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My internship at Avanade was just the start

Julie Madayag leads recruiting for Avanade’s North America Western Regions, Campus Recruiting and Area Capabilities. She's proud to say that she has been able to grow her career at Avanade beyond the past decade by embracing new opportunities that have come her way.

It has been a wild ride and one that keeps going

"Back in 2003, during my senior year at the University of Washington, I came across a posting for a recruiting/HR internship at a newly formed company called Avanade. Being from Seattle, joining a joint venture created by Microsoft and Accenture sounded extremely exciting, as well as a great opportunity to learn more about a career in Human Resources. As an intern, I was given the opportunity to recruit and hire other interns and welcome new hires into the company. Many of those interns are still with Avanade today."

After six months, Julie was given the choice to move into a full-time analyst-level position on the Recruiting Team or on the HR Team. She chose recruiting because she loved the challenge of finding people who would thrive within the organisation.

!I further developed the Avanade Intern Program as well as the North America Campus Recruiting Program, hiring the first Ignition Class in 2005, and growing the program to 175 campus hires per year.  I then moved to recruit for and manage the West Region Recruiting Team and later pivoted to managing the North America Solutions Workforce Recruiting Team (ATS). Both teams focused on hiring technical Solution Developers, Systems Engineers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Sales professionals. Fast forward to today and I am a Group Manager leading recruiting for the Western North America, including the Northwest, Microsoft, Southwest, and Midwest Regions, as well as our specialty areas including Campus, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX, Microsoft Lync, Sitecore, and XD Teams."

At home, Julie is a wife and a mother of a young daughter named Clara and a son named Maxwell. "I balance work and life by loving what I do every day. I get to bring people into an organisation that I respect and admire while also spending as much time as I can cooking, eating, drinking wine, snow skiing, attending sporting events (Go Seahawks!) and musicals, and spending time with family and friends."

Managing work and life can be exhausting

"I believe what someone once told mw -  “if it doesn’t keep you up at night, it isn’t worth doing.” Since the day I joined Avanade, I have been given opportunities to grow personally and professionally. I continue to learn everyday what it means to be a customer champion, a collaborative team member, and a results focused business partner. For all those reasons, I am proud to be Orange. If you are interested in joining Avanade, I urge you to check out the Avanade website devoted to careers that contains a ton of great information on our company and culture. We'are always looking for people who love to solve business problems with cutting edge technology, we’d love for you to join us.

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