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 often partners in advanced research. EMC University Relations is our centralized resource for identifying, cultivating 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 intern program and increased participation by 30 percent. We also introduced a process to extend full-time employment to interns graduating the year following a summer internship with EMC. This resulted in hiring 70 percent of available and qualified graduating interns, a 45 percent increase over 2010. 47 percent of new hires in the U.S. were from key partner schools.
Recruiting for diversity
EMC strives to attract talented people who reflect the diversity of our global communities. In 2011, we partnered with five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to offer students programming and mentoring opportunities and to cultivate relationships with faculty, students and administration. We collaborate with schools to offer students opportunities for mentoring, internships, and Industrial Advisory Board memberships.
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 Global Inclusion.