For the EcoCAR Year 1 Competition Welcome Night event, Leadership-Level sponsor, Bosch, hosted the EcoCAR Teams at EPCOT in Orlando, FL for a #LikeABosch Around the World event!
EcoCAR teams scoured the EPCOT World Showcase to visit all of the countries that have Bosch locations- which was all of them! The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs approximately 420,000 associates worldwide, in which 44,000 are software developers. Bosch’s operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries, and our teams were thrilled to “visit” 11 of these countries represented in the World Showcase.
During the Welcome Night event, teams had the opportunity to explore what each country in the EPCOT World Showcase and showcase how their own teams work #LikeABosch.
“What a great way to kick off the week with EcoCAR EV Challenge than to spend it with all the teams showing us how they Work #LikeABosch Around the World,” said Lisa Tipton, HR Specialist – Talent Attraction, Bosch. “Congrats to all the teams that worked so hard in Year 1 of the challenge. We are excited to see what your teams have in store for the next 3 years.”
The evening concluded with an opening night Awards Ceremony recognizing the winners of the #LikeABosch sponsored award and pre-competition deliverables. McMaster University claimed the first place $1,000 price for the #LikeABosch award, followed by the Ohio State University and Wilberforce University team who came in second, earing $500 for their team.
“This year we were excited to show how we work #LikeABosch at McMaster. Through this video, we highlighted how all 160 team members collaborate and participate in mentorship programs and team building activities,” said Kyle Wyndham-West, McMaster Communications Manager. “We strive have an inclusive work environment focused on an adaptable learning experience for all. We are proud to be able to showcase our efforts through our 1st place #LikeABosch video.”
The Welcome Night event would not have been possible without the sponsorship from our partner, Bosch.
“EcoCAR continues to be an exceptional, world-class early talent pipeline for engineers and business students alike,” said Tipton. “Bosch offers internships and direct hire opportunities that align with the goals and experiences of EcoCAR students.”
June 8 is Bosch Software Days. Follow us to see how software helps us deliver technology that is ‘Invented for Life’.
For more on how you can Work #LikeABosch in software development, visit: https://www.bosch.us/careers/fields-of-work/software-development/