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Jessica A.

Name

Jessica A.

Role

Security analyst

Location

Singapore

Area of Interest

Technology Careers

Career Area

Security

Education

Nanyang Technological University

What I Do

I joined Accenture in October 2015 as a security analyst. Currently, I am assisting the security consulting manager on different projects. My work enables me to participate in a range of areas, from implementing to testing, so I get to experience the different needs and requirements throughout the project life cycle. Despite the steep learning curve, I’m able to benefit from going through each process stage.

Day in my life

I start the day by reading e-mail, which gives me a clear picture of what I need to accomplish for the week ahead. After this, I complete whatever tasks I’m assigned. These often vary, from devising a solution and exploring new and possible options to verifying a system’s functionality through testing and coming up with a test script. There’s something new to learn each day and work is never boring.

The end of the day is spent catching up with teammates and updating them on the work I’ve done. I usually ask their opinion on how I can improve on a task that I complete ahead of time. Not only do I get valuable feedback but I’m also able to cover any gaps that I might have missed the first time.

Outside the Office

I like to travel and learn new languages, especially the language of the country I am traveling in. This helps me understand and immerse myself in a new culture. It’s also important to try the local cuisine and activities. During my free time, I enjoy singing with my friends. I used to play the piano and perform when I was in university.

My Advice

Always be ready to explore new opportunities, whether in life or at work. You’ll never know what you’re missing if you refuse to take that first step. At Accenture, there are so many opportunities for you to improve yourself, whether it’s through an online training module or exposure on a live project. I was sent to Chicago last February for an analyst course. Throughout the two weeks, I learned many things about my role and responsibility as an analyst. It gave me a clearer picture of what’s expected of me and how I can perform my role even better.