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  1. finance development program thermo fisher ldp leadership apply wayup

    For Saarem, choosing a career wasn’t going to be easy.

    As a high-performing finance major, he heard a lot about the different options for ​his career. However, coming from a family of medical professionals, helping people save lives and advance science were basic family values. And as a part of his Muslim upbringing, Saarem says, it’s natural for him to want to help the people around him.

    So, how could he find a finance career that would utilize his talents and make a positive impact on the world? The Finance Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher—a Fortune 200 science company dedicated to making the world healthier, cleaner, and safer—offered him an opportunity to do just that.

    Rotating Through Finance Career Paths—And Making A Difference, Even In The Fight Against COVID-19

    Thermo Fisher’s program allowed Saarem to rotate throughout various business areas, roles, and even offices at the company. This might seem like a lot of change, but it was exactly what he was looking for.

    “What better way to learn what you want to do than a rotational program? You get four six-month rotations in completely different areas of finance,” Saarem says.

    Throughout his rotations he worked in Franklin, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; and at the company’s headquarters in Waltham, MA. His first role was in financial planning and analysis (more commonly known as FP&A) on a site that produced chemical analysis tools. Even in this manufacturing-based role, he could still see the good he was doing.

    “Everything at Thermo Fisher goes back to the mission: to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer,” Saarem says. “One of the business units at my first rotation produced air quality measurement tools, which definitely contribute to those goals.”

    As the rotations advanced, so did his skillset–and his ability to do contribute to enabling a better world. A rotation with a team in Pittsburgh starting in February of this year suddenly put him on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: Saarem’s new team was responsible for the sale and supply chain of personal protective equipment (PPE) for nurses, doctors, and other front-line personnel.

    “For a lot of FLDPs at other companies, you just learn from a process doc and follow instructions,” Saarem says. “When COVID-19 hit, I was given the responsibilities of a senior analyst.”

    The impact of his work had never been clearer.

    “Finance, a lot of the time people think it’s only about metrics. But understanding that you’re making a difference and helping customers react to a pandemic is extremely fulfilling. Even if I’m working on a financial file, I know that down the road that it’ll help someone like a doctor, or patient on a ventilator, or a family who’s worried about their loved ones,” he says.

    Moving Up In His Career, Moving Forward With His Mission

    The beauty of a Leadership Development Program at Thermo Fisher is that you can do well in your career while doing good in the world around you. The very same responsibilities that afforded Saarem the opportunity to make a social impact also allowed him to work with senior leaders, learn new skills, and make an impact for the business. No matter the rotation, learning was always a part of the assignment.

    “I’m a student of knowledge. This rotational program has really done that for me,” he says. “If you have a hunger for knowledge, then you’re definitely going to be satisfied here. The more you learn, the more you realize there is to learn.”

    Saarem and his colleagues making “Science Care Packages” for a local middle school.

    And more than just learning, Saarem’s unique work on financial modeling helped him land a new type of role after his last rotation. He’ll be returning to his first office, where his manager will lead a team that gives company leaders more visibility into FP&A. But even though the program is over, Saarem still expects to grow at Thermo Fisher.

    “The great management is why I’m going to the Franklin office,” Saarem says. “My manager did an awesome job of managing talent and developing talent. She would give me challenging work, but she’d guide me or push me enough that I could learn how to do things on my own and produce results.”

    And whether those results were driving the bottom line forward—or the mission—Saarem could be confident in his career choice.

    Want to make your mark and develop your career? Check out open opportunities at Thermo Fisher on WayUp!

    The post How This Finance Development Program Helped Me Start a Successful STEM Career With A Social Impact appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog.

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  2. pathstream wayup digital skills resume make more money better title graduating first job apply

    Getting your degree is a major investment in yourself, but your learning shouldn’t stop there. While a science or liberal arts education can serve as an important foundation for your other skills, you’re still going to need those “other skills” to get the job you want.

    And we’ve all seen those “other skills” on job descriptions. Stuff like Google Analytics or Facebook Ads Manager. As it turns out, having digital skills like these is the key, not only to getting a job in a hyper-competitive market, but also to getting a job you actually want. With the right skills on your resume, you can fast-forward your career two or three years and start making more money and having a better title, right after graduation.

    And that’s what Pathstream—an online learning platform dedicated to getting people like you equipped with essential digital skills—does best. They work directly with leading tech companies to develop curriculum that will get you job-ready.

    Here are five digital skills certificates offered by Pathstream and the careers they can help you get.

    1. Digital Marketing With Facebook

    Facebook is the most popular social network in the world—and its marketing tools have become an essential part of any great digital marketer’s skill set. Through Pathstream’s Facebook Digital Marketing certificate, you’ll learn not only how to create and manage digital marketing campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, but also how to launch email marketing with MailChimp, A/B test campaigns, and analyze marketing results with Google Analytics.

    The best part: whether you’re working with Facebook or any other digital marketing platform, you can use these skills to drive success for a business.

    Jobs You Could Get: Digital Marketing Analyst, Content Marketing Specialist, Digital Ads Specialist, Digital Campaign Manager, Social Media Specialist, and many more!

    Salary You Could Expect: According to Burning Glass, the average salary of a Digital Marketing Specialist is $60,000. Marketers with these digital skills make an average of $7,000 more than those without them.

    2. Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality In Unity

    Unity is one of the most popular video game engines in the world. From Pokémon to NASCAR, some of the most iconic imprints in gaming have created games with the Unity engine. It’s also on the forefront of the VR/AR movement. In this certificate program, you’ll learn essential skills like 3D modeling, 3D rendering, user interface design, and how to work with systems like the Oculus Go.

    With these skills, you’ll be qualified for roles at over 300,000 companies.

    Jobs You Could Get: 3D Designer, 3D Animator, AR/VR Developer, Creative Director, Level Designer, Game Designer, Unity Programmer, VR Engineer, and many more!

    Salary You Could Expect: According to Burning Glass, the average starting salary for someone with real-time 3D skills is $86,533. 

    3. Data Analytics With Tableau

    Tableau is the advanced data analysis tool used by some of the most prestigious employers in the world. Big Four accounting firms, top banks, and even consumer goods companies rely on data analysts using Tableau to produce some of their most critical business insights. If you’ve got your eye on one of the Top 10 Business Employers, business school, and the c-suite, getting certified with Tableau skills will put you on the right path.

    Plus, job security is well within reach for data analysts: Over 1,000,000 data analysts were hired in the past 12 months.

    Jobs You Could Get: Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Business Intelligence Consultant, Digital Analytics Specialist, Junior Data Scientist, Program Analyst, and many more!

    Salary You Could Expect: According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a Data Analyst is $62,453.

    4. Salesforce Administration

    It’s often said that sales is the heart of any business. Well, Salesforce is the heart of almost every sales team. The platform became one of the most ubiquitous names in business by creating the ultimate customer relationship management tool. In this course, you’ll learn how to be a Salesforce Administrator, which opens up an array of secure, well-paying jobs in sales and analytics to you.

    Jobs You Could Get: Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Consultant, Sales Consultant, Sales Analyst, Salesforce Business Analyst, and many more!

    Salary You Could Expect: According to Burning Glass, the average salary for a Salesforce Administrator is $95,000.

    5. Project Management With Asana

    “Manager” isn’t just a title. It’s a description of someone who uses specific skills to bring teams together and get projects done. If you’re aiming for a job leading teams, creating exciting products, and meeting deadlines, then learning how to navigate one of the premier project management tools, Asana, is a sure-fire way to begin.

    Looking for job security AND growth? In the past 12 months, companies posted over 1.2 million roles requiring project management skills.

    Jobs You Could Get: IT Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Project Specialist, Technical Project Manager, Technology Manager, Infrastructure Project Manager, and many more!

    Salary You Could Expect: According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a Project Manager is $66,137.

    Ready to ramp up your resume? Get exclusive discounts on Pathstream certificates on WayUp!

    The post 5 Digital Skills That Will Help You Get A Better Title And Make More Money At The Start Of Your Career appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog.

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  3. paypal summer internship program intern venmo hack

    Some internships are memorable because of the friends you make. Others are important for your career because of the skills you learned or the connections you made. And sometimes you get to do work that really makes a difference at the company—and in the world.

    Luckily for Justine—an intern-turned-employee at PayPal—she got to make memories doing all of the above in her summer internship on the business operations team.

    We spoke to her about her experience at the global payments technology leader. Here are some highlights.

    #1: Creating A New Emoji For Venmo

    The stuff of tech internship dreams, Justine and her fellow interns were all invited to participate in an “Emoji Hack” for Venmo—a nearly ubiquitous payment app that’s part of the PayPal family. Designed for interns of all functions, the hack teams were made up of PayPal interns from across various teams.

    “They made it so that anyone, regardless of tech or creative experience, could participate,” she explains.

    Justine and her winning Emoji Hack team. Can you spot the trophies?

    Not only was this an incredibly cool opportunity for Justine and her peers—but it was a great example of how innovative tech companies leverage teams with diverse backgrounds and functions to produce game-changing work. The teams came up with so many emojis that, even though Justine and her team won, plenty of the ideas ended up being valuable in the long run.

    “We worked on the red cup emoji, which ended up winning the hack,” Justine says. “It just went live the other week, so now I can send it to my friends, which is really satisfying.”

    #2: Creating An Innovation Tournament—And Coaching The Winning Team

    An innovation tournament is exactly what it sounds like. Teams from around the world at PayPal compete to pitch different ideas that could change one of the PayPal products—and maybe even the world. The crazy part about this event is that the idea for it actually came out of another, earlier event, which Justine also won: the PayPal Intern Summit.

    “Toward the end of the summer, the Director of Innovation put together an Intern Summit to work on projects, development, and brainstorm,” Justine explains. “The topic was: ‘How do we increase employee engagement at PayPal?’ We broke out into small teams and came up with ideas.”

