At Cupole, we’re a collective of great minds and big hearts. But instead of keeping that for ourselves, we want to give you a chance to read some more about our people and what they have to say about themselves and Cupole.
Let’s get to know a Cupolean!
Hi Adrian, how are you today?
Hey there! I’m excellent, thank you for asking!
You’ve just started your first ‘real’ job as a management consultant – what are your impressions so far?
My impressions can be summed up in three words: interesting, challenging & varied.
You’re part of our post-graduate-program Cupole Academy, would you care to describe the advantages of being part of a program and not just being shipped into a project your first day?
Being part of a program boils down to two main advantages for me. Firstly, you properly get to know the other graduates that are starting work together with you which gives you a foundation to build upon within the company. Secondly, it gives you the opportunity to properly learn the tools that are used daily within projects rather than having to learn them while trying to meet project deadlines.
Why did you take an interest in Cupole in the first place?
I was told that at Cupole you meet people with great minds and big hearts. This quickly showed to be true during interactions I had with people within the company. This and the fact that all the interactions I had with Cupole felt extremely genuine spiked my interest.
Last year, what was going through your mind when you were applying to join us (and other firms)? What was your strategy and how did you feel during the whole recruitment process?
Application time was a stressful time as it was the culmination of 5 years of studies and I had one opportunity to make it right. My overall goal was to find a place with a culture that matched my personality as well as somewhere I could learn and be challenged. The recruitment process at Cupole was a great experience, it was thorough and during the time I got to know every aspect of Cupole. During the recruitment process, my strategy was to arrive well prepared for every step and to be myself. That way I could ensure that I would find a workplace that suited me and that Cupole would get the best chance to assess if I suited them.
Ok, now let’s get to know you a little bit better in person. We’ve made a take on the Proust-questionnaire* to get to the core of who Adrian really is (it’s really not that intense, have fun with it):
1. What is your take on success?
You must identify what you want to achieve and what brings you happiness in life without comparing it to the goals of others. Success is not relative, it’s a state of mind that comes from doing something that makes you happy.
2. What living person inspires you on a regular basis?
Lewis Hamilton, because who wouldn’t want to be an F1-driver?!
3. What word do you overuse?
Korvstoppning. I don’t personally overuse it, but I have a feeling I will soon as I have heard the word being used around the office at least a 100 times spread out over 15 workdays.
4. You have 8 weeks of holidays; how do you spend it?
Road trip through Europe! I’m dreaming of seeing a European Grand Prix and I’ve always wanted to visit Pripyat. For the rest of the trip I’d love to properly explore Northern Italy!
5. What is your most commonly used emoji?
Obviously the shaka: 🤙 It goes with everything, currently using it as my email signature.
6. If I say ‘plz fx’, how do you respond?
I’m on it!
7. Do you have a motto, or do you play the lotto?
Do, or do not. There is no try – Yoda
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9. How would you summarize the Cupole Culture in one sentence?
During my third week, we went mountain biking together, I think that says it all!
Thanks, Adrian for taking the time to let us know a bit more about yourself! For our readers; stay tuned for more from our Cupoleans!
*In case you haven’t heard about the Proust Questionnaire before; it has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.