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VMware Innovator: Marcos Aguilera

In honor of Engineers Week 2015 (#eweek2015), the VMware Careers blog is teaming up with VMware’s company blog, Tribal Knowledge, to kick off the VMware Innovation Series. Each month we’ll be connecting with members of the VMware R&D Organization to get a behind-the-scenes look at VMware’s innovations programs and the people and teams driving them.

We were excited to sit down and connect with Senior Staff Engineer, Marcos Aguilera, for our first VMware Innovation Series people spotlight. Hear what Marcos had to share about his passion for innovation and how he is empowered to architect what’s next in technology at VMware in the video below.

Inspired by Marcos’ story? Visit the VMware Careers YouTube channel to hear from other VMware people about their journey towards what’s next.

 

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4 Tips for Nailing an Interview and Landing Your First Gig After College

Congratulations on making it to the final sprint of your academic career. You have no doubt acquired valuable skills through a series of projects, coursework, and internships to prepare you for the next big step – landing your first job!

The idea of interviewing for what can potentially set the trajectory of your career after college may be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are four ways that you can market yourself to potential employers to stand out amongst the competition to land your first job after college.

First things first, lets talk about your resume.

Often times, your resume is the first impression an employer will get of you. The most common mistake made is to provide a company with a resume that is hard to follow in the first 10-20 seconds of reviewing it. Leverage resources such as your Career Services department to go over your resume, and make sure the format is one that is clear, concise, and free of grammatical errors. Keep in mind that employers may receive hundreds of resumes (sometimes daily), so it’s key to keep it to no more than one page. You may also ask after submitting your resume if the employer (or recruiter) would like to see sample portfolios, academic papers, and/or projects you’ve completed in school to provide a closer look at your project experience.

A common workflow on a resume includes:

  • Basic contact information
  • Educational information (school, degree, graduation date)
  • A list of coursework recently taken
  • Projects
  • Work experience
  • Technical skills (if applicable)
  • Extracurricular activities

You’ll want to be able to speak to the information on your resume during an interview, so leave off any information that you’re not confident about discussing.

Second, develop your elevator pitch.

We’re firm believers that practice makes perfect.. You should be able to give a high level overview of yourself, areas of expertise, and what you are looking for in a potential job opportunity. Friends, mentors, career services advisors, and even your parents are good avenues to practice your pitch and how to tackle potential interview questions that may come your way. Resources such as Glassdoor.com, peers, and even current employees of the company you’re interested in working for can give you an insight into the type of questions that may be asked.

For Technical opportunities, make sure to brush up on your technical skills. Review basic concepts and algorithms. If you are asked to code, be prepared to answer questions on the spot and explain how you worked through the problem to show your logic and critical thinking skills.

Practicing your pitch will allow you to work on your natural and unique pacing for answering questions during an interview. Make sure to jot down a few questions for the interviewers too, as it shows that you’re truly interested in learning more about what’s next for the company, the role, and how you could help achieve the company’s business goals. You will learn that asking questions during an interview can be very empowering when executed at the right time.

Third, take time before your interview to do research.

Figure out where the company you’re interviewing with is headed, become familiar with their products and/or services, and what sets them apart from their competitors. Pick an existing product that the company sells or is developing that interests you and be prepared to talk about it with the interview team.

Fourth, make sure to show up early to your interview and dress appropriately.

When in doubt, ask the recruiter that you’ve been speaking with what the appropriate dress code is, or air on the side of dressing business formal for an interview.

Remember, each persons’ journey in landing their first job is unique and all their own. No matter how many (or few) interviews you find yourself in, make sure to always prepare for the opportunity ahead. Keep practicing, honing in on your skills, taking advice and tips from trusted sources, and maintain a positive attitude along the way.

All the best to you, and happy job hunting!

 

Jen Lestin and Chris Peterson

P.S. If you’re a current student looking for tips & tricks to nail an interview and land an internship, be on the lookout for our next post on this topic.

 

About the authors:

0049190Jen Lestin:

Jen is a University Relationship Manager at VMware, and has been with the company for two years. She is responsible for the execution of many of VMware’s university campus related events and managing the relationships between the colleges and universities and VMware. When not at VMware, you’ll find Jen volunteering, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the many trails that Austin, Texas has to offer.

 

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Chris Peterson:

Chris is a University Recruiting Manager at VMware. Chris is passionate about helping VMware connect with top talent while empowering job seekers to successfully navigate their career move to drive their career goals forward. For Chris it’s a unique role that allows him to win tangibly and intangibly, internally and externally. When not at work, you’ll find Chris connecting with others and enjoying a game of soccer.

