Just to share a career guide, for those students about to graduate. Hope it helps!
Launch Your Career with Salesforce Award-Winning Recruitment Programs for College Students
It is never too early to start building your career, especially if you have certain goals you intend to achieve by certain landmark years. It is therefore important to look for a place where you can feel challenged to grow in your career and as an individual in a stimulating and supportive environment. Well, the good news is that Salesforce has not only one but also two programs that you can plug into to get your career moving.
These are not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill types of college recruitment programs. Both programs have won the Best Places to Work for Recent Grads awards three times (2011, 2012 and 2014) and the Indiana Intern.net Employer of the Year award twice (2011 and 2012). However, what are these programs that I’m harping about here?
First, you have the Catapult Rotational Program. This is a summer internship for undergraduate and graduate students. How does it work?
You choose a track that you would like to receive training in; whether in Business, Technology or Consulting (your college degree should give you a hint here).
Then you rotate among three teams for three months each where you will develop your main professional skill along with obtaining valuable experience in related departments.
At the end of the nine months, you will be absorbed into a full-time, permanent position in your specific department, where you will enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time employee of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud (there’s dental too)
The other program is the Slingshot Internship program,which also runs during the summer for graduates and undergraduates who are in their sophomore, junior or senior year in college. This offers a real-world feel of what you can expect in your field of expertise.
You will have the opportunity for some hands-on work like working on the Salesforce metadata api and you will be required to complete two projects worthy of being included in your resume within the stipulated time of internship. You get the opportunity to network with the executive team and shadow an individual in your preferred career.
It’s not all work though. There are social events and philanthropic outings plus you receive a house stipend and competitive pay for all your hard work.
Not a dull moment
Regardless of the program that you choose, you have a guarantee that no two days will be the same. These programs expose you to the reality of life in your chosen career and get you more than ready for what is to come. It is very high octane and you are going to love it!
How do I get in?
Application for the programs begin in August and as you can imagine they fill in quite quickly so it is advisable to keep tabs on when the application process opens so that you can get yours in as fast as you can.
As expected, there are also certain qualifications that you have to meet and you can take a look at them on their website or through their college recruitment program FutureForce which has accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
It is an overall excellent opportunity that you should certainly look into.
Brennan Booth is a careers blogger in the field of technology. She is trained as a software engineer with lots of experience in the industry. To read more about Salesforce metadata api click the link.