Industry Profiles

  • Overview

    Our members have gained a wealth of experience in professional industries across the globe, and we pride ourselves on having a very diverse set of career interests. Here you can explore the various industries our brothers have engaged with, and get an inside look at what career path might interest you. Along with a description of each industry, you'll find personal anecdotes by our members and reflections on how Beta Alpha Psi helped them along their path.

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    Choosing a Career Path in Consulting

    By VK Vu — Bain & Co, Associate Consultant

    Tell us about yourself.

    I’m a senior at UC Berkeley, majoring in Business Administration at Haas School of Business and minoring in Industrial Engineering Operations Research. In attending Berkeley one of my biggest goals was to become very involved in extra-curricular activities and explore the plethora of opportunities that the school had to offer. In my college career I have been a part of Beta Alpha Psi and Berkeley Consulting since freshman year. Beyond that I was also involved as an Account Manager at The Daily Californian, Internal Vice President of Haas Business School Association, and Vice President of Lean In.

    What challenges have you faced in your career? What tough decisions have you made to get where you are?

    I think one of the biggest misconceptions I had was that I was supposed to know what I wanted to do right out of college. Through my extracurricular involvements, my professional opportunities, and the mentors in my network, I was able to recognize that the first job out of college is not the be-all, end-all. Consulting as a career path is a great opportunity for me to continue exploring and searching for my passion while being surrounded by the most intelligent and hard-working people. I have often had to make tough decisions between career choices and I know they will be even more difficult in the future. Yet, I am confident that consulting is the most ideal environment for me right out of college because of the amount of personal growth and professional development that the industry fosters.

    Why did you decide to work for Bain?

    Through my summer internships and professional development, I quickly realized that one of the most important factors to optimize in your ideal career is the people you work with. As I researched about the firms in the consulting industry, I learned that Bain not only is a top consulting firm that attracts some of the most impactful cases but Bain also cultivates a collegiate culture that attracts the brightest and most genuine people to be a part of the firm. The people who work at Bain are friends who inspire me with their drive and attitude as well as mentors who welcome me with their wisdom and approachability.

    What are some of the biggest surprises that you’ve come across in your job as a consultant?

    One of the best things about consulting is how steep the learning curve is. Day-in and day-out, I am constantly surprised by how much knowledge I gain on the job. Each day is different whether I am sitting in meetings with my manager, doing intense secondary research, parsing through the data from surveys that we collected, or taking notes in an expert call, I am constantly discovering new ways to approach a problem and gathering in-depth knowledge about an industry. I love that, in consulting, the moment that you get comfortable at your job is the moment that your peers and managers are going to push you to the next level.

    What type of individual would you recommend consulting to?

    In consulting, cases can range in a spectrum of industries from industrial to media to tech to energy. In the first few years, it is often the case that a consultant would explore the different industries. Therefore, one of the most important characteristics I think a consultant should have is to be intellectually curious. Sometimes one can get assigned a case in an industry that may not necessarily appeal to them at first but more often than not, consultants are usually surprised by how interesting the work and the problem can be! That’s why when an individual is open and excited about the opportunity to learn and solve business problems, they would be more passionate about the work and foster a positive environment for others to work with.

    How has BAP influenced your decision to work in consulting?

    To be honest, I was not exposed to what consulting was before I joined BAP. I was first introduced to consulting during the pledging process. There were workshops which gave us exposure to the different types of work opportunities. Through the case presentations that I worked on in BAP, I recognized how much I conducting in-depth research to present business solutions to real world enterprise problems. Not only that, I was also able to reach out to alumni within the BAP network who worked in the consulting industry. They were able to talk to me about their day-to-day work life as well as gave me advice on how to prepare myself for the recruitment process.

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    Key Insights into Energy Consulting

    By Dexter Liu — Navigant, Consultant

    Tell us about your job at Navigant.

    My name is Dexter Liu and I graduated from Cal in December 2013. I’m currently working at Navigant Consulting in their Energy practice, where I consult primarily utilities, government agencies and corporations on a wide variety of energy topics These clients include Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the Department of Energy and the California Public Utilities Commission, while the topics I deal with span the whole energy spectrum – solar, energy efficiency, combined heat and power and more. My work is highly varied and can range from analyzing possible microgrid investments across the United States to projecting energy efficiency potential across all of California for lighting, HVAC and many other products for the next twenty years.

