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Finance & Accounting Leadership Development Program

Think you have what it takes to be a leader? The Finance Leadership Development program is an opportunity for highly motivated and talented individuals, with finance and accounting related backgrounds, to learn the necessary skills to be in a future leadership role at Windstream. Selected individuals are assigned a series of finance and accounting teams, each one immersing them in the team’s operations and procedures and providing management exposure. Leadership participants are assigned a management level mentor, provided special training, and given the opportunity to participate in philanthropic activities and special projects.

When we interview & hire: Fall Semester Position Location(s): Little Rock, AR Eligibility Requirements

  • Senior level hours for full-time positions
  • Junior level hours for internships
  • 3.2 + GPA requirement
  • Willingness to relocate to Little Rock, AR
  • Accounting, Finance, MIS, or other business-related field required

Interested in the Program?

Come see us at your school’s career fair or learn more here: You can also contact us directly at wflp@windstream.com or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information.

IT Summer Internship

Calling all coders! The Windstream IT Internship Program exposes participants to the exciting world of telecom and software development. The program equips participants with real-life skills necessary for many roles in the IT organization as well as allowing managers to identify if the participant would be a qualified future full-time hire.

Junior Developer:

Assist with product design, documentation, and release testing.
Develop, test, and implement code in agile development environments. Opportunities in User Interface design, workflow automation development, IT network monitoring development and more!
Assist senior team members with issue/bug investigation and resolution.
Design and optimize SQL database queries.
Complete intern project and present to leadership.

In addition to receiving hands-on training, here are a few other perks to being an IT Intern at Windstream:

Team Builders

Team Builders

Every summer our interns get to know each other better by participating in three team builders. In past years, these have included Escape Rooms, Baseball games and Bowling.

Mentors

Mentors

Each intern will have one to two mentors within IT that will assist in guiding the interns through their daily functions as well as help them navigate the working world in a corporate environment.

When we interview & hire: Fall Semester

Position Location(s): Little Rock, AR and Twinsburg, OH

Eligibility Requirements

3.0 + GPA requirement

Currently pursuing a Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related degree plan Interested in the Program? Submit a resume by joining our College Network or via email WINDSTREAM.TalentAcquisition@windstream.com. We will reach back in the Fall if your resume is a match.

Engineering Development Program

The Windstream Engineering Development Program exposes participants to a variety of Windstream’s Engineering workgroups. The program equips participants with the skills necessary for many roles in the Engineering organization including Voice & Applications Engineering, IP Engineering, Transport Network Engineering, Network Business Intelligence, Network Operations Center and Architecture & Technology.

The skill set obtained through the program is based on a rotational program, geared to teach participants about all levels of Engineering work groups, and the telecom industry. The focus of our charter is to bring in newly educated talent (EDP) into Windstream's bloodline. As a secondary object, we are investing in our mentor's development (EDP) by allowing them to mentor the next line of leaders. The final objective is to foster relationships with Colleges and Universities and show our investment in our network's footprint.

When we interview & hire: Fall Semester We conduct interviews on Windstream locations ending mid-November of 2017, as to have job offers presented November – December 2017.

09/26/2017 Clemson University Career Fair

09/27/2017 University of South Carolina SET Fair

Others to be announced

Position Location(s): Greenville, SC and Little Rock, AR
Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time positions: Seniors – Must graduate by Spring Semester
  • Summer Internship: Must have completed Junior level hours by Spring Semester
  • Engineering, Information Technology & Internet Service related majors
  • 3.2 + GPA requirement
  • Willingness to relocate to Greenville, SC or Little Rock, AR

Interested in the Program?

Join our College Talent Network and we will reach out if your resume is a match.

Why Windstream?

Corporate Culture that fits with today’s trends- Don’t want to wear a suit to work everyday? Well, how about jeans everyday with the occasional option for shorts? At Windstream, we’re anything but the typical uptight corporate environment- we believe that collaboration and the ability to work with all groups at all levels within the company is the best way to get the job done!

JOB SEARCH TIPS FOR SOON-TO-BE OR RECENT GRADUATES?

  • Sign-up to our college network; This will allow our recruiters to contact you if you match new internships or a position suited for recent graduates.
  • Always read the job description to ensure that you understand what each position entails, and what skills the hiring manager is looking for in the requirements.
  • Don't forget to attach an updated resume with the skills you hold and listed in requirements. Recruiters even like to see a tailored resume for that specific job.
  • Make sure you note your expected graduation date and when you are available for full-time positions (if that time frame is different). It is also helpful to list your geographic locations (cities, states) preferences.
  • Networking majors – Look at jobs that are titled Spec I-ERC Data Tech, Spec I-CSMB Data Tech, Spec I-ERC Transport Tech, and Spec I-CSMB Transport Tech. Greenville SC, Charlotte NC and Fairport NY are the major hiring hubs for these tech teams.
  • Finance, Business & Marketing majors- Check out job titles noted as an Analyst 1 or Analyst 1/2.
  • IT and Computer Science majors- Consider jobs titles such as Software Engineer 1, System Analyst 1, or IT Analyst 1.
  • Engineer majors - Review job titles notes as Engineer 1.
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