with the best people across the globe can help you progress in your career.

Because of the people, work flexibility and training resources it provides, I have already recommended Accenture to my friends!

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