    What challenges have you faced in your career? What tough decisions have you made to get where you are?

    It’s difficult to find your way in the energy industry because there’s no established path – there are few people who can help you find valuable internships and full-time opportunities. I found that structured campus recruiting programs were limited. Because of all this, the biggest decision that I made was to stray off the finance/consulting/banking route and develop my own route and strategy toward landing an impactful, challenging job in energy. That isn’t to say that it’s impossible to get into energy – I’m there now, after all. See my response below on key advice to get into the industry.

    What makes your industry unique and different from others?

    Energy is a commodity, but it is a commodity that is different from almost every other commodity in the world. Electricity is different from gold, oil and corn because there is extremely little storage capacity. That means that supply and demand need to be matched at every single second in the year. This creates highly complex and interesting power markets. If a large cloud reduces the output of solar panels by 20% over San Francisco, the grid has to somehow increase the output of other generation resources by the exact same amount, on the dot. When 5 million people turn off their lights when they go to sleep at night, the grid has to ramp down power supply by a corresponding amount in a few short hours. This is slowly changing with the introduction of larger capacity storage systems but on the whole, it’s an industry where you have to instantaneously match supply and demand.

    What is the future outlook of the energy industry? Where are things trending toward?

    The future of the energy industry has never been brighter than it is now (pun intended). Despite all the talk of falling oil prices and lowering renewable energy subsidies, there is an explosion of activity in the clean energy direction. Nearly every single state in the USA has a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) that requires the state to procure a certain percentage of electricity from renewable sources. Let me put that into perspective – that means renewable energy is not just incentivized by the government – it’s legally required. There is a huge effort underway to move from a centralized power grid, which involves your typical large, rural power plants and billion-dollar transmission lines, toward a distributed system with residential solar rooftops and energy storage. The following is not an exaggeration: this is the largest change in the energy industry since the late 1800s.

    What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in this industry?

    It’s critical that you start as early as possible and develop some experience and industry knowledge through both relevant internships and classes. This is an industry where it is laughably easy to tell if you’re BS-ing your interest in energy through a simple question: what’s the difference between energy and power? There are great internship opportunities out there (PG&E, SunEdison, Stem, Tesla Motors and plenty more) and Cal offers great energy classes, which include:

    • Energy and Society (ER 100 – Dan Kammen, a legend in energy circles)
    • Energy and Environmental Markets (UGBA 117)
    • Electric Power Systems (ER 254)
    • Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies (CEE 290)

    Additionally, be proactive. Reach out to people in your professional network (LinkedIn is great) and see if you can score informational interviews with interesting companies. Go to information sessions, however infrequent they may be. Check the career sections of major energy companies/organizations.

    How has BAP prepared you with the skills to work for the energy industry?

    The skills you learn with BAP are obviously not specific to energy – and that’s a great thing, because that means you’re prepared for any industry you want to go into. Nowhere else will you get the chance to have a whole organization of members who dedicate ten weeks of their time for the sole purpose of helping you develop as a professional. This is a list of both technical and ‘softer’ skills you work on: public-speaking, problem-solving, accounting, finance, networking, resume, cover letters, Excel, PowerPoint, case studies, case competitions, informational interviews and probably quite a few others I left out.

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    Working with NetApp's Product Operations Team

    By Matthew Xuereb — NetApp, Financial Analyst

    Tell us about your job at NetApp.

    Hello, my name is Matthew Xuereb and I currently work for NetApp, a Network Storage and Data Management company in a financial planning and analysis role. I support the Product Operations team, which is basically the engineering side of the firm. Like most FP&A roles, my responsibilities include forecasting OpEx and headcount budgets. This comprises of things like talking to the business heads on the engineering side and determining which projects will get funding and how many heads they can hire. On top of that, I consolidate the numbers for all the groups within Product Operations to be presented to the corporate side of the company.

    What sort of student were you at UC Berkeley?

    At Berkeley, I was an economics major, mainly interested in finance and international economic affairs. I was heavily involved with Beta Alpha Psi and was both President and Pledge Director, along with a number of other cabinet positions. With my friends from BAP, I was part of our intramural soccer and basketball teams that played almost every semester. Outside of business organizations, I participated on the UC Berkeley triathlon team during my freshman and sophomore years.

    How did you learn about opportunities to work at NetApp? What are common networking practices for your job?

