Firstly, I have graduated! I am now officially an Engineer thanks to having passed my final semester at the National University of Singapore. :)
This is a relief given the fact that engineering is just NOT my thing. And more so because I don’t feel too much connection with my faculty as a result of which I have no interest what-so-ever to attend my own graduation ceremony. This non-interest was tested when I noticed that all of my friends have registered for theirs.. but no, still don’t feel strong enough for it..
Having said that, I do feel the connection with NUS as such, as it was the wonderfully free environment that enabled me to pursue my own interests and learn and grow as a result.
The next step is starting out at a-connect on the 1st of July. Having just got back from a wonderful 3 day company retreat, I already feel like I’ve started but that’s thanks to a very cool team who’ve made me feel at home already!
What is a-connect?
a-connect is an elite global talent machine that strengthens the execution capabilities of a firm through our network of 1,000 top tier strategy consultants with line management experience.
We deploy people into small and large projects typically where strategy meets
implementation and YOUR success is a measure of our impact! (assuming you = client) :)
What does this mean in more lay man terms?
Imagine you are the conductor of an orchestra and there’s something incomplete about the sound. a-connect would come in and help find a solution – for eg let you know that you are missing a violinist. (That’s the strategy part – which all top tier firms also provide) and then, we also help you find a violinist (this is from our network of 1000 odd independent professionals).
I hope that helps explain it..
What am I going to be doing?
I am joining as an Associate at the Singapore office. But, given the normal track record of past Associates, joining a particular office seems to indicate least time spent there. So, I’m not sure where would be the right answer.
As to what I am going to do, I have a basic idea thanks to the retreat. The main objective in the first few months would be like any other – get trained, learnt lots and hopefully add lots of value..
I have a GMAT challenge coming up on the 29th of June following which work beckons..
Looking forward to it! :)