 

 

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Community Celebrations Ignite Meaningful Connections at VMware

Working for a company that inspires work-life integration is important for VMware Product Manager, Antoine Duong. See how his passion for technology and connections with others creates meaningful moments for VMware and the wider community.

 

IMG_2733 (1)Name:  Antoine Duong

Role: Product Manager, Product and Partner Management, GSS

Office Location: Palo Alto, California

Years at VMware: 4

Twitter handle @aduong55

Latest Tech Obsession: The Sony a6000 camera. I love photography. I have several cameras already: Canon, Lumix, etc., but this new mirrorless Sony a6000 camera is small, light but fast, and takes amazing pictures. So I had to give myself this Christmas gift.

 

What excites you about working in the technology industry?

The technology industry is fast and exciting and has become part of or has impacts on everyone’s daily life. Look at all the tools the tech industry offers us such as smart phones, tablets, laptops, or software that makes our life better or more fun. I’ve worked in tech for my entire career and am so excited to see how the product offerings from VMware have revolutionized the IT industry, which behind the scenes has changed the way we work, shop, and entertain.   

Give a glimpse at a day for you and your team at VMware.

IMG_4811 (2)As Product Manager in VMware’s Global Support Services (GSS), our team’s mission is to establish and sustain world-class relationships with customers and partners to ensure that VMware is positioned as the global services leader. As trusted advisors for VMware and our partners, we enable effective support solutions to customers via a competitive support services portfolio, and end-to-end product support lifecycle management.

Our typical day includes product management tasks such as product launches, end of life, merger & acquisitions, divestiture, partner relationship, contracts, partner support and performance. Our days also include longer term planning for support portfolio maintenance, or new support offerings, and partner support performance and strategy. 

You’re gearing up for the 2015 Lunar New Year Celebration here at VMware headquarters. What has your involvement been with the planning of this annual celebration on campus? Can you share one of your biggest takeaways from participating in this event at VMware? 

IMG_2346 (1)This is one of my favorite events of the year at VMware as it brings together all employees and shows our diverse community.

As with last year, I’ve been working on securing the Lion Dance, Martial Arts group, photo booth, recruiting employee volunteers for the cultural fashion show and dance participation, and of course, hosting as well as taking photos the day of.

I appreciate VMware’s support of employee cultural events. They bring not only the employees together but also their families. It’s truly a joy for me when I look back at the photos and see how much fun everyone is having together during the events. It’s a reminder that life at VMware is not all just about work. 

Can you share what the community at VMware means to you?

Whether joining the VMware Foundation on the Good Gig Pilot to Vietnam, planning the Lunar New Year celebration, participating in other campus events, training with the Emergency Response Team (ERT), or discussing photography with the Photography group on Socialcast (VMware’s internal social network), I’ve found that the community at VMware provides me an effective way to network, meet new and exciting people from other groups that I may never get to know, and allows me to learn and grow other skills outside my job. It provides the kind of work life balance that I need in a workplace.

Join us on the VMware Careers social media channels later this week as we continue our Lunar New Year celebrations.

 

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VMware Foundation Giving Network

At VMware, we believe that each one of us has something to contribute.  As such, giving back is about more than writing a check; it’s about service and community. We call this Citizen Philanthropy.

We invite you to check out the VMware Foundation’s 2014 Year in Review to see the giving network that VMware people across the globe are building. This dynamic ecosystem of giving is powered by Citizen Philanthropy.VMwareFoundation2014GivingNetwork

Citizen Philanthropy is about the power of choice. The choice of how and where to contribute. The choice to give more to each other. The choice to learn and grow through service. It’s also about the power of collective impact –– about combining individual efforts to create thriving ecosystems of giving throughout the world.

“A whole network –– dozens of us –– have lived and breathed this project for so many months. While we’re helping communities grow better futures, they’re helping us grow, too,” the VMware Hi5 team in Singapore shares what they’ve gained through rebuilding Gawad Kalinga’s IT infrastructure.

The VMware Foundation exists to amplify personal passions, not dictate them. The way we see it, when people contribute to causes close to their hearts, they give from a place of gratitude. As a result, our actions connect from a place of meaning. From Service Learning to Social Investments, all of our programs are a platform for people to contribute in ways that reflect their values.

“Donating time and helping others is part of my philosophy in life,” shares Lothar Haenle, Sr. Marketing Director in Unterschleissheim, Germany.

