On Monday I was a presenter at an NSF sponsored Enterprise Computing Community conference held at Marist College. The conference had sponsors from both Industry and Academia and is focused on revitalization of undergraduate education in enterprise computing. Today I was in my office reviewing some of the takeaway materials and came across a CD from one of the sponsors, State Farm Insurance. It was intended as a recruiting tool for students to apply for jobs in State Farm's Information Technology org.
I didn't know what to expect when I put the CD into my computer and I was totally surprised to see a Main Menu topic of "Balancing Work & Life". Highlights of their messages include:
- Flexible work hours
- Mentors are assigned
- Managers understand and care about your career and your life
How about that!! The only negative is that I couldn't find this message clearly on their website, but nonetheless, this is great!
And a worthy plug for the conference: