Leading New Hires at a Global Company
When Bri Malczewski graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, she knew what type of company she wanted to join, even though she did not know what role she wanted in the company.
“My engineering and management degree was a business degree that also allowed me to graduate as a certified engineer in just four years,” said Malczewski. The broad curriculum along with her international studyabroad experience in Germany gave her perspectives and a skillset that was highly sought by employers. “I had multiple job offers, but my experience in school led me to choose Schneider Electric for their cross-functional leadership development program,” she said. “I did not know exactly what I wanted my career path to be, so the three-year program that gave me a chance to try completely different roles in different divisions with elevated responsibility was ideal.”
In her first rotation, Malczewski ran the month-long training session that brings new employees up to speed on equipment and services offered by Schneider Electric, along with developing sales skills to prepare them for the company’s in-bound call center for both residential and small business customers. Because she was part of the leadership development program, Malczewski was involved with day-to-day management of the team, eventually transitioning to team lead for the remainder of her first year…