    I learned about NetApp from a combination of hearing about them during career fairs as well as having a fellow BAP member intern there previously. Generally, most technology companies have a fairly similar recruiting schedule. Full time recruiting starts early in the fall semester with on campus recruiting events where you can talk to people recently out of college in the positions you are going for. On top of that, there are generally campus-wide career fairs where you can talk to the recruiter. If you get an on campus interview and get passed that, you go to the company’s campus to have a final string of interviews (also sometimes called a “super day”).

    Why made you apply and why did you decide to work for NetApp?

    I decided to apply to NetApp mostly because of the cultural reputation that it had. Before, going into corporate finance, I had worked at Moelis & Co. an elite boutique investment bank and while you learn a lot in such a role, I did not match with the overly intense culture and wanted something that was more conducive to a work life balance. On top of that, NetApp has a lot of good benefits outside of pay, health, etc like an on campus gym and flexible hours.

    Walk us through a typical workday.

    A “typical” day depends on the time in relation to the quarter/month end. During the quarter end process, my role consists of comparing forecasts we made previously to the actuals that came in during the quarter in terms of OpEx and Headcount. With this information, we will have to explain to the corporate side the variances between what was forecasted and what actually came in. On top of this, we will make forecasts for the next quarter, which means we will have to go over current and new project’s funding.

    What type of events are held for employees at NetApp?

    At work, we have a number of events for everyone at the company, people in finance, people in PropOps (the part of the business I support), and NCG events, which stands for New College Grads. The NCG program is a rotation program in finance for people who have recently graduated with their undergraduate degrees. The NCG events range from volunteer events, which we get paid time off for, to holiday parties at restaurants nearby. It does a lot to create a community inside a larger organization and exposes you to multiple facets of the business on the finance side of things.

    How has BAP prepared you with the skills to work for the tech industry?

    BAP has prepared me for working in the tech industry in a number of ways. Primarily, it expanded my horizons in terms of the different types of jobs that were available in finance. Before working in tech, I was interested in investment banking, specifically in tech M&A and I was able to try that out before figuring out that it wasn’t meant for me. This is very important when it comes to looking for careers since you will be at a firm out of college for at least two years and it will shape your career for years to come. This is something that BAP is extremely good at because the internships and full time positions of the members and alumni are very diverse and everyone is open to helping you figure out exactly what you want to do.

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    My Journey to Investment Banking

    By Amelia Park — Citi, Investment Banking Summer Analyst

    Tell us about yourself.

    When I came to Berkeley, I had no idea what career path that I wanted to pursue. I dedicated my first couple of years to joining various organizations and figuring out what my interests were – I joined Beta Alpha Psi my freshman year, as well as the ASUC, the Leadership Award Scholars Association, and a research team at Haas. While I knew that I would be applying to Haas my sophomore year, I still enjoyed taking non-business classes, such as in the Asian America Studies, Gender and Women Studies, and Economics departments. In terms of professional interests, I developed my interests by applying to various internships and speaking to many members and alumni of BAP.

    Tell us about your internship at Citi.

    I worked at Citi’s Technology Investment Banking division in San Francisco during my junior summer. I would say without a doubt that the internship far exceeded my expectations. While I only worked for 10 weeks, I was able to learn an incredible amount about the industry as well as skills necessary for the job such as financial modeling. The week-long training program in New York was another great component of the internship – we were able to not only speak to professionals working in various groups, but also meet and socialize with other interns. Aside from everything that I learned and the training program, the best part of my internship was working with my team. Everyone in my group was incredibly patient and willing to help you, and I never felt that I was being treated as an intern, rather as just another full-time employee.

    What challenges have you faced in your career? What tough decisions have you made to get where you are?

    I came into Berkeley having no idea what industry that I wanted to pursue so I ended up trying out many different internships in varying fields before ultimately deciding on investment banking. I would say that one of the largest challenges throughout the entire process was making that final decision – to me, this was a challenge because I felt that 4 years wasn’t enough for me to explore all of my career interests. Although I ended up choosing the right industry for me, I do believe that I would have enjoyed the opportunity to further explore other less conventional industries.

    How did you learn about opportunities to work at Citi? What are common networking practices for investment banking?

    I learned about investment banking internship and full-time opportunities through BAP members and alumni, Callisto, and doing my own research on company websites. There would also be a good number of other members would be applying into the same industry so we would be able to discuss deadlines and inform each other about upcoming application deadlines. Alumni not just from BAP but also from Berkeley in general were able to forward information regarding application deadlines. At Cal, there is also a period of time, typically in November – December, in which firms will come onto campus and hold info-sessions for students to network and learn more about potential career opportunities.

