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I started as a 10 week intern at Goldman Sachs in the networking vendor connectivity team to experience what it was like to work in a high pressure enterprise environment. After completing my masters, I joined the Morgan Stanley infrastructure Graduate Training Programme as I’d heard positive things about the team working and inclusive culture of the Firm. After leaving the programme, I moved into a role in the Enterprise Command Center within Technology as a Major Incident Manager. In 2010 I was given the additional global responsibility as service manager for incident management, in charge of service delivery and continuous improvement. Major incident management consists of running conference calls sending communications to senior management and leading complex technical troubleshoots to restore technical outages that are causing major business impact to the company.
I use a screen reader on my PC to read out text on screen in a spoken voice to access the required applications for my job. I manage a lot of conference calls so I use a switcher box to listen to both the synthetic speech from my computer but also the voices on the conference call at the same time. The third and final item of kit I use is a braille note taking device I use in meetings to read from presentation notes.
The technical adjustments mentioned have all been made have been made. Additionally during the graduate training programme, Morgan Stanley paid for a mobility specialist to travel with me to New York to familiarise me with the surroundings when traveling into the office from my accommodation. I’m also dyslexic and my manager on my request has arranged for an administrative support employee to help proof read my presentations before delivery to catch any spelling errors. These adjustments have been very useful in enabling me to do my job.
Morgan Stanley has been excellent at delivering the equipment and adjustments I’ve asked for throughout my time at the company. Morgan Stanley employees tend to have a very open and willing approach to adaptions.
Morgan Stanley has a very globally diverse work force that includes different nationalities, abilities and cultures. These differences build a stronger team and create an excellent working environment.
Separate you from your disability, don’t be the blind person, but be the person who happens to be blind. Also work hard to be able to articulate your own needs. Use your disability as a strength not a weakness by demonstrating aspects of your disability you’ve over come in your CV or application. Showing that you can work even harder than your competition is extremely powerful and it can make you stand out from the pack.
Service Manager for Major Incident Management (Technology and Data Division)
Degree / Previous: MA in Audio Technology
Year Joined / Path : 2007
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