Women in Technology at CA Technologies – Yuliya Savina

In the world of technology, the achievements and contribution of women are all too often overlooked. With our Women in Technology blog series, we intend to fly the flag for our team of female engineers and developers to highlight their invaluable contribution to the technological sector.

Meet Yuliya Savina

Yuliya is a Software Engineer at CA Technologies working in Quality Assurance. This means means she must have a detailed knowledge of software engineering processes and methods for careful monitoring.

‘I get a great amount of satisfaction in my work as I help ensure the best quality product to our customers’

 In order to successfully achieve top quality software quality assurance, Yuliya must focus on not only processes but defect prevention and continuous improvement.

‘I love that I’m working with a wonderfully supportive team, providing a product that fits the customers’ needs following the agile methodology’

Why did you decide to pursue a career in technology?

 Yuliya has always loved finding out more about how computers work, as well as playing video games. This was the beginning of her passion for technology. When her friend joined CA Technologies, they recommended that Yuliya apply to the company.

 ‘A friend of mine, literally, brought me to CA! All thanks to the referral program’

 Yuliya finds that the best thing about IT is that it can be interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks it is a rich subject with layers of intrigue, providing a stimulating career.

 ‘There are so many different fields in IT- any woman could find something to excite her’

Out of all of CA Technologies DNA traits, which ones are the most important in making you a successful woman in technology at CA Technologies?

‘Collaborative, authentic, creative, agile and uncompromising integrity.’

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 Yuliya Savina- Software Engineer

Women in Leadership at CA Technologies | Stefania D’Alessandro

As part of our “Bring What You Bring – Women in Leadership” blog series, we’re celebrating several of our women in leadership to find out what they bring to the organization.

Meet Stefania D’Alessandro. She’s a Presales Consultant, Agile Management.

What does a Presales Consultant do?

The first requirement of a Presales Consultant, according to Stefania, is that they have clear, strong knowledge of CA’s solutions. They must be thorough and knowledgeable, as she states the worst mistake someone in this position could make is to assume.

‘If I had to use a metaphor, I would say that Presales folks are a bi-directional translator between business and technology: we solve industry-specific customer challenges through a solid understanding of CA solutions.’

‘In a nutshell, my daily job consists of working closely with Customers, Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Services and Partners to ensure that we have a data-driven understanding of the needs of our customers. Secondly, we must develop a tailored value proposition to our customers, based upon CA’s industry-leading software, as well as unrivalled engagement quality.’

Bring What You Bring

The core philosophy of the ‘Bring What You Bring’ concept is that every CA employee’s own talents, interests and passions are recognized and utilized. The team then builds upon individuals’ strengths, generating the best possible results. When speaking to Stefania about what she brings to CA, this is what she had to say:

‘My former and present co-workers at CA say I bring strong work ethic, reliability and trustworthiness on both professional and personal levels, proactiveness, a detail-oriented and analytical mindset. Not only this but I bring a passion for solving problems, learning and sharing new things every day. I do think that the learning curve (both professional and personal) should always be reasonably steep, in order for us to constantly break our barriers and fight against inertia.’

 Advice for current or future Women Leaders

Stefania is a firm believer in the great important in listening to achieve success. Being approachable and staying focused on success is a vital part in achieving your goals. Her top four pieces of advice are:

  • ‘Make data-driven decisions only (be as unbiased as possible)
  • Practice “selective hearing” to not lose your focus
  • Let your work speak for you
  • Empower your co-workers and promote open dialogue’

 My female inspiration

Stefania said that her biggest female role model is undoubtedly her grandmother, Maria:

‘Born in 1922 in Southern Italy, she soon proved to have an avant-garde mentality, which led her to increasingly resent the narrow-mindedness of that period and to be thrown out of the house. She then emigrated alone and led a life full of adventure (not without sacrifices as well as hard work). The most important things she taught me are the priceless value of education- which highly motivated me to complete my PhD studies in Mathematics- and the importance of being independent (financially as well as emotionally). Last but not least, she taught me the importance of not taking things too seriously, which she kept doing until she died in 2015, aged 93- still amazing, ironic and witty.’

 Women in Leadership qualities

CA Technologies has a core of DNA that align with the company’s mission, to eliminate the barriers between ideas and business outcomes. Stefania has selected the most important DNA trait that she feels will make her a successful woman in leadership at CA Technologies.

