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Empowering VMware People to Drive Their Self-Development and Growth

Developing one’s career is an art developed over time using experience and resourcefulness. Today Maria Raimundo, VMware University Relations Recruiter, sheds light on VMware’s innovation culture and how it supports the growth and development of its employees through skills training, educational reimbursement and mentorships.

 

At VMware we grow our business by creating value for our customers and partners. More importantly, we grow our people by investing in development and fostering a culture that embraces learning as a part of the innovation process. Not only does the process of developing yourself improve your personal and professional life, but it can assist in your collaboration with others and your overall contributions to the wider community. Here are a few of the resources that VMware employees can take advantage of to reach that next level of growth and development in their career.

VMware Edge Portal

The VMware Edge Portal is an internal portal that offers self-directed development for any employee from any location at anytime. VMware employees can sign up for classes that are related to their role, enhance professional skills or take certification courses to improve a particular discipline. You can even check out digital ebooks for free from Books24x7! So, if you’re looking to take that additional Java-skills course, need some extra help with public speaking, or want to take a certification in your field, it’s all possible through the VMware Edge Portal.

VMware Professional Development Assistance Program

VMware empowers each employee to drive self-development in partnership with his or her manager. The Professional Development Assistance Program provides financial support for external professional development courses, certifications and degree programs that are not offered internally at VMware. Have you ever thought about pursuing a part-time secondary degree or another type of program at some point in your career? If your answer is “yes,” then this is where our Professional Development Assistance Program comes in. We offer assistance to help offset some of the financial cost for the secondary degree with management and HR approval. That’s a pretty awesome perk.

Fostering a Mentor Relationship

Perhaps the greatest teachers you’ll encounter at VMware are your fellow coworkers. Having a mentor is not just limited to your immediate manager (though we hope you find them as a great resource). There are many opportunities to discover colleagues who would be willing to provide both personal and professional support as you grow at VMware. Be sure to connect through our internal social network, VMware Link, support our commitment to giving back to the community through the VMware Foundation, and get to know other members from different teams through our weekly social events. Sometimes even a casual meeting could lead to someone who can help you re-think about how you’re approaching your career goals.

In the end it is up to each of our employees to take advantage of the resources and opportunities provided to them here at VMware. How do you plan to grow to that next step?

 

-Maria Raimundo, VMware University Relations Recruiter

 

 

About Maria:

Maria is a University Relations Recruiter at VMware. Her primary focus is on hiring engineering students for both internships and full-time positions throughout VMware’s Research and Development teams. Before working in Human Resources, Maria was a California certified K-12 teacher. She has found a happy medium in her current role of guiding students through what may be some of their first corporate experiences.

 

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Campus tours, information talks, and career fairs top the agenda for the VMware University Relations EMEA Team

Connect with Marie O’Sullivan, VMware University Relations Staffing Partner, as she shares the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) team’s remaining 2013 university campus stops.

 

Fall in the EMEA region is one of my favorite times of year as my team and I have the opportunity to be out on university campuses connecting with dynamic students and promoting what’s next for the VMware University Relations Program.

Although we’re halfway through our fall campus tour, we still have several exciting stops remaining. Up next, we will be hosting a VMware Information Talk on November 19 with students at the University College of Cork, where we’ll share what it’s like to work at VMware and the vast number of roles we have to offer across EMEA. We’ll also share top tips on how to approach VMware’s application process and where you could best apply your knowledge and skills at VMware.

We’ll then cap off the season with a career fair at Trinity College on November 21 and a Future Makers Event for women students onsite at our London office. Future Makers attendees will learn how our products make some of the top companies around the globe tick, take part in a skills workshop to prepare for the work place, and network with members of the EMEA Management Team and like-minded peers. If you’re interested in attending the Future Makers Event, please register here. For questions, contact Ailsa Britain at abritain@vmware.com.

Overall, we’re looking to connect with students who are fueled by curiosity and the pursuit of the seemingly impossible to continuously drive what’s next. If this sounds like you, check out the VMware University Relations career site to see how you can bring your innovative ideas to life! And don’t fret. If we don’t make it to your campus before the end of the year, we will be out and about at universities across EMEA in early 2014. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay in touch.

See you around campus,

Marie O’Sullivan

 

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9 Tips to Get the Most Out of your Next University Career Fair

Are you interested in making the most of your next campus career fair? If your answer is ‘yes’, then connect with Peggy Hsu, VMware University Relations Specialist as she shares nine tips that will empower you to showcase your strengths, make meaningful connections and ultimately help better determine what you would like to pursue professionally. 

