At Qumulo, we build a team of people we are proud to know. With the pandemic’s impact on business travel and conducting in-person interviews last year, our hiring and recruiting teams quickly defined a new approach for connecting with potential employees in 2020.
Instead of our usual in-person career fairs at universities, we recruited in a completely virtual environment and were able to make many valuable connections with university staff and students around the country.
This enabled us to continue connecting with and hiring more great engineers. In fact, we doubled the schools we worked with and reached more students than ever! It was definitely a lesson on the importance of being adaptable, experimental, and a testament to Qumulo’s strong team culture.
College recruiting events are always an exciting opportunity to talk about the internship and full-time opportunities at Qumulo, and to create new connections with potential candidates. Every year, both our recruiting and engineering teams partner together to promote the Qumulo brand (you can read about last year’s college recruiting season here).
All of the schools used virtual platforms for their career fairs in 2020. Some allowed students to “stop by” your virtual booth and have conversations with company representatives through online chat or video. Other platforms allowed students to schedule 10-minute interviews with recruiters.
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In addition to the schools we attended last year – University of Washington, Columbia University, Harvey Mudd College, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign – we also added Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T, University of California – San Diego, University of Texas – Austin, Harvey Mudd College, and California Institute of Technology.
If you’re thinking about attending a career fair (whether virtually or in-person), considering the following tips:
- Do your research! Universities always provide a list of the companies that will be attending the career fair in advance. Prepare some questions in advance, and think about what skills and experiences you might bring to Qumulo and other participating companies.
- Be yourself! This is always my top piece of advice for candidates – it may sound silly, but it’s true. We want to know the “real you.” What are your favorite classes, favorite projects, and what motivates you to be successful? Our culture is very important here at Qumulo – we are guided by our company’s values, and we share by default. We want to learn about each person and value what they uniquely bring to the team.
Qumulons work tirelessly to enable radical simplicity for our customers, and we’re proud to bring that same intensity to foster diversity, equality and inclusivity in our teams.
To that end, we are pursuing partnerships with campus diversity organizations such as The Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, and Girls in Electrical and Computer Science (GEECS), just to name a few. Over the next few months, we’re excited to share that Qumulo will be participating in virtual events with these campus organizations.
An engaging workplace culture sets a strong foundation for business growth and success At the end of the day, we are focused on creating the best experience for all candidates we engage with.
Are you interested in learning more about opportunities at Qumulo? Do you want to make a strong impact on our product, and the customers we serve? Do you love collaboration, paired-programming, and a fun, inclusive work environment? Learn about life at Qumulo here. Our engineering careers page features videos from current members of Qumulo’s technical staff on what drew them to Qumulo and the type of work they focus on.
Read our press release about being included in Built In Seattle’s list of Best Places to Work here.