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Capgemini Philippines

  • 50,000 - 100,000 employees

Charleston Franklin Uy

What you need is the ability to learn and adapt to the situation given to you. It is vital to acknowledge that you are someone that doesn’t know anything thus you should be asking questions.

What's your job about?

I am currently a Business Analyst and doing Pre-Sales for other projects. As a business analyst, it is my job to define business requirements, create a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities, and solutions for the business. I also help with the program manager for pre-sales such as resource loading, the scope of work and deck presentations. I usually start my day by checking any urgent messages in Microsoft Teams and check my emails for any updates on the projects. After answering messages and emails, I’ll usually try to take up online courses if I have nothing to do before our daily cadence. We usually have a morning meeting to align with everyone’s tasks and deliverables for the day or the week. I’d also meet up with my supervisor when doing resource loading or modifying the scope of work to make sure everything is where it should be. We cap off the day by aligning once more and see if there are any tasks or deliverables that are still pending. From there, it’s back to online learning since it’s important to upskill while you have the time.

What's your background?

I was an athletic kid and played football as varsity in my high school. At the same time, I had an interest in information technology, specifically building computers, which made me decide to enrol in computer engineering at De La Salle University-Manila. Not only did I study as an engineering student, I was also an athlete so I had to balance studying and playing for my alma mater. Juggling those two was a challenging task but I eventually made my way and finished my degree in computer engineering. After graduating from college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted in my career. I started with a job in sales in the computer industry since I didn’t have a clear goal in my career. After a while, I knew that this wasn’t a career that I really wanted so I decided to shift to a more IT-centric career. I was able to land on a platform manager role but due to the pandemic, I was, unfortunately, part of the casualty. But then I was able to find the graduate program of Capgemini and since then, have learned so much from it. From doing online educational courses to hands-on training, I could never imagine that I am able to grow so much in such a short time. I truly regret not finding the program sooner as I could have not wasted my efforts, but alas, we can just charge that to experience.

Could someone with a different background do your job?

I suppose anyone with a thirst for knowledge and an interest in IT would excel in this career. What you need is the ability to learn and adapt to the situation given to you. It is vital to acknowledge that you are someone that doesn’t know anything thus you should be asking questions. May it be a dumb or an excellent question, you should have the ability to keep on asking questions to clarify anything that you 3 have no knowledge about. You shouldn’t be embarrassed by it and know that you are here to learn and to strive to excel on the tasks that are given to you.

What's the coolest thing about your job?

What I love about my job is the ability to upskill. Capgemini encourages you to learn so that you are not only improving yourself, but you are also giving back to the company in terms of a quality employee. You would be able to contribute more to projects and aim to higher places. I also love being able to choose what role I can take to achieve my career goals which are rare in most companies. I can make the career that I want to achieve.

What are the limitations of your job?

I think that being ready to be called at anytime is one of the things that is quite annoying. Imagine that you are going to eat dinner and suddenly, you need to answer an urgent call for the project. It’s hectic but it is worth it once you reach the end of the project. Seeing all your hard work and know that it’s your blood, sweat, and tears that made it possible.

3 pieces of advice for yourself when you were a student...

Here are my 3 pieces of advice if I were to meet myself back in university:

  • Find your career goal as soon as possible. Search for a job that interests you and explore the details of the job. You should start looking for ways to attain skills that are necessary for that specific job.
  • Don’t be in a rush to join adulthood. Enjoy your college life as much as you can.
  • Find yourself a mentor or a graduate program to help you kickstart your career. Having a good foundation will help you tremendously in reaching your goals.