 

Heading into the fall semester, students are often curious about best practices for attending a career fair. Here are nine simple yet effective tips that I recommend.

1. Know who is attending & map out a strategy

Depending on the fair and how many employers are of interest to you, you may not have time to speak with every company (and lines can get long). Make a list of priority employers* so you can allot enough time to spend with each of them at the event.

*Your university career services center should have a list of employers (as well as what types of positions they offer to perspective students).

2. Do your research

If you are interested in a company, take the time to review their history and current projects. Explore their website by looking for news reports and press releases to find topics of interest to you. These make great conversation starters with company representatives attending the event! This knowledge will show employers that you are truly interested in learning more about what’s next for their company.

3. Bring copies of your resume

Even if you have submitted your resume to a company or to career services prior to the event, it is always best to bring extra copies. You want whomever you speak with to have a point of reference (and have your contact information if they are interested in speaking with you at a later time). If you are interested in different types of roles, you may want to come with more than one version of your resume so that it is tailored for certain positions. It is critical to proofread your resume and make sure your contact information is current. Be prepared to speak to your resume, experience and skills.

4. Prepare an elevator pitch

You don’t want to sound like you are reading off of a script, but you do want prepare a 15- 30 second introduction. You only have a short time to impress an employer in these types of settings. It is pivotal to let them know that you are well spoken and that you have done your research. Showcase your strong points so that you can elaborate on why your background would be a good fit for the role(s) you are interested in pursuing.

5. Prepare questions

Be smart about the questions you ask. You do not want to ask questions that you can easily find on the employer’s website. Employers like students who are proactive. Remember, you do not have that much time with each representative, so use it wisely. 

6. Engage one-on-one with employers 

Career fairs are a rare opportunity for you to engage one-on-one with employers. You should take advantage of this time and use it to engage with employers and not with your friends. It is okay to attend the event with friends, but establish relationships with employers on your own. This is your chance to find out what opportunities are best suited for YOU.

7. Find out if the company will be participating in other events on campus

Companies will often host information sessions or other events on campus during their visit. Attending company-sponsored events will give you better insight to the company (as well as their culture). Some companies engage in on-campus interviews too. If they do, it would be beneficial to know when those dates are so you can apply to their job(s) before their application deadline.

8. Collect business cards 

If possible, try to collect business cards or contact information from employers. If you do, be sure to follow up with a thank you message (can be email) within 24-48 hours. This is simply a courtesy and it may make you stand out!

9. Apply on the company website 

Many companies are trying to move away from collecting paper resumes at career fairs. Most employers will still want you to apply online even after accepting your resume. This is because companies need to capture your information in their applicant tracking system so you can officially be considered an “applicant”.  It is CRITICAL that you apply online if an employer asks you to do so. This is not to duplicate efforts, but rather because they are required to do so for compliance reasons.

In summary, prepare yourself. Make the most of your time at on-campus events because these are rare opportunities to showcase your strengths outside of a formal interview setting. You never know what opportunities could be around the corner. You may end up speaking with an employer that you might not have otherwise connected with and you will likely gather more information to better assess where you want to grow your career.

Regardless, you can pick up some cool swag.

 

Best of luck!

Peggy Hsu

 

About Peggy: Peggy Hsu is a University Relations Specialist for VMware working out of the headquarter office in Palo Alto, California. She manages the relationships and engagements between VMware and university campuses across the U.S. She enjoys interacting with students, providing guidance and finding new creative ways for VMware to engage on campus. During her spare time she enjoys traveling, watching movies, eating and dancing.

 

 

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The VMware University Relations Team is Headed Back to Campus! Are you?

The VMware University Relations Team strives to empower student innovators with the resources and opportunities to architect what’s next in IT and for themselves. Connect with Amber Daniels, Senior University Relations Specialist as she welcomes the newest members of the University Relations Team and highlights the university pit stops the team will be making on a campus near year this Fall.

 

Fall is upon us, which can only mean one thing…. it’s time for the VMware University Relations (UR) Team to head back to campus! We will start this season with a few new faces on the UR Team and a few new universities on our roster. Meet our new teammates and find out where you can connect with us on campus this Fall!

