Futureforce
Podcast Series

 
The Salesforce Spotlight podcast series highlights the extraordinary stories of Salesforce employees and Futureforce interns. Tune in to hear from members of the Salesforce family as they take us behind their their greatest internship stories and share how they found success as Futureforce interns.
The Salesforce Spotlight podcast series highlights the extraordinary stories of Salesforce employees and Futureforce interns. Tune in to hear from members of the Salesforce family as they take us behind their their greatest internship stories and share how they found success as Futureforce interns.
 
 

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Software engineer, Dario Molina, takes us through his journey to Salesforce and how he overcame numerous challenges and obstacles to get to where he is today. Read the transcript
 
 
 

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Katherine Cass talks about her time as an intern and shares tips on how to do Day 1 right at the Grace Hopper Conference. Read the transcipt
 
 
 

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Learn what it's like to work at a company that empowers its employees, and how interns can have an impact on the business. Read the transcript.
 
 
 

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Success Agent Associate, Akshay Mudgala, believes that, "giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entreprenuer can do." On this episode, Akshay shares how he gives back to his community, and the inspiration behind his idea to have his team donate their first Salesforce paychecks. Read the transcript.
 
 
 

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With hundreds of Futureforce interns working at Salesforce each year, there is bound to be someone working on the same product as you. APM intern Hamza Khawaja and Ph.D. intern Marjan Hosseinia are both working with artificial intelligence, but in completely different capacities. Hamza and Marjan talk all things Salesforce Einstein. Read the transcript
 
 
Futureforce Live is a podcast series adapted from our weekly summer webcasts. This show gives listeners an inside look into the Futureforce virtual summer internship experience from the perspective of current and former interns, recruiters, and company leaders. We cover everything from networking advice, wellness, WFH tips, and even Salesforce office design to give you the full 360 experience. 
 
 

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Featuring Conor Wiegmann
2-time Futureforce intern and alumni, Conor Wiegmann, talks about how he prepared for his internships and how to get the most out of the experience.
 
 
 

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Featuring Katharine Bierce
Zen out with Katharine Bierce this week, creator of employee resource group Sitforce, mindfulness guru, and Hillary Clinton’s personal Girl Scout Cookie supplier (more on that in the episode 😉). Katherine gives the inside scoop on how she become so involved in the Ohana and what you can do to branch out at Salesforce during your internship.
 
 
 

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Featuring Kai Johnson, Natalie Harris, and Anders Engsas
Now more than ever it’s important to highlight thought provoking discussions about equality - one of our core values here at Salesforce. We sat down with Kai Johnson (President of Boldforce Indy), Natalie Harris (President of WINDForce), and Anders Engsas (Global Events Chair of Outforce) to host a panel discussion about equality groups and how everyone can get involved in allyship and activism through our ERGs.
 
 
 

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Featuring Ryan McCombs
Furtureforce Senior Recruiter, Ryan McCombs (aka our resident “chill dude” 😎), talks about the pros and cons of working from home. Ryan is a bit of a WFH expert so he shared some pro tips to help you keep the stress at bay while still staying productive and keeping a healthy work-life balance.
 
 
 

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Featuring Rohan Nijhawan
This week we sat down with Rohan Nijhawan, a Futureforce intern alum and President of Earthforce in San Francisco. We discuss what our summer 2020 theme, “Leave It Better Than You Found It,” means. Sustainability is top of mind as we discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the environment, and what each and every one of us can do to make a difference.
 
 
 

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Featuring Alexandra Jaeggi and Joseph Choi
Former MBA intern Alexandra Jaeggi and current intern, Joseph Choi, talk about networking advice. From best LinkedIn strategies, to clubs you can join, and even advice on how to conduct an informational interview - this episode is packed with actionable tips.
 
 
 

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Featuring David Nava
What does the future of eLearning look like? Well, we sat down with David Nava last week, a 10x Trailhead Ranger (yes, that means he has earned over 1,000 badges on Trailhead 🤯) to talk about it. Get the best pro-tips on how you can leverage Trailhead to help you blaze your trail at Salesforce during your internship.
 
 
 

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Featuring Melanie Lowe
This week we have Melanie Lowe, Interior Design Sr. Manager, on to talk about the thought that goes into our office designs, what the office could look like in a post-COVID world, as well as some amazing factoids about our HQ Ohana Floor with the best views of San Francisco. You do not wanna miss this one!
 
 
 

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Featuring Alison Soberanis
This week we sat down with Alison Soberanis, who helps run our Camp B-Well program. She gave us the inside scoop on what it takes to produce our new weekly B-Well Together series, pro tips on exclusive Salesforce discounts we get on wellness tools, and talked about the importance of prioritizing your wellbeing.
 
 
 

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Featuring Stella Lu and Kyle Tackett
Last week’s episode was dedicated to someone very special...our interns! We talked to two current interns, Stella Lu and Kyle Tackett, to talk about National Intern Day. We put the spotlight on Kyle and Stella, but this episode is meant to celebrate each and every member of our Futureforce - we are so proud of this impressive class of interns and your innovative, collaborative, and adaptive mindsets.
 