‘If I had to pick the top three DNA traits that will make me a successful woman in leadership at CA, they would be:

  • Resilient – I am simply too stubborn to give up.
  • Collaborative & Creative – I feel very lucky to be part of two incredible teams here at CA: the Digital Presales team, based in Prague, and the EMEA Agile Management Presales team. The key to our success is that we always go the extra mile to help each other and to share our knowledge/resources, for which I am very grateful. I am also very proud of the creative results we come up with when we join forces!
  • Results-Oriented – I don’t like shortcuts and I believe success shouldn’t be based on self-promotion, but on measurable criteria, validated by key stakeholders, such as co-workers, partners and ultimately customers.’

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Stefania D’Alessandro- Presales Consultant, Agile Management

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Why I Joined CA – Miroslav Nozicka

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Miroslav Nozicka

Miroslav, or Miro as his team and friends know him, has lived in Prague all his life. He is an Associate Software Engineer in the CA office of the Czech capital. He enjoys to nurture his talent for technology in his spare time, as well as practicing martial arts and indulging his interest in cars.

Why CA Technologies?

CA’s testimonials and endorsements by their members of staff, both past and present, helped to convince Miroslav that the company was the perfect place for him. He was attracted by their attitude that their employees are more than just numbers, they are individuals.

‘Before starting at CA, their people, company culture and approach really stood out to me.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

Miroslav’s initial impressions of CA’s positive culture lived up to his expectations when he began his onboarding experience. His team welcomed him warmly and were more than happy to answer any queries he had, both about his work and CA in general.

‘The team were very friendly and pleasant, as well as being very helpful and supportive.’

He and his team work together in perfect harmony, ensuring that their collaboration and communication is constant. The best thing about his role is that Miroslav always feels stimulated and inspired.

‘My work is so interesting- I believe it is a vital part of my career journey.’

No day is ever the same, which helps Miroslav and his team feel motivated.

‘There’s no such thing as a ‘stereotypical day’ at CA. I learn something new every day.’

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Miroslav Nozicka- Associate Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Matthew Song Loong

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Matthew Song Loong

IT testing has always been a part of Matthew’s life, as his father is in the very same industry.

‘Despite my sincere efforts to do something totally different than my dad, I eventually ended up in IT, in testing, just like him. Although this made my career path a bit longer, it did eventually give me an extra edge’

He is now a Senior Software Engineer with CA, working in the vibrant and exciting Prague office. He is applying his knowledge in technology to ensure he knows everything there is to know about the products- not only how to use it but also how it works on a code level. He applies creative solutions to his work and to understand their design.

‘It’s just like working out how an architect designed a building actually.’

Why CA?

Before joining the company, Matthew had apprehensions that due to CA’s large size, employees would lose their identity and become a just a ‘number’. However, once he started his new job and met his colleagues, he recognized that this was far from the truth

‘When I spoke to the people at CA, I saw that the company was more than just procedures and number-crunching: identity and personal input do matter here!’

What was starting a new job at CA like?

When Matthew started work with CA, he was lucky to join the day before the company’s summer party. Here he was able to get to know his colleagues from each of the office’s buildings and enjoy a relaxing evening with everyone. The team gave him all the support and guidance he required to with his work, primarily the Automic Automation Platform.

As well as being really helpful, the team is transparent about everything that’s going on in the company. Going out and eating together is also very fun and relaxed- something that’s not always the case in other companies!’

Since joining CA, Matthew has recognized that the company is constantly striving to become even more dynamic and diverse. This is something he relishes being a part of.

It’s great to feel that my contribution is part of a much bigger picture.’

CA values their team as individuals, appreciating their professional

development and their personal wellbeing. Matthew has found this balance to be a particularly special element of the company.

‘Working on great things and picking apples from a tree around the corner: what more could anyone need?’

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Matthew Song Loong- Senior Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Andrii Shedko

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Andrii Shedko

Andrii is originally from Kiev, Ukraine, however he previously lived in Thailand for 11 years. Here he met his wife and their daughter was born. It was in Thailand that Andrii began work as a Senior Software Engineer.

‘I love everything that is related to the world of front-end development. It’s changing and growing very fast, so it’s extremely interesting to watch all these changes.’

Andrii has moved to Prague to start work with CA as a Senior Software Engineer. When he isn’t working, he enjoys fitness and spending quality time with his family.

