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Starting CSAP in a Hybrid World


Sarah stands at her front door, two thumbs up for her first day.There I sat all dressed up, even in heels, in my dwelling workplace. I used to be prepared to begin my first day of the Cisco Gross sales Affiliate Program (CSAP) as an Affiliate Gross sales Consultant (ASR). The start of my journey, my hybrid journey, began with 162 different trainees primarily based in 27 totally different international locations all around the world. There was no denying that one thing thrilling was about to occur.

Do you know that the acceptance fee for the CSAP program is decrease than for Stanford College? Once I heard these phrases, I used to be shocked! “What am I even doing right here?!” I assumed. However I used to be additionally proud to be part of such a particular group of individuals, and now, six months later, I can confidently say that I need to be right here simply as a lot as anybody else, and I’m loving each minute of it!

Throughout our first days as CSAP-ers we have been additionally advised what ‘WeAreCisco’ stands for. It, the truth is, means numerous various things to numerous totally different folks – however it all boils right down to this: it’s the heartbeat of our tradition at Cisco. From having the ability to attain out to folks in the US or Emirates, all in in the future, with only one click on, to the help we obtain in rising our careers – even in the event you’ve simply began your first job at Cisco.

‘WeAreCisco’ makes me really feel like I’m a part of one thing huge – and that feeling has been fairly particular.

I’ve grown a lot in my first six months as a Cisconian: my IT data has change into sharper, I’ve deepened my gross sales expertise, however most significantly – I’ve gained an actual sense of accomplishment. I now consider I can and can add worth to Cisco within the upcoming years.

Sarah's computer sitting on a table with a Cisco coffee mug to the side.

My associates describe me as a real-life Cisco advertising instrument. You can say I’m passionate, certain, however that doesn’t simply come from me. The continued help of the opposite CSAP trainees, the managers, and the entire Cisco organisation has fueled me. Cisco has believed in me and by no means requested me to alter. I’m inspired to be my goofy, overenthusiastic, and talkative self. Cisco isn’t only a chief in innovation, it’s a frontrunner in creating an open and inspiring studying atmosphere.

At first, there are all these new faces, however these faces rapidly grew to become associates – even with out ever assembly them in actual life. All in numerous international locations however with one factor in frequent: proud to be a part of this worldwide staff!

Some say it’s unhappy that we aren’t all collectively in Amsterdam for CSAP, and to some extent, I perceive that feeling. But it surely’s onerous for me to deal with the adverse after we’ve had such a novel expertise collectively – and I’ve little question that in the future we are going to meet in individual.

I can’t consider how rapidly time has flown, however I nonetheless get up each morning with a smile on my face, enthusiastic about what the day’s work will deliver. It makes me wanting to see what the subsequent steps of my very own profession will probably be and what nice issues all the opposite CSAP-ers will do.

 

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