A career in tech has always appealed to me. I wanted to pursue a role where I could keep in touch with the most advanced technology on the market, cover a variety of industries and of course, learn as much as possible. I joined FDM Group after finishing my degree at City University Hong Kong, as their IT Programme looked like the gateway I needed to bring me from university into the world of work.
Over the last three years, I’ve had the opportunity to take part in an array of projects on-site, which led me to me recently receiving an offer for a full-time role with a major energy client in Hong Kong as an IT Project Consultant. I’ll be the project manager of several IT related tasks and responsible for the overall project execution and delivery. I will also be in charge of project governance and portfolio management for specific IT programs assigned to me.
The placement I received through FDM has enabled me to experience a range of opportunities, provided the chance to make decisions from what I learnt in the academy as well as how to apply these decisions in the workplace.
Like every job, there are areas of difficulty. I believe change management is the biggest challenge when it comes to delivering a project. For example, infrastructure changes might render changes in project dependency and project schedule, while delivering a new solution will require the project management team to also manage changeable and diversified user expectations and user requirements.
As an FDM consultant working for a client, you will confront different challenges and changes every day, but the best advice I can give is to be positive and confident. Always learn from your experiences, as they will teach you so much!
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