May 2018

Our Start2Grow Graduate Program aims to develop the HP leaders of tomorrow by providing focused sales curriculum while committing to support graduates in creating meaningful, long-term careers where they can continuously tackle new challenges and relish various business experiences.

Fresh thinking, diversity of backgrounds and beliefs are key to help us pioneer Printing and Computing worldwide and innovate continuously.

Thabiso Padi is a Big Data Analyst for the Africa Enterprise Solutions team in Johannesburg, who joined HP as a Start2Grow Graduate in 2017. He shared with us a few insights on the program, life at HP and the lessons learned so far:

Contributed by Liz Alves.

Let’s play a game: two of the following statements about Denise Polanco, executive assistant to President and CEO Dion Weisler are true and one is false. Can you try to guess which one is false?

  • Denise attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she met business, political, and industry leaders.
  • She delivered a speech at Sales Leadership Kickoff for an executive whose flight was delayed.
  • She styled the executive leadership in Western clothes for an event at the governor of Idaho’s ranch.

As a working mom, Adrienne Massie, Employee Engagement Management for HP Americas, is constantly finding ways to connect and balance her personal and professional life.

Manuel, a manager for Customer Support, has been with HP for 19 years. At first, he was delivering remote phone support, but after seeing a DesignJet team’s large-format color print, he fell in love with the quality of the print and the explosion of colors and knew the team was for him. He also happens to have reinvented himself as a digital artist, perfecting his work and techniques using HP tools to achieve it.