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Name: Laura Corbett
Position: Junior Systems Analyst
Tell me about you and your role?
I am currently working in Vodafone as a Junior Systems Analyst in our Business Solutions and Configuration Team. Through this role, I work with our business teams on a daily basis to configure new IT requests or changes, such as new plans and discounts. This role strongly encourages collaboration – with my own team and others, attention to detail, and problem-solving, which I particularly enjoy due to my Physics background.
Tell me about your career path so far?
I first joined Vodafone as an Intern in 2018, assisting a Project Manager within the IT Department. This was my first introduction to life in a Tech Company, and I loved that it combined the tech and management skills that I had gained in college. I then came back as a grad in 2019, joining IT again as a Scrum Master, and then moving into the Governance and Strategy team. Here I worked as a Data Analyst, primarily working on forecasting the growth and trends of our fixed network, before moving into my full-time role in March 2021.
Throughout my various roles, I have been passionate about Education and Diversity in STEM, and I joined the CWIT Education Committee in Spring 2020. I then became the Vodafone Representative for Teen Turn, an organisation very close to my heart, before joining Jill as CWIT Education Co-Chair in April 2021.
What do you like about working in tech?
So many things! Every day is different, and it’s a pleasure to work with a huge variety of teams across the business on so many exciting projects.
I particularly love that working in Tech allows you to explore – and make a real difference, in Tech-related volunteering opportunities like CWIT, and similar diverse networks. Not only are we creating the future, but we’re paving the way for others to do that too.
Share 1 insight for someone looking to enter the tech industry?
Reach out to people in your company to discover what they do and explore as many different avenues as possible! Tech is such a varied field that you may find your passion in something you never thought you’d enjoy.