SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue and the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer, with a product portfolio that is used by 98% of the world’s most valued brands. Founded by five entrepreneurial programmers in 1972, SAP has a 48-year history of business innovation and helping the world run better. Today, the same entrepreneurial spirit continues to drive SAP’s culture of creativity, diversity, and collaboration. The key to SAP’s success is their people. They are innovators and leaders who come from many different countries, speak many different languages – and bring their own unique experiences to the table.
As a global company, SAP is often asked to participate in university engagements, programs, and partnerships, and must be selective in its decisions. For each region, SAP designates schools where they actively invest time to create high-touch experiences to truly foster relationships, create a strong employer brand, and hire top students. CCI’s Corporate Partners Program is well-aligned to this objective, and SAP is proud to be part of the program.
Inclusion is an important part of SAP’s mission to help the world run better and improve people’s lives. Operating in an industry often cited for its lack of diversity, SAP has been working to counter this trend and be a tech company that is willing to lead by example. SAP is a champion of diversity and has made gender balance a priority. As part of their participation in the Corporate Partners Program, SAP has actively supported CCI’s Women in Computing Initiative.
For over 10 years, SAP has participated in Drexel’s cooperative education program. Co-op opportunities are typically available in software development and testing, network engineering, end user support, infrastructure management, unified communications, technical support, information technology, cloud project management, and the STAR Rotational Program. SAP looks for students who are fascinated by new and emerging technology, eager to tackle multiple tasks, and thrive when working across cultures and boundaries. Following graduation, CCI students can pursue full-time career opportunities including Software Developer, IT guru, Quality Controller, UX Designer, Technical Consultant, Functional Consultant or Project Manager.
SAP offers a work environment that encourages free expression, collaboration, individuality, and diversity. SAP supports a culture of kindness and as a company, they donate their time, talent, and technologies to help communities and people around the world. The many voices at SAP provide one of their greatest sources of strength, shaping their work environment and sense of community.
There is a robust offering of professional development programming at SAP. Employees are provided with access to online and self-paced learning, an internal recruiting platform for finding new opportunities within the company, and tailored support for colleagues at various points in their career path. SAP employees can also participate in “beyond-the-job” experiences like fellowships and job rotations at home and abroad.
According to SAP, the future of the technology industry will be about adaptability, flexibility and change, so reskilling and upskilling will be critical. SAP takes an active role to encourage employees to become active lifelong learners and delivers both traditional and digital learning options. To be relevant in the future, CCI graduates need to shift from thinking about jobs and careers to thinking about how to solve challenges and problems.
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- The Starting Point: Careers at SAP is an audio and video series that explores career topics and professional journeys from the perspective of people early in their careers working at SAP. The show's hosts invite people throughout SAP for a conversation about their career and the race ahead. You can find the series on