VMware interns contribute their intellectual curiosity, innovative ideas and refreshing enthusiasm to the company every day. These game-changing innovators have the opportunity to make a real impact on VMware’s future and the technological community. Learn more about the meaningful projects, professional growth, community and giving back opportunities that VMware interns partake in from day one.
When you receive an offer letter at a company, you begin to take many factors into consideration— compensation, benefits, bonuses, relocation, etc. It can be easy to get caught up in the numbers, but there are other important benefits to take into consideration as well. I share a few important aspects here that you may not see on an offer letter at VMware.
To begin with, VMware interns experience a majority of the same benefits that our full-time employees do. We believe that it is important to give our interns the full employee experience as they work alongside our employees. As a VMware intern, you will have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects. Top leaders in the company approve all intern projects, as work that can make a direct impact on VMware’s future. For example, our Horizon Mobile product was essentially created out of a summer internship project
Growth & Development
VMware values both personal and professional development for its people. And as you probably know, learning doesn’t stop once you leave the university classroom. Because of this, we empower our interns with the tools and resources to grow their careers and ultimately figure out what it is that he or she wants to do in life. With that, interns participate in the Intern Speaker Series to give them the chance to hear from different business and technology leaders in the company. Inna, 2012 Performance Group Intern said, “The PhD Intern Speaker Series was something that I absolutely loved being able to take advantage of… Principal Engineers candidly spoke with us about their careers. It was fascinating and inspiring to listen to these individuals and hear how their career paths have evolved throughout their time here at VMware.” Our engineering interns will also have the opportunity to participate in an R&D boot camp, providing an in-depth look at the VMware product suite.
Every VMware intern, no matter his or her location is paired with a mentor. Magizharasu, 2012 Cloud Foundry Intern said, “Working together and collaborating as a team with my mentor and designer rather than working alone was very beneficial to me.” These mentors are there to not only provide their personal career experience, but to also be a resource outside of their immediate team during the intern experience. Our female interns are also welcomed to participate in the WCW (Women Connecting Women) Program.
Work Life Balance
Providing an environment where people can grow, enjoy the employee communities and get things done is important at VMware. As an intern, you will receive a laptop to allow for flexible hours in the office or remotely depending on set up and communicating with managers. Additionally, we have a full gym onsite that includes daily workout classes.
Giving back is also an important value at VMware. As full-time employees, our people receive five days of paid time to contribute their time, skills and talents to make a difference in our global community. As an intern, you have the opportunity to give back during one working day at VMware.
Food and Socials
VMware stocks its office break rooms with healthy snacks and beverages and most sites have a weekly social gathering at the end of the week. Employees and interns alike gather to hang out and connect over tasty bites to eat.
As you can see, VMware Interns are empowered to grow and to create what’s next in IT and have some fun while working alongside some of the most intelligent thought-leaders in the technology industry. Whether you are embarking on an internship, full-time role or just starting to plan out where you want to go professionally in life, don’t forget to look at the whole picture including great work, awesome colleagues and a fun workplace!
-Amanda Merriweather, Jr. University Relations Specialist, VMware
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