Strategic Partnerships, Google Play
Simply put. What do you do for a living?
I work for the biggest technology company on earth, GOOGLE! I head up our retail sales and marketing strategies for our content platform, Google Play, in the UK, Netherlands & South Africa. My day to day involves working with big retail partners to bring Google Play to life in a retail environment. For example, you may have seen a Google Play Gift Card in a Coles or Woolworths in Australia. I work with those retailers to get that Google Play product into the stores and run marketing campaigns to elevate brand awareness & generate sales. I love my job because I get to work in a cool part of Google (which involves Movies, Music, Games, Apps & More!) but also with physical retail shops all over the world.
What advice would you give your 15 year old self about life?
I would say to myself stay very focused in school and stay out of trouble! The next generation is only getting more and more competitive and jobs will be harder to get when you are out of uni due to the fact technology is improving faster than we ever thought. With AI (Artificial Intelligence) on the horizon, it is important for you to get ahead of the pack to ensure a successful place in the world moving forward.
Also, please travel and try new things as much as possible! Learn a second language, be open minded, never judge anyone, don't be scared and always learn from your experiences. You only live once!
Which experience has shaped you more than anything else?
Living and working in new cities, countries and cultures have really shaped me into a multi-faceted person with lots of different friends! I've lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, and now currently London. I have learned things about myself I never would have sitting in one place. And to have work experience in the three global regions of the world, my resume is very broad and I bring a lot international knowledge to any company that I would hope to join. Don't be afraid to move!