Through a unique partnership between Dell and the School of Sustainability, students get to join Dell’s sustainability team as hourly student workers.
Student sustainability assistants complete ongoing projects, collaborate with other Dell employees, and juggle priorities in an intense corporate sustainability environment. They may get to interact with supply chain management teams in China, business teams in Latin America, employees from within Dell, and people outside Dell, as well.
Since the program’s inception two and a half years ago, more than 15 individuals have participated in the Dell program. Students work from a shared office space in Wrigley Hall, where they are coached and mentored by Bruno Sarda, director of global sustainability operations at Dell, and adjunct faculty at the School.
“Bruno throws you in, and supports you,” says Jaleila Brumand, an alum of the program. “It was a great experience for me.”