    Justine and her team for the global business case competition that grew from her winning idea.

    Her idea was a global business case competition to drive both innovation and employee engagement at the company, aka the Innovation Tournament. The director in charge of the Intern Summit liked the idea so much that he helped make it a reality. Even though most of the tournament occurred when Justine was back at school, she still got to participate in a meaningful way when she returned.

    “It was so cool to know that an idea I had when I was an intern became a reality at this massive company,” she says. “When I rejoined PayPal full time in September, I was able to become an advisor to the team that won. We’re now working on making that idea a reality, too.”

    #3: Redesigning The Newsletter For A Multibillion-Dollar Company

    Of course, it’s not all field day–esque events like hackathons and tournaments. Justine’s actual work was one of her favorite aspects of the internship.

    As a member of the operations team, she was tasked with handling some critical aspects of the company’s internal communications. One of her favorite projects was redesigning the company newsletter.

    “We made it easier to read, improved the quality of information, and increased engagement,” she says.

    If you’ve never worked at a large corporation before, you might not know how big of a deal something like this is. These newsletters are essential sources of information read by thousands of people around the world. They create a sense of community and bring attention to important initiatives like volunteer efforts and events (like the Emoji Hack and Innovation Tournament). And Justine was able to make significant improvements to PayPal’s—all while working as a summer intern.

    Internships Are Proving Grounds For Members Of The PayPal Team

    What Justine—and so many of her peers in the program—realized was that the PayPal internship program wasn’t just a funnel for coffee runs and lectures. It was an opportunity to take on high-impact work in an organization full of people who loved to teach and test new talent.

    “Now, the projects are more challenging, but the people and the culture are the same,” she says. “And that’s what I loved about PayPal in the first place.”

    Want to make your own on a global technology company? Check out open opportunities at PayPal on WayUp right now!

    The post Venmo Emoji Hacks, Innovation Tournaments, And More: My Summer Internship At PayPal appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog.

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  4. How You Can (Safely) Fight The Pandemic AND Start A Life-Saving Career At MAXIMUS

    According to various medical experts, one of the most important steps to reopening the world is being able to track the spread of the coronavirus. The best method for doing this is called contact tracing. Essentially, it requires the careful investigation of social contact made by people who test positive for the virus.

    That’s where you can help save lives.

    We spoke to the team at MAXIMUS, a company that helps the government fulfill essential services like this one, about how you could start your professional life performing an essential public service—and how your career could go anywhere from there.

    What Is Contact Tracing? 

    Contact tracing is the process of tracking the virus’ potential spread by looking at a person’s recent social contact. It all starts with a positive test for the coronavirus.

    “Someone will get a positive test result, and a case investigator will have a very extensive interview with the subject. Usually that person is an epidemiologist,” Chris Dabek, a MAXIMUS leader running the contact tracing efforts explains. “They try to figure out everyone with whom they’ve come in contact to determine who could have been exposed.”

    After that, those contacts are transferred to the teams at MAXIMUS so they can reach out to those folks and conduct similar interviews. This allows investigators and public health officials to create a map for the potential spread of the virus and test anyone who may have been exposed.

    Megan, another member of the MAXIMUS team who joined a year ago after graduating with a public health and political science degree, says the importance of these efforts can’t be overstated.

    “This really helps the whole world. Our government partners need to know where the virus is coming from so they can stop the spread,” Megan explains. “That’s why the CDC is recommending so many contact tracers. These jobs can save lives.”

    How You Can Become A Contact Tracer—And Help Stop The Coronavirus In Its Tracks

    If you’re worried that you’re not qualified for a job like this, don’t be. The baseline skills are hallmarks of most STEM and liberal arts educations: curiosity, thoroughness, and the ability to identify key information. Plus, MAXIMUS will provide plenty of training to prepare you.

    “We’re going to train everyone on the process and the tools they’re going to use,” Chris says. “What we’re really going to need is a sense of curiosity and great interrogative skills. You need to be good at questioning people.”

    While it sounds straightforward to go through questions about social contact, the best contact tracers are those who know when it’s time to probe the subject for more information.

    “What we’ve found with contact tracing is that people tend to give short answers. Don’t just ask: ‘Have you come in contact with anyone?’ Tell them to walk you through their day. People forget important details or never realize that they are important. Little interactions can count as close contact,” he explains.

    It’s an exciting, challenging job, and, of course, the potential benefits for public health and safety are massive. Lives will be saved and states can start to safely reopen.

    Another distinct benefit: the work is not only high-impact, but completely safe.

    “It’s a flexible working arrangement,” Chris says. “We’re hiring the way everyone is hiring right now: for people working from home.”

    Contact Tracing Is Just The Beginning: Start A Career With A Huge Social Impact

    Graduating at a time of crisis can be challenging. Fewer companies are hiring and plans you previously made may not be able to come to fruition. But a crisis can also be a call to action. That’s the case for Megan, Chris, and many of the other employees at MAXIMUS.

    “When I graduated from college, the first major thing that occurred was 9/11,” Chris tells us. “It made me refocus and rethink where I was going in my career. I knew then that I wanted to make a difference.”

    Many join the team at MAXIMUS because it’s an opportunity to combine their desire to do good with their business backgrounds.

    “I knew that I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to be in public health and I wanted to help the government, but I was curious about the private sector, too,” Megan says. “This is an amazing opportunity to learn about both.”

    “To play a role in how states come through this and come to a new sense of normalcy is what’s at stake here,” Chris says. “After that, the opportunities are pretty much endless.”

    For example, on one of his previous projects with the company—the rollout of the Affordable Care Act—Chris found that many of the people he hired grew into leadership and specialist roles that no had foreseen at the beginning of the project. Finding that kind of flexibility and room for a growth at a top employer is extremely valuable at the beginning of your career—crisis or not—and a career at MAXIMUS offers that and so much more.

    Ready to start making a difference—and start shaping your career? Check out open roles at MAXIMUS on WayUp!

    The post How You Can (Safely) Fight The Pandemic AND Start A Life-Saving Career At MAXIMUS appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog.

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  5. get your dream job education tech partners wayup

    With unemployment at a historic high and job offers getting rescinded for new grads, we know that planning for your future has never been harder. But even with stiff competition and fewer openings, there are still plenty of ways to get your dream job.

    There are two important things to remember: 1) Companies are still hiring and 2) you can always make yourself a more competitive candidate.

    From financial analyst to 3D animator—your dream job is still out there, and we’ve found a way for you to become an even better candidate for it.

    Make Yourself More Qualified With WayUp’s Education Tech Partners

    While many students and recent grads are likely to groan at the idea of more classes, tests, and grades, these organizations offer way more than an average college class. In fact, all of these educators offer specific, digital skill–based courses that will leave you armed with the right skills and certifications to qualify for jobs that would normally take years of experience.

    Basically, you can take these courses to get better jobs at more competitive companies.

    Why WayUp Chose These Partners

    Normally, WayUp is in the business of helping you find, apply to, and interview for your dream job. But with so much uncertainty in the world, you might find yourself with some extra time this summer. So, we decided to expand what it means to help you on your journey to a great job.

    If your internship or full-time offer got rescinded—or you’re just in the midst of an extended job search—now could actually be the perfect time to expand your skillset and get some concrete proof of it for your resume.

    We’ve chosen these partners because they:

    1. Offer concrete digital skills courses relevant to some of the most interesting jobs and internships, and
    2. Are providing exclusive discounts for WayUp users.

    The Best Education Platforms Offering Discounts To Users On WayUp

    1. Pathstream

    Pathstream’s mission is to help students gain the digital skills needed for careers in fast-growing fields like digital marketing, data analysis, project management, Salesforce administration and more. They even offer courses in Unity, a 3D video game engine. Pathstrea works directly with leading tech companies to develop each curriculum to get you job-ready.

    2. Springboard

    Offering courses in data science and machine learning, Springboard can help you get certified in some of the most exciting fields in the job market.

    Leveling Up Your Skill Set Is Always A Good Idea

    Whether you’re looking to change your career entirely or need to gain that competitive edge for your job search, WayUp has your back. To check out more opportunities to bring your career to the next level, go to www.wayup.com.

    The post How WayUp Is Making Sure You Can Get Your Dream Job During The Pandemic appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog.

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  6. Here Is What You Can Do If Your Job Or Salary Has Been Impacted By COVID-19

    If you’ve lost your job, been furloughed, had your salary cut, or worried if your job is next, it’s undeniably stressful. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the workforce, especially the job market. It can feel overwhelming to think about anything other than applying for new jobs right now, but there are a few immediate steps you can take to make your life a little bit easier while you’re on the job hunt.

    The TL;DR

    Right now, you could receive an extra $2400 per month in unemployment insurance. We know it sounds like a hassle, or maybe it’s something you never saw yourself doing, but it’ll be worth it.

    We completely empathize that applying for government benefits and health insurance plans is probably not what most of us envisioned even a few weeks ago. We’ve tried to make it as quick and easy for you sort out, so that you can focus on taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and finding your next opportunity. 

    Alright, here’s what you can do:

    • Get an additional $2,400 in stimulus money + unemployment insurance
    • Sort your health insurance (before you lose your company-sponsored plan)
    • Extend your personal runway 

    Get your stimulus money

    If you’re feeling weird about it or are unsure if it’s worth the hassle, here’s why we think you should prioritize it:

    • If you’ve lost your job, had your salary cut, hours reduced, or you’ve been furloughed, you could qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, which can easily add up to a few hundred dollars per week.
    • If you qualify for unemployment insurance, you’ll get an extra $600 per week in pandemic assistance thanks to the stimulus package/CARES act.
    • These payments do not include the one-time direct deposit stimulus package payment of up to $1,200 depending on your income. You can check on the status of your economic impact payment at IRS Get My Payment website. 

    We read the stimulus package, figured out the math, and turned it into a quiz, so you can calculate your total benefits and get step-by-step instructions to help you sign-up.

