Marija: All people smile in the same language
Nordic Junior Manager & Trainee Program was launched last year by John Walsh as a part of CSC Employee Branding Program. This program gives an opportunity for recent graduates to start their career at CSC and, on the other hand, ensures that CSC has sufficient supply of young and bright professionals. Graduates enter CSC with a 2-year contract which includes 4-6 rotations within GIS, GBS and Sales Operation. The company expects that these graduates will remain in CSC family after their graduate contract expires.
In total around 160 applications to this program were received from all over the world, including such countries as Mexico, China and Turkey. Marija Chvoinickaitė is the only Lithuanian joining Junior Manager & Trainee program for a 24 months period. She will be employed by CSC Denmark and will have rotations in Finance, Sales Operations, GBS, GIS and other divisions. But before she starts her CSC Career on October 1st, we decided to sit down together with her and get to know each other better.
CSC: You have been living in Denmark for two years now. Tell us more about this.
Marija: Well, I decided long ago that I wanted to go abroad for Master studies in Finance. From all available options I chose University of Southern Denmark, because I saw that their Finance program matches my educational and professional goals the best. So here I am.
CSC: Why CSC?
Marija: One of the reasons was the Junior Manager & Trainee Program in Finance, which I considered to be a perfect opportunity to dive into the Finance world. I consider CSC as a leading IT company in the world undergoing an internal transformation process which is a perfect environment for a hardworking and tenacious person to start her career. It’s also an international company with a strong corporate culture and putting emphasis on talent development. So what’s not to like?
CSC: What were your first impressions before and after the interview?
Marija: My first company visit took place in Copenhagen headquarters and I remember thinking “Wow, it’s like I am at the White House!” Me and other 22 candidates noted that people seemed to be happy working here, which I took as another indication that I made the correct choice.
CSC: You have a lot of international experience, you are settled in Denmark, but IT industry will be new to you. Do you see this as a challenge for you?
Marija: Well, challenge accepted! (smiles). And when I need help, I am pretty sure I will have my wonderful colleagues to count on.
CSC: Would you like to say anything for other Lithuanians that might apply for similar programs in the future? After all, over 50 Lithuanians applied this year, but you were the only one selected.
Marija: I would tell them to never stop trying and to not be afraid of international opportunities. You never know what it might bring. After all, all people smile in the same language!