Verizon is on the Lookout for MBA Students and Grads

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Telecom giant Verizon Communications provides wireless and wired telephone, internet and television service, in addition to cloud-based services to businesses. One of the largest wireless service providers in the United States, and among the largest communications technology companies in the world, Verizon employs nearly 200,000 employees—including a large number of MBAs.

Working at Verizon

Working at Verizon has its perks. In addition to competitive salaries and performance-based incentives, benefits include 401(k) savings with company match and discounts on Verizon products. Some Verizon offices also feature in-house gyms, or discounted gym memberships. The company is also committed to lifelong learning, providing training, development, and tuition assistance

Other worthy benefits Verizon employees can take advantage of include:

  • Adoption expense assistance
  • A matching gifts program
  • Military discounts
  • Employee Relief Fund for victims of natural disasters
  • Best-in-class health and insurance benefits
  • Healthy Pregnancy Program for expectant mothers

Verizon was also recently recognized as the top company for diversity leadership by Diversity MBA Magazine.

“Being good at diversity and inclusion is not an option at Verizon. With more than 180,000 employees serving customers in more than 2,700 cities spanning more than 150 countries, Verizon is privileged to serve a very vibrant and diverse marketplace,” said Magda Yrizarry, Verizon Chief Talent and Diversity Officer.

“Being successful with a customer base like this is not possible without a diversity of people, ideas, and experiences,” Yrizarry added.

According to Diversity MBA Magazine, Verizon recruiters maintain close relationships with organizations like the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and Hispanic Business Students and Professionals. The company also has a fantastic track record of hiring women and minorities, with women and people of color making up about 60 percent of the company’s board of directors, while women specifically make up 37 percent of senior management.

Verizon was also one of the first major companies to offer benefits to same-sex couples in domestic partnerships and provide free preventative care services to women, such as on-site mammography screenings. The company is also well-known for its practice of recruiting veterans.

“Verizon is a diverse company in its people, ideas, services, and the communities it serves,” Yrizarry said. “Our workplace culture ensures that everyone, no matter their ethnicity or background, has opportunities to contribute to the solutions required to stay relevant and competitive in the marketplace, grow professionally and advance their career.”

Joining the Verizon Team

Verizon offers a number of internships and MBA Leadership Developmental Programs to graduate business students. According to MBA Exchange, these programs offer MBAs a first-hand rotational learning experience focused in different aspects of the company. With so many different paths and career opportunities at the company, these programs are an opportunity to build strong leadership skills in a particular division of Verizon.

MBA opportunities include:

  • Marketing MBA Internship
  • MBA Business Transformation Internship
  • MBA Finance Leadership Developmental Program
  • MBA Marketing Leadership Developmental Program
  • MBA Product Management and Strategy Internship
  • Supply Chain MBA Internship

What Are These Jobs Like?

Let’s take a look at some of these Leadership Developmental Programs. The Supply Chain MBA Leadership Development Program is a two-year rotational program designed to develop future Supply Chain leaders at Verizon. MBAs work on projects that develop skills in supply chain, operations, strategic planning, and sustainability. Students in the Supply Chain MBA Leadership Development Program may be assigned to any of the following focus areas:

  • Supplier Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain Planning
  • Inventory Management and Logistics

Meanwhile, the Marketing MBA Leadership Development Program challenges business students with high-impact projects that develop their skills in branding, product management, and marketing strategy. The two year rotational program is designed to develop skills in:

  • Business or consumer product management
  • Marketing strategy
  • Marketing operations
  • Branding
  • Promotions

Who is Verizon Looking For in New Hires?

Verizon specifically states the type of candidates they are looking for in various job descriptions on the web. These jobs call for “a motivated self-starter” who is “never satisfied with the status quo.” The telecom giant seeks candidates who are always trying to beat a personal best and thrive in fast-paced environments where new challenges come up every day. Prospective hires should be flexible, dependable, and work well in varying environments.

It’s also a plus if any MBA internship candidate has:

  • Proven record of academic, professional and leadership achievement
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills
  • Great verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

You can find more Verizon job opportunities here.

About the Author

Max Pulcini

Max Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.

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