Life at Deloitte
Career Journey: Sai Alekya
Always looking at the bright side
Alekya joined Deloitte as a campus hire in 2017. She is currently part of the Financial Risk and Advisory team. Being an optimist, she loves to spread positivity around her. She is passionate about dancing, travelling and photography. She hopes to perfect her oratory skills so that she can fulfil her dream of giving a TED Talk someday.
What were some of the factors that led you to pursue your career at Deloitte?
Deloitte's inclusive work culture and ample opportunities for career growth made it the perfect place to start my career.
In your own words, how would you describe Deloitte’s distinctive culture?
At Deloitte every professional is valued and treated with equal respect. The constant encouragement from leaders and managers motivates us to enhance our learning capabilities. Right from the flexibility at the workplace to mentorship connects, it has proved to build a constructive environment for every professional of the organization.
Tell us about your career path at Deloitte (How long have you worked for Deloitte, how has your career evolved?)
Starting off as a fresher right out of college to training around 150 professionals, the journey has been quite an exciting one. As a Deloitte professional, I have gained ample confidence and have learnt to take up more responsibilities. With the constant feedback approach, I have also had the opportunity to work on any improvement areas and enhance my performance.
What is one of the most memorable moments in your career at Deloitte so far?
The most memorable moment at Deloitte was the opportunity to visit the client site in the US. Another memory that I hold close to my heart was being part of the Impact day initiative. I had to train college students on interview tips and etiquette. Post the training session, the students wanted to know more about my journey at Deloitte and were excited to click pictures with me. This made me feel proud to be a part of Deloitte.
How do you describe what you do at Deloitte to friends and family?
Most of my work involves analyzing loan notices, working towards enhancement of product features, and digitizing operations according to client requirements. Apart from work, I constantly tell my family about the engaging events and team activities we have on a regular basis.
How has Deloitte supported you in your career journey?
Two years ago, while I was on my way to work, I suddenly received the news of my father suffering from a critical health issue. From being there for me, to giving me the flexibility to work on my own pace, the support I received from the extended network of Deloitte professionals helped me to handle the situation with great courage. Having gone through this experience, and the mental toll it takes, today as a Deloitte professional, I ensure that I’m there for my colleagues in their times of crisis.
Who are you outside of Deloitte? (Hobbies, passions, interests)
I’m quite a social person and one of my superpowers is that I can make friends with anybody within 10 minutes of getting to know them. I enjoy spending my free time dancing, binge watching tv series on Netflix, browsing the latest blog insights, dabbling in paper crafts, and photography.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone interested in joining Deloitte?
Network. Make networking a part of your life at Deloitte. One of the strongest assets that Deloitte possesses is its wide network of diverse employees. Leverage that and use it to learn, grow, and build lifelong relationships.
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