Why CA Technologies?

I always wanted to work in a world class company and CA is one of them.’

The main elements of CA that attracted Andrii were the competitive salary, good benefits and the modern office. Even before he began work, he recognized the team’s friendly and professional nature at his interview.

‘That friendly environment is a very important part of the everyday job.’

Andrii now specializes in technology stacks, which is a topic he is particularly passionate about.

What is starting a new job at CA technologies like?

When Andrii first joined CA, he found that he was given a lot of information during his onboarding process. However, the team presented these lessons in a manageable and interactive way, providing support throughout and answering all of Andrii’s questions.

‘There was a huge amount of information during the presentations, but the information was so well-structured and presented in a fun way.’

Andrii’s team ensured that he felt welcome. He was assured that if he ever needed to know anything or was unsure about something, they would give him all the guidance he required.

‘My teammates are always ready to assist me, so there are never any difficulties. They are all so friendly and professional’

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Andrii Shedko- Senior Software Engineer

 

Why I Joined CA – Alejandro Roig Garcia

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Alejandro

Originally from Valencia, Alejandro lived in Germany before moving to the Czech Republic to start the next chapter of his career at CA. Not only is he fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan, but he is also learning Czech and Russian. When he isn’t at work as an Associate Software Engineer, he loves to unwind by playing music and computer games.

Why CA Technologies?

Previously having worked in small startups, working at one of the biggest software companies in the world is a new and exciting experience for Alejandro.

‘When searching for an opportunity in Prague, I was checking the online opinions of CA. All the people, both new and old employees, said that working at CA is amazing.’

Alejandro works in a team of 13 at CA, all of whom provide him with invaluable support, both in and out of the office. He enjoys the fact that the company is so well established and is constantly evolving with the world’s technical innovations.

‘We work in assembler, which is the main language of the product, as well as Java and Typescript. As new technologies appear the product improves with them.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

Alejandro started work at CA in April 2018. A meeting was held on his first day to explain more about the company. After this, Alejandro commenced two months of training.

‘If I ever need anything I can contact HR and they will help me. Also, CA have a relocation help program, so everything is made very easy for someone new to Prague.’

As an expat, Alejandro finds both the professional and personal support of his team to be a great asset in helping him settle into life in the Czech Republic’s beautiful capital.

‘The team are not only good friends at work, but you can have fun relaxing with them outside of the office. They’ll always help if you have any problem.’

Alejandro has found CA to be a company that really cares that their staff are happy and fulfilled personally, as well as in their work

‘At CA we have English and Czech courses, cards for meals and cultural events, free days when you adopt a new pet, a very good medical care program… we also have a massage therapist in the office!’

Since the CA office in Prague is very multicultural with a large number of expats, including Alejandro, the company makes a great effort to ensure that each of their employees feels at home. For example, every month the team get involved in events such as The Global Village. Here staff prepare and share typical food from their various countries. At CA, there is certainly something for everyone-

‘Last month we had the CA summer party. Here we could play baseball, have fun with a lot of activities and listen to our CA band. CA is not just a work- it’s much more.’

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Alejandro Roig Garcia- Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Maxym Kostevych

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Maxym Kostevych

Maxym has joined the CA office in Prague as a Senior Software Engineer after gaining 10 years of experience in the world of software.

‘I’ve been learning everything there is to know about software development, from single page web front-ends and basic linux administration, through to software for devices, backend and data engineering and basic data analysis.’

His passion for technology extends to his interests outside of work, as he is very interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as electronics and circuits. He’s even experimenting with building his own devices and automatizing processes at home.

Why CA Technologies?

Since the CA office in Prague is so multicultural, Maxym enjoys that working there gives him the chance to meet people from so many countries with various cultures. Working for a large organisation also means that he has the chance to enjoy a vibrant and exciting career.

‘Working for a big company offers a lot of space for improvement, opportunities to develop professionally and to travel. Everything is possible at CA.’

What is starting a new job at CA like?

When starting a new job, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. At CA the team understand this and will always offer guidance to anyone.

‘From the very beginning, the team are more than happy to answer any question, even when they are busy.’

Maxym found his onboarding experience to be extremely useful, offering invaluable guidance to ensure that new hires feel at ease and enthusiastic.

‘The onboarding process, training and support of new hires is done very well. Everyone in the company is willing to answer your questions and help you.’

