Four weeks ago, I started the Capacent Analyst Rotational Program (CARP), but it doesn’t feel quite like four weeks. I have that wonderfully strange sensation where it feels both like I have been here for years and that yesterday was my first day. A sensation that generally means that you are doing what is right for you.
An important reason for this sensation is the many things I get to do. From the start I have gotten to try my hand at different things, from producing advanced models in excel, to finalizing a delivery report in power point, to going out and helping a customer implement a new monitoring system for their products. On top of this I am engaged in several internal projects, some of which I get to lead myself. Every day is a new day and there is never a dull moment for me. I keep getting surprised when my colleagues say it is time for lunch, because I feel like I just sat down. I think it is as they say, time flies when you are having fun.
Adding to this is the extreme inclusion offered to me by my colleagues. In my first rotation I am with the commercial team and in my second week they had a conference day scheduled, filled with teambuilding and strategy-planning. For them it was natural that I was to be fully part of it, even included in very high level strategic discussions. Another example is one of the internal projects I am working on where I get to work close to management with quite sensitive issues. There truly are no boundaries at Capacent which makes me feel right at home.
These two facets in combination, create a culture where it is possible to get to try many different things and at the same time do them in your own pace. If you are nervous or need to learn something new you can slow it down and if you want to run, you can run. Capacent has really managed to create a culture where everyone can be themselves, not casting everyone in the same mold. I think this is a great strength because it brings out the best in you and your colleagues and allows you to go all the way.