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Early Talent Awards

Celebrating the best employers for Gen Z careers

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About the program

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections—whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco's Emerging Talent program welcomes interns with skills, experience, and eagerness to learn about functions across the company, including engineering, finance, marketing, and more.

Hear about the student experience

“It was a great experience learning about projects, connecting with other externs and executives at Cisco, and working as a team to present a proposal for an app.”

How they win with Gen Z

  • Networking opportunities
  • Work is impactful
  • Supportive