The best way to learn about a company is to learn about its people. As a recruiter, I’m tasked with finding those people – the ones who identify with our culture and purpose and help us further our vision. The type of people that are bound to excel here. Collaborative, open, capable and driven. In this role, I am constantly “selling” my company; and as every salesperson knows, the best ones love their product. If you don’t love it, it’s likely your heart isn’t in it and people can spot it a mile away. Luckily for me, selling SapientNitro is easy – in fact, it’s something I love. I’m constantly amazed by the people who work here and the solutions they provide to our clients; but even more than that I’m amazed by the human potential that we enable every day.
One of the most visible ways I see potential nurtured is a result of the open and collaborative environment we foster. We are all about the best solution or most innovative and effective approach – and more importantly that the idea can come from anyone, anywhere. And by anywhere – it could be from the creative director, the associate PM or even the high school classroom! Yes, you heard that right: while we have a long-standing, and very effective university recruiting program, our Boston office recently launched our first-ever high school internship program to great success.
Sam Schwamm was one of the first high school student interns and he wrote an inspiring story of his internship here: From Boy to Man: The Story of a High School Intern. On his 2nd day, Sam was in a brainstorming meeting, and while he initially felt timid to express his ideas, he decided to open up anyway. The project team listened to his ideas, and they encouraged him by showing their interest and giving positive feedback. This early experience instilled a confidence in Sam to continue contributing, and the team ended up presenting two of his ideas to the client.
That’s why it’s easy to sell SapientNitro. I love that our company is truly open and that an idea can come from anyone, even a high school intern.