Since starting at CA, Maxym has found life at the company to be smooth and welcoming. Not only is his passion for technology nurtured and constantly stimulated, but he is able to have a lot of fun with his new colleagues.

‘It’s wonderful that CA respects work-life balance so much and gives so many exciting opportunities to learn new technologies’

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Maxym Kostevych- Senior Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Helena Binkova

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Helena Binkova

Helena has always loved to travel and to seek new adventures- before joining CA in Prague as a Principal Software Engineer she lived and worked in China. When she isn’t working, Helena loves to spend time with her young son. Not only is she a keen programmer, but she nurtures her creativity with painting and photography. She even recently held her own photography exhibition in Prague.

‘I always like to explore new things and try new hobbies. I believe that the path to happiness is to fill my life with activities and people I love.’

Why CA Technologies?

Even before joining CA, Helena knew that they were known to be a very ethical company that offered their employees with excellent benefits.

‘That is the reputation that CA has among people in the IT field. After joining CA I can only support that!’

Upon joining CA, Helen was given the opportunity to establish a new green field project. Working as a Principal Software Engineer has allowed her to combine her skills in programming and technology with her creative flare, which is encouraged by CA. Not only this, but she is able to draw on her strengths and experience as a mother in the development of her latest project-

‘I can be an important part of bringing something brand new to life, supporting it in its first steps and leading it to a phase when it is mature enough to start its own life’

Helena relishes the opportunity to make a difference in her new role at CA, with the support and encouragement of her team.

‘Many ideas I have come up with so far have been appreciated and nurtured. That is great feeling.’

Since joining CA, Helena has also been given the chance to take part in a cross-team effort to prepare a CSS library. This will help her team to unify the appearance of all products in their BU and maybe even in other units within CA.

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

The most prominent feature of Helena’s onboarding experience at CA was the support she received from her new colleagues. She started work at the same time as another colleague and both had their equipment set up ready for them to use before they had arrived for their first day. This meant that Helena felt at ease straight away and had the confidence to start creating work as soon as possible.

‘It was the fastest hire I have experienced! Everyone was very supportive, and we were able to deliver our first feature prototype in ten days. This would not have been possible without such great support.’

Helena has found that the team at CA are not only warm and welcoming, but exceptional in their work. They take the time to complement each other and take the time to communicate, demonstrating their passion for the company and their projects.

‘What I appreciate a lot is that every one of us is not just doing a good job, but we really like what we are doing. It makes a huge difference.’

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Helena Binkova- Principal Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Tetiana Gavrylova

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Tetiana Gavrylova 

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Tetiana moved to Prague in 2015 with her husband. She is now an Associate Software Engineer. ‘I’ve always been into Information Technologies, Engineering, Mathematics and Exact Sciences, but didn’t have an opportunity to apply that passion to my job before I joined CA. I like to learn somethinnew every day, and search for incomplete things to make them perfect.’

When she isn’t working, Tetiana enjoys travelling and discovering new places. To relax, she loves to read books and seek interesting facts. When she’s not relaxing she enjoys a spot of hiking. Her favourite place in the Prague office is the spacious kitchen and her cubicle, which she has personalized to make it feel like home!

‘I’m traveling as much as I can and hope that someday it will be hard to find a place on the Earth I’ve never been to!’

Why CA Technologies?

Before starting work at CA, Tetiana lived locally to the Prague office and fell in love with it straight away. When it was time to find a job in her new home, she knew exactly where to apply.

‘Every day I was drinking my coffee, looking at people working at the business park, and dreaming that one day I would be one of them.’

Now that she is a part of the CA team, Tetiana can employ her skills in software engineering and learn new ones every day. Her new role provides her with invaluable resources and help to ensure that her learning process is comfortable and enjoyable.

‘I like that I’m allowed to try different tasks and even roles within a team, which allows to see what I’m better at.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

When she began her work at CA, Tetiana had a lot of questions since everything was new to her. The company always ensured that new starters are provided with as much support as they need to make sure they feel comfortable in their fresh role.

‘I had an appointed buddy, managers, and additional team support, who are ready at any minute to give me a helping hand if I asked.’

The DNA principles of CA is something that has impressed Tetiana, as she can see them in practice each day. They apply to all aspects of working life, allowing staff to achieve success and work to the best of their ability.

