Georgia Institute of Technology – B.S. Computer Engineering
“Everyone working around you has been in your shoes and knows the ups and downs of the business, so there’s always someone to show you the ropes. We also have small project teams so you have a chance to make an impact even when you haven’t been in the job very long.”
I started co-oping at Manhattan Associates during my second year at Georgia Tech. My goal when I graduated and entered my first real job was to apply my engineering skills and the knowledge I had gained co-oping, but I didn’t want to be isolated in a lab all day. Manhattan challenges me every day to think differently, while giving me the opportunity to see how top companies in retail markets stay ahead of their competition. It’s been a perfect fit ever since.
I design, configure and test our Warehouse Management solution to make sure our product does for the client what we say it will do. I also go onsite to train our customers and facilitate implementations in multiple distribution centers across North America. In addition, I’m part of the Services Advisory Board—our goal is to plan community service, social activities and travel initiatives to help us build relationships on the team and enhance our work life experience here at Manhattan.
There’s really a lot to do here depending on the types of things you enjoy. Atlanta has a ton of young professionals, so it’s easy to get plugged in somewhere. Even if you’re already from Atlanta, your incoming class at Manhattan provides a whole new set of people to socialize with and check out new opportunities in the area. And it’s a lot more fun going out and doing things once you have a paycheck—trust me.
The people and the opportunity are the primary reasons. We are a pretty young company so everyone working around you has been in your shoes and knows the ups and downs of this business. There’s always someone to show you the ropes. Our small project teams give you the chance to instantly make an impact even when you haven’t been in the job very long.