 

 

Austin, Texas Teammates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Hollenshead (UR Recruiter), Amber Daniels (Sr. UR Specialist), Allison Steinkopf (UR Recruiter) – If Allison looks familiar to you that is because she was the University Relations Intern last summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lestin (UR Specialist)

 

Cambridge, Massachusetts Teammates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jikado Hanna (UR Recruiter), Heather Fish (UR Specialist), Matt Wendorf (PhD Recruiter/Specialist), not pictured Keri Riley (UR Recruiter)

 

Palo Alto, California Teammates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back row- left to right – Dustin Stites (Director, UR), Meagan Shannon (Intern Program Manager), Sarvenaz Ghodosizadeh (Recruiting Coordinator), Leanne Farmer (Recruiting Coordinator), Trish Austin (UR Recruiter), Daniel Kim (UR Recruiter), Michael Anvari (UR Specialist), Jimmy Khov (Recruiting Coordinator), Jim Salas (Manager, University Recruiting) Front row- right to left- Amy Roberts (HR Coordinator), Maria Raimundo (UR Recruiter), Peggy Hsu (UR Specialist), Danielle Stevens (MBA Recruiter), Shawn Sigona (UR Recruiter), Heather Scola (Operations Lead, UR), Not pictured Ernie Salle (UR Recruiter)

We will target over thirty campuses this season and have over sixty events planned!

You can check out the where’s and when’s right here on our list of University Relations Campus Events Calendar!

Here’s to another successful season! We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

 

Cheers!

 

-Amber Daniels

 

About Amber: Amber Daniels is a Senior University Relations Specialist for VMware working out of the Austin, Texas office. Prior to her role as a University Relations Specialist, she was a recruiter on the University Relations Team. Amber enjoys connecting with students and planning creative ways to engage with them. During her spare time, she likes spending time with her two year old and watching college football- not at the same time.

 

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VMware University Relations Connects With Future Female Innovators

At VMware, we actively attract, engage and celebrate our people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. By doing so, we foster a culture and environment where great people want to work and thrive. Today we hear from Alicia on the VMware University Relations team’s outreach initiatives for female interns and future innovators.

 

As another year of UR (University Recruitment) comes to a close, those of us on the VMware University Relations team are now looking forward to welcoming our summer 2013 intern class. We have a ton of great events in store for our interns on-boarding over the next few weeks. We are especially excited for our initiatives around our female interns and future female innovators.

One program that we want to highlight in particular is our WCW (Women Connecting Women) Mentoring Program. The WCW program matches each U.S. – based female intern with another female employee at VMware during her internship. The Mentors may hold roles in similar or vastly different functional areas of VMware in comparison to their Mentees, which helps in offering a unique perspective of life at VMware. Mentors and Mentees usually meet at least once a week in person throughout the summer to connect and catch up on projects, upcoming events and VMware experiences.

In addition, the UR team organizes a few events for WCW members to attend together. This year we’re exited to host a speed networking themed kick-off event in June, which enables members to greatly expand their network. We are also busy planning VMware Foundation Service Learning activities for the WCW group. Last year, our WCW interns had the opportunity to give back to InnVision in Palo Alto, LifeWorks in Austin and Cambridge Women’s Center in Massachusetts. Another event that we are very excited about organizing will be a networking mixer for WCW members and our newly on-boarded female new college graduates who have taken full-time positions with VMware. We’re very exited to introduce these two groups to one another and expect that long-term connections will be developed.

Helping inspire and ignite a passion for technology with future innovators is another initiative that we are proud to support here on the University Relations team. We have just about finalized the details to host a WCW job shadow day in July for Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in IT (BFOIT) at VMware headquarters. During this event, middle school and high school students from BFOIT will have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an intern and full-time employee. They will also be provided with a tour of our expanding Palo Alto campus and will get involved in a panel discussion about careers in tech.

On a related note, VMware is once again looking forward to sponsoring “VMware Day” at the University of Texas, Austin’s First Bytes Summer camp. First Bytes is a one-week residential camp for female high school students in Texas that are interested in studying Computer Science in college and/or pursuing a career in the technology industry. We are currently hard at work on an exercise that we will conduct with the First Bytes students, which will help introduce the concept of a virtual machine.

Lastly, we are also proud sponsors of the MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) this summer. WTP is a four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students can explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs and team-based projects. Employees from our Cambridge site will be getting involved in activities with WTP participants in July.

Overall, we are extremely excited about being involved in these initiatives, camps and programs. We look forward to sharing these experiences with you further as they unfold. If you will be interning with us this summer, we’re excited to meet you very soon and get you involved in one or more of the highlighted efforts. If you would like to intern with us, we still have a few positions available. Visit our career site here to learn more!