    What type of events are held at Citi for interns?

    During my internship at Citi, there were a lot of events that the team held for both summer analyst and MBA interns. For instance, we would often go to happy hour at the end of the week, and the senior bankers put in a lot of effort to plan the mid-summer office retreat. There was also an intern mentorship program which paired each intern with two senior bankers. On top of all of this, there was a summer intern training program that was held in New York for a week. During this program, all interns from across the nation attended training classes together as well as many social events.

    How has BAP influenced your decision to work in investment banking?

    BAP was one of the largest factors that influenced my decision to pursue investment banking. Before I joined BAP, I had very limited information regarding what the industry actually was and what I would be doing day to day as an analyst. After joining, I learned about the industry from members who had previous internships and alumni who were already working full-time at various banks and private equity firms. Not only did BAP teach me about the industry, but also gave me the resources to be connected to professionals at various banks and the skills to be successful in interviews. At the same time, I would not necessarily say that BAP pushed me in a certain direction but rather supported me in every career choice that I made. Even when I was unsure of what path I wanted to pursue, there were always members for me to talk to and get advice from.

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    My Summer at Morgan Stanley

    By Jerry Zhao — Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Summer Analyst

    Tell us about yourself.

    I am currently a senior here at Cal. My initial involvement with BAP traces back to freshman year, and I have taken various roles within the brotherhood since then. I am pursuing a double major in Applied Math and Operations Research & Management Science. In addition to BAP and academics, I have taken on multiple internships in a wide range of fields including venture capital, consulting, and investment banking to supplement my college education.

    Tell us about your internship at Morgan Stanley.

    My most recent position as a summer analyst with Morgan Stanley gave me a solid introduction to the field of investment banking and professional work environment. Besides the improvements in financial and analytical skills over the course of ten weeks, team camaraderie and other soft skills such as communication, expectation & time management, are also focuses of the program. The goal was for us to experience both aspects of life as an investment banker at the firm—social events with colleagues across teams and groups, and the same level of work intensity as full-time analysts back in the office.

    How did you learn about opportunities to work at Morgan Stanley? What are common networking practices for investment banking?

    Most of the exposure to investment banking came from within the fraternity and its extensive alumni network. Initial introduction to what it means and what it takes to be an investment banker came from listening to past experiences. For my case in particular, the fraternity has a long history with Morgan Stanley, and so reaching out to the alumni with current analyst/associate positions offers great insight to the company’s hiring process and work culture. The fraternity network extends to most bulge bracket banks and the elite middle market/boutique firms.

    What qualities are companies looking for when hiring an investment banking summer analyst?

    Aside from a track record of solid (and sometimes diverse) professional and academic achievements, the firms take how well one manages time and stress into consideration. Interviews are conducted so that the firm can evaluate how well one can perform on the job, and hence the commonly asked questions about handling conflicts and difficult situations. Another key element they look for in a candidate is the ability to think in the supervisor’s shoes, and anticipate work before it is assigned (or work that was never assigned but is of great value to the supervisor or the client).

    Can you walk us through a typical workday?

    As most professionals would tell you, no one day is a typical day—nevertheless here’s a general picture: Mornings are usually a bit more hectic than the rest of the day, as your inbox gets filled up with new assignments and news feeds from various sources about the market and industry activities. By the time you fend off email by email and request by request, your buddies (usually from the same intern class, just like you have your pledge brothers) would call you to lunch. Afternoons are usually quieter unless there are urgent client requests. As rush hour approaches, so does another wave of assignments, which will generally last you till after dinner. Depending on the day, team drinks, events, or activities usually take place here—and yes, sadly you do have to come back afterwards.

    What advice would you give to someone who is considering applying for a job at Morgan Stanley?

    Be genuine, humble, and positive. If you ask a senior banker why he has stayed in the industry for this long, he will mostly likely answer it is because of the group of people he works with. Any student or candidate selected for the interview is of the highest caliber—in other words, having the ability to convince other people that working with you will be a positive experience is the differentiating factor.

    How has BAP prepared you with the skills to work as an investment banker?

