At a recent event, alumni of The Consortium were able to envision themselves performing a variety of analytical roles in Google’s unique and innovative work environment. How We Work: Inside Analyst Roles at Google — held at the tech company’s office in San Francisco on December 10 — introduced attendees to internal leaders at Google who discussed their roles within the company and the path they took to get there.
The event was exclusively for Consortium alumni and included some who now work at the premiere-level partner. Jonathan Beauford, student development program manager at Google and a 2012 alumnus of Yale School of Management, led the event with opening remarks, and Alyssa Apolonio, talent engagement program manager at YouTube/Google and a 2017 alumna of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, led a discussion with some of the company’s senior leaders.
A total of 23 Google employees — in departments ranging from People Operations and Global Partnerships to Marketing and Product Strategy — shared insight with the 20-plus Consortium alums in attendance. Panelists described their unconventional path to Google and how their varied backgrounds have aided their success within the corporation. Alumni also enjoyed food and drink and were able to mingle and connect one on one with these Google representatives to get their questions answered.
The event is part of a partnership between The Consortium and Google to identify potential experienced hires from its alumni pool through sponsored events. How We Work: Inside Analyst Roles at Google provided a unique opportunity for attendees seeking new professional opportunities to speak with internal members of the Google team and get an inside look at what it’s like to work at the tech corporation.
Feedback from the event was positive, with alumni indicating an interest in working for the company and Google expressing interest in recruiting attendees. The Consortium is working with Google to plan additional events and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other corporate partners.