What Makes Your Dream Job?

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What is your dream job? As an IT major, my dream job would be to work for an innovative company such as Verizon Communications. Verizon specializes in cell phone and internet services. The company says their mission is to “enable people and businesses to communicate with each other. [They] are also committed to providing full and open communication with our customers, employees and investors.” Verizon, which employs approximately 177,900 people, has been named one of the top 100 companies for women by Working Mother 's Magazine for the past 14 years. As a woman, I feel Verizon would be a beneficial company to work at because of their generous work life policies, their inclusiveness towards women, and their opportunities for advancement. The company offers maternity leave for both a live birth or adoption.The length and pay of this maternity leave varies based on job position but it is generally longer than eight weeks and is fully paid. This is wonderful given that 3.3 weeks at just 33% pay is the national average among American women who were even able to receive leave. Additionally, new fathers are generally allowed paternity leave so they can spend time with their newborns and distribute the childbearing burden more equally across gender lines. This generous policy must be one of the main reasons that women rate Verizon as one of the top companies to work at. Once mothers return from maternity leave, Verizon continues to offer generous benefits that help their

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