 

Network on!

Alicia Montesa, Sr. University Relations Specialist, VMware

 

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Meagan Shannon,VMware’s New Intern Program Manager Gears Up for the VMware 2013 Intern Season

The VMware University Relations team fosters relationships with universities, executes on recruiting strategies and develops programs that enable VMware to acquire the best university talent around the globe. We connected with Meagan Shannon, former University Relations Specialist and VMware’s new Intern Program Manager to get her take on her new role and the exciting things in store for VMware’s summer 2013 interns!

 

For the past two years I have been a VMware University Relations Specialist based out of our Cambridge, Massachusetts site. This role allowed me to travel to many of the top universities on the East Coast, learn about their degree programs and connect with talented students. I recently moved across the United States to Palo Alto, California to take on the role of Intern Program Manager for the VMware’s Americas (AMERS) sites. Like many of the 200+ interns that will be joining us at VMware headquarters this summer, I have spent the last few weeks learning to navigate the 100 acre (bigger than Disneyland) Palo Alto campus, testing out the different café daily specials (and gelato flavors) and getting used to the sunny California weather. For the interns that are joining us in Cambridge, Massachusetts you are going to love the city and the open innovative culture that the Cambridge office provides- both locations really do have their perks!

The entire University Relations team is currently preparing for the interns that will be starting this summer at our Americas sites. We have TONS of great social events planned, including a weekly speaker series with senior leaders and intern specific trainings so that interns can dive into our company culture and see how our employee community works together to drive what’s next in IT.

To learn more about our student programs and the internships that we still have available for summer 2013, check out our University Relations Website here. You can also learn about our program and past Intern experiences on our social media channels too!

 

-Meagan Shannon, VMware Intern Program Manager

 

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Fostering Innovation and Discussion at the ACM Richard Tapia Conference

At VMware, we actively attract, engage and celebrate our people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. By doing so, we foster a culture and environment where great people want to work and thrive long term. Today we hear from Alicia on the VMware University Relations Team’s involvement and takeaways from the ACM Richard Tapia Conference.

 

Just as the 2013 U.S. winter storm Nemo approached New England, members of the VMware University Relations Team headed to Washington D.C. for the highly anticipated bi-annual ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference that took place February 7-9. Luckily, those of us that attended Tapia just missed the effects of the winter storm and benefited from being part of a great celebration of diversity in computing.

This year marked VMware’s first year participating in and helping sponsor the Tapia conference. With over 550 people in attendance, Tapia provided VMware representatives with the opportunity to interact with talented students from university campuses that VMware does not actively recruit on. It was an exciting time as our booth was flooded with eager students hoping to learn more about VMware employee life and our full-time and intern opportunities. Many students stopped by to simply tell us how much they enjoy using one of our many products.

Highlights of the Tapia conference included inspiring presentations by leading industry, government and academic experts, including a discussion, “Fueling Innovation in Government,” led by Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer for the United States. VMware also sponsored seven VMware Tapia scholars during the event that hailed from the University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Washington. On February 8 we had the opportunity to connect with several of the VMware Tapia scholars during a networking lunch. The students discussed their career interests with us and we in turn offered advice and guidance related to their current job or internship search. Personally, I very much enjoyed learning more about the courses that they were currently enrolled in at their universities.

Overall, we had a great experience at the Tapia Conference and met many innovative students along the way. If you’re interested in learning more about the Tapia Conference check out the site here or follow the discussion on Twitter with hashtag #Tapia2013. Tapia 2014 will take place February 5-8, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. By the way, if we met you in D.C. and you have not yet applied for our opportunities; please use the links below to do so.

Tapia Conference Internship Opportunity

Tapia Conference New College Graduate Opportunity

Thanks for reading! We hope to see you at a campus or conference event near you soon!

 

-Alicia Montesa, Sr. University Relations Specialist

 

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Devin Bhushan on Interning at VMware, Giving Back as a VIP and Developing in the Year Ahead

The VMware Internship Prodigy (VIP) Program promotes and encourages student advocates to share VMware technology, culture and product knowledge with peers on campus. And this is only possible through dedicated, dynamic and inspiring people that make up our Internship Program. Take a look at Devin’s story as a VMware Intern, how he gives back as a VIP and what he’s looking forward to in the year ahead.

 

Devin’s Unique VMware Experience

It was a real pleasure working at VMware during the summer of 2012. A combination of things made my experience so impactful – my intern project, the Management Platform Team that I worked on, the intern events and the overall upbeat environment.

