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On 30th October BULPROS opened its doors to high-school students and welcomed them to its Software Development team as part of the program “Manager for a Day”. The initiative aims to provide career guidance to young talents and is one of the most recognizable events of its kind in Bulgaria, with over 15 years of history. Staying true to its mission of supporting the educational system and growing the next generation of IT talents, BULPROS has been taking part in this initiative for several consecutive years.
The main goal of “Manager for a Day” is to provide career support for students and help them define their future career, choose their job, and look ahead to their professional life. The initiative enjoys great success and is supported by a great number of leaders, politicians and managers from all industry sectors as well as from the non-governmental sector. They open the doors of their organizations for motivated and talented students in order to share their experience and knowhow with them.
During their working day at BULPROS, the students were welcomed to the Software Development team, where they could walk in the shoes of the Team Lead. Within this one-day event, they were exposed to a real-world business environment and had the unique chance to gain real-work experience from our software developers. The young talents could also get valuable insights into the corporate culture and talk with employees and managers from various departments and on different positions in the company.
“It was a pleasure for my colleagues and me to welcome students in the company, to share our expertise, career paths and to introduce them to the software development process and the different roles within the company. The Team Lead role is one of the most important positions in the software development process and it is the key to success in delivering projects and developing teams. It also develops core competencies and expertise required in upper management roles and opens doors for software engineers to a career path in management. The participants in this initiative had the opportunity to experience a typical workday of a Team Lead at BULPROS and monitor all his interactions with other roles and departments in the company“, explained Natalia Pavlova, Business Line Manager at BULPROS.
BULPROS team believes that the business needs to support the education and as one of the fastest growing technology companies, we are committed to the development and education of the young IT talents in Bulgaria. That is why we regularly support and participate in worthwhile initiatives such as “Manager for a Day”, the first Bulgarian High School of Computer Programming and Innovation in Burgas and many others.
About “Manager for a Day”
“Manager for a Day” is an initiative, organized byJunior Achievement Bulgaria and aimed to provide career guidance and orientation to young students between the ages of 16-23. The first “Manager for a Day” took place more than 15 years ago and since then, every year the initiative raises great interest among companies, government and non-government organizations. “One Day Manager” is fully aligned with the educational policies and initiative of the European Union. This year’s edition of “Manager for a Day” took place on October 30.
BULPROS is an innovative global IT and BPO services, solutions and product provider, one of the fastest growing technology companies, recognized by the prestigious rankings of Deloitte “Technology Fast 50 in CE” and “Technology Fast 500 in Europe, Middle East, and Africa”, Inc. 5000 Europe, Financial Times 1000 Europe etc.
Its offerings include Industry Digitalization, Cyber Security, Collaboration, Application Modernization, Infrastructure Transformation, Technology Services and Sales & Customer Services, with focus on Manufacturing, Professional Services, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Retail, Financial Services and Insurance.
BULPROS operates on a global scale and has more than 1200 employees, working across 18 offices, located in Europe and North America.
BULPROS has established successful customer and partner relations with Fortune 500 IT companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Unisys, VMware, Siemens, T-Systems, SAP, Hortonworks, Oracle, Red Hat etc. BULPROS is a co-founder of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association and a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and the German Outsourcing Association.