Students and Recent Grads: Map Your Career with Esri

By Maura Connors, Esri Strategic Marketing Intern

As a growing company, Esri has a steady stream of entry-level positions available, along with many opportunities for students to gain professional experience in the field of their choice as interns and student assistants.

Have a passion for making a difference in the world? We’re looking for recent graduates with a background in disciplines such as computer science, GIS, geography, marketing, or business to fill positions throughout the company. Esri provides a unique work environment, allowing you to make significant contributions and innovations in shaping our technology and helping our customers. We foster a college-like campus with a team-oriented, casual, and creative atmosphere.

Jeff Gerretse, a member of Esri’s proposals/sales support team, explains, “We’re helping organizations throughout the world use GIS to better manage the world’s resources, prepare for change, and improve our communities. And I get to play a role in that.”

Esri also offers many opportunities for students. Our 12-week summer internship program allows students to make significant contributions to the Esri community and our products and customers. Our interns do much more than run errands; they work alongside senior staff, gaining true work experience and credit on projects they assist with—or sometimes lead. Esri has a long history of providing interns with experience that kick-starts their careers after schooling, whether it’s with a company in their field or Esri itself. Look at the Match Your Major section of the Esri careers website to see where you may fit.

Jessica Mueller, a 2013 summer intern in Educational Services, says that working at Esri is a truly unique experience, which has her “feeling valued and part of something big and exciting.” She says, “I have spent some time in the ‘real world’ before pursuing a career in GIS and can honestly say that I have never worked at a company before that values its employees as much as Esri does. To be part of such a great company and also feel valued is something that is hard to find.”

Other students take advantage of our one-week student assistantship program, where students assist in the orchestration of the annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California. Each year, more than 14,000 GIS leaders, geographers, technology companies, and a wide array of other professionals who use GIS in their everyday life convene to share and learn from one another. As a student assistant, you could create valuable networking connections and learn about the most recent developments in GIS technology, fully immersing yourself in Esri culture for one week.

More information regarding open positions and student opportunities is on the Esri Careers website at esri.com/careers/students. See what Esri can offer you!

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