UAPB students receive summer, fall internships from General Electric

Ten Industrial Technology Management and Applied Engineering students (ITMAE) at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently received internships from General Electric (GE) for the summer and fall.

The following students began work the end of May: Terrae Jenkins (senior), Osaye Maynie (junior) and Rodterion Scott (junior) at the Houston, Texas location at GE Global Operations Division; Oshaonia Hicks (sophomore) will be located in Billerica, Massachusetts; Christian Broughton (sophomore), Horace Jones (sophomore), Alvin Jordan O’Guinn (sophomore), and Daniel Ryles (sophomore) are located in Fort Worth, Texas at the GE Transportation Division.

For the fall semester, the following students will begin a Cooperative Education experience: Devontae Brown (freshman) will be located at GE Aviation (location to be determined); and Edwin Newton (junior) will be located in Jacksonville, Florida, at Baker Hughes, a GE Company. Baker Hughes is an international industrial service company and one of the world’s largest oil field services companies.

At GE, students from diverse backgrounds work together to solve real-world challenges, sometimes spurring innovations that change the way we they business. A summer internship or Cooperative Education experience provides an opportunity for students to integrate classroom theory into actual work experience.

Students will also have a chance to compete for permanent careers upon graduation in GE’s prestigious leadership programs and other entry level positions.  The company provides opportunities in a number of areas that include: aviation, healthcare, power, renewable energy, digital, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance, lighting, transportation, and oil and gas.

These students were able to connect with General Electric during on-campus interviews and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Tracy Knowlton, Assistant Director for Cooperative Education and Internships, attended the conference to represent the Office of Career Services.  Knowlton works one-on-one with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students to assist them with obtaining summer internships and Cooperative Education experiences.

Services provided by the Office of Career Services include: resume critiques, a four year plan for success, the job search and interview processes, mock interviews and most importantly, assisting students with developing the soft skills employers look for in new hires.

Students seeking a summer internship, Cooperative Education or permanent position should contact the Office of Career Services by visiting Caldwell Hall, Suite 202 or calling (870) 575-8461.

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