Graduated from the Faculty of Function Creation Sciences, Department of Science. Joined CAC in FY2014.
I decided to join CAC because I was attracted to the warm atmosphere that was collectively created by the people working here. The biggest impression for me was when I was thrown a curve ball by one of the interviewers at my final interview. I stayed silent for what seemed like a long time because I didn't know how to answer the question, but the interviewer continued to look into my eyes while maintaining a gentle expression on his/her face. I felt that he/she was watching to see how I would handle the situation even though I didn't know how to actually hit that curve ball. The people who were later to become my senior colleagues and people at HR were generally very warm people and that was what made me decide.
It feels rewarding when my ideas become reality. There was this one time when we were thinking about improving a particular system with a focus on ease of maintenance and expandability. While we only had a few very vague ideas at first, these ideas became more concrete as we put our minds to it, and we were eventually able to integrate them into the system. Even if a project we are working on happens to be small, I feel tremendous joy and a sense of achievement the moment the ideas that we have carefully mulled over become real. And this sense of achievement becomes my motivation to take on the next challenge.
What I like about our company the most is that it gives me many opportunities to grow. When we first join the company, we take the new employee group training and OJT with a senior colleague who is assigned to us. We learn a broad range of things, not only basic IT knowledge, but also how to carry out our work and appropriate business manner. And this is the same for existing employees. The autonomous driving support system team that I currently belong to has a learning curriculum because this is a new field for CAC. All of us who work here are able to make use of these opportunities to move up to the next level and grow.
I would like to become a businessperson who is able to take action with a goal-oriented mindset. I don't think it is an easy task to develop a plan for a particular goal that you wish to achieve, understand what actions to take and when to take them, and actually implement those actions that are needed to achieve your goal. Having said that, this kind of mindset and action will not only improve your own motivation, but will also become a powerful force for creating greater awareness for yourself and the people you work with through mutual stimulation. I intend to listen to what my senior role models have to say, and move one step at a time towards the ideal vision of myself.