According to James Holmes, “I give back to CSS –– Canadian Cancer Center –– because my father, mother, father-in-law, and both grandfathers have all been affected by cancer. VMware inspires me to do what I can to make a difference.”

At VMware, service isn’t a buzzword we trot out once a year. Giving more to our community is a value we live every day. We know our individual actions matter because we’re all Citizen Philanthropists –– people around the world who serve, learn and inspire. Stay tuned as we share the service stories of VMware people over the coming weeks.

This is our giving network.

 

 

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Empowering Customers to Succeed Drives VMware Regional Sales Director

Watching customers succeed by taking bold bets thrills VMware Regional Sales Director of the Nordics, Louise Ostrom. Connect with Louise in our latest VMware People Spotlight, and learn a little bit more about how building meaningful partnerships pivots customers and VMware as leaders in the marketplace.  

 

Louise_Ostrom_HeadshotName: Louise Ostrom

Role: Regional Sales Director, Nordics

Office Location: Solna, Sweden

Years at VMware: 4

Twitter handle: @louiseostrom 

 

What do you enjoy about working with VMware’s customers?

To see our customers succeed with VMware technology really thrills me because it shows: 1) they dared to take a bet and implement VMware’s latest technology because they trust our people’s vision and our innovations. 2) They are willing to be early adopters to get an advantage in the market place. 3) Our customer’s decision makers have to navigate internal battles against the fear of change and fear of failure.

What is a favorite memory of yours at VMware?

When we gathered more than 22,000 VMware customers at VMworld last year. The opening session was just incredible – what a buzz! Seeing everyone there made me realized how relevant VMware is still in the marketplace and how we are on a new wave of virtualization. You do not attract 22,000 customers, partners, and analysts if you have nothing interesting to say. 

What excites you about VMware’s growth? 

It excites me to see how we’re growing from being a hypervisor-only vendor to a company that is delivering solutions. This makes a big difference in the way our customers operate and do business. VMware is disrupting the market and challenging the status quo. The status quo is no longer acceptable for CIO’s and when they need to choose vendors, VMware has a reserved place in the big battlefield.

 

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VMware On-Campus Interview at IIT Bombay Empowers Recent Grad to Reach Her Goals

For VMware Bangalore Member of Technical Staff, Shruti Sharma, being valued and successful means being appreciated for her skills and attaining the right amount of ambition and satisfaction. Shruti pursued a career in engineering because of her passion for science and technology. See how Shruti’s on-campus interview experience with VMware at IIT Bombay empowered her to achieve her goals of being both valued and successful in the technology space. 

 

Shruti_Sharma_HeadshotName: Shruti Sharma

Role: Member of Technical Staff

Office Location: Bangalore, India

Years at VMware: 5 months

Share what your on-campus Interview experience was like at your university?

The day VMware visited IIT Bombay, I had four other employer interviews. The overall on-campus interview experience was a little tiring, as I had to choose the right company for me after sitting in back-to-back interviews. The VMware interviewers were very helpful throughout the interviewing process. I was thinking aloud during my technical interviews and they helped me navigate through my thoughts when trying to solve problems. What mattered to them was the approach to the questions. Thanks to them, I am here at VMware today.

Why did you choose VMware?

VMware was on the top of my list to visit with during on-campus interviews as the company works with some of the most exciting areas of technology, like Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Knowing VMware’s direct competitors list was also a big reason that I decided to join the company as it validates VMware strength in the marketplace. Also the pre-placement presentation by VMware was really great. The VMware team started off by answering questions related to VMware and gave out goodies. You could really feel the energy from the employees as they were talking about their work and life at VMware. It really convinced me that VMware is the place to be. Plus the benefits & perks are great!

How does VMware empower you to thrive?

Right off the bat, I attended New College Graduate (NCG) Bootcamp on campus at VMware Bangalore. The bootcamp experience was quite unique as attendees had the opportunity to connect with coworkers that are experts in their fields who shared their technical knowledge and insight into VMware’s product suite. There were also assignments during the bootcamp. My project was to provide kubernetes support on VMware vSphere. The kubernetes project is an open source project by Google. I was very lucky to get my hands dirty in this area.

The people here are wonderful too. I have an extremely helpful team and I cannot emphasize this more. Since I have joined the Information Technology Business Management (ITBM) team, I personally feel that my growth, in terms of technical know-how, has been great. 

