Brandon Taylor, Sales Development Representative
I always found it cool that as a member of the Sales team we get to help companies with diverse product ranges and services with their business needs. We get to watch the tech paradigm shift in real time and watch how the market adapts to new introductions.
What's your role as a Sales Graduate at Adobe?
My job is about matching people with products. Adobe has an amazing product range and the main steps that I focus on are outreach, prospecting, qualifying leads, and some industry analysis.
Simply put, the name of the game is Sales - which happens to be all about numbers in the end. However, as a Sales Development Representative, it must be done in a purposeful way to ensure that companies are getting the right solutions to help their businesses grow and help them find their most prosperous, dedicated, and necessary clientele.
What's your background?
I'm originally from Long Island, New York. I furthered my education in Hartford, Connecticut in America, where I studied at the University of Hartford and received my bachelor's degree in Business Management.
I worked in the front office for a minor league baseball team in America before trading NYC skyscrapers for Sydney beaches.
I briefly studied law at the University of Sydney and then pursued a Master of Commerce (Marketing & Business Strategy) at the University of Sydney. During my time at university, I complimented my studies by interning at an advertising agency, and an online music publication, which was pretty cool because I got to create content for some of my favourite artists from Dreamville Records, Odd Future, and for the Laneway Festival. The experience expanded my creativity, digital skills, and understanding of UX & UI and customer journey mapping.
What's the coolest thing about your job?
Heading into Adobe’s amazing Sydney office space. The views are great, and the weekly events keep everyone engaged with one another. (Not to mention some delicious grazing spreads)
I always found it cool that as a member of the Sales team we get to help companies with diverse product ranges and services with their business needs. We get to watch the tech paradigm shift in real-time and watch how the market adapts to new introductions.
What's your advice to current students interested at Adobe?
- Take as many Digital Marketing courses as possible. Having a general understanding of Martech, performance measurements, and campaign and channel management is a good place to start!
- Networking is super important. I was lucky enough to have made a LinkedIn profile in my first year of undergraduate studies and I’ve been able to connect with a ton of people through my internships and networking events while also carrying over friendships digitally.
- Keep your hobbies up! Everyone needs to work for a living, but work-life balance is key. So, make time for the things you love on the weekends. Personally, I picked up the golf clubs again recently and although I’m not taking any calls from the PGA tour, I have a social hobby that my friends and work colleagues can join me in.
Darshana Shah, Data & Insights Analyst
I work with the latest technology which allows me the opportunity to be innovative in analysing Adobe’s data. I also work on multiple projects with different teams that are spread across the globe, and that is a whole new experience altogether!
What's your role as a Data & Insights Analyst Graduate at Adobe?
Adobe offers a broad set of products and services. Although my knowledge of Adobe’s products was limited to Photoshop before joining Adobe, I soon found out that there are other Adobe offerings that are just as equally brilliant. One such offering is the Adobe Experience Manager or AEM for short. AEM is a content management solution for building websites, mobile apps and forms. I’m a Data & Insights Analyst in the team that is responsible for resolving customer issues arising out of the Adobe Experience Manager implementations and use, and my team is called Adobe Managed Services or AMS.
I provide meaningful data insights and analyse how efficiently our Customer Success Engineers are handling customer issues and identify ways of improving our services with the use of cutting-edge technology, and with the potential incorporation of AI and machine learning.
What’s your background?
I moved to Sydney in 2020 after I got an offer from UNSW to study for a Master of Information Technology with a specialisation in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science. After completing my postgraduate degree in 2021, I worked in the Salesforce industry as a Functional & Einstein Analytics Consultant for almost a year before making the switch to Adobe.
Prior to moving to Sydney, I completed my Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication Engineering in India. Post-graduation, I got a job in Sony as a Software Engineer in R&D for less than a year where I worked on projects involving wireless 5G networks.
I’ve been travelling between India and Australia since I was 6 years old and have lived in global cities like Sydney, Bangalore and Mumbai. As a result, I’ve been raised in a multicultural environment, and that is one of the reasons I enjoy working at Adobe where cultural diversity is promoted.
What’s the coolest thing about your job?
The coolest thing about my job is that I get to witness first-hand the importance of data to a large business, like Adobe and how we can utilise that data to maximise our potential and returns as a business. I work with the latest technology which allows me the opportunity to be innovative in analysing Adobe’s data. I also have the autonomy of selecting the best app for the job within the Microsoft and Amazon suite, which gives me a chance to be creative and explore some of the best possible options. Lastly, it’s the teams that I get to be a part of! I work on multiple projects with different teams that are spread across the globe, and that is a whole new experience altogether!
What's your advice to current students interested at Adobe?
- Go BIG! Never reject yourself by not applying for a role thinking that you’re not good enough. It’s your determination and potential that matter more than anything else.
- Get an internship or a part-time job in your relevant discipline. This will give you an opportunity to familiarise yourself with workplaces and industry practices which can be very different from what you’ve learned at university.
- Build a strong professional network. Join societies at your university, be active on LinkedIn by keeping your profile updated and joining various LinkedIn groups and forums that align with your career aspirations. You never know where you might find the right opportunity!