My Qualtrics Experience – Alexia Newgord – Software Engineer
What did you choose as your Qualtrics Experience?
I traveled to New Zealand and Australia independently with the goal of meeting people from around the world, checking out the beautiful New Zealand countryside, and following the footsteps of Hobbits.
One of our objectives at Qualtrics is to encourage employees to Learn, Lead, and Live. What did you learn through this experience?
Learn: Most of my evenings were spent engaging with other International travelers or, if I stayed in an AirBnB, connecting with my local host. Through those conversations, I learned a lot about international relations, cultural/political differences, and how the environment can shape a country.
Lead: I connected with many strangers who became friends and challenged myself to dive into situations that were uncomfortable (sleeping in 12-person dorms, going to a Rugby game/venues solo, navigating a new city every day).
Live: I had a blast! I went skydiving and did “the world's biggest swing". I also did portions of the Great Walks which had stunning scenery. And I was sure to frequent the local food/drink scene.
|Alexia Newgord is a Software Engineer in Qualtrics' Seattle, Washington office. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science and a Bachelors of Arts in Piano, both from the University of Colorado at Boulder.|