Name: Amruta J.
University: University of Texas, Austin/ Bath School of Management UK,
Degree: BBA- Management Information Systems & Business Honors
Attended IT Elite: 2009
My IT Elite Experience
The IT ELITE Summer Camp provides the best in class hands-on learning experience on everyday work at Procter & Gamble. Students learn real leadership skills like –engage with a diverse team, envision an idea into execution, enabling breakthrough results, and energizing and empowering in a team environment. We benefit from hearing in depth experiences of employees so we can see the variety of opportunities that we can pursue within an IDS Career at Procter & Gamble.
What impressed me most about the IT ELITE Seminar was the level of responsibility and ownership the project work gave the attendees. I had a unique opportunity to solve one of the company’s real problems, and our team’s solution is widely used today!
My favorite camp event was the presentation of our ideas to the leader board of the P&G IT organization. It was an amazing opportunity to bring visibility to my thoughts as a student, practice presentation skills to a highly skilled audience, and get positive recognition for all the hard work our team did throughout the week!
What did you learn from attending summer camp?
I learned project management, rapid mockup and designing skills, and how to lead from the front in a large group of highly accomplished students. I gained a wealth of understanding on team dynamics and how to successfully collaborate with a diverse group of thinkers and personalities.
How did summer camp help shape your decision to join P&G for an internship following the camp, and eventually full time?
Before IT ELITE, I had never considered an internship at Procter & Gamble. After leaving IT ELITE, I was very convinced about the great career that I could have at P&G, and I excitedly looked forward to returning as an intern to meaningfully contribute in the Global Business Services organization!
Advice from Amruta
Pay special attention to the IT ELITE evaluations you take. The most important thing in these evaluations is to be relaxed, take your time, and be yourself. These evaluations help P&G recruiters understand your values and personality so they can determine if you are the right fit for the company. These evaluations also are a great opportunity for you to ask questions about P&G to see if you’d like to work here.
A candidate should strongly consider Procter & Gamble if he/she wants to work in a highly regarded, globally respected, empowering company that enables individuals to make a meaningful contribution toward “touching and improving lives” every day. It’s not just about a job, it’s about a fulfilling career.