Excelling at work while following your passion as a Start2Grow Program graduate
Sirine graduated from ISCAE (Hight Institute of Commerce and Business Administration) in Morocco and Nanjing Audit University in China and has a Master’s degree in Audit and Management Control. This is her story as a Start2Grow Program Graduate.
Tell us about your experience as a CEMA Start2Grow graduate
Working in CEMA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) means embracing diversity. The innovation fueled by ideas that emerge from different minds is invaluable. Hence, relationship building and day-to-day communication with colleagues and customers have been the most favorite part of my Start2Grow journey.
“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom,” said Socrates. Our relationships with others inspire growth, insights and innovative ways of thinking. They encourage me to leave my comfort zone and reflect on my strengths andcapabilities, while simultaneously learning to appreciate others and enhancing my emotional intelligence.
As a Junior Supplies Category Manager for North-West Central Africa & Islands, I collaborate and learn on the go. There are always new opportunities to grasp and innovative solutions to discover.
What’s like being part of the HP Family?
HP is not only about reinventing technology but reinventing yourself when it comes to balancing creative with organizational tasks. I love the fact that I can bring my whole self to work and could use both hemispheres of my brain.
From day one, I have been given myriad resources, training, and tools to develop and create a custom career path that is aligned with my interests and long-term aspirations.
This pretty much sums up the CEMA culture and Start2Grow philosophy. I remember the first time I heard this statement during my earliest meetings, it blew my mind!
Moreover, I am happy that I have a manager who is an inspirational leader capable of driving his team to gain momentum and making bold moves. He utilizes constructive feedback ensure everyone’s voice is heard and matters.
I think it is paramount to my professional and personal development to be part of HP, where people are the most powerful and valuable company asset.
Balancing work while following your passion
One of the best aspects of my job is also work-life balance. The daily life of a Sales Graduate is very challenging yet it leaves room for my personal development.
Outside of work I gravitate around arts.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Pablo Picasso.
It has always been a real passion – the impulse of creation is perhaps among the most telling, and reveals my identity. Not only does it help me reinvent and relieve myself from stress but it enhances my analytical skills with an emphasis on both the visible and the invisible to the eyes.
Art intensifies my attention to detail and the ability to step back and embrace various perspectives.
Art also helps me develop patience and perseverance which are crucial ingredients of success in the workplace as well.
As a beginner, I have started looking at world-renowned masterpieces and challenged myself to reach the same level one day. Following countless obstacles, failures and moments of self-doubt, I built resilience when faced with a challenge and have greatly improved the quality of my artwork.
The above-mentioned skills are easily transferable to my field of work and are valuable in life in general.
How are HP tools helping you to become a better artist?
Another dimension to my progression as an artist is attributable to my HP experience. The new laptops HP Spectre x360 and HP Envy x360 made me think of entering the digital art arena using a high-precision pen that handles sensitivity when inking and shading, so I don’t have to carry on my tools to draw, I can do it anywhere.
Without any doubt, being part of Start2Grow is a real opportunity to shape your own way in a dream company and be surrounded by successful people who are willing to support you on the way to becoming the best version of yourself.
If you loved Sirine’s story, start your own by applying to our Start2Grow program here.