 
 

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Featuring Rosie Aljohmani and Pablo Tinoco
This week we’re spotlighting our interns around the globe! We talked to Rosaleen Aljohmani from Dublin and Pablo Tinoco from Mexico City to talk about what the virtual internship experience has been like for them, as well as how COVID-19 has impacted them around the world. 
 
 
 

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Featuring Aubrey Effinger and Shivam Patel
As we start winding down this legendary summer, we thought no better time to bring on former interns and new grads, Aubrey Effinger and Shivam Patel, to talk about their experience wrapping up their internships and what made them want to come back to Salesforce after they graduated. 
 
 

Role Call

Interested in learning more about specific roles within Salesforce for interns and new grads? Get prepped for success by listening to our Role Call series. We'll walk you through interview tips for each role, and then break down functioning in that role and how to know if it's for you.
 
 

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Featuring Grace Wu and Kaitlyn Partridge
Learn more about our Associate Product Manager role from former new grad, Grace Wu and APM recruiter, Kaitlyn Partridge. We dive into what APMs do, how to ace the interview process, and what kind of fun and interesting projects a prospective APM could be working on. If you're curious about a career in Product Management, you won't want to miss this episode!
 
 
 

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Featuring Rohan Nijhawan and Stacy Schall
Let's talk tech! Tune in to this episode as we chat with Rohan Nijhawan, a Salesforce Software Engineer, and Stacy Schall, one of our Futureforce tech recruiters to talk about all things software engineering and tech internships.
 
 
 

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Featuring Brittany Pham, Sean Oram, and Sean Callahan-Dinish
Think you have what it takes to sell Salesforce? Find out in this episode of Role Call with one of our Business Development Reps (BDR), Brittany Pham, as well as our Head of LATAM - Business Development Associates, Sean Oram. They're joined by one of our Futureforce recruiters, Sean Callahan-Dinish, who primarily recruits for sales internships and new grad roles. They're here to give all you eager undergrads the inside scoop on sales at Salesforce.
 
 
 

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Featuring Adnan Khan and Asmaa Zahid
In this episode we dive into our Sales internship and new grad roles in APAC with Adnan Khan, Sales Rep, and Asmaa Zahid, one of our APAC Futureforce recruiters. They give you the inside scoop on sales skills, what kind of exciting projects you could be working on as a Salesforce intern or new grad in the sales program, and inteview tips. If you're interested in pursuing a career in sales, make sure you listen to this episode!
 
 
 

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Featuring Marc McCormack, Josh Lopez, and Emily Shockley
What exactly is a "Solution Engineer?" Well, our Success Graduate, Solution Engineer roles offer grads the inside track to a growing career field at the intersection of both Sales and Technology — solutions organization. Solution Engineering is essentially combining technical knowledge of Salesforce products, with top notch sales strategies to provide the best customized solutions for our customers. Sound like the perfect role for you? Dive deeper into what Solution Engineering grads do with Marc McCormack, Josh Lopez, and Emily Shockley - a Success Grad, and two SE recruiters.
 
 
 

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Featuring Adam Stewart and Naomi Choi
Are you passionate about a career in finance? Well then this episode is for you. Salesforce offers students and grads an array of opportunities in our finance division. The Finance & Strategy (F&S) team enables our company's financial goals by managing, aligning, and optimizing company resources. To do that, the F&S team works as a business partner to high-level leadership, focuses on ways to increase revenue, decrease cost and optimize company performance, and F&S makes assumptions and explains variances so management can make better decisions. Hear from Adam Stewart, a Financial Reporting Analyst, and Naomi Choi, a Futureforce corporate recruiter, about what a career in finance at the world's #1 CRM could look like and if it's right for you!
 
 
 

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Featuring Tong Niu and Megan McGregor
Salesforce Research offers Ph.D. students some of the most impactful internships in the industry. As we continue to innovate on the cutting edge of AI technology for our Einstein products, our Research team focuses on pushing the state of the art in AI across natural language processing, computer vision, reinforcement learning, and voice technology. Salesforce Research interns have the opportunity to work with large-scale industrial data that potentially leads to interesting research that is usually not accessible in an academia setting, work with a team of research scientists and engineers on a project that ideally leads to a submission to a top-tier conference (note: Salesforce Research had 16 papers published at EMNLP in 2020!), and focus on pure research that incorporates into your Ph.D. focus area and contributes to the AI Community. Tune in to this episode with Tong Niu, one of our Researchers, and Megan McGregor, a Salesforce Research recruiter, to hear more about our impactful Ph.D. internship opportunities.
 
 
 

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Featuring Sid Chowdhury and Bobby Nerbonne
Trust is our #1 value here at Salesforce, which means security is always top of mind. But what does the security team at Salesforce do? This team is responsible for ensuring that our products and infrastructure meet security standards while protecting our networks, systems, data centers and, most important, our customers' data. Take a deep dive into what a Security internship looks like at Salesforce with Sid Chowdhury, a Threat Intelligence Researcher, and Bobby Nerbonne, a Futureforce Tech Recruiter.