    As you have probably heard or experienced first hand, wait times for application approvals are much longer right now. But, don’t worry, your benefits will be applied retroactively.

    Sort your health insurance

    If you’ve been laid off, furloughed or you’re losing an employer-subsidized plan, it’s good to sort out your health insurance now.  As tempting as it might be to procrastinate, the application and enrollment process can take at least a few weeks, and you certainly don’t want to be insurance-less in a pandemic!

    Your key next step is to take a few minutes to find the most cost-effective plan for you right now. You might be thinking about continuing with your employer-provided plan through COBRA. This can be a good option, but it could be quite expensive depending on how much your employer covered. It’s worth exploring other options through ACA (“Obamacare”), or direct through private insurers. When you take our quiz, we’ll include our health insurance guide to help you navigate your options. 

    Extend your financial runway

    COVID, among many other things, is not helping our bank accounts. Here are a few things you can do to help you financially weather this transition period:

    ✔️Check out our post and tools for detailing your income, assets, core expenses and discretionary spending. We know ️its not the most fun exercise but we tried to make it easy for you!

    ✔️Explore discounted and free services, cash assistance and job opportunities from our crowdsourced list of relief resources. You can filter the table by benefit type to discover the most relevant offers.

    ✔️Consider taking on a side project to help supplement your income while job hunting. Check out this list for some ideas. 

    It can be hard to handle all these things on your own. Under normal circumstances, losing your job can be unnerving. Now with all the added stimulus programs, and general complexities that come with an unexpected global event like the COVID pandemic, taking care of yourself can be more complicated than ever. You are NOT on your own and we are here to help if you need it.

    Join the Mento community to receive more additional job support. They’ll be sharing more resources to help you ramp up on the job search, connect with you new job opportunities and offers, and manage your money in the time of COVID.

    The post Here Is What You Can Do If Your Job Or Salary Has Been Impacted By COVID-19 appeared first on Job and Internship Advice, Companies to Work for and More | WayUp Blog.

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  7. aha moment enterprise

    You’ll sometimes hear successful people talk about an “aha” moment: a realization that they weren’t just doing a job, they were building a career. 

    At Enterprise, these kinds of aha moments happen all the time—and that’s because of the company’s long-term growth culture. It’s a true equal-opportunity meritocracy where someone’s success is determined exclusively by their performance. At the same time, it’s a company that takes care of its people like they’re family.

    Here’s a look at six different Enterprise employees—who have excelled in their careers—and how they would describe their aha moments.

    Ethan: Applying For His First Promotion—And Getting It

    Enterprise is a company built from the ground up. And for our employees, that ground floor is the Management Training (MT) program. When Ethan graduated from college and entered the MT program, he started learning how to run an Enterprise branch on day one.

    “Everyone was really eager to help me grow quickly,” he said. 

    As a Management Trainee, Ethan heard a lot about the culture of quick promotions and steady advancement at Enterprise. And while he was excited for the opportunity, he wasn’t sure if he could believe the hype.

    However, after he’d put in the work as a Management Trainee, it was time to take the qualifying test and apply for his first Assistant Manager position. He aced the test and got the job—and that’s when he had his aha moment.

    “I started to realize the promote-from-within hype is real, and I’m moving up because of it,” Ethan says.

    Sam: Learning To Run His Own Multimillion-Dollar Business

    Sam is now a successful salesperson in Enterprise’s business rental division, but his aha moment came earlier in his career at Enterprise when he got his first branch manager position.

    “I looked around and realized that a bunch of professionals early in their Enterprise careers were running multimillion-dollar businesses, and how amazing that was,” he says. “It really came to me at that moment how much responsibility was shouldered on me.”

    The reason that Enterprise employees with as little as two-years’ tenure are entrusted to do so much is because of the training and mentorship they receive to help them reach their goals. 

    “In each of my roles at Enterprise, I’ve had a relationship with someone who was invested in me,” Sam tells us. “Not just my sales or service performance, but for me as a person. My life goals and my career goals.”

    That’s why when it was Sam’s turn to run a branch, he was ready.

    Kendra: Quitting Enterprise (And Then Coming Back)

    Kendra excelled early in her Enterprise career, getting promoted to branch manager in only a year and a half. But when she received an offer to join a sales team at another company, she took it. 

    Shortly after she arrived at her new job, she saw some stark differences in the culture.

    “I remember I asked my supervisor, ‘How does this fit into our bottom line?’ And she told me that I didn’t need to worry about that right now,” Kendra recalls. “If I asked someone at Enterprise about a part of our business, they would’ve taken the time out of their day to teach me, not just to give me the answer but to show me the big picture, too.”

    That culture of mentorship and learning at Enterprise is an essential part of the company’s performance-based promotion plan. And why Kendra, ultimately, decided to return to Enterprise.

    “You get promoted by performance from day one,” she explains. “And that’s why we take development so seriously. When your manager moves up, so do you, and vice versa. Everyone wants you to take their job in the best way.”

    Now, as an Area Rental Manager, Kendra is the kind of boss she always had at Enterprise: ready to lend a hand, teach a skill, and guide her teammates to success. 

    Philip: Doing More, Making More, Becoming A Leader

    Philip had a goal to double his annual salary within two years—and he knew sales was the way to get there.

    “I started as a Management Trainee,” Philip tells us. “I liked the idea that my career would be based on my individual performance and how I could contribute to the overall atmosphere and experience at a branch.”

    And his individual performance really did shape his career. A strong work ethic and success with key management attributes allowed him to rise through the ranks, eventually getting him into a role with Enterprise Car Sales. Within the two-year mark, Phillip was hitting his original goal, but that wasn’t when his aha moment came.

    “One day my Area Manager asked me what I thought about being in management,” says Philip.

    Philip was an all-star individual contributor, and that brought him a lot of success, but with the encouragement of his Area Manager and a few other leaders at Enterprise, he took on a management role while still staying in sales. Now, he’s got a new goal: senior leadership. 

    Phillip’s aha moment came when he realized he would never run out of ways to grow—and people to support him—at Enterprise.

    Gloria: Managing Hundreds Of People—And Her Own Life

    Gloria started in the Management Training program at the St. Louis Contact Center – where employees provide remote customer service – and quickly found her place on the roadside assistance team. Her dedication to customer service over the years led to her current role: managing an international reservations and customer assistance team.

    “Collectively I’m responsible for about 120 to 140 employees,” Gloria tells us. “It’s pretty exciting. I get to learn and grow with them.”

    Her aha moment came around 7 years ago at a pivotal time in her career. “Right around the time I was working towards a promotion, I found out I was pregnant,” she recalls.

    She was nervous that her career growth wouldn’t be compatible with her personal growth. But when she told her leadership team the news, they were excited for her.

    “The thing that was so great was that there was room for my whole self at Enterprise,” Gloria says. Not only was she able to get flexible work-from-home arrangements, but her managers were still just as committed to her growth.

    “I can’t think of another organization that is so intentional about you being your best self,” she explains. “This is a place where you know that your performance will be your passport to a long and healthy career.”

    And that’s still true, a couple promotions (and kids) later.

    Ali: The Freedom To Work Creatively—And Succeed On Her Own Terms

    Ali has always been independent. She loved cars but wanted to make her own career outside of her dad’s bodyshop business. That’s why she joined the Enterprise Management Trainee program.

    “I thrive on customer relationships,” Ali says. “One of my mantras is to treat every conversation as an interaction instead of a transaction.”

    At the beginning of her career, this worked great in the branch with rental customers, but Ali had a feeling her philosophy could carry her to even more success in a formal sales setting.

    “I knew I’d be more apt to succeed in a business-to-business sales environment,” she says.

    And, of course, her dedication and support from her managers helped her achieve that goal. But her aha moment came when she realized a measure of her success came from being able to do it in her own way.

    “Being creative and getting involved in the community have always been important to me,” Ali explains. “Both as a professional and as a person.”

    And that’s been the key to Ali’s success in her current role as a business rental sales executive in Nashville. She’s a member of local organizations for business owners and community members. The connections she makes in those groups have led to new relationships for her and new business for Enterprise.

    Experience Your Own Aha Moment At Enterprise

    Looking for a career, not just a line on your resume? 

    Whether you’re seeking a summer internship or an entry-level position, you’ll find room to grow and the training and development you need to thrive at Enterprise.

    Ready for your aha moment? Check out open opportunities at Enterprise on WayUp!

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  8. What Is Time Blocking and Why You Should Be Doing it?

    As a full-time college student who also works part-time, I can find it hard to schedule and organize my day. I have found it even harder to prioritize now that all my classes have gone online. After trying various methods of trying to organize my different tasks and responsibilities, I have found time blocking to be the most efficient form of time management.  

    What is Time Blocking? 

    Time blocking is a time management method where you “block off” your day. Each block is allocated to completing a certain task or group of tasks. Unlike a running to-do list where you mark off things as they are finished, time blocking allows you to dedicate a certain amount of time to work on each task.  

    Fun fact: Elon Musk uses this method to help him run his two major companies! 

    Why Time Blocking is Beneficial 

    It is a simple way to add structure to your life. It also is an effective way for you to take control of your day. Time blocking can be especially helpful for those who: 

    • Have long-term projects/assignments 
    • Struggle with various interruptions throughout the day  
    • Juggle many responsibilities or projects at once 
    • Find yourself in reactive mode; responding to emails, messages, texts, etc. 

    Blocking your Time 

    Now it’s time for you to sit down with your favorite paper planner or electric planning app. I personally like the Day Designer planners, since there is a schedule on every page for each day. I also find it handy to have an electric planner, in case you’re on the go, Google Calendar is great since it syncs on all your devices.  

    Prioritize your commitments  

    Go through and add in any prior commitments, such as meetings, appointments, and hard deadlines. Next, go through and determine which tasks are higher on your list. Allocate them to your most productive time of day, whether that being morning or afternoon.  

