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Nearshore Forum: Are Wizeline’s In-Campus Offices a Winning Strategy?

Wizeline has been sending its software engineers back to school to participate in a different kind of learning.

The tech services vendor recently opened a new in-premises office within the Monterrey (one of Mexico’s top tech cities) campus of Tec de Monterrey (one of Mexico’s top colleges), strengthening its collaboration with Tec de Monterrey and continuing its bet on taking its business even closer to universities. 

Wizeline isn’t the only tech vendor who’s seen potential in connecting the pipeline directly to a source of fresh IT talent. Other companies have come up with their own projects to turn particular universities into feeders for business. Which begs the question: are these strategies actually working?

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NSAM reached out to Aníbal Abarca, CTO at Wizeline. In the following interview, Abarca assesses what the company’s actually doing in campuses, which have been the results so far and if expectations have been met. He also touches on how this close collaboration has affected the corporate and cultural DNA of the company.


Cesar Cantu

Cesar is the Managing Editor of Nearshore Americas. He's a journalist based in Mexico City, with experience covering foreign trade policy, agribusiness and the food industry in Mexico and Latin America.

1 comment

  • Very interesting interview, thanks for sharing it. Only time will tell if it’s a successful strategy, which to me would be measured by how many of such talents Wizeline can retain at least one year after graduation.