Name: Kristy Wilkie
University: Florida State University
Job Title: Research Content Specialist
Office Location: Fort Myers, FL
Describe your job in 25 words or less: I work in on the CED side of RES. We process paid engagements and on-site deliverables such as SAS and ExP briefings.
What is your favorite part about working for Gartner? The people. Absolutely love the energy my coworkers bring in to the office each day.
What are 3 words that best describe Gartner? Fun, rewarding, challenging.
What has been your proudest moment at Gartner? Being selected to attend a summit last year. It was a great feeling to know my manager had the confidence in me to work one on one with clients and analysts at an event.
What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I enjoy that every day brings different challenges and learning points.
What are 3 career lessons you’ve learned while at Gartner? Never stop asking questions, accept that change is inevitable, it’s ok not to have all the answers.
What advice would you give to recent new hires? Be prepared to work hard and have fun all at once.
If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be and why? Nikola Tesla. It would remarkable to see firsthand his creativity and his insanity.
What are 3 words that best describe you? Loyal, competitive, sarcastic.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Gartner, whose job would you want and why? Gartner Events. It would be a fun experience to be part of organizing and setting up large summits and Symposium/ITxpo and then to see the finished product run smoothly.
Favorite Quote or Personal Mantra: “Not my circus, not my monkeys” — Polish Proverb
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