Hot Job: Sales Writer

Are you an experienced writer with an interest in technology? Do you have strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate? Utilize these skills as a Sales Writer, where you will play an integral role in our Sales Division.

Jeff, a sales writer on the Proposals/Sales Support Team, explains that sales writers have two major responsibilities. First, they work as proposal writers, helping sales teams craft clear and compelling proposals that convince potential customers to use Esri technology. This often includes technical writing and describing how Esri technology meets an organization’s technical and functional requirements.

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Interns Learn Esri Works for its Customers

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

Recently the summer 2013 interns were invited to learn more about Esri as a company, attending presentations from various departments followed by lunch with the president of Esri, Jack Dangermond, and other members of the executive team.

Interns listened as representatives from Sales, Support Services/Educational Services, Professional Services, and Software Development/Software Products presented an idea of what each department specializes in, the impressive companies Esri works with, and the new advances being made in each group.

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The Esri UC: Where Innovation and Application Meet

By Guest Blogger Drew, 2013 Student Assistant

Pop quiz, GIS students: do you recall Waldo Tobler’s first rule of geography? It goes something like “All things are related, but those that are closer together are more related.” Today’s geographers are used to being near one another via emails and online user groups, a far cry from the nearness that Tobler described. However, the annual Esri International User Conference brings 13,000 GIS users together under one roof for a week. The experience is a real eye-opener for anyone who thinks that digital interfacing is even remotely similar to geographic nearness. This is what the Esri UC does best—it whips up a GIS user “cocktail,” consisting of planners, tech- nicians, developers, engineers, and many others. Esri serves up this grand event year after year, making sure the exper- ience is a collaborative one between employees and users.

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Education for the Future: the Esri Fellows Program

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

As a company constantly looking to the future, Esri invests deeply in the well-being and advancement of its employees. Each year Esri teams with the University of Redlands’ School of Business to offer several full tuition scholarships under the Esri Fellows Program. This year, Esri also partnered with Claremont Graduate University School of Information Systems and Technology to award a scholarship. The Esri Fellows Program was established in 1999 and provides selected Esri employees scholarships to attend evening/weekend courses to complete undergraduate or graduate level degrees.

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Student Relives His Esri UC Experience in a Story Map

Senthilnathan was one of the 60 students selected to participate in this year’s Esri User Conference Student Assistantship Program. “I am still in awe after seeing so many GIS people under one roof. As a student assistant, it gave me an opportunity to meet other students from the same field and interests.”

See part of Senthilnathan’s Esri UC journey in the story map he created.

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Meet Esri Development Team Members

Hear about some of the latest technologies our development teams have been working on.

 

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Attending Esri UC a “Truly Unique Experience”

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

At the University of Chicago, where I’m a rising junior, Geographical Studies is one of the smallest majors on campus. While more popular in the graduate sphere, most undergraduates are unaware that such a course of study even exists. Thus, attending the 2013 Esri User Conference was a truly unique and overwhelming experience. The San Diego Convention Center was filled to the brim with self-proclaimed “geo-geeks,” the term proudly written across their Esri t-shirts and collectable buttons, who were equally excited to be in the company of others from around the world who are passionate about GIS.

“When life gives you lemons, you map the rise of lemonade,” a sign read above my head as I passed through the lengthy corridor on my way to one of the many workshops at the conference. After spending the morning wandering the exhibit hall and Map Gallery, I was on my way to my first workshop. Although my limited GIS knowledge left me sitting in awe for most of the workshop, the weight of GIS and Esri’s role as a proponent of such technology was not lost on me. Continue reading

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Chat with Esri Summer Interns; Gain Insight into Program

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

This Thursday, July 18th at 4 pm Pacific we will feature three interns on our monthly #EsriJobChat. Twitter followers will be able to tweet their questions for interns and HR staff and receive live responses. We’d like to introduce our interns so you can brainstorm some questions to ask them Thursday afternoon!

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We Hope to Catch Your Interest on Pinterest!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Esri Careers Pinterest this week! Our Pinterest will be updated with recent job postings, photos of the Esri campus and staff, cool things around Redlands, and quotes/articles that inspire us. We look forward to sharing our pictures with you and interacting with you on a new platform.

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Esri UC Student Assistants: the New GIS Generation

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

The weekend before geo-geeks invade San Diego, California for the annual Esri International User Conference, 60 student assistants from around the world have already checked in. Their help is imperative in making sure the UC goes through without—or at least with the fewest amount of—glitches. Selectively chosen in relation to their major and interests, these students act behind the scenes of the UC, working in the Esri Store, helping with workshops, and playing a part in making sure the overall conference runs smoothly.

For a week they are unofficial Esri “employees,” mingling with top names in every department and every company known to the GIS world. Ellen Barry from Bowling Green State University explains, “I applied because it’s a cool opportunity to be where all other GIS users were, united. I love Esri products and this is a great place to be.”

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