Equilar 2013 Research Externship Program


What is the Research Externship Program at Equilar?
The Research Externship Program at Equilar is designed for graduating students who are looking to begin working full-time in the summer of 2014. The Externship is with our Research department and serves as an excellent way to become more familiar with Equilar, the corporate governance and compensation analytics industry, and business/professional careers in general.

The Externship lasts over a two-day period and is unpaid. We will arrange for you to come in around mid-December, when most students are on winter break.

Recruiting for full-time, entry-level positions is already underway. If you are interested, this program will give you a big head start in the interview process. For more information on full-time opportunities, check out http://www.JoinEquilar.com.

What are the dates?
The Externship takes place during your winter break and is ideal for students who will be traveling home or visiting the Bay Area during this time. It is a two day program for a total of about 13 hours. We will hold the Externship during the week of December 16th – 20th, but are flexible with timing.

Who is Equilar and what does the Research team at Equilar do?
Equilar is dedicated to the idea that better leaders make better companies. Based in Redwood City, CA, Equilar’s award-winning suite of online databases is the first choice of companies seeking corporate governance and executive networking solutions. Equilar’s clients include leading human-capital consulting firms, over 1,100 publicly traded corporations (including over half of the Fortune 500), law firms, private-equity investors, search firms, executive associations and individual executives. These clients all rely on Equilar to provide insight in to the top leaders of corporate America. Also, Equilar’s work is featured regularly in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, on CNBC, and in other leading media outlets.

The Research team is responsible for ensuring the highest level of quality in our compensation databases. Research Analysts read through SEC filings, breakdown and analyze the data, develop proprietary research, and execute analyses for our clients. The Externship is a great opportunity to gain exposure to Equilar’s exciting and fast-paced business environment.

What are the goals of the program?
The goal of the Externship is to introduce potential full-time candidates to Equilar, our Research team, and the general business environment. Externs will be provided with:

  •  Introduction to our Company – Equilar is an industry leader in the executive compensation, corporate governance and executive networking sphere. The Externship will give you a glimpse into how our different departments come together to produce top-of-the-line products and acquaint you with our friendly, collaborative and performance-driven culture.
  •  Introduction to our Work – Research Analysts work with public and private data to support Equilar’s products, develop customized solutions for our clients, and share industry trends via client alerts, reports, magazines, and the media. As an Extern, you will have the opportunity to shadow our Research Analysts and see first-hand what we do on a day-to-day basis.
  •  Introduction to our People – Equilarians are intelligent, hard-working, fun, and overall amazing people. The Externship is designed to introduce you to our network of great employees and for you to see if you can picture yourself as a future Equilarian.

What is Equilar looking for?
We are looking for candidates with a BS/BA in progress or already completed. All majors are welcome to apply! Ideal candidates will be pursuing a career in business and are motivated, driven, and have the track record to prove it. We are looking for analytical thinkers with strong written and verbal communication skills who enjoy working both independently and in teams. Education, Quality, Unity, Innovation, Leadership, Accountability, Results. These are the qualities we seek in everyone we hire.

Are there employment opportunities after the Externship program ends?
Yes! Each year, Equilar selects a group of 10-15 analysts to join our Research team, and we are already recruiting for our analyst class of 2014. If during or after the externship you want to apply, just let us know and you will be given priority in the recruiting process. For those who are graduated or graduating early, we also have a spring internship available.

Is this a paid externship?
No, this is an unpaid externship. We are also unable to provide travel accommodations or travel reimbursement for those who will be traveling from outside the Bay Area.

How do I apply?
Please go to Equilar’s career site and click on the position link to apply: http://www.JoinEquilar.com.

Other questions?
Feel free to email our HR Recruiter, Megan Lum, at mlum@equilar.com if you have any other questions.


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