I was in your shoes not too long ago.
My name is Emily Evans, and I am a recent graduate of James Madison University, class of 2018 and current Client Engagement Specialist on Gartner’s Finance & Real Estate team. I, like you probably are now, was very nervous as to what my future would hold after graduation. The job search can be an overwhelming process with endless possibilities of what you might do and where you will be. Now, a few months into my first job out of college, I can confidently say I made the right choice with Gartner.
Why I chose Gartner
The summer between my junior and senior years of college, I had the incredible opportunity to intern with Gartner out of our Arlington, Virginia, office. I was a commercial intern working within the Leads Qualification Team and had the unique experience of working closely with both inside and outside sales as well as the marketing department. The internship allowed me to develop professional skills and see the wide career offering that Gartner has. I was ecstatic at the end of the summer when I was offered a full-time position, but was still interested in pursuing other opportunities.
Eventually, what led me to choose Gartner was the people-focused company culture and the tremendous opportunity for career and professional growth. At first, I was offered a job within business development; however, I did not see myself being able to excel in this area. I was able to work with my recruiters to find a position better suited to my skills and was then offered a job within Gartner Business Services as a client engagement specialist. This is when I was able to really confirm how much Gartner cares about its employees and their professional development. In my job, I work with existing clients and collaborate with both client partners and account executives. There is room for growth within my team, and horizontally, if better suited for me professionally. I have a large amount of support for my professional development from my manager and colleagues on my team. I am excited to see what my future holds and to continue my professional development here at Gartner.
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