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Foundry Files Blog

University Relations Continues Success in New Graduate Hires

  • By: Communications
  • July 11, 2011
  • Category: Culture

The 2010-2011 school year was very successful for GLOBALFOUNDRIES from a new college graduate hiring perspective. The total new college graduates hired as of June 24, 2011 was 104 for jobs in both California and New York. In addition to new college graduate hires, the University Relations team was instrumental in kicking off GF’s first formal summer internship program with 11 students in California and five in New York.

GF is not only focusing on relationships with four-year institutions, but community colleges as well. The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) and GF hosted a special event in June titled “Collaboration for Workforce Development.” This one-day workshop brought together executives from GF, CEG, and representatives from 17 local colleges, including 15 from State University of New York (SUNY) community college to learn more about the business and to determine how each institution can develop the curriculum and relationships with GF to position students for success.

After a very successful recruitment year, the University Relations team is focused on the 2011-2012 academic year and will continue to partner with regional and national universities to recruit the nations’ top students to join GF. Through a series of campus-based activities such as information sessions, career fairs, campus interviews, and special events with faculty and student groups, GF will be front and center in attracting the best engineers.

University Relations Manager Pedro Gonzalez has reached out to the recent new college graduates and informed them of the Fall 2011 recruitment schedule for their alma mater, allowing alumni to share their experience at GF with potential candidates. The University Relations team is also working with GF engineers to create strategic partnerships with engineering faculty at targeted schools like RPI, UMASS Amherst and RIT.

Our success is what happens when a highly skilled, globally diverse workforce meets an environment that encourages collaboration and new ideas. Visit the Just for Students site to learn about career opportunities for students and view our recruiting calendar.

  • Hi,

    By way of introduction, my name is Mark Tortora and I am the Career Development Officer for the Electrical Engineering Program at Columbia University. I’m hoping to connect with you as many of our students are interested partnering with and learning about GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

    As a University we are interested in:
    – Hosting Information sessions and technology talks and career events
    – Co-Op opportunities, Summer Internships and Employment opportunities

    That said, I am wondering if you would be open to an informational interview with myself via phone. Many thanks for anything you can offer.
    Please feel free to contact me directly at any time.

    Mark A. Tortora
    Career Development Officer
    212 851 9252
    1334 Mudd Building I 500 West 120th Street

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