Employees and Workplace
Recruiting & University Relations
EMC is always on the lookout for the biggest thinkers and most innovative minds in our communities and on campuses around the world. We collaborate with academic institutions to identify prospective employees, as they are sources of talent and innovation, and are often partners in advanced research. EMC® University Relations is our centralized resource for identifying, building, and managing strategic partnerships between universities and our global business groups.
COLLABORATING TO SUPPORT THE BUSINESS STRATEGY
University Relations works closely with the Academic Alliance, Innovation Network, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Centers of Excellence, Office of Global Workforce Inclusion, Office of Sustainability, and Community Involvement. This internal collaboration informs the selection of EMC’s key schools, where we have developed recruiting, research, and faculty relationships.
In 2011, we evolved our summer intern program by introducing a process to extend full-time employment to interns graduating the year following an internship with EMC. Participation in EMC’s summer intern program increased by 17.5 percent in 2012.
In 2012, we focused efforts on strengthening relationships with our partner schools. For example, RSA®, our security division, joined the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) program at Purdue University, one of the world’s leading centers for research and education in information security. Our sponsorship funds undergraduate and graduate research on data security across all departments at the school.
Case Study: RSA Opens New Anti-Fraud Command Center with Purdue University
In 2012, RSA partnered with Purdue University to launch a new Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC), strengthening our global operations for fighting cybercrime. AFCC is a 24x7 services operation based at the Purdue Industrial Park and staffed by trained analysts who work to detect, track, block, and shut down online fraudsters. EMC also recruits interns from Purdue University to staff the center and cultivate the next generation of security professionals.
“As one of our Foundational IT Partners, EMC is doing more than providing equipment for our enterprise. EMC's presence on campus benefits both faculty and students, and gives students the real-world experience they need to be successful in their careers. EMC is a leader in its educational vision and in working with Purdue to help students prepare for the jobs they'll have after they graduate."
- Dr. Gerry McCartney, Vice President, CIO, and Purdue's Olga Oesterle England Professor of Information Technology
RECRUITING FOR DIVERSITY
EMC strives to attract talented people who reflect the diversity of our global communities. In 2012, we continued to partner with five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to offer students programming and mentoring opportunities and to build relationships with faculty, students, and administration by partnering with student organizations and Industrial Advisory Boards. We hired 13 interns from the HBCUs into our summer internship program.
In 2012, we piloted a new Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) college-hire program in the United Kingdom, which we plan to roll out to other European countries in the spring of 2013. In the U.S., we began exploring opportunities at three schools with larger Latino populations and, in 2013, we plan to collaborate and develop strategic partnerships with these schools.
Our goal is to nurture strong relationships with students so they consider EMC as a potential employer upon graduation. To learn more about diversity at EMC, visit our Global Inclusion Report.
Committed to Recruiting Military Veterans
At EMC, we strive to foster a culture where everyone is valued for their unique talents, perspectives, and potential. With this approach in mind, we want to bring veterans’ unique skillsets and wide breadth of IT experience to our company—especially as a high percentage of military professionals are expected to leave service during the next five years.
In 2011, EMC, JP Morgan Chase, and nine other companies founded the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a recruiting initiative that aims to hire 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. The coalition, which now includes 76 companies, has hired over 51,000 veterans to date.
To further our commitment to recruiting military professionals, EMC also launched an online portal where candidates can learn about EMC, submit their resumes, and connect with our Global Talent Acquisition team.
“EMC is extremely proud of the bravery and dedication shown by our nation’s soldiers. We’re committed to support them as they serve our country and when they’re ready to reenter the private sector workforce.”
– Tom Murray, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition at EM