Once I visited HubSpot’s headquarters in fall 2019 as a first-year MBA at MIT Sloan, I centered on a couple of issues:
- Understanding the Accelerated Management Program (ALP)
- Chatting up present ALP members
- Trying out the workplace snacks
On the time I envisioned a easy transition from my in-person MBA program to an internship in Product at a mission-driven tech firm. As a former administration guide, I knew that I wanted to go someplace the place I may lean closely on my technique and operations ability set.
I additionally knew I wished to know how a SaaS firm operates and work near Product, serving to envision and construct the issues that ship worth to the shopper. What this appeared like—product administration, go-to-market technique—was what I hoped to check within the subsequent stage of my profession. I accepted the summer time internship at HubSpot as a result of I felt I might be challenged but supported as I made this transition.
The occasions of spring 2019 modified the best way I considered my profession.
As an alternative of solely specializing in the what of my job, I paid extra consideration to how I might work as I noticed HubSpot and different firms shift and upend previous assumptions to satisfy the challenges of an unsure and evolving future. Would this be a spot that might allow my skilled and private development whilst the bottom shifted beneath us all?
The brief reply: sure.
In between masked walks throughout that muggy Cambridge summer time, I noticed carefully how my co-workers at HubSpot introduced a extremely autonomous tradition right into a digital neighborhood. I discovered how HubSpot builds a brand new product providing and contributed to at least one myself. I talked to HubSpot clients, requested executives random questions in Ask-Me-Something periods (AMAs, agonized over the proper GIFs on Slack, and developed a robust admiration for HubSpot’s management as they navigated the uncertainty of a world pandemic.
Most significantly, I noticed that my day-to-day interactions with HubSpotters—constantly good, frank, and type within the face of each skilled and private ambiguity—outlined the how of working at HubSpot.
This alignment between what I’m curious about doing and the way I need to work is why I accepted the full-time ALP function. I’m at present in my first rotation, serving to a Product group suppose by means of HubSpot’s technique round messaging.
Wanting ahead, I’ve a couple of hypotheses about what my different rotations may appear to be. And I’m particularly excited to be part of HubSpot’s subsequent chapter of development with a feminine CEO.
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