We are growing! Last week we welcomed five new Poatekers! Here’s a brief summary of each one of them:
Alex will be joining us for ten weeks during an exchange student program from MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She’s majoring in Math with Computer Science, which allows her to “solve problems and work in different industries and different places all around the world”, as she says.
“I was looking for an opportunity to visit somewhere new and exciting, and this opportunity came through the MIT program”, she adds. As for her professional expectations, Alex points out that she hopes to gain skills in machine learning and big data – which is what she will be working on here.
“I’d definitely like to add that my first impression of PoaTek has been wonderful”, exclaimed Alex. “Everyone has been so friendly and willing to help me technically, which is really cool”.
Chiara is from Milan, Italy, and a student at Bocconi University. She will be spending two months with us working on business development. “My role involves a lot of research”, explains Chiara.
Chiara has also traveled to the US to go to school and has done volunteering work in Africa. “I came to Brazil through an association (AIESEC) that recommended Porto Alegre because of its organization. Every volunteer that they sent came back with amazing stories and very positive experiences”.
Chiara says she’s committed to contributing to PoaTek as much as she can during her stay in Porto Alegre. “I’m trying to get to know more about the company. Everything that’s new to me is also very exciting”, she adds.
Gabriela will be actively helping us build and strengthen our team by developing unique HR strategies. She studies Psychology and is passionate about work and organizational psychology.
Her interest in IT is what led her to join PoaTek. Gabriela says she has a special place in her heart for People Analytics, which is the ability to measure people’s behavior through technology and be able to predict where the employee might be assigned to in the future. “This was a great way to pair my passion in IT with HR”, she adds.
Gabriela is focused on improving, even more, the life quality of all PoaTek members. “Luckily, I’ve already found an environment that is really flexible and welcoming”, she said.
Matheus has a very extensive background in stock exchange. “It was a very challenging job because even one second of delay could be critical”, he said. He came to PoaTek to enhance new skills. “I’m excited to work with new technologies that will improve my working experiences”.
Having a direct interaction with professionals abroad is also something that Matheus sees as a great professional opportunity. “I think this will help with my communication and speaking skills”, he adds.
Pedro will be working with mobile solutions for iOs systems. He’s previously worked for companies like Dell and SAP. “My career plan is in mobile development. Before applying, I did some research on the company and realized it fits with my profile”.
His expectations are to develop his mobile skills and focus on his technical competence. Pedro’s first impression has been very positive. “Everyone has been very helpful and welcoming, so it’s being a great experience”.
We are very excited to be working with competent and eager professionals. So, with all our heart, we’d like to welcome the new members.