Analyst Sarah Lee finds encouragement in her coworkers

  • Posted on August 2, 2018
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Sarah Lee, a member of the Solution Development team in Singapore, joined Avanade a year and a half ago. She loves that Avanade encourages learning in different areas in both current and emerging technologies and is motivated by constant learning.

What gets Sarah Lee out of bed each morning? And how is Avanade different from other places she’s worked? Read on to learn more:

Q. What gets you out of bed in the morning and motivates you each day?
Planning my next adventure away from Singapore. Also, being around great colleagues and involved in work that gives you a lot of satisfaction.

Q. What makes Avanade different from other places you’ve worked?
Avanade motivates constant learning. I love that we are encouraged to pursue different areas in current and emerging technologies. The training and sharing sessions aim to enforce hands-on training and camaraderie among colleagues. The activities and set-up within the company and our individual communities also ensure that the relations among colleagues are tight-knit, despite us being on different projects.

Q. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Things will eventually work out. Keep your head up.

Q. What is your secret to making progress each day?
Aim to learn and take away something at the end of each day.

Q. A typical weekend for me is…
A good catch-up session with a close friend never fails to cheer me up. I enjoy watching Netflix in bed and having some time to re-charge. I also love exploring cafes in Singapore and spending time with my family.

Q. Tell us one thing people don’t know about you.
I love hiking on offbeat tracks. I did a two-week university module in Central Australia that involved trekking and uncovering the geological and tectonic history of the mountains there. We had to draw dip and fold lines and uncover most of the history using the composition of rocks and fault lines. The best part was doing our work in a local pub and star-gazing in the two-degree climate. Things like this keep me going back for new experiences.

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