Alumni Spotlight: Armond Bisignani (’08)

BY: Casey Markiewicz

As the semester comes to an end, my last Alumni Spotlight is 2008 graduate Armond Bisignani.

Arnold and girlfriend Rachel in Washington, D.C. with the White House and Washington Monument in the background.

Armond graduated in 2008 with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations. He then decided to continue his education and earned his masters in Corporate Communications from Marywood in 2010. Armond now works for Accenture, a global management consulting company, as their Salesforce Project Manager.

Casey: What are some of your responsibilities at Accenture?

Armond: The division of Accenture I work for is focused on implementing technology solutions to help streamline business needs within the federal government space. I lead a team in building a clear requirements development strategy for each customer engagement in order to design a future state [cloud] solution. As a team, we elicit current state pain points, and uncover gaps in cloud solution best practices.

Casey: What led you to take interest in this job?

Armond: I started working with technology solutions in my first job a few hours a week. I ended up liking it more than my full time job, so I transitioned to that area of work with a new company.

Casey: What is an average workday like for you?

Armond: I spend a lot of time making sure the project team is on track to deliver against contract milestones. I’ll work directly with the client to design a future state cloud solution, build out requirements, assign and manage development workloads and assignments and provide real-time demos of the cloud solution. There’s always a number of new challenges to overcome each day, which keeps my days constantly changing.  

Casey: What is your work environment like?

Armond: My current project is remote, so I get to work from home a majority of the time. My last assignment was primarily on a government site.

Casey: What is your favorite part of the job? The most challenging?

Armond: The best part of the job is working on solutions to improve outdated government processes and systems. The most challenging is getting large project teams to work together and keep [them] focused on the end goal.

Casey: What is your favorite project you’ve been a part of in your career so far?

Armond: My favorite project thus far is the one I’m working on now because I am currently leading a large team of people to implement a cloud technology for a high profile government agency.

Casey: What would you say is an important skill or characteristic someone should have when following a career path similar to yours?

Armond: Ability to multi-task, efficient with time management, strong organizational skills, adaptability.

Casey: What is the biggest lesson you learned so far in your career?

Armond: If you’re interested in something, pursue it, even if it’s a totally different career path.

Casey: What are some things you like to do in your freetime?

Armond: Travel, try new restaurants around the city, go to live shows.

Casey: Do you have any words of advice for current Communication Arts students?

Armond: Try to get involved with as much you can and be open to new opportunities.

casey-markiewicz-thumbnail Casey Markiewicz is a sophomore Public Relations/Advertising major. When she’s not in class or writing for Frame Your Future, she’s getting involved in the PRSSA/AAF organization.

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