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RK-TCS Management Team at York University

RK-TCS was excited to be invited back to York University to share a bit about our career journeys and experiences in the areas of business process management with a class. We decided to bring the RK-TCS Management Team to share the different paths our careers have taken to bring us together. Seeing these students in their seats made me think back when I was in school and how I couldn’t wait for my career to start. I’m glad they went easy on us when we presented to them and asked great questions to help us make the session more interactive.     

This was second time RK-TCS presented at York University but the first time Anne and I joined Rekha to help with the presentation. It was great because we had Anne join us in the classroom virtually from the Philippines, projecting her on the classroom screen so students could see her live. We each shared our career journeys that ultimately led to our role in RK-TCS today. One thing I noticed is how we all have different skills and experiences, but complement each other with the unique skills we bring to the table the get the job done. Part of the message we really wanted to portray to the class was the importance and value of teamwork. It was cool having Anne with us virtually to show the lifestyle implications and value to clients of having a global team that can offer support around the clock to clients.

Unlike the class last semester, this class was an evening class which had a range of students from all stages of life within their career. It was interesting to see the range of students’ experience and interest in business process management and how this class would benefit them in their career aspirations. Rekha did a great job of giving examples throughout the presentation about issues that can arise on real projects in the work environment. She gave the students positive pointers on how to deal with these issues and how to get to the root of the problem. The seasoned professionals had lots of interesting questions that Rekha answered effectively and with a bit of humour. We came prepared with some fun giveaways for the students, including pens and our newly created RK-TCS brochure – everyone loves prizes and giveaways!

Overall, we had fun presenting at York University for the first time as a team. We hope we inspired the students to continue to develop valuable skills that will help them stand out from the rest and get the job done! We also hope we demonstrated that there is strength in numbers and that teamwork is more fun than trying to do everything on your own! We look forward to continually improving our presentation again for the next semester and sharing more of our experiences from client projects with the next class!

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Living and Learning in Your Career

As time goes on, we live and learn in our life and in our career. Crazy thing is, we spend more time at the office than at home or with family and friends. So you would say that there is more self-discovery and personal learning done at work than any where else. And if you’re lucky you will learn and grow as a person in a forward-facing company that invests in your future and personal development. I hope my blog helps you clarify what you need in your career for personal growth and business education that you don’t get in school.

Throughout my career I have performed different types of roles in small and large companies. I also moved around in different Industries like retail, banking, distribution, and consumer goods. Even though they are different Industries, they all require process for the operations to run smoothly. That’s when I realized that Business Operations was my passion. I like Operations because you have your hands in each department and you get to see the business run like a well-oiled machine that is ready to take on anything. It has required me to think on my feet and motivates me to always improve how things are done.

In my career I have tried my best to choose companies that I can learn and benefit from, but also be a contributing and profitable employee in return. I also look for a bit of a challenge in the company to help foster my personal career growth and to make me a well-rounded leader in the field. So, when I received the opportunity to work with RK-TCS the decision for me was simple. One of the great things about RK-TCS is that I am part of an amazing management team which supports each other in making precise decisions. With this team by my side, I feel like  I can achieve anything that I set my mind to, and their support helps me get there. This is important to me as I am still early in my career and want to obtain personal growth that tends to lack in many companies now a days. I can truly say that by growing this business it has helped me think outside the box and really pushes me to hit my goals with the team. During the growth of this business I have become more confident with business decisions and the processes that comes along with it. For me, I have learned so much recently compared to past work experience. Working with RK-TCS has given me business education that you can’t get anywhere else.

I look forward to growing the business and helping clients to the best of my abilities. This step will help foster my career and strengthen me as an Industry leader. My advice to you is do what you feel you need for yourself to help you get to the next level of growth whether it be personal or professional. Take the time to think about and create an action plan because there is no better time than the present.

Overall, living and learning is a beautiful gift that we all can obtain throughout life and career. Learning will bring you great personal development and self-awareness that will only benefit you in life and your career development. As well, your growth as a person and the education you receive will prepare you for any obstacle that comes your way. Keep yourself asking– what are you living and learning that will take you to the next level in your career?

By: Andrew Reed, Business Operations Manager, RK-TCS

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