    The set of skills acquired through the pledging program is applied constantly from the application/interview process to the internship. Aside from technical skills and finance knowledge, which BAP conveniently makes available for all members, many skills such as communication, time management, and attention to detail, are developed through long-term training and working with experienced senior members and peers.

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    So, you're interested in marketing?

    By Vivian Cheng — Salesforce, Online Marketing Manager

    Tell us about yourself.

    Hello, my name is Vivian and I recently graduated December 2014 as an Economics and Consumer Behavior(ISF) double major. Currently I am working as an Online Marketing Manager at Salesforce.

    Tell us about your professional responsibilities at Salesforce.

    As an Online Marketing Manager I work various demand generation channels such as SEM (search engine marketing) and Paid Social Advertising. I support campaign management, ad operations, reporting, and ad trafficking for Pardot, and Platform (two of Salesforce's product offerings). We also build relationships with third-party marketing partners and vendors to develop new opportunities. Our team has the responsibility of managing multi-million dollar budgets across all of our products, and optimizing all of our channels to get the most out of that budget. Our results are tied directly to how much revenue we create for the company. It involves a lot of tracking software and Excel.

    What qualities are companies looking for when hiring for marketers?

    • A sense of purpose and passion for the company/passion/industry/product. As a marketer, you live and breathe your product. If you don't believe in it, you won't understand your customer and how to market to them.
    • Strong Math/Analytical/Research skills. Marketing is all about finding new opportunities and tracking success. A lot of what I do involves pulling huge amounts of campaign data from various sources and making sense of it. Experience and finesse with any analytics product and Excel is a huge plus.
    • Self starters who are capable of handling multiple projects, meeting tight deadlines, and working both autonomously and collaboratively. As a marketer at a large company, your team plugs into the bigger marketing picture: creative, product marketing (messaging/strategy), marketing ops, events, etc.

    How did you learn about opportunities to work at Salesforce?

    I applied for my first Salesforce opportunity as an Account Management Intern through LinkedIn, networked internally to land an interview for my second position as an Online Marketing Intern, and then transitioned full-time to my current role. Salesforce is an incredibly connected company, and I found that most people were incredibly open to a 30 minute call to talk to an intern exploring her career. I learned a lot, and received a lot of great advice on how to navigate my career within the company.

    What are some common networking practices for marketing?

    Unlike other industries like accounting and investment banking. Outside of a few rotational programs, most marketing departments don't cycle through analysts on a regular basis. Salesforce and other companies generally hire continuously throughout the year on an as-needed basis. By nature however, marketers do host industry-related events and attend industry conventions to spread brand awareness and scope out clients. If you look out for these events, you can sometimes attend for free as a student, and use the opportunity to learn about the product and make a first impression. The best way to find a marketing job out of college, is to narrow yourself down to industries and products you can be passionate about and scope out opportunities online. Have as many conversations as possible, and learn as much as you can.

    Can you walk us through a typical workweek?

    • Get into work sometime between 8-9:30 depending if you are an earlybird or not.
    • 1:1 meeting with Manager to sync on project statuses and new initiatives
    • Login to Adwords Editor/ and other platforms to check on how fast ads our spending vs. daily budget.
    • Marketing Team meeting for product - talk product strategy, present suggestions for team
    • Work with third party partners/vendors on new lead buying programs, get feedback on old programs.
    • Ad Vendors like Google, LinkedIn, Facebook come in for office hours (and bring treats)
    • Work with sales to see how we can help we can improve pipeline quality.
    • Online marketing strategy team meeting - whats tactics are working, what's not, what's next?
    • Submit requests to creative on ad images/landing pages needed for upcoming ad rotations
    • Usually leave around 5:30-7 depending on workload
    • Team happy hours/activities (sometimes also hosted by ad vendors)

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    Interning at Facebook

    By James Sha — Facebook, Software Engineering Intern

    Tell us about yourself.

    I’ve always been interested in technology and when I came to Berkeley I decided to take a class in computer science. I loved being able to make things come to life through a couple lines of code, which convinced me to pursue EECS and artificial intelligence. As an undergrad I worked on research in machine learning and computer vision with the Robot Learning Lab to further these interests.

    Tell us about your internship at Facebook.

    I worked as a software engineering intern at Facebook last summer. I started on the mobile photos team where I developed and shipped several front end products for the site. Following these projects I decided to work on machine learning, which ties into my research and primary interests, so I switched to search content ranking. There I improved Facebook’s existing search algorithms and spearheaded work on a new model.