On my first day at VMware, my team presented me with several choices of possible projects. After some discussion with my manager and mentor, we were able to take my skillsets and interests and pick a suitable project for me. My project was to develop an asynchronous AMQP-based transport layer for one of my team’s products.

While the beginning of my internship was definitely intimidating, adjusting to the environment was made easy because of the people around me who were extremely willing to share their expertise and experience when I got stuck on something. Everyone at VMware is really receptive to interns. I always felt included and, as a team, we ate lunch together and got to know each other pretty well over the course of the summer.

The VMware University Relations Team organizes some wonderful events for the interns to relax and socialize. Since I was local, I lived at home (as opposed to intern housing) so these events played a major role in getting to know my fellow interns. As a die-hard Giants fan, the Giants game with all the mentors and interns was definitely my favorite event. All the events encouraged teamwork and made us feel like a big family.

Taking on exciting challenges

Currently I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

In terms of projects, I’ve been working on a few different things. My friends and I are working on a social Tower Defense Android game – I’m hoping to get this out the door by this summer. I’ve also been poking around with some data visualization for a python project to see if I can find any patterns in data about books and their publishing location. My dataset for the analysis is every book contained in the Library of Congress.

One of my older projects is almost ready to publish – as a big baseball fan, I spent some free time last summer (after work) making a website that aggregates baseball metrics and datasets from different resources across the web. This website is aimed to be a one-stop-shop for the average fan to look up stats, rumors, tweets and biographical information on any player who has ever played professional baseball. As you can see, I tend to work on many projects at once during my free time, but I try to get them all done eventually!

Becoming a VIP and Giving Back

I decided to become a VIP because I wanted to impact and help grow the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) representation among VMware Interns. I knew for a fact that there were many talented people at UIUC that would be a great fit for working at VMware. All that was needed was a little more marketing and advertising of VMware.

When VMware was on campus, I helped out at the vFabric Workshop & Hackathon, the Women in Computer Science (WCS) Lunch, Corporate Connections After Hours, and the UIUC Fall & Spring Career Fairs. The Hackathon had a great turn out and was a lot of fun. Students showed up and learned about Groovy and Grails and then were asked to complete a challenge as quickly as possible. I helped advertise the event on Facebook in the CS@UIUC students group page and also helped out on the day of the event with set up and organization.

At the WCS Lunch, we had a round table style discussion with a group of Women in Computer Science members. I was one of three VMware representatives at the event; I helped answer students’ questions about VMware internships. Both career fair events were very entertaining – the VMware booths were pretty busy so I helped out in collecting resumes from students and answering general questions about VMware and my internship experience.

VMware People and Culture

I have many reasons to come back to VMware. Not only is VMware a pioneer and leader in its field, but it is also one of the most innovative companies in the world. I love the environment – I was always challenged intellectually and enjoyed meeting the unique and innovative personalities that make up the culture.

However, one of the main factors for my return is the Management Platform Team that I interned with last summer. I really became attached to these people. They are fun and intelligent people to be around and I felt like my mentor and manager were looking out for me. They have given me great advice; even since my 2012 internship has ended.

The VMware culture is open and free, with people who are passionate about work. On numerous occasions my teammates and I took a break from work to go play Frisbee. These same people were also some of the most intelligent and hard-working people that I’ve ever met. This gives you a good idea of how work and fun factor in together at VMware.

Takeaways for Future Interns

Make sure to take the initiative to do projects on your own! Doing this shows that you’re motivated and interested in what you’re learning at school. You can have a great GPA, but not everyone is passionate enough to apply what he or she has learned at school during free time outside of class. I think companies tend to notice students more when they go above and beyond what is required of them. 

Growth and Development in the Year Ahead

Over the next year, I’m planning on finishing up my degree and pursuing several upper division courses that have interested me. Up until this point, I’ve been taking the required upper division courses and have not been able to explore the vast number of other Computer Science (CS) classes offered at UIUC. I’m very interested in taking more courses that expand the reach of my knowledge in CS. I also plan on spending more time on my outside of class projects and getting more of them out the door – including those I mentioned above!

 

 

 

About Devin:

Devin is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). During the summer of 2012 he interned with the VMware Management Platform Team and worked on developing a asynchronous AMQP-based transport layer for one of his team’s products. He will be returning to VMware to intern with the Management Platform Team in 2013.

