Madeleine Grimsey

A Day In The Life

Day in the life of a graduate: Madeleine Grimsey

After completing my graduate year at Asahi, I now work in the Digital and Data Science team as the UX Architect & Design Strategist. However, during my graduate year a typical day may look something like this:


To kick start my day, I brew myself a cup a coffee and sit outside to reply to any MS Teams chats and plan my day ahead.


My first meeting is a virtual daily stand-up with my project team. This is a time where we can catch up and discuss our plan of attack for the day ahead. These sessions are great to discuss any roadblocks I may be facing and get the support and guidance I need from my team to deliver my project work.


I am now able to set some time aside to focus on my project deliverables and prepare for a presentation I have with some key stakeholder’s midday.


Presentation time! Working on cross-functional projects means lots of input and iterative feedback from various stakeholders. While these are nerve racking- it’s great exposure and practise! After presenting, my manager gives me a quick call to debrief.


Time to go into the office for a workshop with my project team! I hop on the tram to Southbank, and grab a quick coffee and sandwich on the way in. I enjoy my lunch at the office kitchen and have a casual chat with my project team prior to the workshop.


The workshop is interactive and full of great ideas and opinions. I really enjoy these sessions for their productive and fun atmosphere!


After the workshop I head to my desk to document some of my key takeaways from the workshop. I am also able to squeeze in some work based on the feedback from my earlier presentation.


Time to head down to the office bar, unwind and meet some new people in the business. The bar is a great opportunity to socialise and learn more about other functions in a relaxed environment. It is also a time to connect with the other MTs and hear all about their day and projects over a freshly poured beer.