My name is Matthew Poupitch, and this is my experience as a graduate of the NRC Talent Incubator program.
In 2011, I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Information Technology and Finance from Marquette University. My first job directly out of college was as a member of New Resources Consulting’s proprietary Talent Incubator program, dedicated to identifying, training, and grooming graduates to fill technical and functional support roles for PeopleSoft enterprise applications. While this was my first exposure to the PeopleSoft application, after only six months in the Talent Incubator program, I was able to troubleshoot PeopleSoft related issues in procurement, finance, and core modules. I found myself being able to identify areas for application and process enhancements, perform comprehensive end-user training, and actively lead meetings and manage projects.
The first half of the program rotates the Talent Incubator through the Procurement, Finance, and Core modules; the second half enables the Talent Incubator to become proficient in a specific area. This format allowed me to experience numerous areas to determine my interests and provided my mentor with the ability to assess the areas in which I excelled to tailor the remaining portion of the program to my needs and clients. Soon after, I began working on issues and navigating through the software on my own, with my mentor available as a resource to guide me when necessary. Finally, I was integrated as a full support team member with ownership of issues and projects.
The NRC Talent Incubator program was a great way to begin my career in the IT workforce and the professional realm. The program taught me much more than just PeopleSoft; it taught me how to work with various professionals to provide a solution. The NRC Talent Incubator program is an excellent way to fulfill a client’s resource need, and it proves to be a great way to introduce a recent graduate to the professional world.