I joined Galen right after graduating from Boston University in 2013. I initially joined as an Associate Interface Analyst and now work as a Technical Consultant. I’ve done a variety of different technical projects for Galen but focus mainly on interfaces and integration.
What sort of work did you do in college?
I graduated with a B.S. in Business with a focus in Management Information Systems. I initially was inclined to work with Marketing, but thankfully one of my college professors showed me the light and exposed me to the awesome world of IS and computer science. I took classes in programming, SQL/Data Management, networking, and data communications.
What were you looking for during your job search? What made you choose Galen?
A series of not-so-great internships helped me realize what I needed in a company. I was looking for three things in particular. 1 – I wanted a company that would invest in me and give me the opportunity to learn. 2 – I wanted to work in a company where the culture was inviting and I could see myself becoming friends with my co-workers. 3 – I needed work that would challenge me.
Galen not only met those expectations but exceeded them. Other companies just simply didn’t measure up. It was difficult at the time, but looking back on it now, I couldn’t have made a better decision.
What’s one thing that not a lot of people know about your team that they should?
We’re all pretty close. I meet up with my colleagues outside of work on a regular basis. I’ve had the opportunity to visit all of our offices and everyone is inviting and happy to have you there. It’s a great testament to the Galen culture and the team that we not only work well together but enjoy our time with coworkers outside of work. The nice thing about our Galen family, is that even after you leave Galen, you can still remain a part of it. Many coworkers who have left Galen still keep in touch and even join us in out of office events. Thanks to Galen, I’ve developed some life-long friendships, and I know that many others at Galen have too.
Galen’s culture is pretty unique – what’s your favorite aspect of it?
The wealth of knowledge that Galen, as a group, encompasses is mind-blowing. It’s nice to know that there’s always someone that can guide me in the right direction if I’m stuck on an issue. There’s such a wide range of expertise that you’re bound to find someone with the knowledge to help. People are willing to put down their own work to help you. Many of the things that I’ve learned have come directly from my coworkers who took the time out of their busy schedules to teach me. I’ve also had the opportunity to share my own knowledge with others and it’s great to be able to help and see my coworkers accomplish tasks with things that I’ve taught them.
Anything else you think is important for someone to know about Galen?
Galen really prides itself in building strong relationships with clients. Our job is to provide our clients with quality work that will enhance or simplify their day to day operations. Because each individual at Galen is always aiming to please our clients, it makes it encouraging to represent the Galen name. It is a source of pride to know that our clients consistently choose us over other companies because they know that they can rely on us and our work, and that they are eager to have us on their side.
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