There are also opportunities for growth outside of your immediate team if you really want to learn. There are groups on Socialcast, VMware’s internal social network, where employees can connect with people working on all sorts of exciting technology. People really make an effort to share their knowledge and collaborate with coworkers globally. Also there are programs like Take 1 and Take 3, which empower people to take time outside of their day-to-day roles to explore other areas of interest. All of these resources and trainings are fully sponsored by VMware, which is great!

As you can see, there are lots of learning opportunities at VMware, which is what I want from my job. I hope to continue giving my best efforts in everything that I do at VMware, so that we can both continue to grow.

 

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How One Student’s Curiosity Sparked an Adventure of Learning at VMware

Growing up, VMware Member of Technical Staff, Jobin George was always encouraged to tinker and explore. It was from his curiosity and discoveries that Jobin was inspired to make a life as an engineer. Read on to discover how one adventure at VMware sparked a life-long journey of learning and growth for Jobin.

 

Jobin_George_HeadshotName: Jobin George

Role: Member of Technical Staff and 2014 VMware Intern

Office Location: Bangalore, India

Years at VMware: Eight months

 

What did you want to be when you “grew up?” Why Engineering?

 As a kid I was always curious – from dismantling the new piano I got on my birthday to breaking open daddy’s crashed hard disk, I was always in pursuit of understanding the intricate details of how things are made. This curiosity helped me learn about my surroundings and gain knowledge from it. My father has been a role model for me, as he has always encouraged me to take up daunting tasks and look for moments of growth from those experiences. Carrying this attitude in life has made me pursue engineering as a way of a life.

What your campus interview experience like at your university?

The interview was pretty challenging. However, the interviewers provided a very cozy and comfortable environment for the process. There were questions on Data Structures, Algorithms and Operating Systems. They also tested my problem-solving skills and gave good feedback on what I should be doing to improve my technical skills while polishing my problem-solving skills. Overall, it was a good learning experience.

Why did you choose VMware?

The innovation culture, the people, and the fun-filled environment are the primary forces that led me to choose VMware. From the beginning of my internship to my new role as a Member of Technical Staff, this place has offered memorable experiences and moments that I’ll cherish for a long time. Birthdays here are celebrated in exactly the same fashion that they were in college – all the bumps, cake-smearing, parties, etc. This thriving community has helped me in the transition from college-life to work-life.Jobin_George_2

What was your internship experience and transition into a full-time role like?

The two months I spent as an intern here at VMware helped me connect with a lot of people and gain new technical skills. During those two months, I worked on integrating an Openstack project with VMware vSphere. This project helped me understand the difference between working on a project in college versus one in the industry. I realized how important it was to coordinate and collaborate while developing a project. The guidance I received from my manager and mentors was invaluable and this empowered me to successfully tackle the project. I understood that it was imperative for me to ask and not wait for help to arrive. The internship experience helped me learn a lot of life lessons.

What does the phrase New College Grad Bootcamp mean to you?

The VMware New College Graduate (NCG) Bootcamp was a very important training that I had the opportunity to participate in when I joined the company as a full-time employee. My project during the NCG Bootcamp was “VCOPS Management Pack for Docker deployed Containers.” This project required learning the basics of creating an adapter for vCOPS (now vRealize Operations), which would monitor the resource utilization of docker containers. Combined with my internship learnings, NCG Bootcamp allowed me to learn more about VMware’s technologies straight from the experts themselves (VMware employees), test my knowledge, and see first-hand the value of collaboration. I realized that connecting with people is extremely important not only in work-life, but all walks of life.

How does VMware foster continuous learning?

Apart from the skills employees learn throughout the workday, there are a variety of resources here to help individuals grow. From unlimited access to online books and educational courses, to technical hackathons and conferences, employees are encouraged to meet and collaborate with coworkers outside of their immediate teams while exploring the latest technologies.

Describe the people community at VMware.

The people at VMware were one of the most motivating factors for me to join the company full-time after my internship concluded. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable, yet humble; they’re helpful and approachable people all around. The mentors I had during my internship guided me and challenged me to think creatively so that I could carve out solutions to the problems that I faced while completing the internship project that I was assigned. My manager, one of the most respected individuals in the organization, was always a driving factor for me; his motivating qualities always pushed my teammates and me to stretch and achieve higher goals.

What advice would you give to people looking to explore a career at VMware?

If you are ready to push yourself beyond your limits, are enthusiastic and love pursuing new technological projects, VMware is the place for you.

