Monthly Archives: February 2014

CIED Project Update 2

Snapshot of a day at CIED Morning: In last week’s post we mentioned how we saw similarities between Symantec and CIED needing to have a North. We start our morning meetings with the director and team to discuss CIED’s mission … Continue reading

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Downtime: Visiting Club International Arequipa

After a long day at the office we went out with the client (Marco from Descosur) and our Symantec Service Corps partner (Mike from Pyxera) to Club International Arequipa. The visit turned out to be very eventful! The club is … Continue reading

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Work, Volcanoes and Stomach Problems…

It’s been more than a week since we arrived in Arequipa and it feels like we’ve achieved a huge amount during that time. We’ve immersed ourselves in the business of the NGO, interviewing the staff and their customers to understand … Continue reading

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Q&A w/ Allyson

I solicited questions from Symantec colleagues. What do you want to know (professional and personal, work related or cultural)? So here are a few of your questions. If you have any more for me or the team, let us know. … Continue reading

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Time flies when you are having fun… and are hard at work!

This would perfectly define what the 10 of us in the Symantec Service Corps team have experienced in the last 10 days in Arequipa. If you haven’t yet read the details about each of the 3 Symantec sub-groups, I’d encourage … Continue reading

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Hello from Arequipa – One week in “The White City”

Arequipa, Peru is known colloquially as “The White City” this is primarily due to the fact that much of the old city is build out of a white type of volcanic rock called Sillar. Examples of which can easily be … Continue reading

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Descosur Project Update 1

Our team (Chris Brown, Craig Chan and Kamal LaBreche) has spent the week getting to know our client, Descosur, a non-governmental organization that helps rural and marginalized populations.  Descosur teaches farmers and small businesses how to increase crop productivity, conserve … Continue reading

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