Seven Life Lessons Learned as Dell Interns

first_imgThe following is a guest post from Amulya V. Dhupad and Ashwini Madivalara.It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the creditEvery year Dell opens its doors to interns around the world. In 2017, they had just shy of 2,000 interns join their offices and our 2018 class of interns is still growing. As interns, we come to Dell EMC from campus eager to learn and willing to grow in our field of choice. It is Dell’s responsibility to live up to these expectations while also conveying the culture of the company in an engaging, fun way.Recently our class of interns in India gathered from Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad for an event dubbed “Intern Mélange,” a FUN off-site for us to enjoy our peers while experiencing the five culture code pillars of Dell: Customers, Winning Together, Innovation, Results and Integrity.The day began with the value of ‘Customer’ and proceeded to work its way through all five culture code pillars. For ‘Customer,’ we were made to innovate ideas that helped reduce risk while delivering a product. The end of the activity put a light on the ‘Innovation’ culture of Dell. The second activity revolved around our culture code, ‘Winning Together.’ During the activity, teams of three had to help each other reach the desired goal. The journey towards the goal taught us how to help, when to help and the positive results in helping each other.The day flew by as we collaborated, laughed and continued to play games such as pace the parcel which brought some of us back to a feeling of childhood. Dell EMC has a way of teaching things via day to day experiences and now that our internship is coming to an end, we realize Dell’s culture is embedded in us. We headed home that day with a bag full of memories to cherish and learnings to build ourselves as better people than we are today. Drizzling rain added colors to our thoughts on our way back home as well as selfies, songs and some napping.As we drove back, many of the interns summed up their key learnings and realized how they could impact not only their careers, but also their approach to their everyday life. These learnings included:Learn to appreciate, help, support and encourage team membersPlan before you actExtend your helping hand; you lose nothingDon’t be a victim, or be responsible for others to be the victimBe a good observer; eyes can be a good listenerThere is no harm in helping others at same level, but it is always easier when you are a level upShowing gratitude costs nothingAt the end of the event, the following quote echoed in our minds: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”Today, life in IT sector means ‘continuous learning.’ It is a key to survive. The more you are up-to-date the better you perform, many companies invest in the growth of their employees to ensure that they constantly deliver valuable products and services. This investment is noticeable, appreciable and applicable. As a Dell EMC employee, I feel lucky to work in a company that invests in its employees and ensures that we stand by the company culture.Thank you Dell for investing in our growth.Amulya V. Dhupad is an intern at Dell EMC Bengaluru, India, in the quality engineer team at RSA – a security division of Dell EMC. She feels fortunate to begin her career working at Dell EMC and is looking forward for more opportunities to learn and grow along with Dell EMC.Ashwini Ashok Madivalara (left) is a programming enthusiast currently interning with RSA – a security division of Dell EMC in Bengaluru, India. When not programming she loves trekking and biking.last_img read more

Province slashes $1.4M grant for School District 60

first_imgBut, school District #81 in Fort Nelson says they used all of their Annual Facilities Grant, and were depending on the previously promised funds.In a letter explaining their situation, Board Chair Linda Dolen writes, “We now have to find these funds from within our operational funds, there is no doubt this will directly impact services to students.”Now, as for School District 60, Boyd says the board hasn’t had a chance to meet and discuss the implications of this large funding cut. He says the grant isn’t included in their $52 million operating budget. But, he says because this grant has been axed, the board might consider dipping into the district’s operating budget.However, MacDiarmid says the Ministry will work with school boards in the event of an emergency.Advertisement [asset|aid=1832|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=264398bd9c8326f86e5b99ef2d6f8d14-Margaret Macdiarmid 1_1_Pub.mp3]The Annual Facilities Grant provides funding for routine maintenance work for things like heating or cooling systems or roofing repairs.As a result of this cut, MacDiarmid says, some workers might be laid-off because there isn’t any work in the school.But, she says this cut will not affect janitorial work, or interfere with H1N1 preventative initiatives. The School District 60 is facing a major funding cut that could delay maintenance initiatives in schools across the district.The province announced to school districts across the province that their Annual Facilities Grant will be cut.Secretary Treasurer Doug Boyd says that means the School District 60 will be losing $1.4 million dollars.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1831|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=264398bd9c8326f86e5b99ef2d6f8d14-Doug Boyd 1_1_Pub.mp3]School boards across the province are fighting back, saying the decision was made without consultation with the Boards of Educations or the BC School Trustees.Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says school boards were told last week to begin using money from their reserves.Advertisementlast_img read more

LoanDepot Pulls IPO On Eve of Offering

first_imgLoanDepot Pulls IPO On Eve of Offering in Daily Dose, Headlines, News, Origination Initial Public Offering loanDepot 2015-11-13 Scott_Morgan On the day before it was set to go public, loanDepot Inc., announced it would delay its initial public offering amid volatile market conditions.According to a statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, the lender was planning to offer 26.4 million shares of its common stock on Friday, valued at $16 to $18 per share. The move was expected to raise $475 million for the company, which was to be valued at $2.6 billion.According to NASDAQ, the company planned to offer as many as 30 million shares.But on Thursday, the company announced that it will postpone the biggest IPO of the week, due to rough conditions in the market. Conditions, have, of course, been stormy on Wall Street to say the least. On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 254.15 points, or nearly 1.5 percent. Over the preceding week, it has dropped a total of 2.3 percent.LoanDepot was founded in the darkest days of the recession in 2010, billing itself as an antidote to big banks that disrupted the home loan market. It has grown into the second-largest non-bank lender in a field that now claims 40 percent of the mortgage market.The IPO, for which the company filed in October, was well-anticipated, but given the recent underwhelming performances of IPOs among financial-technology companies, perhaps it is unsurprising that the lender reacted to recent stock market news with cold feet.CEO and Chairman Anthony Hsieh, however, was considerably more optimistic a month ago, when the IPO-to-come was announced. “Our vision is to deliver a diversified lending model sustainable in all market conditions,” he said then. “We look forward to leading the development of marketplace lending through the introduction of new products and services that provide credit solutions for borrowers with attractive returns for investors.”Somewhat ironically, the Dow Jones industrial Average was higher when loanDepot pulled the IPO than it was during the week it announced it would be going public.LoanDepot has not said when it will make a new IPO, nor whether it will offer the same shares or per-share values.center_img Share November 13, 2015 548 Views last_img read more