 

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An Inside Look at Life as a VMware Business Development Intern

VMware interns contribute their intellectual curiosity, innovative ideas and refreshing enthusiasm to VMware every day. Do you want to know what it would be like to walk in their shoes? Let’s find out with the help of Frimley-based Business Development intern Doug Neuhofer as he shares his unique VMware experience!

 

An Inside look according to Doug

Currently I am in my third year at Coventry University studying Marketing. In the United Kingdom (UK), it is common practice for university students to take their third year off to obtain an internship, however this can be difficult to secure due to the current economic climate. During my first semester at university I began researching companies and internship opportunities that I could pursue during my third year internship. I’ve always been interested in the IT industry, so I looked into VMware and other companies in this space. A company that offered growth and professional development while allowing me to work on what I’m most passionate about is important to me. I researched VMware to obtain a better understanding of what they do and where they stand in the market place. To see the innovations that VMware has and continues to bring to the IT industry, even while many companies are cutting back because of the tough economy is truly inspiring.

Being a Business Development Intern at VMware

As a Business Development intern, a majority of my time is spent focusing on strategic products within End-User Computing and Enterprise Management. While my work tasks are always developing, from revenue spread sheets, pipelining and accreditations along with enablement classes, I am given a chance to collaborate cross-functionally within the company and apply my findings from school which is very rewarding.

More recently, I have become the administrator of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Management Claims. This role has allowed me to be involved in the development of a new tool that works with partners across EMEA. This feature is now automated within End User Computing and Enterprise Management. Receiving positive feedback from partners about this feature update and knowing that I have made a positive impact on the business with a feature that is now used within the field gives me great job satisfaction.

While interning at VMware I have been able to connect with other interns at the company. This has been rewarding for me as many of us are in  similar positions. We are new to the business and the IT industry in general. Because of this, when one of us encounters a problem, we are able to help each other out since we all bring different skillsets to the table. This has helped us individually develop within our roles and collectively grow as a team.

Takeaways for Future Interns

Although I am still interning at VMware, I have obtained 5 takeaways to date that I believe can assist future interns. Check them out below:

  1. No matter your field and background, a VMware internship offers growth and learning opportunities that will help you prepare for your first job.
  2. Make a note of everything that you don’t understand. There is a lot of new information coming at you all at once, so write key points and note to refer back to as needed.
  3. You will not understand everything right way and this is ok. It is all a part of growing and developing yourself.
  4. Everyone understands that you are here to learn and contribute. If you have a general question or something specific to a project you’re working on, don’t hesitate to ask. Remember your coworkers are happy to help you.
  5. Create a LinkedIn account, as this is a great social media tool to develop your professional brand and a way to network. You can use LinkedIn to connect with all of your coworkers at VMware too!

-Doug Neuhofer

 

About Doug:

Doug studies marketing at Coventry University and is currently on a 12-month placement in VMware’s Frimley office in the UK, working as a Business Development Intern. Outside of work he enjoys sports both watching and playing football (U.S. Soccer) with friends on the weekends. When he is not playing, he referees as well as trying to keep fit after work in the evenings. He also enjoys going to festivals in the summer such as Reading Festival, and he hopes to attend a few more around the world following his internship.

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Connect with VMware on a University Campus Near You This Spring!

The VMware University Relations team fosters relationships with universities, executes on recruiting strategies and develops programs that enable VMware to acquire the best university talent around the globe. We connected with Meagan Shannon, University Relations Specialist to get her insider knowledge of what’s in store for students like you this semester. 

 

We’re back on campus for the spring semester!

Through our strong ties to the academic community, the VMware University Relations Program strives to connect with top university students to infuse new ideas into the innovation culture at VMware. As a student, the contributions that you make are both real and amplified, impacting the company, our customers and the larger community.

This semester, our team will be participating in Career Fairs, Networking Events, Professional Development Workshops and On Campus Interviews at universities across the United States (U.S.). We’ll also be in attendance at multiple Academic and Diversity conferences such as FAST, TAPIA and OUTC.

Want to get an edge on your competition? Take the time to meet with our engineers face-to-face while they’re on campus this spring. Not only will you be able to speak with VMware engineers about their own interests and qualifications, you will also be able to get an inside look at employee life at VMware through their own unique perspectives. Students are given inside information on the benefits of working at VMware such as challenging projects that are shaping the IT industry, VMware’s innovation culture, employee development programs and other benefits and perks that are unique to each office around the U.S.

VMware’s University Relations Team will be meeting talented students at over 30 universities across the U.S. – will you be one of them?

Check out our campus event calendar here!

 

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