    What qualities are tech companies looking for when hiring for your role?

    Tech companies look for people who are intelligent and fast learners. When you start as an engineer in a tech firm you’re hit with an enormous amount of code to work with and it’s expected that you’ll be able to make meaningful contributions very quickly. As a result recruiting revolves around evaluating how you go about solving problems rather than the solution itself.

    How would you describe the general culture of Facebook? In relation to the tech industry overall?

    The Facebook culture is similar to that of many other large tech companies, with a particular emphasis on openness. There’s significant freedom in what you do. You are paired with a team that aligns with your interests and you select a project that you’re are excited to work on and that the company finds impactful. Employees have access to the entire code base and in general every project is visible. Of course all the normal perks of Silicon Valley come bundled as well including micro kitchens, free cafes, gyms, etc.

    What is the future outlook of this industry? Where are things trending toward?

    The tech industry is rapidly expanding, Facebook along with most other companies are growing and entering many new product spaces. Large firms are ramping up hiring and VC’s are aggressively investing in startups, it’s a good industry to be in.

    What type of individual would you recommend the tech industry to?

    Individuals who want to work on hard problems in a fun environment. The expectations in the tech industry are extremely high but so is the trust and payoff. Regardless of whether you’re in engineering or business, if you are genuinely excited about what you do and want to do it in an awesome place then you should take a look at the tech industry.

    How has BAP prepared you with the skills to work in the tech industry?

    In addition to the enormous networking opportunity BAP provides through its members and alums BAP also teaches practical skills that are necessary in industry. As an engineer, the soft skills that you practice as a member are particularly useful since this is a facet that Berkeley tends to gloss over.

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    At the Intersection of Business and Tech

    By Danny Chang — Salesforce, Software Engineer

    Tell us about yourself and your responsibilities as a software developer.

    I graduated from Berkeley as a double major in Computer Science and Economics, and pledged Beta Alpha Psi in the spring of 2014. I was always interested in technology, but to gain a broader perspective I pursued economics as a second major. My current job as a software developer has, surprisingly, a wide variety of responsibilities. Although coding is the primary function, other tasks such as coordinating our team’s application releases with the release manager and discussing feasibility and cost with business stakeholders are also a part of my day.

    What challenges have you faced in your career?

    Being out of college for only 6 months, the biggest challenges I have faced in my career thus far has been adjusting to a corporate environment and learning how the process works. Because of my internships during college, the transition has been pretty smooth compared to other new college-grad hires without any previous work experiences.

    How did you learn about opportunities to work at Salesforce? What are common networking practices for software engineering?

    I learned about my current job at the Cal Career fair, which is one of the most common networking practices in the tech industry. However, other ways to get in the field include attending info sessions (even for non-tech majors) and speaking with recruiters at the events. Although it will be a discouraging experience in the beginning for non-engineers, sometimes opportunities are available that many may be unaware of.

    Why did you decide to work for Salesforce? How is employee performance evaluated?

    I decided to work for Salesforce because of its tremendous growth and great work environment. Speaking from an insider’s perspective, changes are rapid with in the company, which means more opportunities for employees, both vertical and horizontal. For a software developer, being the most technical person on the team does not translate to professional growth. When evaluating performance, although quality of code is a criteria, interaction with team members and approaching problems from a business stakeholders’ perspective have a huge impact on promotions and project placements. It is a further indicator of someone’s intelligence when he/she is a well-rounded person.

    What type of events are held for employees at Salesforce?

    The most notable event for Salesforce every year is Dreamforce, where leaders from different fields like politics, business, and music, such as Hilary Clinton and last year, come in for keynotes about philanthropy, entrepreneurship and innovation. The best part of the event for employees is that we get to enjoy it all for free.

    What advice would you give to someone who wants to work in the tech industry?

    The tech industry may be known for socially inept engineers, but those who actually thrive in this sector are also business savvy. If you have the right combination of both skills, then this might be a field worth considering. Especially in the Bay Area where tech is the dominant industry, having some technical background can go a long way in a career.

    How has BAP influenced your career?

    BAP introduced to me the different careers I could have after graduation, and from there, enabled me to make an informed decision about my passion. From there, I was able to gain the necessary professional, social, and networking skills to thrive in my career. BAP was a place where I met some of my closest friends and determine my future career path, and the brotherhood that lasts far beyond graduation is something that’s difficult to gain anywhere else.