By Kjeld Schmidt

Thoughtworks University: An intense, multi-week, international graduate onboarding program. This pitch for Thoughtworks University (TWU) is a big part of why I decided to join Thoughtworks in the first place. However, by the time I started, a global pandemic had hit in full force. Instead of traveling to India, I stayed home and my TWU term happened in a fully remote setting. How did the original in-person experience translate into meeting everybody only as pixels on a screen? Surprisingly well, actually!

During my first weeks at Thoughtworks, I had welcome-sessions, met my onboarding buddy and the people team and learned how to find people and communities within Thoughtworks. The graduates from Germany, who would be going to TWU together, started daily meetings and finished some self-learning preparation. …


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