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Apprenticeship Opportunity at EduSource, Apply by Jan 15

EduSource is a locally-owned custom software company located in downtown Indianapolis, close to IUPUI’s campus. One thing that makes us unique is our apprentice program. Each year, we hire a new class of software engineer apprentices. An EduSource apprenticeship is different than an internship for several reasons. For one thing, we include many training/coaching aspects into the program. But the other major difference is that the apprenticeship doesn’t end at the end of summer. In fact, our students can work for us for up to two full years (we prefer to start them after their sophomore years in college, but we hire juniors as well) – full time (in Indianapolis) during the summers and part time (remotely) during the school years. 

EduSource writes custom software, ranging from web applications to big data and analytics (and everything in-between). We use a variety of technologies to accomplish our goals.

Why students should apply:

  • Money! Apprentices start at a competitive hourly rate and get a raise after completing one full year. EduSource apprentices make money year round, as opposed to internships which pay only during the summer.
  • Experience. Recent graduates often have a hard time finding that first job – many employers want 2-3 years of experience. As an apprentice, you’ll get the first two years under your belt. We’ll be thrilled to write you a great recommendation.
  • A possible future job. EduSource is a growing company, and we prefer to hire out of our apprentice program. In addition, we have industry partners that love to hire out of our program.
  • Real-world preparation. Students learn industry best practices through everyday work on programming projects under experienced software developers.
  • Continuing education. We are very invested in educating our apprentices. Why wouldn’t we use any opportunity to train our potential future workforce? We offer opportunities like book clubs with senior staff members, tech forums (where students get the chance to share their technical solutions with the rest of the company), and individualized career and goal planning with a coach.
  • Exposure. Our apprentices occasionally get exposure to client relationships by attending meetings and phone calls with clients and sometimes even delivering professional presentations or demos.

 

What we’re looking for:

 

  • Current sophomores and juniors. We believe that rules are made to be broken, but we do have a few general guidelines (that we will break for the right student):
    • At this time, we generally only accept students that have completed their sophomore year at a university. We usually start apprenticeships in the summer, so we also don’t accept current seniors.
    • Students must have completed a Data-Structures-type class prior to the summer (or have a comparable amount of programming experience).
  • Computer science majors or other comparable majors. Occasionally we talk to computer science minors. Basically, we teach process and the software development life cycle, but we don’t teach basic programming. So you need to know that prior to applying to our apprenticeship program.
  • Creative problem solvers. We value innovation highly, and part of the application process involves a group problem-solving activity.
  • Dependable students. Since our apprentices work during the school year, too, we need people who can juggle being a full-time student and working part-time. We expect our apprentices to be mature beyond their years.
  • Culture fit. We look for employees that exhibit our Core Values. Read more about them here – https://edusource.us/are-you-phalanx-introducing-our-new-core-values/ . EduSource is an uplifting, encouraging place to work. It stays that way because of the people we hire.

 

Interested? To get started in the application process, email Kendra your resume at Kendra.beutler@edusource.us. Applications close on Jan. 15.

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2019 10:40 AM

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