Mixing Huskies into company culture

By Andrea O'Neill '06

Dyco, Inc. has been a regular recruiter on the BU campus for many years. And as a representative of the company, Aaron Russell '14 now assists with bringing even more Huskies into the company fold.

Dyco, Inc. has been a regular recruiter on the BU campus for many years. And as a representative of the company, Aaron Russell '14 now assists with bringing even more Huskies into the company fold.

BU recruited Russell to play baseball, and he chose to major in Communications Studies with a focus on human resources. After graduation, he returned to his native Williamsport for a short time before returning to Bloomsburg after getting married and securing the position with Dyco. He says the tight-knit culture of the family-owned company allows employees to make an impact quickly and was one of the things that drew him to apply.  

"The culture here is great," explained Russell. "Everybody knows everybody's name and socializes outside of work. It's a great mix of folks just out of school and those in the latter stages of their careers."

The relationship between Dyco and B.U. began as a simple matter of proximity, as the Bloomsburg-based company was familiar with the high quality of faculty and programs on campus. Russell says that Dyco is also an excellent option for students already familiar with the area and looking to maintain life in a small town.  

"It was a no-brainer to reach out to the students in our area. Of course, I know BU is a great school, but I also know it can be difficult to imagine where to live after graduation, and some students may look for a way to stay in the area."  

Russell says that above all else, Dyco looks for good people when recruiting, and more often than not, Huskies fit that profile.

"The people are what make this place what it is, and we always look for good, hardworking people. BU grads can deal with the pressure and stresses that come with working full time. They're eager to get work and find opportunities after their college careers are complete."

And while Russell says he is feeling older when he returns to campus, his job has been made easy by Dyco's relationships with BU faculty and staff, with whom he remains in contact throughout the year.

"Being on campus as a recruiter has been great. Faculty are excited about their students, and thanks to the partnership we have, we are excited for what is to come. It's a natural fit."