Esri Interns Out and About

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

With more than 70 students from around the world gathered in one city, every weekend is jam-packed with adventures for Esri summer interns. The beautiful weather provides the perfect backdrop, allowing them to enjoy all that Redlands and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Every week a group of interns visit Market Night downtown, buying fresh produce and baked goods and enjoying specials from local eateries.

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Hot Job: Technical Advisor

Are you interested in helping Esri customers craft, and work to achieve, an enterprise GIS vision through an ongoing, proactive relationship? Do you have leadership qualities coupled with a strong background in the ArcGIS platform, business partner solutions, or general GIS consulting expertise? We are seeking individuals to support customers and partners as Technical Advisors with the Esri Enterprise Advantage Program (EEAP).

Christie, EEAP Program Manager, sums the role up this way: a Technical Advisor provides proactive advice and advocacy in developing a partner’s or customer’s GIS vision and strategic initiatives to meet their business goals.

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Explore San Diego in Person or from your Desktop with Esri Maps

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

On its 17th anniversary in 1997, the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) moved its location from Palm Springs to San Diego to accommodate the 7,000 users planning to attend. Today, the Esri UC continues to be held in San Diego, with some 15,000 customers descending upon the city each July. Esri employees and conference attendees love the lively atmosphere and multitude of activities that San Diego has to offer its visitors, prompting us to create a set of maps to guide them in their pursuit of fun. Even if you’re not attending the Esri UC this year, these maps can be useful if San Diego is a summer destination.

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Summer in Redlands: Something for Everyone!

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

Summer has now officially begun, and Redlands and the surrounding areas are kicking their seasonal activities into full swing. Although within driving proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego, Redlands and nearby cities offer a wide variety of events closer to home.

Celebrate 4th of July in Redlands with a picnic in the park, family-friendly parade, and one of the largest fireworks shows in California. The opening ceremonies include a four jet flyover, a USAF C-17 flyover, and skydivers landing in the center of the stadium. Fun for all ages!

The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival offers free, live music on Tuesday and Friday nights. This year’s offerings include a Chinese dance company, Frank Sinatra and John Denver tributes, symphony concerts, a ballet, and The Sound of Music. All are invited to join in a community sing beforehand.

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A New “Face” on the Esri Careers Blog

Meet Maura, who will be a regular contributor to the blog this summer. Stay tuned for her posts on student programs, events for Esri interns, adventures around town and beyond, and much more.

Upon deciding to pursue a Geographical Studies undergraduate major, I began the prerequisite courses, one of which was a class on basic GIS. On my campus at the University of Chicago, few outside the Geographical Studies department have heard the terms “GIS” and “Esri.” However, after explaining to my peers what the software is, many claim some sort of knowledge, whether they used it at a previous internship or are familiar with its use in news articles, etc.

The class I took was also my first introduction to GIS. Although I am not tech savvy, I was greatly intrigued by the variety of uses for GIS in a multitude of fields. The study of geography is similar in this way: although united by one field, there are so many uses and paths one can follow in the exploration of geography and GIS that they are impossible to list. Thus, with a new interest in GIS and its uses in the everyday world, I jumped at the chance to intern at Esri.

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Esri Interns Have Arrived!

The Esri Summer Internship Program is well underway, with the majority of students already here and another 20+ arriving in the next few weeks. There will be several activities for interns over the summer; last week students got the chance to meet each other at an informal breakfast. Competition was fierce in the texting contest; congratulations to Skylar from Industry Marketing who was declared Text Master, with Jon from Software Development a close second. The interns who traveled the furthest are Terje, who joins us from Estonia, and Irene from Spain. Chandrahas drove the furthest to come to Redlands, across the country from Virginia. We’ll be posting lots of photos over the summer on the Esri Student Connection Facebook page.

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Another Opportunity to Catch our Careers Webinar

We recently hosted a webinar titled “Sales at Esri: Your Next Career Move.” The presenters were Mike Johnson, Director of Commercial Sector Sales; Megan Kolkman, Retail Sales Manager; and Johanna Stubbe, Executive Sales Recruiter. The attendees asked some great questions, and since we weren’t able to answer all of them during the live broadcast, we wanted to share a few of them here.

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Special Guest Host for April’s #EsriJobChat on Twitter

We’re excited to have Christie Pleiss from our Professional Services division joining us for this month’s #EsriJobChat Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. Pacific.

Christie holds a bachelor’s in geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined Esri in 2001 as a technical specialist/developer working on what is now known as ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting. In 2004 she became a member of the “Rent-a-Tech” team, providing customers with technology transfer and custom workshops for desktop and ArcGIS Engine development.

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Three Secrets To An Influential Resumé Summary

Need a little help with writing a strong summary statement for your resumé? Here are some tips from the Glassdoor blog (March 18, 2013), along with a few of our own from Esri recruiter Chris.

Writing a resumé ‘summary of qualifications’ that stops employers cold and makes them realize you’re the right candidate can be challenging. After all, you’re good at what you do, but it can be tricky to boil down your ROI to concise statements in hopes of standing out. For most people, writing a summary of qualifications is such a major task that they look around at other resumé examples to get ideas.

Here are some insider tips to creating a summary that exemplifies your personal brand in just a few words–making employers take notice:

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Sales Pros: Rewrite your career path in just an hour!

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Looking for a job in sales where you will empower your customers to be their best? Esri has immediate needs for account executives, account managers, solution engineers, and sales support staff to work with customers in the commercial sector across the US.

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