 

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3 Valuable Lessons on Career and Personal Growth from a VMware Intern

VMware Field Marketing Intern and ESIC Madrid Business and Marketing student, Paula Gaudes Plo shares an honest look at her moments of growth at VMware Iberia, Madrid. Read on to see how the lessons she’s learned can empower other students looking to navigate their first career move after university.

 

10336604_669825616444900_786762363331115067_n“Do you know what we sell and what can you expect from this internship?”

These are the two questions that I remember the most from the interview process at VMware for the Field Marketing Intern position in Iberia. Looking for these answers motivates me every workday to operate in such a high speed company where reaction time must be almost instantaneous through an ongoing learning process.

Let’s be honest here…

What do we sell? I just knew that was something related to “virtualization” but didn’t have a clue of what it really meant. This has posed one of the most challenging things I have had to face during my first six months at VMware: a technology, portfolio of solutions and a sector that were completely unknown for me. I would be lying if I told you that I have full grasp on everything VMware has in the works, but I have been able to develop some criteria in order to discuss and propose actions and improvements as a contributing member of team. First lesson learned: attitude gains knowledge as it can be developed with the support and patience of a good mentor that sees the value in teaching you.

What could I expect from this internship? I remember responding to my manager and mentor that by the time my internship period was over, I hoped that I would have grown both as a person and as the professional that I strive to become.

Now that I have finished my first six-month internship at VMware and have been renewed for another six months, I can’t even begin to tell in words how valuable my experience working within the company has been. Working alongside an excellent and senior team in such a great atmosphere has proved to be a rewarding learning experience for me. How prepared I originally was to not fit in easily with my colleagues due to a gap in age and work experience. The reality of what actually happened could not have been further from my initial concerns. My coworkers made me feel like part of the team from day one. Second lesson learned: being an intern doesn’t mean that you can’t be valuable, and the more you consider yourself part of the company and its project, the more your colleagues start looking at you that way as well.

It is not quite easy to, as your career has just started, but developing your own way of working and finding out what fits for you is a process. My manager and mentor have helped guide me through this. Whether it was feeling backed up constantly at the beginning of my internship to progressively more oriented around how I can best manage my time and projects. As interns, I think that it is our right to feel guided by our managers and mentors and that we have our own specific tasks and responsibilities to learn from. It is up to the intern to respond to these tasks and have the eagerness to learn and grow, gaining more knowledge and professional experience.

I know my career, as other interns, has just started and that I have much to learn and experiment with, mistakes to make and achievements to conquer; however, now that I have the opportunity to be a part of VMware, I can say that I don’t consider any other company as perfect as VMware to continue my growth and to make myself knowledgeable with the skills the market is demanding. And here it is the third and most important lesson learned: the more you take time to enjoy the moments of learning and growth, the more epic the experience is going to be.

Thank you Iberia Team. Thank you VMware.

-Paula Gaudes Plo

 

 

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Commitment to Driving Change Empowers VMware Customers to Solve their Toughest Business Challenges

 At VMware, our global Sales Organization is passionate about helping customers look at business challenges differently in order to drive change. Meet Germany Country Manager of Sales, Simone Froemming, and see how her commitment for VMware creates meaningful moments for all.

 

Simone Frömming_HeadshotName: Simone Froemming

Role: Country Manager – Sales

Office Location: Unterschleissheim, Germany

Years at VMware: 0.25

 

Why do you think someone should join VMware?

Working at VMware is a great opportunity to be a part of a company that is truly redefining the information technology sector with the Software-Defined Data Center. VMware gives its sales employees the freedom to define the value proposition for top customers. Our product managers are intelligent individuals that have the ability to guide customers on the right path to achieve their business objectives.

Share what it is like working for a company that is growing.

There are no limitations for business because of VMware’s broad portfolio. VMware’s growth also provides great opportunities for personal development. There’s still a start up culture feeling within the Sales organization, which is exciting, but we’re lucky to have the benefits of being backed by a financially sound organization. A “hunting” attitude is expected within the Sales organization as we’re always identifying new opportunities. It’s not a pull market – we’re always working together to push what’s next for the company. Sales employees need the passion and expertise to drive VMware’s product vision so that it benefits our customers.

What’s been the highlight of your career so far at VMware?

The speed in making and executing decisions. Collaborating with coworkers that have open mindsets, diverse perspectives, and great experience within their field. My team recently hired four new people. They’ve already come to me and told me that my description of the company is exactly as I described it. It’s a very rewarding feeling to see their excitement and strong commitment for VMware.

