In this episode of “Hiring Intelligence,” we spoke with Migdalia Carrero, a Talent Acquisition Manager at Ellucian, which is a company headquartered in Virginia that provides software and services designed for higher education. While Carrero manages several recruiting programs for the organization, she mainly focuses on university recruiting as well as internship and college hiring. As you might have guessed, she has a lot to say about Ellucian

Why are people so excited to work for your company?

There are a couple of things that really stand out to Carrero about Ellucian.

The first thing is the company’s focus on education. Ellucian provides services to make sure students are successful and they have the tools they need in order to graduate and succeed after college.

“I’m really proud to be a part of a company that cares about education,” said Carrero. “It’s really unique. It’s different and it has a strong purpose, and I think that helps us stand out among the competition.”

The second thing that makes Ellucian unique, according to Carrero, is the company culture. The organization makes a point to take care of its people. In fact, their mantra is “customer first but also employee first.”

“We don’t want to be a company that just cares about the external,” she said. “We do care about our internal population and our employees.”

To support this belief, Ellucian has designed a lot of programs and benefits to make sure that employees are happy, according to Carrero. In addition to competitive pay, Ellucian offers things like paid volunteer days, pet insurance, retirement programs, and more.


What makes Ellucian a fun place to work?

As a company, Ellucian understands the value of team camaraderie and makes a big effort to create opportunities for employees to connect with each other. It also facilitates activities for its team on a regular basis. For example, they recently did a game night where the company provided cocktails for employees and the employees brought in their favorite games to play with their team.

In addition to events like those, Ellucian has themed socials, team lunches and breakfasts, happy hours, and more.

“I just love going to the different locations anytime I get a chance,” said Carrero, who works from home in Florida. “I want to go visit the locations because every time you go, it’s just so much fun. We plan activities, we get together, and it’s really fun.”


What do you look for in candidates for your jobs?

“Definitely folks [who] are passionate about our mission, [who] care about what we stand for,” said Carrero.

For example, Ellucian stands for higher education. So, people who want to contribute to society as well as contribute to the success of the company are great candidates for the organization.

The organization also looks for candidates who are flexible, adaptable, and willing to learn.

“There’s a lot that happens in this company,” said Carrero. “There are so many opportunities. Because we are about education and we are a learning organization, one of the things we care about is making sure our folks are developed.”

Showcasing your willingness to learn and grow can help you land a great opportunity at Ellucian. If you’re passionate about being involved in an aspect of higher education, you should definitely explore this company.

Are you interested in learning more about Ellucian? Check out the company website!

Ariella Coombs

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