Meet the Bloggers

Becky

I’m Becky and I currently work on Intel’s European Staffing team as a sourcing specialist (more commonly known as a recruiter!) for the UK, Germany and Nordics. I am based in Swindon in the UK, so much of my work is done remotely. I have been working at Intel for 10 years in different capacities! I spent most of this time in the Learning and Development organization where I held several different positions. In these positions I had a variety of responsibilities such as coordinating and scheduling training courses for our internal employees across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), and managing our internal instructor base! In 2008 I transitioned into the European Staffing organization and have never looked back! That is one of the great things about Intel — you are able to move roles and develop your career internally!

In my spare time I am quite active and do a lot of fitness training which I really enjoy. I have actually become more adventurous as I have gotten a bit older and tried my hand at white water rafting, wakeboarding and have recently done a driving experience day where I got to drive a Porsche and a Ferrari which was great fun! I look forward to hearing from you and chatting with you!


Mariya

Hi, I’m Mariya and I work for the European staffing team. I joined Intel as an intern in 2007 when I was a student in my fourth year at university. I completed a degree in linguistics and translation with the Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod in 2008. I’m based in Russia, in Nizhny Novgorod which is one of Intel’s Research and Development hubs in Europe. At the moment I’m a sourcing specialist supporting intern and recent graduate hiring in Russia and a number of other EMEA countries like France and Italy. In my spare time, I enjoy going out with my friends, dancing, reading Spanish books and spending weekends with my family.

If you want to learn more about me and get my personal insights on working at Intel, then check out my profile page on Life at Intel!

Colón

ColónHi, my Name is Colón and I work for Enterprise Power Solutions in Chandler, AZ. I was born in Ecuador, grew up in Miami, FL, and completed my BS and MS at the University of Florida. My Intel journey started back in 2009 with an internship in Hudson, MA. I have done a total of 5 internships, giving me about 2 years of experience in different sites (Hudson, Folsom, and Chandler), products (chipsets, desktop processors, and server platforms), and functions (process engineering, validation, and design). I finally joined the company full-time in the summer of 2013, and I’m looking forward to a long career with the company.

Outside of work, I am an avid gamer. Soccer and volleyball keep me pretty active. I also try to help the community through organizations like the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Intel’s own volunteer work.

Keith

 Hey, hi. I’m Keith Pearce, I work in Employee Centered solutions, focusing on finding ways to improve the experience employees have with Human Resources. Basically, we do user experience (UX) and employee engagement. Before this role, I was worked in Compensation & Benefits, where I focused on finding creative, inexpensive ways to get the word out about our pay, stock and benefits. And before that, I was the global program manager for the Focal program — our annual performance review system— for several years. I started at Intel in 1999 and have managed teams supporting our corporate intranet and HR systems.

A California native, I grew up in the OC (Orange County) and relocated to work at Intel’s Folsom campus. These days, I’m located at Intel’s design center in Austin, Texas. I have one kid in college and two others out, so I’m frequently reminded of my time at California State University in Fullerton and the challenge and awesomeness that is college. That’s one reason that I’ve mentored a few newly hired college grads and am happy to participate in this blog!


Kirsten

Hello! My name is Kirsten, and I joined Intel in July of 2011 as member of the Rotational Engineering Program (REP). As part of the program, I complete three six-month rotations in different Intel groups. I’m currently working in Arizona, in my first rotation, as part of the Assembly & Test Technology Development (ATTD) group. Here, I have been tasked to find alternative materials for a particular part in one of our module tools. Specifically, I am path-finding new materials that resist corrosion and increase thermal and electrical flow between our test unit and die.

I graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a Texas native, I enjoy living in a state where the sun shines year round (a small departure from the mostly wintry days of Boston). But, I am also looking forward to traveling to other geographic sites while in the REP. I consider myself a purveyor of fashion and lover of all things geeky, nerdy, and tech.

Keep a look out for my posts — they’re sure to entertain and be equally informative about Life at Intel, and outside too.


Rob

Rob

Hello! My name is Rob and I currently support Intel’s US Staffing team as the Program Manager for US Military Veteran recruiting.  I am based out of sunny Arizona, although I travel around the US quite extensively.  I have worked at Intel for almost ten years, first starting in the Finance organization.  In 2012, I made the transition to my current role.

Prior to Intel, I served on active duty for four years with the US Army’s 1st Cavalry Division as an Armor officer.  I currently serve on a part time basis in the Army reserves as a Logistics officer where I was deployed to Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division from 2011 – 2012.

As for formal education, I have a BA from Boston University in International Relations and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two small children.  I am deeply committed to veteran affairs and personally feel that no one who has served in the US Armed Forces should struggle to find full-time employment as a civilian.  If you’re interested in learning more about opportunities for military veterans, be sure to join our Intel Military Veterans and Service Members Community  on LinkedIn.


Sejal

Hi! I’m Sejal (pronounced ‘say-gel’) and I joined Intel in 2008 as a part of the Staffing Marketing and Channels group. We help connect candidates with Intel and Intel with candidates using channels such as the Jobs at Intel web site, the Life at Intel microsite and now this blog…that’s us!

Originally from Toronto, Ontario (yes, I’m a real, breathing Canadian!), I graduated from the cornfields at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in Communications. Soon after graduating, I made the trek over to Portland, OR to join Intel and love it here so far! Outside of work, I am a self-proclaimed Facebook addict and am slowly, but surely, finding myself Twitter-ing more and more as the days go by (Did I mention you can follow us on Twitter?). I love to dance, meet new people, try new things (especially food!), and spend time with family and friends.


Vikki

Oi! My name is Vikki and I was born in the United States and raised in Brazil. I came to the US after high school graduation, attended college in Boston and went to work for Intel after getting a degree in International Business and Marketing. I worked in Finance for 20 years before taking on my current role as a Business Operations Manager in the Mobile Communications Group in Oregon.

My true passion is helping others develop their careers through detailed Self Discovery, Strengths Development and Reflection. I am a regular speaker and instructor for Intel University focusing on Career Development and Transition to Management. I enjoy coaching and mentoring both 1:1 and in groups I am the 2012/13 Chairperson of the Oregon Women at Intel Employee Group. You can follow me on Twitter and check out my LinkedIn profile. In my spare time I like to cook for friends and family and drive around in my 1971 MGB Roadster which I fully restored back in 1992.

I am looking forward to our virtual conversations about your career development!


Vladimir

Hi! My name is Vladimir but I’m known as ‘VB’. I’m originally from Moscow but moved to Nizhny Novgorod in 2003 to work for Intel as a contracted construction project manager. I’ve been holding various jobs since then and in 2007 I became the Branch General Manager in Nizhny, the biggest Intel office in Russia with over 500 employees nowadays.

I started my first Intel blog (in Russian) back in 2006 and now I’m joining the Jobs@Intel Blog. You’ll see a common thread in my posts, “The Value of…”. I live with my wife and daughter, just a 2 minute walk from work, but that’s just a one of the many reasons I like to work here. I really enjoy the complexity of my job of running the operations of one of the biggest Intel Research and Development sites outside of the US. Talking to people is probably the most enjoyable part of my work so feel free to discuss my thoughts, comment on them or ask questions!