    Set your daily schedule

    Now go through and block out the rest of your day. You can be as specific as adding your morning and night routine, or lenient to where you just add academic or work obligations.

    Fill out the rest of the day

    While filling out your schedule, be sure to add buffer time between your blocks. It can be hard to have a strict cut off time, so make sure you allow extra time in between blocks. Also factor in things such as travel time if you need to drive to an appointment. Once you are done, your schedule should look something like this: 

    Insert to-do list within your time blocks 

    Once you have blocked out your day, you can then go in and add a specific to-do list within the blocks. Todolist is a great tool that connects with your Google Calendar and lets you add individual to-do lists in each of your blocks! 

    Revise as needed 

    Obviously not everything goes as planned, so as things come up, revise your schedule. Also, at the end of the week, take some time and reflect on how your blocking for the week went. Did you find it productive? Did you allocate enough time for all tasks to be done? This is a draft that can constantly be adjusted to your needs.  

    About the author: Makahla Stout is a junior at Virginia Tech where she is studying Fashion Merchandising and Design. 

    In partnership with InternQueen. Check out internqueen.com for more tips & advice!

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  9. employers get back to everyone candidates 24 hours

    Every person who applies to a job on WayUp hears back from the employer within 24 hours. If you’re thinking this sounds too good to be true, don’t take it from us. Take it from our other users:

    “I like the idea of someone being in my corner. I’ve applied for work for some time without any responses and now I’m getting them using your platform.”

    “The feature where you get a response within 24 hours is amazing. It’s unlike any other job board, in an excellent way.”

    “The site has made it easier to find internships that suit my interest and I am able to make connections with recruiters more easily.”

    The average recruitment platform doesn’t offer this feature—which is why it’s no surprise the #1 complaint we hear from candidates about the job search process is that they don’t hear back from employers.

    So, how did WayUp change that?

    1. CANDIDATE PROFILES

    Every candidate who signs up for WayUp creates a digital profile that gives candidates an opportunity to provide as much detail as possible about their work history, education, and anything else employers may want to know over the course of a job application. Candidates can also make these profiles public and searchable so employers can reach out to them directly about opportunities. Check out our CEO’s!

    This example profile of our CEO showcases essential info with a personal touch. (Pro Tip: A puppy never hurts.)

    The digital profile also helps us promote our employers’ jobs to candidates who are qualified, helping recruiters who can then spend less time sourcing and more time interviewing. It also has the added advantage of making sure candidates are only seeing and applying to jobs for which they meet the basic requirements. For example, we would never show an internship intended for rising sophomores to a graduating senior. This saves both for you and the potential employer.

    2. THE DIGITAL SCREEN

    Every job on WayUp requires a digital screen in order to apply. Employers determine which qualifications they want to require for the job, whether it be certain majors or the willingness of candidates to relocate for the position. These questions ensure that candidates who are not qualified for the role don’t advance to the interview stage.

    Brief questionnaires like these allow companies to have all the information they need to make first-round decisions.

    The purpose of the digital screen is to ensure employers have 100% of the information they need to make a “first-round” choice on candidates, and to give both sides 100% visibility into the job application process. We also make sure employers have a chance to review every application, even those that don’t meet the minimum requirements.

    3. NOTIFICATION & SCHEDULING

    After the digital screen, WayUp technology matches job qualifications to each candidate’s answers and digital profile, and based on the employer’s criteria, will send a response within 24 hours.

    ‍Candidates who do meet the requirements are immediately routed to our scheduling engine, which lets the candidate move forward into whatever the next step of the employer’s hiring process is. This can include anything from:

    • Their team phone screening the candidate
    • Our team phone screening the candidate (our Pro/Premium package)
    • The candidate being asked to formally submit an application to the employer’s ATS
    • …or anything else the employer’s process may entail

    If you don’t meet the requirements and the employer decides not to move forward with your application, you’ll still get a response within 24 hours.

    OUR VISION FOR YOU

    Our vision is for the job hunting process to be transparent, informative and easy. With our 24-hour guarantee, we help candidates like you spend their time focusing on what they need to do to prepare for their interviews, rather than worrying about whether or not their application was reviewed.

    This also helps employers and recruiters by giving them the time to interview qualified candidates rather than spend time with unqualified applicants. And every second they have to spare is one they can—and will—spend interviewing great candidates, just like you.

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  10. affordable nyc summer housing guide wayup

    This post is brought to you by Kopa—a digital platform for finding temporary housing in places like NYC.

    After you land an internship in New York City (maybe with the help of WayUp), you’re flooded with feelings of relief and excitement. But this excitement is often replaced by stress and panic as you realize you need to find a place to live. It’s no secret that NYC has a high cost of living. (FYI, Monica’s apartment in “Friends” would actually cost $14,000/month.) Add in unfamiliarity with the city, neighborhoods, and boroughs, and finding housing can be a nightmare.

    However, there is housing that you CAN afford, and it’s not as hard to find as you might think!

    1. Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

    Typical residential buildings in Bed-Stuy. | Photo credit: Eli Duke

    Commonly referred to as Bed-Stuy, this neighborhood is located near the popular (and more expensive) neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick. It’s bordered by Flushing and Broadway Avenue and offers historic brownstones, small restaurants and stores, and plenty of trees and community gardens.

    Transit Score: 8/10

    Subway lines A and C can get you to the Financial District in 30 minutes, but you may have to walk a bit to a station if you live in the middle of the neighborhood. You can also choose to bike the 5-6 miles into Lower Manhattan. With all there is to do in Bed-Stuy and the surrounding neighborhoods, it’s easy to walk to restaurants and entertainment.

    Top sights and attractions:

    • LunAtico: Owned by three musicians, this cocktail bar offers ecletic live music.
    • Richard Beavers Gallery: A gallery showcasing work from up and coming artists who focus on issues facing the Black community.
    • A&A Bake and Double and Roti Shop: A casual Trinidadian bakery and restauarant known for their doubles – flatbreads oozing with various fillings and chutneys.

    Average price per 1 bedroom: $2,250

    Average price per single room: $1,200

    2. Ridgewood, Queens

    Many parts of Ridgewood consist of rowhomes in friendly communities. | Photo credit: Timothy Krause

    Located at the southwest edge of Queens, Ridgewood has a family-friendly feel with housing options ranging from apartments in rowhomes to rooms in multi-family homes. While the area is largely residential, new restaurants and shops are poping up, and the hip area of Buskwick is within walking distance.

    Transit Score: 7/10

    If you’re heading into your summer internship in Midtown, you’ll be able to hop on line M for a 40 minute ride. Walking to attractions in the area is easy to do.

    Top sights and attractions:

    Average price per 1 bedroom: $2,150

    Average price per single room: $1,200

    3. Washington Heights, Manhattan

    Washington Heights is located close to/better known as Harlem and Upper Manhattan. | Photo credit: Allie Smith

    This neighborhood is quickly becoming a hip enclave for millennials, with more restaurants and shops opening up. The area has a smaller population density and larger living spaces than the rest of Manhattan.

    Transit Score: 7/10

    Even though it’s in Manhattan, Washington Heights is located over ten miles from the Fiancial District. You’ll have easy access to to Upper Manhattan and Midtown, but plan to bike or take a 40 minute subway ride to Lower Manhattan.

    Top sights and attractions:

    • The Cloisters: A Metropolitan Museum focusing on Medival art and architecture.
    • The High Bridge: The oldest bridge in the city, it now serves as a pedestrian walkway between  and The Bronx. Manhattan
    • Sweet Life Pastry: A friendly spot offering baked goods and Mexican fare.

    Average price per 1 bedroom: $1,800

    Average price per single room: $1,150

    4. Astoria, Queens

    Astoria buildings vary in architectural style and size. | Photo credit: Ed Johnson

    With small family restaurants, hip new bars, older family homes, and new apartment buildings, Astoria has it all. Rental prices in this neighborhood vary depending on the type of real estate you live in and how close you live to subway lines.

    Transit Score: 7/10

    With lots to do in Astoria, it’s easy to walk to parks, restaurants, and bars. However, if you need to head into Lower Manhattan, you’ll need to hop on the N or W trains for a 30-40 minute ride.

    Top sights and attractions:

    Average price per 1 bedroom: $2,600

    Average price per single room: $1,600

    5. Fordham, The Bronx

    Fordham has plenty of tenement buildings like these. | Photo credit: Nate Bolt

    With lots of young residents and the presence of Forham Univeristy, Fordham feels a bit like a college town. It contains a lot of tenement buildings and has a bit of a grungier feel than the other neighborhoods on this list.

    Transit Score: 6/10

    The B, D, and 4 trains can take residents into the Finanical District and Southern Manhattan. However, expect a ride of at least 45 minutes.

    Top sights and attractions:

    Average price per 1 bedroom: $1,750

    Average price per room: $1,050

    Finding Housing that Suits You

    Whether you’re looking to sublet a small room, live in a house with a big living room and 5 roommates, or just find a place where you can start your journey to becoming a New Yorker, these neighborhoods are good places to look for housing.

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  11. covid what to do while you're in between jobs wayup

    The COVID-19 crisis has caused confusion and worry for many, especially those in the class of 2020. In a recent survey we sent out to graduating seniors, only 10% of students were confident in their ability to find a job—an 80% drop from before the pandemic.

    Even with these fears, some great opportunities are still out there for students and recent grads to take advantage of while they have the time. WayUp has assembled a list of these opportunities, which range from paid tutoring gigs to educational resources that can help you get the job of your dreams.

    If you hear of a program you think is great for students and isn’t listed here, please reach out so we can include it!

    Paid Tutoring Gigs

    Chegg Tutors

    Pays: $20/hour+

    Becoming a tutor is a great way to make extra money, with skilled tutors earning more than $1,000/month. You can find out more and apply to be a Chegg Tutor at the link above.

