Comcast University Relations: Finding the Future of Awesome

Over the past decade, Comcast/NBCUniversal has experienced an unprecedented level of growth and expansion. With so many changes occurring daily, it can be difficult to imagine what our company will look like tomorrow – let alone in ten years. Comcast’s University Relations team recognizes the need for diverse, early career talent NOW in order to ensure that we remain an industry leader in the future.

Talent Acquisition’s University Relations campus recruitment channel recruits for 13 formal internship and rotational programs across Comcast/NBCUniversal. Talent is sourced from 28 target universities across the country and placed into roles throughout Comcast/NBCUniversal’s various business functions, including Finance, Technology and general business functions such as Marketing, Communications, Analytics, and Business Operations. The team also manages several internship programs based at Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters, including the summer Comcast Center Internship Program.

Over the past year, University Relations has increased Comcast’s presence exponentially by attending diversity conferences, career fairs, and other recruitment events. In addition, the group hosts information sessions, meet-and-greets, and technology talks to inform students about the vast opportunities available within the Comcast/NBCUniversal family of businesses and to attract top talent and future leaders to our company.

This year alone, University Relations placed 432 qualified students into internships in the fields of finance, engineering & technology, marketing, communications, analytics, and business operations, as well as full-time rotational programs including CORE Technology, CORE Finance, MBA Rotational Leadership Program, and HR Management Rotational Program. The team also placed students from several nationally renowned diversity initiatives into internships throughout the company, partnering with organizations such as the Emma Bowen Foundation, the T. Howard Foundation, WorkReady Philadelphia, and Year Up.

In addition, they helped launch several new campus program initiatives, including the much-buzzed about "Home for the Summer" program - a brainchild of Comcast’s Chief Business Development Officer Sam Schwartz - that aims to invigorate Philadelphia’s tech economy in anticipation of the company’s brand new Technology and Innovation Center.

The need for innovative, early career talent is a sentiment that has been echoed by our most senior leaders, including Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts. "There is no more exciting company in media or technology that touches all parts of where the future is going than Comcast," Roberts said in 2012. "For the next 10 years, hiring great young talent might be the single most important thing that we can do." 

University Relations is excited about the impact that each and every intern can make on Comcast’s future.