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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. Because they are sources of talent and innovation, we collaborate with academic institutions to identify prospective employees and to partner in advanced research. EMC University Relations is our centralized resource for identifying, building, and managing strategic partnerships between universities and our global business groups. Our goal is to nurture strong relationships with students so they consider EMC as an innovative thought-leader in technology and sustainability as well as a potential employer and partner upon graduation.

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.

Recruiting for Diversity

EMC strives to attract talented people who reflect the diversity of our global communities. In 2013, 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 15 interns from the HBCUs into our summer internship program.

In 2013, we formed a new partnership with University of Puerto Rico/Mayaguez (UPRM) and Florida International University. Our partnership with UPRM has resulted in several full-time hires, sponsorship of their local college bowl competition, and opportunities for technical talks and information sessions – all resulting in very strong EMC brand awareness. In 2013, we also formalized our participation with an organization called Advancing Minority Interest in Engineering (AMIE), which partners IT companies with engineering deans from HBCUs. EMC has committed to hosting AMIE’s annual meeting in fall 2014.

Recruiting Military Veterans

During 2013, we began a partnership with the organization HirePurpose to reach veterans and transition military personnel at targeted military bases and key schools, and through social media.

This is in addition to our continuing involvement as a founder of 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 more than 92,000 veterans to date. These initiatives are based on EMC’s desire to bring veterans’ specific skillsets and deep knowledge of IT to our company – especially as a high percentage of military professionals are expected to re-enter civilian life during the next few years.

Supporting and Recruiting Disadvantaged Students

In 2013, EMC began a partnership with Bottom Line, a non-profit dedicated to helping disadvantaged students get admitted to college, earn a degree, and succeed in life. Bottom Line provides low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance through the application process and during college. EMC provides mentoring, career counseling, information sessions, and resume writing workshops to the students, and also tracks where they go to college. After one year working with the organization, we have hired two Bottom Line students into full-time positions at EMC.

Expanded Recruiting in Europe

In 2013, we fully launched a new college hire program to serve our Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and expanded the types of positions in which we recruit. EMC also formalized our EMEA intern program – increasing the number of interns by more than 30 in that program with the intention of converting more of them to full-time employees.

Award from University of Massachusetts

In 2013, EMC won an Outstanding Achievement and Advocacy Award from the School of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The university indicated the recognition was based on EMC’s “many years of support to the School provided through many previous, ongoing, and future collaborations.”

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