    Tutor.com

    Pays: $12/hour+

    Tutor.com has been connecting students with tutors for over 20 years. Tutoring can be done remotely and pay depends on the subject. You can find out more and apply at the link above.

    Varsity Tutors

    Pays: As much as $1,000/month

    Varsity Tutors is looking for online tutors across all academic subjects. Tutors who take advantage of their “Instant Tutoring” option have earned more than $1,000/month. You can find tutoring positions they’re actively hiring for on their WayUp profile.

    Care.com

    Pays: Set your own rate

    Care.com is the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care. Among those care services is tutoring. You can find families and students seeking tutors by signing up for Care.com through their WayUp profile.

    Skills Development

    Treehouse

    Cost: 7-day free trial, then $25/month

    If you’re looking to learn anything in programming, Treehouse has a massive collection of tech tutorials on everything from mobile apps to SQL. Courses can be 50+ hours, go deep into each subject, and you can try it for free. See the tracks they offer and learn more at the link above.

    Udemy

    Cost: Promotion of $9.99 per course in May

    Udemy is our go-to for a wide range of courses on everything from business management to financial analysis to digital marketing. Every course is reviewed to make it easy to pick the best value options. Explore the course catalog at the link above.

    Codecademy

    Cost: Free, with additional courses and development paths available for $19/month

    Codecademy is a great resource to learn how to code and is even greater for students, with 25 courses offered for free and only $19 per month for the full product. Their career paths, from Web Development to Machine Learning, can be explored at the link above.

    DataCamp

    Cost: Free to demo, and $25/month for the basic package

    DataCamp is hyper-focused on data science and analytics, which makes it an ideal choice for anyone looking to pursue a career in those fields. Learn the basics for free and get more in-depth with student-friendly pricing of $25/month. Check out their course catalog at the link above.

    Job Training and Online Degrees

    SV Academy

    Cost: Free

    If you’re exploring opportunities in sales, SV Academy is a great place to start. It’s an intensive 1-month (or 3-month, part-time) online bootcamp that trains you for a career in tech sales. Students have to be accepted, but don’t have to pay to take the program. We also partner with them so you can apply right on WayUp.

    Thinkful

    Cost: Courses start at $4,950, with pay-nothing-up-front plans available

    If you are looking to get training on a level that allows you to walk into an engineering or other technical job, Thinkful (also a Chegg service) is a great place to look. With intensive immersion courses available from engineering to digital marketing and product management, Thinkful has a great track record with 86% of engineering graduates getting hired. You can explore their catalog and pricing at the link above.

    Coursera

    Cost: Auditing courses is free; certifications can range from $29 to $99 per course; $399/year for unlimited courses; degree costs vary

    Coursera is a go-to for online degree offerings that run the gamut from humanities to computer science. Although their online degrees can cost upwards of $25,000, their online courses are much more reasonably priced and can mostly be audited for free. If you’re looking for a range of options to prepare you for any number of jobs, both technical and non-technical, Coursera is a great choice.

    Lambda School

    Cost: Pay tuition of $30,000 either up front, or when you get hired

    Lambda School has received a ton of attention in recent years due to its free-up-front job training program. Although right now their curriculum is limited to software engineering and data science, if you’re interested in one of those fields, their 9-month program might be a good fit for you. Find out more at the link above.

    Have a suggestion for the list? Reach out to us at support@wayup.com.

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  12. If you’ve lost your job, been furloughed, had your salary cut, or worried if your job is next, it’s undeniably stressful. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the workforce, especially the job market. It can feel overwhelming to think about anything other than applying for new jobs right now, but there are a few immediate steps you can take to make your life a little bit easier while you’re on the job hunt.

    The TL;DR
    Right now, you could receive an extra $2400 per month in unemployment insurance. We know it sounds like a hassle, or maybe it’s something you never saw yourself doing, but it’ll be worth it.

    We completely empathize that applying for government benefits and health insurance plans is probably not what most of us envisioned even a few weeks ago. We’ve tried to make it as quick and easy for you sort out, so that you can focus on taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and finding your next opportunity. 

    Alright, here’s what you can do:

    • Get an additional $2,400 in stimulus money + unemployment insurance
    • Sort your health insurance (before you lose your company-sponsored plan)
    • Extend your personal runway 

    Get your stimulus money

    If you’re feeling weird about it or are unsure if it’s worth the hassle, here’s why we think you should prioritize it:

    • If you’ve lost your job, had your salary cut, hours reduced, or you’ve been furloughed, you could qualify for unemployment insurance benefits, which can easily add up to a few hundred dollars per week.
    • If you qualify for unemployment insurance, you’ll get an extra $600 per week in pandemic assistance thanks to the stimulus package/CARES act.
    • These payments do not include the one-time direct deposit stimulus package payment of up to $1,200 depending on your income. You can check on the status of your economic impact payment at IRS Get My Payment website. 

    We read the stimulus package, figured out the math, and turned it into a quiz, so you can calculate your total benefits and get step-by-step instructions to help you sign-up.

    As you have probably heard or experienced first hand, wait times for application approvals are much longer right now. But, don’t worry, your benefits will be applied retroactively.

    Sort your health insurance

    If you’ve been laid off, furloughed or you’re losing an employer-subsidized plan, it’s good to sort out your health insurance now.  As tempting as it might be to procrastinate, the application and enrollment process can take at least a few weeks, and you certainly don’t want to be insurance-less in a pandemic!

    Your key next step is to take a few minutes to find the most cost-effective plan for you right now. You might be thinking about continuing with your employer-provided plan through COBRA. This can be a good option, but it could be quite expensive depending on how much your employer covered. It’s worth exploring other options through ACA (“Obamacare”), or direct through private insurers. When you take our quiz, we’ll include our health insurance guide to help you navigate your options. 

    Extend your financial runway

    COVID, among many other things, is not helping our bank accounts. Here are a few things you can do to help you financially weather this transition period:

    ✔️Check out our post and tools for detailing your income, assets, core expenses and discretionary spending. We know ️its not the most fun exercise but we tried to make it easy for you!

    ✔️Explore discounted and free services, cash assistance and job opportunities from our crowdsourced list of relief resources. You can filter the table by benefit type to discover the most relevant offers.

    ✔️Consider taking on a side project to help supplement your income while job hunting. Check out this list for some ideas. 

    It can be hard to handle all these things on your own. Under normal circumstances, losing your job can be unnerving. Now with all the added stimulus programs, and general complexities that come with an unexpected global event like the COVID pandemic, taking care of yourself can be more complicated than ever. You are NOT on your own and we are here to help if you need it.

    Join the Mento community to receive more additional job support. They’ll be sharing more resources to help you ramp up on the job search, connect with you new job opportunities and offers, and manage your money in the time of COVID.

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  13. VirtualMeeting

    Did he just interrupt me? Or is there a lag in the video…In an online meeting, it’s much more difficult to tell. It’s much easier to blame it on technical difficulties. And beyond being interrupted, it’s much more likely to not be invited into a meeting at all. So how can we stand up for ourselves behind the screens?

    Even before the onset of COVID-19, remote meetings have become an integral part of workflow, as our businesses become increasingly global and always-on. Now that we’re nearly entirely working from home, it’s more important than ever to change the culture around online meeting dynamics. 

    We can start by asking our teams to set some standards around online meetings. The person calling or leading the meeting has the power to change the entire dynamic: 

    • Create an agenda. This ensures each person has their allotted time to speak and questions can be held until the end to mitigate any instances of interruption. 
    • Start the call by making all participants feel a part of the conversation, emphasizing that this is a forum with equal opportunities to share from all attendees.
    • As the call goes on, ask for direct input from participants who haven’t had a chance to contribute. 

    Not getting what you need from leadership? Always introduce yourself on a call if there are folks you don’t know — even this little moment of establishing relationships with those on the call can limit interruptions. And always speak with volume and confidence, and when you use shorter sentences, your stops in between aren’t as long, making it harder for people to interrupt. Be clear and assertive, using words like “believe” and “will” — and don’t be afraid to keep talking through interruptions! 

    And when you’re STILL interrupted, here are a few polite, but sharp responses:

    • “May I finish?” 
    • “I wanted to add that…” 
    • “There are a few more essential points I need to make. Can you delay a moment while I do that?”
    • “I know I will appreciate your feedback, but can you hold off until I’m done?”

    Start calling it out when it happens to your colleagues, and if there’s one repeat offender, get together with a few of your teammates who share the same sentiment and make a pact to have each others’ backs. A little “I’d love to hear more about what Jane was saying,“ goes a long way and sets a precedent that this won’t be tolerated. 

    Not getting the chance to speak because you’re not invited to even have a seat at the table (or a screen at the WebEx)? Ask for your team to create shared calendars as a way to better coordinate schedules and share weekly all-team updates since it is difficult to hold large calls with everyone involved. That way, you’re always in the know and can ask to be included if you feel you have something to contribute. 

    Microaggressions have the power to become more macro when people can hide behind their screens — but if we come together and speak up, both inside and outside the Fishbowl community, we can shape this new digital workplace culture in a positive way.

    About the author: Ro Kalonaros, Manager, OMC Hive at Omnicom, and Fishbowl Community Leader

    In partnership with Fishbowl. Check out fishbowlapp.com for more advice & to get connected with other professionals in your field.

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  14. working at wayup

    Want to know what it’s like to work at WayUp? We spoke to one of the leaders of our Customer Success team, Jessie Vaccaro, to get a better sense of why she loves coming to work every day—even with her telecommute from Chicago.

    Tell us about your role at WayUp. What do you do?

    As a Director on the Customer Success team, my Co-Director and I are responsible for leading the CS team. Our team manages all of WayUp’s enterprise clients on a day-to-day basis, ensuring that our clients are “Green” (aka happy) and that the team is operating at a very high level from a logo- and net-revenue-retention perspective. We act internally as advocates for the client and meet with internal stakeholders to make sure that client needs align with the product roadmap and offerings.

