As a Northeastern student in my senior year, I have had the unique opportunity to complete three six-month internships over my five year college tenure. After completing my first with a large financial firm in Boston and my second with a much smaller company in Dublin, Ireland, I had high expectations going into my final experience with EMC.
As an undergraduate of the D’Amore McKim School of Business, I had always been aware of EMC’s close relationship with the university. For years, I heard only positive feedback from friends and peers who had previously worked for the company. So when my third co-op came around, I quickly focused on EMC as one of my top choices as a future employer. After working here for just over four months, I can honestly say that I have not been disappointed. EMC’s employees not only welcomed me with open arms, but allowed me opportunities for personal growth and professional development. My manager, as well as my fellow team members, have acted as mentors and advisors throughout my entire time at EMC. They make themselves available and approachable for any questions that I may have and treat me as an integral part of the team.
One of the best aspects of working for the Global Services team has been the opportunity to take on key projects and enjoy the autonomy that comes from working for such a large organization. My supervisor gave me increased responsibility as my time at EMC progressed, and I recently had the honor of working on a large Facebook ad campaign for the Global Services account. As a marketing major at Northeastern, I was incredibly interested in learning more about social media marketing. Through this project, I was able to learn from a trusted colleague and put my classroom knowledge into effect. In a few short months, our mutual efforts resulted in a 99% increase in Facebook page followers, a 27% increase in engagement, and a 239% increase in link clinks to additional information on topics we posted. To have made such a positive impact in my four months at EMC has been the highlight of my time with the company.
Even with all the superior benefits and opportunities that the company offers their interns, EMC’s greatest asset by far is their people. In my time here, I have met and worked alongside countless intelligent, driven, successful individuals who are not only friendly in the office environment but truly care about EMC’s success in the market. I work with colleagues that I respect and admire, and I have used this internship to learn as much as possible from experts in the field.
I have witnessed on numerous occasions EMC’s commitment to investing in their employees and guiding them on their path of professional development. It is rare and invaluable to find a company that not only appreciates their employees, but strives for their improvement every day. For this reason alone, EMC has proven itself as a great place to work. As I quickly approach my graduation date and shortly after the end of my internship with EMC, I have begun pursuing a post-graduate career with the company. My manager has worked diligently with me to find the best career path and has introduced me to a plethora of opportunities available to interns for full-time employment. Whether it’s one of the many leadership rotational programs EMC offers or a new role with another department, I enthusiastically look forward to what my future with EMC holds.