‘Each of the DNA principles is a part of a working process, which I can see happening every day. They perfectly demonstrate how a great company and product can be formed successfully.’

CA’s office in Prague attracts talent on a global scale, which means they provide great support to those relocating from another part of the world. Tetiana enjoys this aspect of her work environment, as it allows her and her team to appreciate and learn from a range of cultures.

‘I like the multicultural environment at CA and how people from different parts of the world communicate, understand, support, and respect each other.’

We’re delighted to see that Tetiana has had a great start to her life at CA Technologies. We asked how she would describe her #LifeAtCA.

‘I wake up every morning wanting to go to work and I’m excited about what I’ll learn today – that says something!’

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Tetiana Gavrylova- Associate Software Engineer

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Intern At CA: Laura Haldane

One of CA’s interns, Laura Haldane, took the time to discuss her time at the company and her perceptions after having worked ‘behind the scenes’. A Business Management graduate at Oxford Brookes University, she wanted to get an insight into the inner workings of a software company of CA Technologies’ calibre. Laura’s internship lasts until the 24th of August 2018, upon which she shall return to university and hopes to go on to work in a multinational company in the technological industry.

What attracted you to an internship at CA this year?

Having studied Business Management at University for 2 years before taking on an internship, I knew I wanted to get experience working in a software/tech company. It became clear to me over the course of the two years that effectively every company needs to undergo a Digital Transformation in order to keep up to speed with demand online and on apps. CA helps customers manage their online portfolio and compete strategically in the marketplace. In addition, the office here at Ditton Park in Datchet is fantastic. There are gym facilities, outdoor basketball courts, which are great to use during lunch breaks or after work.

Tell us more about your role in the EMEA Communications?

My role has allowed me to gain hands on experience with our Create Tomorrow program, which is where our CSR efforts are focused in EMEA. I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer at local schools and speak on panels. In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to travel across Europe and a highlight so far has been attending the European Digital Assembly 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. I’ve also had the opportunity to gain experience with our PR Agencies in London, helping them write pitches for press and create social content calendars.

What is a typical day for you?

Wake up at 7am – make myself a cup of tea and read the news, check Instagram and Facebook…( I like a slow start to the day, I hate rushing around in the morning). Leave for work and drive to the office around 8:30am. I grab a coffee before getting to my desk and always check my email first thing. Depending on how busy I am, I will take a lunch break around 12 and play basketball/netball or take part in Yoga or Pilates. I leave work around 5:30pm and usually meet up with a few of the other interns for dinner or drinks.

Favourite part of the internship?

The opportunity to travel and work with a European team. My team have been extremely welcoming and collaborative, involving me in as much as they can. I have helped run Deploy Your Talents events in Germany and attended a Security Roundtable discussion in Brussels.  I also attended a Quarterly Communications Team meeting in Milan and received training in Crisis Communications Management.

Would an intern might want to consider a lesser-known B2B Technology Company as opposed to a better-known brand?

I’ve always enjoyed the reaction I get when I tell people I work at CA Technologies, especially when I tell people my age. 8 time out of 10, nobody has heard of CA as they are a B2B company, so I quite enjoy telling them who CA are and how our products are enabling companies to digitally transform. Despite being lesser-known, our products are actually used by some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Netflix, L’Oreal and BT.

Favourite aspect of the DNA mission?

COLLABORATIVE: I truly enjoy working as part of a team to make sure a task gets finished. My European team are great at giving me advice where needed and providing me with constructive feedback on work. They understand that in order for me to get the most out of my internship, they need to work closely with me on tasks that they feel I would be good at. It is hugely satisfying to work with a team that are passionate about what they do too.

Advice for a candidate coming for an interview at CA Technologies?

Come prepared and do your research. Having confidence is also key, but being able to show that you’ve done your ‘homework’ for the interview shows you plan ahead. In addition, don’t be afraid to talk about your hobbies and interests outside of work. Wellbeing and having a work/life balance is something that is encouraged by the Wellbeing at CA team and shows to the interviewer that you have passions and interests beyond the world of work.

CA is extremely happy to welcome Laura to its vast family and wishes her success for her career ahead.

If you too want to work for a happy company like CA and are ready to bring what you bring to an internship, learn more and search our open positions here, or see if we’re coming to your campus.

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Laura Haldane – Communications Intern EMEA
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