    Why WayUp? What attracted you to the company?

    I was attracted to WayUp because of our mission! I love that we’re bringing a diverse slate of students to our clients and that candidates have a chance to interact with a wide range of employers on our platform.

    What does a typical day look like in your role?

    Every day is about balancing client responsibilities and internal projects, requiring CSMs to consistently reprioritize tasks. We meet with our clients on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis so we are constantly pulling updated data, drawing insights, and making strategic recommendations for improvements. Because we speak with our clients so frequently, other internal teams at WayUp look to us to hear what our clients are saying and understand how we can best serve them as a business. This creates a lot of opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage. We love being able to make an impact on how the product progresses!

    What’s the culture like at WayUp? How do you work as a team?

    The WayUp team as a whole is really social and collaborative! The CS team specifically is great at sharing client insights with one another and being able to brainstorm for problems. We are always willing to help out one another with client needs!

    What kind of positive social impact does your work have? What are you most proud of?

    I love being able to be a thought leader within the early-career space. We are the conduit between what our users want and helping clients shape their hiring process to better serve students and recent grads.

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  15. My Classes Are Now Virtual, Here’s How I’m Staying Mentally Healthy

    Being a college student is tough; you have to leave your home and move away, leave your childhood friends behind and make new ones and be on your own, and now our entire lives have been flipped upside down with the tragic news of COVID-19. Instead of seeing all the bad it has brought us we should focus on the good; reuniting us with our families, extra-long summer vacation, and ONLINE SCHOOL!!! We know that things can get tough if you have never taken classes online and that your mental health might be taking a toll but we asked college students how they are making the best out of everything!

    Here are a few ways to deal with virtual classes and staying mentally healthy:

    1. Connect with your support system

    Having to pack up your newfound life or life you have had for a few years already can be difficult. Your routine has been shifted and your mental health will be affected. Being in quarantine means you can’t see your best friend, you can’t see your cousins, you can’t see your sorority sisters, but it doesn’t mean those conversations have to stop. We are lucky that we live in a time of technology and we have so many ways to connect with others. During this time a lot of emotions can come up and it is a difficult time for everyone – CONNECT with them, be there for them and let them be there for you!

    2. Your feelings are valid!

    It is okay to feel what you are feeling whether it is being overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or mad; take it one day at a time. Everyone is in the same position and we need to support one another. Write down your thoughts and feelings and track your mood to make sure your mental health is okay.

    3. Communication is key

    Transitioning to online classes can be tough for some people; they don’t know how to use the online software, they focus better in in-person classroom settings and use tutoring and office hours to excel in classes. Remember just because the work and lecture are online now does not mean your professor is gone too. During virtual class, meetings ask as many questions as you can, just like how professors say when you are in person I promise someone else has the same question as you! Don’t be scared to email a classmate or your professor if something is confusing about the work, communicate with others to get your work done the correct way without having to stress out! Everyone is in the same boat together so don’t be scared to communicate!

    4. Don’t forget about yourself

    Being at home can get the best of us, we start losing what day of the week it is, we sit in bed all day watching Netflix, we start to worry about our family and in the process forget about ourselves. Take the newfound time you have and paint your nails, put on a facemask, take a bath, try out that new workout routine you saw on YouTube, put on some makeup and do your hair, do ANYTHING for yourself even if it takes less than five minutes. Taking a few minutes out of your day to focus on yourself doing something you love or something you have always wanted to try out will put you in a better mindset and help you feel normal during this time.

    5. Online classes

    Online classes are either someone’s favorite or most hated. Every student learns differently; there are virtual learners, visual learners, physical learners, verbal learners, and aural learners. During quarantine, this might be difficult for most but we need to learn how to transition into virtual learners. The BEST tip is to buy a planner or notebook to write out all deadlines. Writing out deadlines will keep you on track doing your work. As a virtual learner, you need to set out priorities. It can be tempting to lay in bed all day but wake up, fix your bed, change out of your pajamas, and move to a different part of your house to get the feeling of “going to class”.  The last tip I have for you is to still have your study groups – of course virtually – but studying with friends will help you stay motivated through your coursework and have you prepared for finals!

    About the author: Coral Dayan is a senior at CSUN studying System and Operations Management and Apparel Merchandising.

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  16. maximus helping government serve the people wayup

    Cana started his college career with a lofty ambition: He wanted to be a neurosurgeon. What did he like about it? It was a challenging discipline that required expertise and intelligence, and had a direct, positive impact on people’s lives.

    It only took a few classes for him to realize something: He was excelling in business and economics-related courses and losing interest in the natural sciences. He liked the bigger-picture thinking of economics and decided to major in it. But he didn’t lose his drive to make a difference in people’s lives.

    It was just a matter of finding a company that would let him combine his interests. And that’s just what happened when he found Maximus—a leading provider of government services worldwide.

    A Desire To Make An Impact Through Business And Finding A Company That Actually Does

    It’s hard to find a company with a more direct social impact than Maximus, whose mantra—helping government serve the people—is more than just a mission statement. It’s an accurate description of their day-to-day business. And that stood out to Cana when he found the company during his summer internship search.

    “Our core philosophies really aligned. And seeing the results that Maximus has been able to produce, especially in the last ten years, was really impressive,” Cana says.

    Some of those results include large-scale deployments of essential government services, like Affordable Care Act enrollment and the dispersal of disaster recovery aid. Cana noticed these efforts were at the corner of social impact and the business skills he was building with his economics studies. So, he applied for a summer internship and was offered a position on their business development team.

    After training with the entire class of summer interns, Cana shipped out to Atlanta for a project: working on developing a mental health app called WellbeingZone.

    Work That Hits Home And Has An Impact All Over The World

    “WellbeingZone is an app where people can log into their health systems to find treatments and options for their mental health issues,” Cana explains. “It was already up and running in the UK, so we had to find a way for caseworkers and people in the child health and welfare field to use it in the US.”

    Cana and another intern helped the Maximus team find use cases for the app in the United States. They learned about the complexities and challenges of a project tied to government services. And the more he learned about both the business side of it and the issue in general, the more he connected with the work.

    “After doing market research and reading articles about mental health issues plaguing college students and young people—and how many of us are hiding or masking these problems—it really struck me,” Cana says. “I didn’t realize how severe the mental health problem was. Plus, from a business standpoint, there are billions of dollars of lost productivity from mental health problems from people around the world.”

    This was the kind of challenging work—with a direct social impact—that Cana was looking for all along.

    “On both a personal and a business level, it’s really interesting to me to be able to empower people around the globe. Especially for kids my age who are struggling in places that aren’t the US, where maybe it’s less alright to talk about these topics,” Cana says.

    Finding The Perfect Full-Time Role And Taking His Work To The Next Level

    After an exciting summer with the Maximus team, Cana returned to school for his senior year. When he got a call from a recruiter in October asking if he would come back to Maximus for a full-time role, he explained that he loved both the public health angle and global reach of the WellbeingZone project.

    So, the recruiter connected him with the leader of the Global Health Business Development team—and he started as an Analyst the next summer.

    Now, he’s in good company. His story—being a business or humanities major with a desire to make a real impact on people’s lives—is a common one at Maximus, so he works with similarly passionate people.

    “My business acumen was a factor, but they really recruit on a holistic basis,” he tells us. “I know plenty of new employees who had very different majors. What’s really important to Maximus are the values an individual holds. Why are you interested in the company? Are you involved in your community? Because caring about communities is the heart of what we do here.”

    Want to make your own impact on the world around you? Check out open roles at MAXIMUS on WayUp!

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  17. 4 Amazing Benefits At This Tech Company (That Make It Perfect For Recent Grads)

    A benefits package is more than just health insurance options. It’s also a reflection of how a company views its employees and values their experience and engagement.

    A great example of this: the benefits package at CenturyLink.

    CenturyLink is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world.

    Through their extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. The company strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world, and they’re focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience.

    But CenturyLink understands a great employee experience is the key to delivering a great customer experience —and these four benefits prove it.

    1. They’ll Pay You Extra To Complete Wellness Goals

    One of the coolest elements of the CenturyLink benefits package is its Well Connected wellness program. Basically, you can earn up to $600 for completing healthy actions that range from preventative screenings and condition management programs to fitness events like 5Ks. Even completing small wellness goals like meeting a step goal for the day or flossing your teeth counts!

    Usually, a healthy lifestyle costs a little extra, but at CenturyLink, they make sure their employees are walking away richer for it, and not just in health.

    2. They Help You Plan For Your Financial Future—And Your Present

    For new grads, saving and spending at an appropriate level can seem like a daunting task, and that’s why CenturyLink’s online financial planning tools also offer advice and lessons on how to navigate the complex world of retirement saving, budgeting, and fiscal responsibility.

    They also want you to be saving for retirement from day one, so they’ll automatically enroll you in the 401(k) program as a part of the onboarding process. Of course, you’ll also have the choice to customize your 401(k) contribution plan as you see fit.

    3. They Help You Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives —With Paid Time Off And Flexible Time Off Plans

    When you’re a CenturyLink employee, you have the opportunity to rest and recharge with their time off programs. Depending on your role, you may earn a generous Paid Time Off allotment or have the ability to take off as much time as you need—as long as you complete your work and have your manager’s permission—through the Flexible Time Off program.  

    The collaborative team environment at CenturyLink helps ensure colleagues are supported during their time off. So, you can take that dream vacation you’ve always wanted to and get back to doing your best work.

    4. It’s Not Just Stuff You Need, It’s Stuff You Want

    Having fun and de-stressing is also a part of a healthy lifestyle. And that’s why CenturyLink helps you do that, too.