 

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Discover What’s Next with VMware on University Campuses in 2015

VMware Manager of University Relations Campus Programs, Amber Daniels, shares a behind the scenes look at her biggest takeaways from 2014 with the VMware University Relations Program and the exciting events and programs in store for university students across the globe in 2015.

 

We’ve made it to 2015, can you believe it?

As I look back on 2014, I’m humbled to note all of the exciting things that have taken shape for VMware and the VMware University Relations Program. Through game-changing innovations around the Hybrid Cloud, Software-Defined Datacenter, and End-User Computing, welcoming over 500 of our 2014 VMware interns around the globe, learning and development with the WCW (Women Connecting Women) Program, and helping connect what’s next at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in the United States and India, these moments plus many more are what make working at VMware such a meaningful adventure for my teammates and myself. I It’s because of these experiences and our global community that I know that 2015 is going to be even better! But before I dive into what’s next for students and the VMware University Relations Program, I want to take a moment to introduce you to a few new (and a few familiar) faces on our Campus team.

VMware Austin Team: Amber Daniels (Manager, University Relations Campus Programs), Chris Peterson (University Relationship Manager), Jen Lestin (University Relationship Manager), and Kristina Buchanan (University Relationship Coordinator)

VMware Palo Alto Team: Oded Wurman (University Relationship Manager, R&D Specialist), Sarvenaz Ghodosizadeh (University Relationship Manager)

VMware EMEA Team: Marie O’Sullivan (University Relationship Manager), Tinka Ivanova (University Relationship Manager)

VMware APJ Team: Divya Devassy (University Recruiter) and Maggie Zhang (University Recruiter)

These individuals are your “go-tos” during our campus events this year. Should you have any questions for them, or the rest of the VMware University Relations team, feel free to connect with us in real time on Twitter here . So are you ready for me to get to the good stuff? I know, you’re ready to know when and where we’ll be on campus and what exciting things are in store for the VMware University Relations Program. So here’s the low down.

This month, we’re thrilled to be hosting several top-notch MBA programs from across the United States for Tech Treks at VMware’s corporate headquarters in Palo Alto, California. VMware Tech Trek students are provided with a unique opportunity to get an inside look at our company culture and products straight from our employees themselves. The Tech Trek students also have the opportunity to tour our amazing campus (we like to refer to it as the “campus in the woods.” Learn more. : )

Chicago Booth Tech Trek at VMware Headquarters

Chicago Booth Tech Trek at VMware Headquarters

On January 14, we will officially kick off our spring campus events. We have over 40 schools on our calendar this year and over 50 events planned! Here are some highlights of the season ahead.

1. Our Stanford University Information Session will feature VMware Corporate Senior Vice President, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), Ray O’Farrell. During the event, Ray will provide insights on what’s next at VMware, specifically around the SDDC. Past VMware presenters include CIO Tony Scott, EVP of SDDC, Raghu Raghuram, and EVP and General Manager of End User Computing, Sanjay Poonen.

2. We are piloting a new “Technical Interviewing Workshop” at several campuses including NC State, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Carnegie Mellon University. These hands-on workshops will allow 40 students to experience a technical interview before actually interviewing for a company. Detailed questions and feedback will allow students to walk away with a new level of confidence. And here’s an insider tip! NC State’s Tech Interviewing Workshop will be Networking and Security focused.

3.  We are excited to announce that we have been invited to participate and demo the vCloud Air product at MIT’s xFair. This newly branded event gives companies an opportunity to showcase their work and products to MIT students via interactive demos and displays. The goal is to create a career fair with the interactive feel of a tech exhibition.

4. From an international perspective, our teammates in China will be announcing the 2014 VMware Scholarship winners this month from Fudan University, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University of Posts and Telcommunications. The winning students will be invited on campus to our VMware Beijing office site and will have the opportunity to connect with our senior engineers to learn more about their day-to-day roles at VMware and get advice on how to navigate their careers in the tech space. (Interested in learning more about our internship opportunities at VMware China? Visit our Dajie site here.) Over in India, our teammates will be sponsoring several university events including the IIT KGP Global Summit and IIT Kanpur – Techkriti event. These are two great ways for students to meet with VMware representatives to learn about our latest opportunities at VMware.

Are you inspired to join us on the journey towards what’s next now? It’s definitely an exciting ride, and we would be thrilled to have you with us on this trek. Be sure to check out our university events calendar to see when we will be on a campus near you in 2015. We look forward to connecting with you.

Cheers,

Amber Daniels

 

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