What do you like most about being an APM?

Janvi, APM 2015, Mountain View
“The fact that you start with this group - this cohort of APMs. It’s amazing to have that support from each other from Day 1, since we all start around the same time. You don’t realize how much you appreciated it at school and how much it’s rare in the working world. When work is stressful or confusing, you have a group of 45 people who empathize and are going through it too, who aren’t going to judge you. The peer group has your back and you connect for life.”

Bryan, APM 2014, Tokyo
“Community - although it’s a bit ironic to say because there are fewer APMs in Japan, but I still feel part of the bigger group. It feels like an extension of college or home. From the beginning, you have a group of 40 peers who are in the same boat: overwhelmed, feeling out of our depth, and trying to figure out our jobs for the first time. You get social peers to vent to, get dinner with, plan trips with, etc. The community also includes the classes around you, your Alumni Advisor, your Buddy, and your Management Coach. You really do get an overwhelming number of resources, if you choose to take advantage of them. Everything is there to help you succeed from the beginning.”

Jian, APM 2015, Mountain View
“The APM community, hands down. That’s an easy question for me! Everyone I’ve met, talked to, or collaborated with has been super smart, interesting, and deep. Though there are some similarities since we all have the same job title, I’ve appreciated and been impressed by the different experiences people have had that led them here.”

Muli, APM 2013, Zurich
“I couldn’t begin to imagine how much the APM community was going to shape my experience at Google. Moving to a new country and starting a new job was a huge change for me, and it was so cool to be able to share the successes, the failures and the challenges with other people who were in the same boat as me. We’ve grown so much together over the years and built friendships inside and outside of work. The APM network I have around the company gets more and more valuable every year and I can’t imagine having done things otherwise.”

What do you like most about being an APM?

Janvi, APM 2015, Mountain View
“The fact that you start with this group - this cohort of APMs. It’s amazing to have that support from each other from Day 1, since we all start around the same time. You don’t realize how much you appreciated it at school and how much it’s rare in the working world. When work is stressful or confusing, you have a group of 45 people who empathize and are going through it too, who aren’t going to judge you. The peer group has your back and you connect for life.”

Bryan, APM 2014, Tokyo
“Community - although it’s a bit ironic to say because there are fewer APMs in Japan, but I still feel part of the bigger group. It feels like an extension of college or home. From the beginning, you have a group of 40 peers who are in the same boat: overwhelmed, feeling out of our depth, and trying to figure out our jobs for the first time. You get social peers to vent to, get dinner with, plan trips with, etc. The community also includes the classes around you, your Alumni Advisor, your Buddy, and your Management Coach. You really do get an overwhelming number of resources, if you choose to take advantage of them. Everything is there to help you succeed from the beginning.”

Jian, APM 2015, Mountain View
“The APM community, hands down. That’s an easy question for me! Everyone I’ve met, talked to, or collaborated with has been super smart, interesting, and deep. Though there are some similarities since we all have the same job title, I’ve appreciated and been impressed by the different experiences people have had that led them here.”

Muli, APM 2013, Zurich
“I couldn’t begin to imagine how much the APM community was going to shape my experience at Google. Moving to a new country and starting a new job was a huge change for me, and it was so cool to be able to share the successes, the failures and the challenges with other people who were in the same boat as me. We’ve grown so much together over the years and built friendships inside and outside of work. The APM network I have around the company gets more and more valuable every year and I can’t imagine having done things otherwise.”