Spotlight:  United Water Corporate Scholars Paid Internship Program

Spotlight: United Water Corporate Scholars Paid Internship Program

When faced with a strategic imperative to develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent for a new generation in a technical field combined with a social commitment to improve diversity in our workforce, United Water developed a partnership 5 years ago with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to create a highly competitive paid internship program. The program provides students with a 10-week paid internship in one of United Water’s facilities, along with a scholarship funded by the United Water Foundation. Each student can be awarded up to $10,000 in scholarship money over a two-year period. The program offers students a chance to develop invaluable business skills through workshops and work experience. Each intern is assigned a United Water employee as a mentor. This year’s UNCF Corporate Scholars are an impressive group of students. The United Water Blog interviewed them to learn more about what it takes to be a Corporate Scholar. Erick Quinteros; Bethlehem, PA A native of Bethlehem, PA, Erick studies Civil Engineering at Columbia University, while also finding time to complete a minor in Architecture. He interned last summer at United Water’s Oradell operation, working primarily within the GIS department. Fluent in Spanish, Erick spends his free time leading Spanish worship services at Pocono Community Church and coordinating events for Columbia’s Faith and Action group. He is an avid musician who focuses primarily on the piano, but also plays the bass guitar, drums and trombone. Erick expects to graduate in the spring of 2015. Jeneissa Booker; Teaneck, NJ Jeneissa grew up in Teaneck, NJ and now studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at...
Welcome to United Water Blog

Welcome to United Water Blog

Welcome to United Water blog. This blog is an effort to start a conversation around our planet’s most precious resource – Water.   At United Water, we believe water is vital to every aspect of life and everyone should have access to safe drinking water. Since our founding in 1869 as Hackensack Water Company, we have been working hard to achieve one goal – provide clean drinking water and to treat wastewater so it can be safely used to replenish rivers and streams. Today we do this in American communities where we operate water systems that serve the needs of 5.7 million customers.   In hundreds of U.S. communities in between, our 2300 employees are focused on providing you with water that is safe to drink and wastewater management that is efficient and environmentally sound.   On this forum we will share our stories. We will also talk about news and developments in areas of water management, the emerging water challenges in our country and how we can tackle them in new and innovative ways.   We’ll forge these connections by sharing ideas, answering your questions and asking a few ourselves. We also hope to connect people interested in learning more about United Water and keep them updated on what we’re doing.   Please consider this blog a connection point to our company and our people. Your input and ideas for improving this blog and continuing our conversation will always be welcomed. And yes, do take some time to familiarize yourself with the blog house rules so that we all are on the same...