Google NYC Office: Noogler Lessons Learned

I took @addisonjchen to the Google office! We’re finally allowed social guests in the NYC office! Took this photo at the rooftop terrace on 9th Ave’s 14th floor with sweeping views of NYC skyline and beautiful weather.

Lessons I learned so far:
⭐️ Embrace being new! Being an experienced hire this time around, I felt pressured to know a lot on the get go, but it’s okay to just start all over! Every company does things differently and take your time.
⭐️ Explore and learn as much as you can! The offices, the culture, the people, the work, the crossfunctional teams, the workshops and courses, everything!
⭐️ It really is what you make of it! If you are not proactive, there will be missed opportunities. Jump on it and ask what you can work on or try out or even shadow before being asked to!

Lots more coming in a video soon!

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VANCOUVER VLOG (pt.1): Gastown, Richmond Night Market, Robson Street, Capilano Suspension Bridge

Our first international trip since the pandemic, we went to Vancouver and Seattle for 10 days! This is our first time in Vancouver, and we were so excited to see all of the nature, food, and culture Vancouver had to offer. We went to Gastown, Kingyo, Stanley Park Biking Seawall, Richmond Night Market, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Kosoo, Shopping on Robson Street, Marutama Ramen with Jonathan (who was a project manager in TCC’s pro bono program)!

Subscribe to see part 2 of this trip going to Whistler Mountain, Sea to Sky Gondola, Granville Island, and more of Downtown Vancouver!

YouTube Live! Ask me anything!

I posted this on my Instagram stories and YouTube Community tab, but I’m doing a YouTube Live on Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM EDT!

Ask me any questions here in the comments for me to answer live or tune in and ask me live!

You can ask me anything about tech, careers, consulting, technology consulting, Accenture, Google or myself!

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If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

One of my projects at work is finally going live after two years! It also happened to be my FIRST project despite having done four others while this was still ongoing. It was a long journey and we had many hurdles… SO MANY! But what held us all together – and sane – was teamwork.

Actually we had our milestone celebration yesterday and the client’s CFO mentioned this proverb. It stood out to me on how this applies in other relationships in our life too!

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I’m trying to share tips and stories that can can help motivate or inspire you to be your better self! 💁🏻‍♀️

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Put yourself out there!

I’m known as an extrovert to many people but I’m really an introvert. According to Myers Briggs, I’m even 90+% Introverted haha. Takes a lot of energy, but sometimes you need to push yourself! Social gatherings could intimidate you but if you focus on genuine relationships, it makes things so much easier. ❤️

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I’m trying to share tips and stories that can can help motivate or inspire you to be your better self! 💁🏻‍♀️

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👇🏻 Comment down if you have any tips on networking, navigating the professional world, or even building any relationship, personal or professional!

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“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” by Wayne Gretzky

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Now before you say the quote is from The Office, it was originally from Wayne Gretzky. 😂

I’m not a hockey person at all, but this REALLY has been my life motto for a very long time. As someone risk averse, I really tried to pushed myself to do more and do better. I have never regretted it. Thanks Jake!

I’m trying to share tips and stories that can can help motivate or inspire you to be your better self! 💁🏻‍♀️

📣 I also have a YouTube channel focusing on the tech consulting career, professional and personal development, and money! https://www.youtube.com/c/ChristineWong

👇🏻 Comment down below on the last time you took a big risk and got even bigger rewards! Take the leap!

Fake it till you make it

I used to do DECA high school business competitions. My first time was in my high school sophomore year when I did a 30-paged business plan on a East meets West department store which was a one-stop shop in Asian food, groceries, furniture, clothing… literally everything.

When we go to States competition in Rochester, we had to make an investment pitch. This was my first time ever presenting, and it was THE WORST. I LITERALLY read off a piece of paper and made NO eye contact. I epically failed. I went home so disappointed in myself because I had no confidence in myself despite knowing everything that I had to say.

I tried it again the next year and the year after that. I learned from my mistakes, and I knew it was all a confidence issue, but in my senior year, I made the top 10! I was able to do it by faking it even if I’m not confident.

Of course it doesn’t stop there. I went to college and when you major in business, you have to make presentations. My junior year in Core, AGAIN another program dedicated to a business plan on a new idea and an investment pitch, I had the confidence that shocked myself. Time and time again, I surprise myself and eventually, I was able to talk confidently and with poise. Now I KILL my job interviews, got my Accenture job, and now do YouTube videos where I put myself out there.

This was definitely a journey, but my confidence in myself, in my voice, and in my ideas have grown and now I am not afraid to be myself in front of anyone else. It took a while, but faking it till I made it definitely helped me get to this point, and I’m so glad I pushed myself! When have you pushed yourself for the better?

I also have a YouTube channel focusing on professional development, personal development, and a career & lifestyle in technology consulting!

“I’m going to kick some ass and remind them that I’m fierce.”

Jessica Pearson is QUEEN! If you guys haven’t seen her in Suits or Pearson, you have to watch the show. In the show, Jessica is a badass, head-turning, top-notch Black BOSS in a law firm. Let her be a role model for you all.

A lot have been wondering how to stand out in their internships or what they can do in their now virtual internships. My suggestion is to reach out for a coffee chat or a lunch break call and really get your name out there. It may be difficult at first, but trust me: you’re FIERCE and you just need to believe in it.

When I was the only female intern at my time in Analytic Partners, I didn’t let that stop me. I proceeded to meet up with over 20 employees for coffee chats and lunch breaks to learn about them, the company, and their jobs. I built my spheres of influence. I even got to have a coffee chat with the CEO!

I also didn’t stop there and started Women Wednesdays. Since it was a data analytics consulting firm, it was hard to find women. It was maybe close to 25% of the firm. So I started Women Wednesdays which was a dedicated lunch every other Wednesday open to the women in the firm. Even the Chief People Officer, though male, took note of how it was as a woman in the firm in hopes to make a better experience for the company!

So let’s remind you I was 20 at the time. You don’t need to be 40 and high up in the ranks to start something like this: all it takes is guts to kick ass. You can do this! Make a name for yourself. The worst you get is a no, the best you get is a return offer from your internship for a full time job!

Every Friday, I will be posting a storytime with a lesson or tip. Follow me if you would like more! I also have a YouTube channel focusing on professional development, personal development, and a career & lifestyle in technology consulting!

I also have a YouTube channel focusing on professional development, personal development, and a career & lifestyle in technology consulting!