Thomson Reuters Takes Students from Interns to Employees

DCTC accounts for five out of six participants in UNITE Intern Program

Ramie Chackan, the director of career services, and Betty Krueger, an instructor in the Information Systems department, worked with Thomson Reuters on the company’s UNITE Intern Program. UNITE stands for UNdergraduate Intern To Employee.

“Thomson Reuters started the Data Center UNITE Intern Program in May 2011. Five months later it’s proving to be a big success!” said Tanya Berg, the director of new product technology at the company, which had U.S. revenues topping $13 billion in 2010. With a workforce of 55,000 people in more than 100 countries,  Thomson Reuters has its headquarters at 3 Times Square in New York, N.Y., with its largest campus in Eagan, Minn.

“Of the five targeted local schools, DCTC has risen to the top, accounting for five out of the six participants,” Berg added. “The program not only provides interns with a broad background of the Thomson Reuters’ Data Centers and state-of-the-art technologies, but has potential to turn into a full-time employment opportunity post graduation.”

The five DCTC students in the UNITE Intern Program

“Noah, Scott and David are graduating from their programs in spring 2012,” said Krueger. “Thomson Reuters has hired them as full-time employees.”

Chackan was excited for the students and the future of the partnership with Thomson Reuters, which has teams working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support the company’s data centers.

“UNITE has been a very successful program,” she said. “Thomson Reuters is looking to continue the program in 2012. The deadline for applications is Nov. 30, 2011.”

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Courtesy of the Thomson Reuters Annual Report 2010

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