Author: Thomas Schroyen
A reflection on my first week at BrightWolves, the start of a new adventure – by Thomas Schroyen
As Civil Engineer, I wanted to start my career in a dynamic company where I could have an impact, both on the company itself and for the clients. Therefore, I was looking for a company that could offer a personal approach and where I could reach my full potential. This is exactly what I found at BrightWolves, the company started two years ago and is growing rapidly. Another important factor which made BrightWolves even more attractive to me is the fact that they are part of the Quanteus Group which has over 100 highly specialized consultants in General Management and Marketing. As a result, a knowledge sharing culture is established whereby the employees can leverage the experience of everyone in the group.
I learned so much during my onboarding week
My first week: Onboarding Week
As for everyone, it was very exciting to arrive on the first day of my new job. The day started with a breakfast session where the new hires got a general introduction to the company: people-projects-training. We immediately felt very much at ease and ready to kickstart our onboarding week. This onboarding week was mainly dedicated to trainings to get our basic consulting skills on point. We focused on topics such as presenting, interviewing, data analysis, structuring, project management and much more. This very busy week resulted in a lot of new knowledge gained, but also in the eagerness to start on our first project.
Next to the learning part of this week, we also had other, more relaxing, activities such as a company dinner, an inspirational talk by a former executive of Google and Friday drinks at the office with the entire Quanteus Group. All these activities combined resulted in a memorable first week which confirmed that I made the right decision to start at BrightWolves.