Early Talent Campus Engagement at Medidata
Erika Singer, a member of the early talent acquisition team at Medidata, recently presented virtually to Rutgers University, University of California Berkeley, and Fordham University. Dozens of students from each university attended the info sessions and were eager to learn about Mediata and the potential opportunities we offer them both now and in the future. In her presentations, Erika introduced interested students to Medidata and explained the company’s integral role in clinical trials. She gave participants a brief overview of Medidata Rave and outlined how we help our customers bring treatments to market.
Erika also spoke to the group about early talent at Medidata, and the vast opportunities students can apply to now and down the line. As she further explained the company’s rich culture and values, a deeper dive into Medidata’s various early talent programs was introduced. Erika discussed the distinction between the Launch and Discovery internships and how each one can offer students a unique learning and growth experience.
She also told students of programs we offer that they can look forward to after graduation as well, such as our graduate development program. Students also learned about Medidata’s hackathon, case studies, and other short-term opportunities for exposure. Whether it be through internships, graduate development programs, hackathons, or case studies, Erika cited raw examples of how successful you can be when you have strong fundamentals.
Erika explained how the early talent curriculum in Medidata’s various opportunities helps to grow and foster these fundamentals in our early talent employees. With senior leadership, assigned mentors, weekly check-ins, executive exposure, an intern innovation lab, final presentations to leadership, and so much more, Medidata is committed to developing our talent with their best interests in mind. This all circles back to a commitment to support individual growth, which in turn furthers the development of the culture we seek at Medidata.
These info sessions are the beginning of Medidata’s commitment to engaging with campuses and student bodies to teach them our company mission and how they can fit into that mission. These sessions have proven to be the foundation for long-lasting relationships with the various universities, supported by the fact that several Fordham students have already been hired since the info session took place and many others have applied to our roles.
Our engagement with Fordham, Rutgers, and California Berkeley demonstrates how Medidata collaborates with colleges across the country to spread our mission and attract diverse and quality talent. We hope to continue to scale these sessions and reach more universities as time goes on.