Tell us a little bit about yourself (Your studies, When did you join Dell etc.)
I joined Dell in 2014 once I graduated from the National Taiwan University. I’m currently in the Mechanical Engineer position.
What has your experience like as a University hire been? How did you hear about Dell and what was the application process like?
Dell started a new college hire program for the Taiwan Design Center (TDC) about three years ago. We are a special group within the company. Most of the team members are much more senior than us which means we have lots of mentors we can learn from. There were several channels to get the information of Dell campus hiring including job fair, company tour and roadshow. I got the information form roadshow event which introduced Dell clearly and also sharing the job position for hiring. Dell has its own website for submitting the resume all the positions is clearly described. However, it’s also convenient to access the position from job wanted website for example 104 in Taiwan. After submitting the application, I was connected by HR for further process.
What are some projects that you have recently been involved with and some of your career highlights at Dell?
Currently I own a dongle project, this is the first project I'm in charge of. Besides my habitual tasks I joined powering Dell content team, making the monthly newspaper and videos for all TDC members. It’s fun that we can catch the newest information of our own products and help a new hire blend into our culture.
How has Dell helped you in your learning and supported you in your first corporate environment?
We have so many ways to learn at Dell. For example the Operations and Client Solutions (O&CS) University for Engineer learning provides serial classes to teach lots soft skills (ex. presentation, problem solving and building relationship, etc). I joined the toastmaster club in TDC and we create a supportive environment for developing communication and leadership skills. As my first company after graduation, Dell planned a serial training for us to bridge the gap between school and industry and I have a group of strong and experienced colleague that could instantly response all my questions.
How would you describe Dell to your university friends and why does it make a great employer for a recent graduate or intern?
Dell is a big company with mature structure and specialization of work. Dell advocates “work and life balance”. The office environment is so great providing the feeling of comfort and ease. It is a company that highly values your thoughts and suggestions. As my first company, it really helps me to grow and thrive.
What advice would you give to students or anyone for that matter who’s interested in working in Dell?
Dell has flexible working environment which means you can almost fully control your own time. On the other hand, you have to learn how to use your time wisely and it’s not an easy thing while most of us are used to being planned. If you want to join Dell, I believe enthusiasm would be one of the most important personalities.