Meet Niv from Melbourne, a Graduate from Deloitte’s Platform Engineering (DPE) team! Coming from a Sales & Marketing background, Deloitte has opened her eyes to the endless possibilities within Tech for talented people like herself.
She’s currently helping a public sector client implement a new CRM solution as they undergo a massive digital transformation. Pretty cool, right?
Niv Sarma, Business Analyst in Platform Engineering
In the second year of my Masters of Information Systems, I applied for a Grad role at Deloitte. Unfortunately, all positions were full, but the Recruiter who was looking after me asked me if I would be interested in joining a cool new area called Deloitte Platform Engineering (DPE). After she explained the role, my instant reaction was, “Wait, but I can’t code though! Isn’t Tech for developers and coders?”
Though I was a little hesitant, I took up the offer and was pleasantly surprised! Despite DPE being a technical area, you are not expected to have an IT degree to start here as a Grad. The people in DPE are some of the coolest and smartest people that I have ever met in my life. The best thing about being a Grad is that I could get exposure to different areas like Business Analysis, IT Operations, Delivery, Testing, Automation, Development, and so much more!
The best advice I’ve received is from my Project Coach, Rebecca Sheen. She says, “Be Authentic. When your values are consistently demonstrated, trust and respect will soon follow”.
Network! Network! Network! Attend as many networking events organised by your University. It’s such a great opportunity to connect with professionals from the industry and learn more about what they actually do. I found it extremely beneficial for my career progression and also helped a lot with building my self-confidence!