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2024 Legacy Excellence Program – Portfolio Enablement Fellowat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Chicago, Illinois
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Hybrid Remote

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Are you looking to gain experience in Technology with a Fortune 200 company? CDW is the "real world" experience you're looking for. We want fresh, ambitious minds to work (and play) with some of the smartest and most creative people in their fields.  

CDW’s Legacy Excellence Program will provide students with a unique learning experience and is designed to inspire future leaders at CDW. You will gain access to core professional development skills while building your network with leaders in the tech industry. We pride ourselves on cultivating a company culture that thrives on diversity and expanding growth opportunities for present and future talent. 

As a Fellow on the Portfolio Enablement Team, you will work on projects impacting the process and flow of the pipeline of work to our development teams. You will gain valuable experience while delivering work that makes a difference. The Portfolio Enablement workstreams include Intake, Business Relationship Management, ART level Product Management, Benefits Realization and Reporting & Analytics – all components of an end to end process. We strive to provide our interns a meaningful experience and consider CDW for a full-time career post-graduation. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Assists in complex projects related to capacity planning, prioritization and enabling the right work to flow to dev teams at the right time.
  • Learn about SAFe Agile and what that methodology looks like in day-to-day work while being aligned to Agile value streams, which are highly visible and critical to the business.
  • Maintaining day-to-day tasks related to product delivery, and the overall health of the portfolio of work.
  • Assist in the delivery Benefits Realization on programs and projects within stated targets.
  • Maintaining a centralized knowledge repository, ensuring information is properly categorized and easily accessible
  • Supporting the product owner in managing communications with stakeholders, managing business stakeholder's expectations for deliverables. 

The 2024 CDW Legacy Excellence Summer Program will begin Tuesday, May 28th and end Saturday, August 3rd.  

Participation in the Legacy Excellence Program requires residing in Chicago for the summer and attendance at one of the following HBCUs: 

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Florida A&M University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Southern University and A&M College 

Requirements (Preferred) 

  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration or related field 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent written and verbal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate across the company and departments at all levels
  • The ability to support the needs of the project team and internal stakeholders, while holding team members accountable for completion
  • Interest in looking at processes and systems and finding efficiencies for ways of working.  

What we’re looking for:  

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students with a graduation date of May 2025 with ability to begin full-time employment in 2025 (if offered employment post-internship)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and results-driven individual who will make an impact while utilizing strong written and verbal skills to communicate effectively
  • Team oriented and able to develop positive relationships with coworkers and other partners involved
  • Strong presentation skills, including ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • Microsoft Office skills including, but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, and Word  
  • Availability to work a 40-hour week within standard business hours throughout the summer
  • Authorization to work in the US; without sponsorship as a full-time coworker 

Company culture:   
Bring your best true self and your best ideas to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving and better solutions for our customers. You’ll be trusted to do your job in an environment that is energetic. 

From teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together, and we always have your back. You’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. 

CDW is a place where we aspire every day to be better than we were yesterday. 

Who we are:  
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces and workspaces of more than 250,000 companies. With the breadth of products and services we offer, combined with the expertise of our specialists, there is no request too big or too small. Our coworkers across the globe are working together to bring technology to life for our customers.   

CDW is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at [email protected].  

Date Posted: Mar 12, 2024
Job Category: Students
People Leader v. Individual Contributor: Individual Contributor
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