A new issue of Esri News for Students and Recent Grads is now available online.
Included in this issue is information on summer programs (deadlines approaching!), careers for soon-to-be grads, Esri GeoDev Meetups, and more.
We’re looking forward to welcoming more than 100 interns this summer. The majority will be based in Redlands, but we do have opportunities in other regions:
- Arlington (Software Development)
- Atlanta (GIS Services)
- Charlotte (Technical Support, Solution Engineering)
- Minneapolis (GIS Services)
- Olympia (Solution Engineering)
- Portland, ME (Software Development)
- St. Louis (GIS Services)
- Washington, DC (Solution Engineering)
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Are you one of the thousands of students who will soon make the transition from college life to the working world? In this interview with Michael Johnson, Esri’s university programs manager, learn what you can—and should—be doing now to land your first full-time job.
How soon before graduation should a student start seriously looking for a job?
It depends on where they’re at professionally and academically. If they have internship experience, they’ll likely already have some leads. I advise students to get going as soon as school starts in the fall semester—proactively leveraging contacts, networking, crafting their resumé, and applying to the places they know they want to work. So many students make the mistake of waiting until the spring semester or even when they graduate before realizing, “Hey, it’s time for me to find a job!”
Esri HR Partners Kristin, left, and Megan
For a lot of us, this time of year can be especially stressful … buying gifts, preparing special meals, and a full social calendar. But if you’re looking for a new job or considering a career change, you don’t have to put the job hunt on hold until after the New Year. Esri HR partners Kristin and Megan share some tips on how you can make the most of looking for a new opportunity during the holiday season.
Alagiri, Product Engineer
I’m on the Location Analytics team in Product Development. I work closely with developers and the Developer Lead to ensure that features are implemented as per the specification and that they make sense from the user’s perspective.
I started as a Support Analyst back when the SDK Team was the Developer Support Group. After two years, I transitioned into the role of a Group Lead. I was in Support Services for five years before I moved to my current role in Product Development.
Take a virtual tour of the Esri campus via a story map to see our beautiful working environment: http://esriurl.com/EsriTour.
In his 15 years with Esri, talent acquisition leader Jason Otero has represented us at many recruiting events. I recently asked him to share some of his advice for getting the most out of attending a career fair.
What’s the best way for a career fair attendee to prepare for meeting potential employers?
Oftentimes what we find are people who come up to the table prepared to talk about themselves. They’ve got resumes in-hand, they’re dressed appropriately, and they have all their ducks in a row. But what they tend not to have done is research the organizations they want to meet. What gets a recruiter’s attention is the person who comes up with a keen sense of interest in the company and can explain how their background, skills, and interests align with the potential new organization and, specifically, the job opportunities they’re interested in.
Last Friday evening, 40 employees were recognized for reaching their 20 year anniversary with Esri. The honorees, including six from regional offices, and their guests were treated to a festive fall-themed dinner. Entertainment and awards rounded out the evening.
Tour historic locations and places of interest in Redlands without leaving home! From fairytale-like Kimberly Crest to the Lincoln Memorial Shrine, the only museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln west of the Mississippi River, get a glimpse of what makes Redlands so unique.
Your journey begins here.
By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern
Intern Kathryn Hagerman occupies a unique niche at Esri. Serving as a member of the Partner Program Team, she is working to streamline knowledge transfer campaigns. She also worked to develop a collection of ArcGIS Online maps to share stories about the growth of the global Esri Partner Network and highlight exciting work Esri partners are doing.
Connecting with Esri staff at a career fair or similar recruiting event can provide that extra edge when competing with other applicants. It gives you the chance to talk with us about the Esri culture and what your educational background and experience can bring to the table. Whether you are interested in a full-time position or one of our summer opportunities for students, it’s a great way to make that important first impression.
We’ll be traveling all around the US this fall. Check out our event map to see where you can meet us!