    CenturyLink offers its employees discounts on items such as movie tickets and trips to Disney. They also offer partial reimbursement on gym memberships. So, whether you need to sweat out the stress on the treadmill or unwind on Splash Mountain, you can do it for less with CenturyLink’s programs.

    And this is just the start of a great benefits package!

    Want to learn more about what CenturyLink offers students and recent grads? Check out open opportunities at CenturyLink on WayUp!

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  18. What It’s Like To Work At KPMG In The Bay Area

    From Silicon Valley to locations all over the world, KPMG not only is one of the world’s largest professional services firms, they are constantly striving to be the best. Watch these KPMG employees tell us what it’s really like to live, work, and play in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Interested in joining the KPMG team? Check out their open roles and opportunties here.

    KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career, and is consistently named one of the nation’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine.

    Their people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.

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  19. What It’s Like To Work At KPMG In The Bay Area

    From Silicon Valley to locations all over the world, KPMG not only is one of the world’s largest professional services firms, they are constantly striving to be the best. Watch these KPMG employees tell us what it’s really like to live, work, and play in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Interested in joining the KPMG team? Check out their open roles and opportunties here.

    KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career, and is consistently named one of the nation’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune magazine.

    Their people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.

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  20. From Interns To Area Managers: How We Fast-Tracked Our Careers At GE Appliances

    These days you can find Emily and Sam—two sales professionals at GE Appliances–giving their clients business cards with titles like “Area Sales Manager” and “Senior Manager.”

    But they didn’t start at GE Appliances with roles like these. In fact, both Emily and Sam started in the company’s sales internship program. Where they went from there—and where anyone in GE Appliances’ hands-on, high-growth internship and entry-level programs can go—is the result of the company’s unique approach to learning and development.

    Here’s a look at their journey with the company—and how you could do the same.

    Entering The World Of Sales—With Serious Support

    Sales is a demanding profession. It requires knowledge: of the product, the industry, and the competitive landscape. But just as important as the knowledge are the technique and instinct that spell the difference between a salesperson and a sales star.

    In the GE Appliances sales internship. program, they believe in teaching you both. Through classroom-style training and mentorship, you’ll absorb the knowledge required to succeed. But thanks to the hands-on work, you’ll also quickly build the skills required to actually connect with customers. At least, that’s what Sam found during his internship.

    “I was thrown into meetings, learning systems, operations, product, selling techniques, and so much more,” Sam says. “I was treated like a full-time employee, even though I hadn’t graduated school yet.”

    That trust and responsibility helped him learn by doing, but it also inspired him to work harder. If he was going to be trusted with adult responsibilities, then he was going to match that level of professionalism and dedication.

    Emily, too, was impressed with the skills she was able to pick up in such a short time.

    “You have the opportunity to work with multiple different functions and learn how they operate with sales to grow the business,” she says. “You learn that you’re not only selling appliances, you’re selling the company as a whole.”

    These experiences didn’t just teach Emily and Sam to sell; their internships inspired them to apply to full-time roles after graduation.

    Taking The Next Step: The Commercial Development Program

    This was just the beginning for Emily and Sam. After the completion of their internships, they were offered full-time roles in GE Appliances’ Commercial Development Program—a sales program that would allow them to rotate between Area Sales Manager roles to learn the business, build connections, and employ the skills they gained during their internships.

    In short, they were on Level Two—and they were ready for it.

    “The core responsibilities have stayed the same,” Emily explains. “Work with the customer, understand what they need, use that to sell to them, and ensure they’re happy.”

    What’s really exciting about the Commercial Development Program is the “development” part of it. The point of any program like this—especially at GE Appliances—is to allow its participants to grow at a quicker rate than they would in a traditional entry-level role. And it wasn’t just sales that Emily found herself learning about.

    “Having sales experience allows you to learn about different functions and how they coincide with the goal of the business,” she says. “I’ve worked with supply chain, finance, IT, engineering, marketing, the list goes on and on. I’ve made connections within the different departments and I’m able to understand how each entity operates to help develop my career into the department I want.”

    “Now,” Emily says, “my career can go anywhere within the business.”

    Want to see where your career can go with sales experience? Check out open opportunities at GE Appliances on WayUp!

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  21. I Went From 200 Rejected Applications To Making Over $100K In Tech Sales—Here’s How

    The good news about sales—especially at growing technology companies—is that it’s a meritocracy. The better you do, the more money you’ll make, and the farther your career can go. If you’re dedicated, driven, and talented, it’s a short path to a $100k salary…and beyond.

    The problem: Getting hired isn’t a meritocracy. It’s often about having the right experience, the right internships, or—unfortunately—knowing the right people. When you’re a new graduate with potential than proof, those things can be hard to come by.

    That’s why SV Academy was founded. Through a four-week, remote intensive training program that involves learning sales methodologies, tech platforms like SalesForce, social intelligence training, and personal coaching, you can become the perfect candidate for sales roles in tech hubs like San Francisco and New York City. And it’s completely free of charge.

    Here’s a look at how three different people changed their lives—and their careers—through SV Academy’s Business Development Fellowship.

    Lupe Paid Off Half Her Student Loans And Broke Six Figures In Her First Year

    Lupe, who graduated from the fellowship at SV Academy in July 2018, was living in Madrid teaching English before her program started. She wanted to come back to the states, but living in her home city was prohibitively expensive, and she had student loans to pay off, too.

    “I needed financial freedom and stability. I grew up in foster care, so I lived all over the Bay Area. I knew that education was my only way out, and being from the Bay Area, working in tech was the way to make money,” Lupe says. “And I knew that I once I got in, I’d be in, but I didn’t have a network in the industry.”

    That’s when one of her professors forwarded her an email from SV Academy. It almost sounded too good to be true. A free, remote training course with job interviews at the end of it? But the concept wasn’t too unfamiliar for here.

    “I knew a lot of people who were doing these bootcamps for coding, and this was the same thing for sales,” Lupe explains.

    So she applied, got in, and began training remotely with SV Academy. She and her classmates were learning sales methodologies, emotional intelligence, and gaining experience doing hands-on homework and projects. It was hard work, and coordination was difficult at times, but that just showed Lupe how serious everyone was about making it in tech.

    “I remember one time trying to make a meeting with someone in New York while I was in Madrid, and someone else was in Hawaii,” Lupe recalls. “It took about 400 calendar invites but eventually we got it right.”

    Finally, after all of the coaching, training, and collaborating, she was ready to apply for jobs. SV Academy helped with that, too.

    “They put your resume in front of recruiters, and the companies reach out to SV Academy to request interviews with you,” Lupe says.

    And it wasn’t just securing interviews that SV Academy helped with. Every fellow undergoes rigorous interviewing, too.

    “Interviewing is just another skill,” she explains. “We were taught to get our answers down to 90 seconds. We were taught to hit on certain strengths and points. They’d give you a cheat sheet to help learn about the products and the company.”

    And when she finally arrived, Lupe was able to put those skills to good use and achieve the goals she had set out to: financial stability and freedom.

    “I paid off $33,000 of my student loans in the first year,” Lupe tells us. “I made over six figures last year. The best part is that you’re working for yourself. If you decide to stay here a little longer and get an extra meeting, that’s money in your pocket. I grind. I let my reps know that if they need me I’m here.”

    How Marcos Doubled His $45K Salary After Graduating From SV Academy

    Like a lot of great salespeople, Marcos’ story is full of ups and downs. Growing up in New Mexico, he excelled at sports and school, but his real dream was a career in Silicon Valley.

    “I remember reading Entrepreneur magazine as a kid and ‘thinking I want to be on the cover,'” Marcos tell us.

    And so he made a plan and followed it. Get into school as a division-one athlete? Done. Graduate in three years as valedictorian of his state university? Check. So what was the hold up on his dream? The hard part, he realized, was that no matter how impressive his grades or his story were, his applications were still getting rejected—over 200 of them.

    So, he decided to shelve his Silicon Valley dreams for a while and pursue another dream: professional sports. After becoming a nationally ranked triathlete and qualifying for Team USA, an injury forced him to reconsider a role in tech.

    Without connections or prior experience, he ended up taking a role at a local tech firm in New Mexico. It was grueling work with little reward, and, without proper training, Marcos didn’t feel like he was building the right kind of experience. He almost considered giving up on working in tech altogether. That was until he heard about SV Academy through one of his college honors society newsletters.

    “I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I knew I needed a way in,” Marcos told us. However, when he arrived, he instantly recognized that the fellowship was going to be useful. His athletic experience had prepared him for training like this.

    “SV Academy aligns you with three coaches,” he explains. “You have a communications coach who’s going to help you build your brand, check your writing, and teach you grammar and syntax. The mindset coach is really about breaking you down and building you up. They try to find what your weaknesses and strengths are. This helps you develop your growth mindset and emotional intelligence, which are essential because sales roles face rejection a lot.”

    The final coach is one who stays with you for a year after you graduate from the program and start your first job. Marcos’ coach was a helpful third-party mentor and sounding board. He even helped him negotiate his salary and angle for a promotion.

    After every challenge he faced, Marcos was finally thriving in a Silicon Valley tech role—and he had doubled his salary from his first full-time job.

    Rachel Used Her Journalistic Skills To Crush Her Quota And Soar To A Six-Figure Salary

    “Before SV Academy, I was studying journalism at school, and I loved it, but I was nervous because it was such a turbulent industry,” Rachel, an October 2017 graduate of SV Academy, explains. “And I always had an interest in business because my daad was a small business owner.”

    She wasn’t sure how to break into the business world, though. Her applications were consistently getting rejected or yielding no response.

    “I had a non-traditional background. I was in journalism. I didn’t have any sales experience,” she says. “But I knew that if I had a shot to get in front of the right people, I would blow them away.”

    As it turns out, the team at SV Academy thought so, too.

