Taking over Chicago, IL from September 2nd through the 4th, the beloved North Coast Music Festival has just finalized their lineup with some tremendous additions. The festival previously revealed a stacked lineup with Bassnectar, Odesza, Zedd Logic, The Claypool Lennon Delirium and more, but today’s announcement goes one step beyond for this exciting event.The final lineup sees Umphrey’s McGee, Twiddle, TAUK, The Floozies, Matt & Kim, The Polish Ambassador and so many more added! Other newly added artists performing include Baauer, Brillz, Sam Feldt, Hotel Gardua, Justin Jay, Hermitude, Louis Futon, Jesse Royal, Allan Rayman, Michael Christmas and Jamila Woods.The festival has also announced some exciting additions, with the Heineken House and Silent Disco pumping beats for the dance-music lovers in the crowd. With such lineup diversity, it’s no wonder North Coast is a fan favorite for the Labor Day weekend festivalgoers.North Coast Music Festival Continues To Set The Bar For Lineup DiversityYou can check out the full lineup below, and head here for tickets and more information.
We recently spoke with three Dell EMC interns to learn about their experiences, opportunities and career paths. Each intern signed on for subsequent opportunities with Dell EMC, including two full time positions after graduation.A BOLD Career PathBrittany Bertorelli’s career path to Dell EMC started simply—with a friendship.“My friend helped me get my foot in the door with Dell EMC,” she said. “He had completed the internship program in the Finance Department and told me great things about the company.”Bertorelli (above), a senior at Bryant University majoring in Business Administration, felt that inside scoop eased her transition to her internship in summer 2016, within the Business Operations Leadership Development (BOLD) Internship Program. She has since worked remotely for BOLD and accepted a full-time position with Dell EMC in the Business Operations Program, starting in January 2017 after she graduates.While initially hired as part of EMC, during Bertorelli’s tenure, the Dell-EMC deal closed. The integration opened up opportunities within the scope of her internship, which fueled her excitement and desire to stay with Dell EMC.“I was actually very involved with the merger,” Bertorelli said. “My team worked hand-in-hand with Dell. I was able to sit in meetings with Dell employees talk to them and ensure everything went smoothly. I was right there with everyone else, which was really cool.”She’s most excited about the opportunity to work more closely with people she met through her internship once she comes on board full time in January. Having been so involved with the Dell EMC integration as an intern, she knows her next steps will include meaningful work.From Testing to DevelopingWhen Obe Okaiwele (below) started as an intern at EMC in 2012, the friendly environment both took him by surprise and left him wanting more. Fast forward to 2016, he got his wish; he works full time as a software engineer on the platform network team.Having started in software testing, Okaiwele found software development better aligned to his professional goals. He connected both with his manager at the time and University Relations to express his desire to advance his career in that direction.“Dell EMC’s size provides you the potential to move into a different role within the same company without having to look for a job somewhere else,” Okaiwele said. “That’s my own story, I was able to transition from one team to another that was a better fit for me.”Looking to the future, Okaiwele is most excited about technology that Dell EMC develops.“Michael Dell visited our office to talk about his vision for Dell EMC, going to the Internet of Things,” Okaiwele said. “I’m really excited to be part of that journey, to reach a new frontier and develop technology for a new industry.”He feels Dell EMC provides the perfect place to learn and develop technical skills, one of the more compelling reasons he opted to join.Opportunities AboundLauren Kaufman interned in both 2015 and 2016 for Isilon Sales.“In the summer of 2015, I worked really closely with my mentor,” Kaufman said. “She taught me how to forecast, how to put all the sales data in. I had that guiding hand.”Coming back the second summer, Kaufman felt she was given more autonomy to opt into work in which she was most interested. That meant she explored healthcare and media before finding a passion project: creating a partnership between the Women’s Leadership Forum and a charitable organization.At the time, the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) was welcoming a new president and simultaneously looking to become more involved in the community. Kaufman’s manager was involved with the WLF which provided an entry connection for Kaufman to find an organization she was passionate about and get involved with.“They gave me so much responsibility; I was able to take on a project full force,” Kaufman said.Kaufman identified the National Academy Foundation and worked directly with the organization’s CEO of to make a deal to partner with the Women’s Leadership Forum. The experiences Kaufman had over the past two summers have positioned her well and left her with a sense of excitement for the future.“Because I worked at Dell EMC, the possibilities are endless,” Kaufman said. “They’ve opened so many doors for me, whether that be within technology or because I’ve developed my skills, I’m ready to take on any challenge in the future.”***Dell offers a wide variety of internship opportunities for students at varying points in their education. </p><p>
Submitted by City of OlympiaWindstar by Olympia artist Ross Matteson is the popular winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award, and will be purchased by the City of Olympia following exhibition on Percival Landing. A public vote was held July 21-August 31, 2012, with voters indicating their top choice among the exhibition of loaned sculptures along Percival Landing. A total of 485 votes were received during the voting period, up from 313 in 2011. With 140 votes, Windstar by Ross Matteson was the lead by quite a distance, with runners up The Healer by Seattle artist Leon White, and Sound from the Ends of Time by Olympia artist Grey Brogdon, coming in with 74 and 66 votes, respectively. The remainder of the votes were distributed among 11 other sculptures. Comments regarding why Windstar appealed to voters include the elegance of the sculpture, the relationship between bird and nature, the framed view, quality of craftsmanship, and what quite a few took to be the concept of freedom with the bird escaping through a window.The winner was announced at the Olympia City Council meeting on October 2, 2012. The exhibition of loaned sculpture will remain on Percival Landing through next spring. Following that exhibition, Windstar will be permanently installed in a new home in Olympia. Members of the Art in Public Places Committee are actively looking for a visible, accessible location with strong ties to the natural environment. A site has not yet been determined and a recommendation will be brought back to Council at a later date. Facebook13Tweet0Pin0