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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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Career Advice over a Brown Bag Lunch

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

At Esri, internships are much more than running errands and getting coffee for your supervisor. Esri interns are offered the opportunity to do real work in their departments, assisting veteran employees on important projects and learning about the field in which they’re working. Interns are also afforded a wealth of knowledge on the inner-workings of Esri through a variety of platforms, one being a series of Brown Bag Lunches. These lunches allow interns to hear from current Esri employees, learning about the multitude of departments that compose the company and the journeys that led them to where they are now. Recently interns listened to several employees describe the work they do and how they transitioned from being an intern to a full-time position.

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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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