    “I stumbled upon SV Academy through my honors society at CalPoly. I thought, ‘Sales is really scary, but I think I’d be good at it.’ Journalism is all about asking the right questions and making people feel comfortable enough to open up to you,” Rachel says. “Sales is the same way.”

    Rachel was right about that. After the same training that Marcos, Lupe, and all of the other SV Academy fellows went through, she was so well prepared for the role she ended up taking that she was quickly promoted, breaking into the six-figure salary zone in just a year. In her first quarter as a fully ramped Account Executive, she hit 558 percent of her quota. But even after all of her self-driven success, she still credits SV Academy with getting her in the door.

    “We did so much prep at SV Academy. We did at least three mock interviews with mentors in the SV Academy network. We had to get our stories down, what our strengths were, what was a challenge we had, and how we overcame it,” she explains. “We started to develop what the ideal profile looked like. That’s how you really get the job.”

    Before They Got Their Start, SV Academy Got Its Own

    SV Academy was created by a serial founder with a story much like those of his students. Growing up in government housing, Rahim Fazal didn’t have the resources to attend college. However, through a relentless desire to learn and an entrepreneurial spirit, he cut his own path into tech, founding a marketing tech company that would eventually be acquired by a multibillion-dollar software giant, Oracle.

    When he co-founded SV Academy with tech executive Joel Scott, his aim was to give others the tools that empowered him: mentorship, knowledge, and an opportunity to make hard work count toward a fulfilling career.

    But it’s not just the students getting a leg up. The team at SV Academy solves an equally pressing issue for tech companies: a lack of qualified, ready-to-go sales talent. Spotting high-potential salespeople is difficult—and tapping into that potential with the right training is even harder. SV Academy takes the guesswork out of the occasion, and companies pay to get connected with graduates of the fellowship.

    If you want to join this ecosystem of coaches, leaders, and rising stars, apply to the Business Development Fellowship at SV Academy on WayUp!

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  22. centurylink video culture benefits wayup apply

    Looking for a job that you’ll actually love? We have just the company for you—and they happen to power 20 percent of the world’s internet traffic.

    CenturyLink is the second largest US communications provider to global enterprises.

    This means employees have big opportunities to work on innovative projects that connect customers and enterprises to the networked world. From Sales to Technology, Finance, Marketing, HR, and more—you can create a career path right for YOU.

    CenturyLink knows that happy employees lead to happy profits.

    Their strong focus on employees, culture, and engagement has to led to industry-leading benefits. This includes things like wellness initiatives, extended maternity leave, flexible time off, flexible dress code, parental leave, the focUS on YOU goals program, extended bereavement, and a culture transformation program.

    Differences among employees are embraced and supported through the company’s ten Employee Resource Groups. And their agile work environments promote cross-functional collaboration and an inclusive culture to help move the business forward.

    But wait…there’s more! Because CenturyLink powers the technology that carries over 20 percent of the world’ internet traffic, it’s safe to say that your career will have room to grow alongside the company.

    Interested in joining a team like this? Apply to open roles at CenturyLink on WayUp!

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  23. centurylink video culture benefits wayup apply

    Looking for a job that you’ll actually love? We have the company just for you—and they just happen to power 20 percent of the world’s internet traffic.

    CenturyLink is the 2nd largest US communications provider to global enterprise companies.

    This means employees have big opportunities to work on innovative projects that connect customers and enterprises to the networked world. From Sales to Technology, Finance, Marketing, HR, and more—you can create a career path right for YOU.

    CenturyLink knows that happy employees lead to happy profits.

    Their strong focus on employees, culture, and engagement has led to industry-leading benefits. This includes things like wellness initiatives, extended maternity leave, flexible time off, flexible dress code, parental leave, the focUS on YOU program, extended bereavement, and a culture transformation program.

    Differences among employees are embraced and supported through the company’s ten Employee Resource Groups. And their agile work environments promote cross-functional collaboration and an inclusive culture to help move the business forward.

    But wait…there’s more! Because CenturyLink powers the technology that carries over 20 percent of the world’s internet traffic, it’s safe to say, as CenturyLink grows, so do the opportunities for your own professional growth.

    Interested in joining a team like this? Apply to open roles at CenturyLink on WayUp

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  24. 4 Amazing Benefits At This Tech Company (That Make It Perfect For Recent Grads)

    A benefits package is more than just health insurance options. It’s also a reflection of how a company views its employees and values their experience and engagement.

    A great example of this: the benefits package at CenturyLink.

    CenturyLink is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers around the world.

    Through their extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. The company strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world, and they’re focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience.

    But CenturyLink understands a great employee experience is the key to delivering a great customer experience —and these four benefits prove it.

    1. They’ll Pay You Extra To Complete Wellness Goals

    One of the coolest elements of the CenturyLink benefits package is its Well Connected wellness program. Basically, you can earn up to $600 for completing healthy actions that range from preventative screenings and condition management programs to fitness events like 5Ks. Even completing small wellness goals like meeting a step goal for the day or flossing your teeth counts!

    Usually, a healthy lifestyle costs a little extra, but at CenturyLink, they make sure their employees are walking away richer for it, and not just in health.

    2. They Help You Plan For Your Financial Future—And Your Present

    For new grads, saving and spending at an appropriate level can seem like a daunting task, and that’s why CenturyLink’s online financial planning tools also offer advice and lessons on how to navigate the complex world of retirement saving, budgeting, and fiscal responsibility.

    They also want you to be saving for retirement from day one, so they’ll automatically enroll you in the 401(k) program as a part of the onboarding process. Of course, you’ll also have the choice to customize your 401(k) contribution plan as you see fit.

    3. They Help You Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives —With Paid Time Off And Flexible Time Off Plans

    When you’re a CenturyLink employee, you have the opportunity to rest and recharge with their time off programs. Depending on your role, you may earn a generous Paid Time Off allotment or have the ability to take off as much time as you need—as long as you complete your work and have your manager’s permission—through the Flexible Time Off program.  

    The collaborative team environment at CenturyLink helps ensure colleagues are supported during their time off. So, you can take that dream vacation you’ve always wanted to and get back to doing your best work.

    4. It’s Not Just Stuff You Need, It’s Stuff You Want

    Having fun and de-stressing is also a part of a healthy lifestyle. And that’s why CenturyLink helps you do that, too.

    CenturyLink offers its employees discounts on items such as movie tickets and trips to Disney. They also offer partial reimbursement on gym memberships. So, whether you need to sweat out the stress on the treadmill or unwind on Splash Mountain, you can do it for less with CenturyLink’s programs.

    And this is just the start of a great benefits package!

    Want to learn more about what CenturyLink offers students and recent grads? Check out open opportunities at CenturyLink on WayUp!

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  25. I Disrupt Cybercrime, Help Protect Critical Infrastructure Around The World, And More At A Company You’d Never Guess

    Chris Betz has spent his career in cybersecurity. He’s worked for tech giants and entertainment empires, but he’s never had quite the opportunity to make an impact on the world that he does now—and he works at a company you might not associate with this kind of reach: CenturyLink.

    CenturyLink is a technology company that runs the second-largest fiber-optic network serving enterprises on Earth. Through networking, cloud, and unified communications services, they help people and businesses connect around the world. And thanks to their vast fiber infrastructure, they’re paving the way for all types of innovations.

    To get a better sense of what the dynamic technology company does—and why it’s such an exciting place to work for new grads and interns—we sat down with Chris, their Chief Security Officer.

    Keeping The Internet Safe—And That’s Just A Side Project

    Running one of the world’s largest fiber networks means much of the world’s internet traffic goes through CenturyLink’s infrastructure. This gives them the opportunity to spot broad traffic patterns related to nefarious activities.

    “Malware, phishing, denial of service attacks, we’re going after those and shutting down the networks they’re using,” Chris explains. “We’re reducing the number of attacks that happen and making it more costly to do them in the first place.”

    Disrupting cybercriminals is one thing, but what’s really interesting about these efforts is that CenturyLink is not specifically contracted by any government or organization to do so. This is just a part of their effort to help protect the global internet. Chris and his team go after suspicious activity on their network and shut it down as a public service benefiting customers and non-customers alike.

    “The internet can be a dangerous place. It’s our responsibility to help make it better,” Chris says.

    Given how quickly Chris’ team is advancing their security tech, they have the ability to shut down hackers and scammers— they’re one of the most vocal proponents of industry collaboration.

    “This time last year we were shutting down 37 malware networks per month. This year it’s double that. And I hope I can tell you the same thing next year,” he tells us.

    Paving The Way For 5G Technology

    “Being such a major network backbone provider, we power companies, innovation and technology like nobody else does,” Chris says.

    And this is no exaggeration: The leap from 4G to 5G wireless networks means the ability to communicate data exponentially faster, which can lead to improvements in almost every field of tech. From entertainment to smart cities, 5G networks are the basis of technologies like wireless virtual reality and truly autonomous smart vehicles.

    “You name the major company and chances are we’re working with them on something that’s pretty innovative,” he says. “Our collaboration could be changing the way the technology works or creating new ones.”

    These types of technologies can make people safer, happier, and more productive, and that’s something Chris and his team are always proud of. It’s also a reason why so many impact-driven technology graduates are now working for CenturyLink.

    Advancing Technology Is Part Of CenturyLink’s DNA

    “The appetite for technology skills here is immense,” Chris explains. “From operations to security to software, there’s an opportunity for entry-level people to come in and partner with someone who’s got a lot more experience, but still can learn from them.”

    Even people in customer support roles in their operations centers are enabled to advance technology. Through programming skills and collaboration with product teams, the Customer Service reps at CenturyLink help create more efficient methods and processes in their customer support software.

    Of course, all of these opportunities to work with technology are paired with training, mentorship, and development. As Chris tells us: “We’re building the future, so we need to invest in people. That means straight out of school, you’re going to have an amazing opportunity here.”

    Interested in finding your own opportunity to build the future? Check out open opportunities at CenturyLink on WayUp!

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