Amazon.com, Inc. is an American international multibillion dollar electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the world’s largest online retailer.
Amazon offers recent college grads the following training programs:
- Services– work as business analyst or content manager.
- Retail – work with vendors, data and other skills.
- Talent Acquisition Development Program – work on global talent acquisition and human resources.
- Fullfillment- work on complex service issues.
- Technical- work as an Incoming Software Development Engineers (SDEs) or Software Development Engineer in Test (SDETs).
For current students, internships are available in Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Operations Management, Facilities Management or Safety Management. The company offers MBA graduates a training program called MBA & Pathways.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a sought after employer. The Society offers undergraduate students Alvan T. Viola D. Fuller Junior Research Fellowships to participate in summer laboratory research with accomplished investigators and receive a stipend. Upon selection, Fellows are placed at leading New England institutions, such as teaching hospitals, universities, and medical schools. Fellowships last a minimum of ten weeks and are equivalent to full-time summer employment. Sponsors assign projects to the Fellows with guidance provided by the sponsor’s research staff. Applicants must be residents of one of six New England states, but can attend college out of the region.
Apple Computer designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. Apple is a sought out employer by many students. The company has three career paths for recent grads: retail, the Apple Store Leader Program and corporate. Jobs at retail are divided into specialists, creative, ‘genius,’ and business.
The Apple Store Leader Program is a 24-month immersion into all aspects of managing and operating an Apple Retail Store. In this international program, time is spent in all key store positions — gaining sales skills working as a Specialist, teaching others as a Creative, and resolving problems at the Genius Bar.
Opportunities are available in corporate for grads with bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees. Job areas include finance, marketing, merchandising, operations, engineering, real estate development and design, and software.
Summer internships or co-op jobs are available for current students, as well are retail jobs. Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hires many students with advanced degrees, but also has programs that are targeted for undergraduates. For instance, the Pathways Recent Graduate Program (RGP) is a formal development program for new graduates. The program provides opportunity for employment and career advancement in the Federal Government. Participants are placed in a one year formal development program (may be extended up to two years) under the guidance of a mentor and are provided with at least 40 hours of job-related training. The Center for Disease Control also offers fellowship programs. A program is offered to graduates with bachelor degrees to work in laboratory research and public health management. The CDC is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Business Analyst
- Business Technology Analyst
- Human Capital Analyst
- Project Analyst
Internships are available throughout the world. The Next Gen Leaders program provides scholarships and the company sponsors student competitions and seminars.
Disney hires people in many areas including:
- Technology/Information Technology
- Sourcing & Procurement
- Human Resources
- Marketing/Promotions Distribution
- Broadcast/Technical Operations
- Production & Programming
- Animals, Sciences & Environment
The company also offers Co-op and Post Graduate Programs from January to June or July to December, all within a multitude of business areas, for those who have graduated from an accredited educational institution.
EA (Electronic Arts)
EA is one of the largest interactive entertainment software companies. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA likes to hires techies with a passion for gaming and programming, and recruits from across the world. Typically the company recruits artists, engineers, audio professionals, marketing people and development leadership. Engineer specialties include gameplay programmers, artificial intelligence (AI) programmers, and programmers that specialize in graphics, physics, sound, tool and online. EA offers paid internships and co-op jobs.
EMC is a provider of information management and storage. The company offers Leadership Development Program in the areas of IT, Engineering, Business Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Global Services Organizations. Paid summer internships are available. EMC employs about 60,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Massachusetts.
Enterprise rents and leases cars. The company has acquired National and Alamo brands and has been expanding. Enterprise is projecting that it will hire 8,000 entry level employees this year. The vast majority of their hires start out in the Management Training Program, but there are also opportunities in IT, accounting and finance. In addition to permanent positions, Enterprise offers 2,000 management training paid internships each year.
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young, also branded as EY, is one of the largest professional service firms in the world and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, along with Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ernst & Young is a global organization of member firms in more than 140 countries. The company hires almost 2,000 entry level people a year and has large college recruitment drive. They hire almost 2,000 college interns from around the world and hold an annual four day intern leadership meeting. Last year the event was in Orlando.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is a governmental agency in the U.S. Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative body and an internal intelligence agency (counterintelligence). The FBI recruits students with undergraduate and graduate degrees, and also offers internships. There are two career paths for employees, FBI Special agent or professional staff.
FBI Special Agents are responsible for conducting sensitive national security investigations and for enforcing federal statutes. The array of professional staff jobs includes intelligence analysis, laboratory sciences, linguistics, security, information technology, human resources and general management.
Like other agencies, the FBI offers The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, a prestigious two-year training and development program designed to attract men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and professional experience to federal service.
Federal Reserve Bank
The 12 Federal Reserve Banks form a major part of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States. The twelve Federal Reserve Banks are jointly responsible for implementing the monetary policy set by the Federal Open Market Committee. Each federal reserve bank is also responsible for the regulation of the commercial banks within its own particular district. Internships are a path into full –time employment at the Federal Reserve.
The internship program usually has assignments in the following areas:
- Economic Research – Students work on projects for The Divisions of Research and Statistics and Monetary Affairs.
- Information Technology– Students work in areas that include automation, telecommunications, and statistical services.
- Public Policy– Students apply quantitative skills in financial and nonfinancial areas, community development, policy and research, technology development, consumer compliance supervision, and consumer laws and regulations.
- Finance and Accounting–Students work in the Divisions of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems (RBOPS) and Banking Supervision and Regulation (BS&R) or in some other areas.
- Information Systems–Students work in various divisions around the Board include creating public and intranet web pages and assisting application developers in program maintenance, design, coding, and information systems support.
- Law–Students have opportunity to work legal issues related to commercial, corporate, antitrust, administrative, and banking law.
- Other Internship opportunities–Students in disciplines of business administration, public affairs, computer science, engineering, communications, and other related areas are hired for various projects
The 12 Federal Reserve banks are dispersed across the country.
Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world, based on 2010 vehicle sales. Ford offers a number of programs for students or grads: Ford College Graduate (FCG), Internship, Leadership and Co-op. Each program has specific requirements and is open to students or grads that have graduated from a college or university in the past three years.
The programs follow:
- Internship –Most summer interns will have completed the junior year of undergraduate study or one year of a master’s program.
- Ford College Graduate (FCG) –The program’s objective is to strengthen business acumen and technical skills through rapid exposure to varied business activities.
- Co-Op –The co-op program is available for students pursuing BS or MS engineering degrees at certain schools. The students obtain hands-on experience in product development and manufacturing.
Ford is headquartered in Dearborn Michigan.
GM designs, manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts and sells financial services. General Motors produces vehicles in 37 countries under eleven brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun, Holden, Isuzu, Jie Fang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling.General Motors employs 202,000 people and does business in 157 countries and is currently among the world’s largest automakers by vehicle unit sales .
The company offers internships, co-op programs and entry level recent grad jobs. These opportunities are in the following areas:
- Creative Design
- Customer Care & Aftersales
- Global Connected Customer
- Global Planning & Program Management
- Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
- Health & Safety
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Powertrain Engineering
- Public Policy
- Service & Marketing
- Vehicle Engineering
GM also offers academic scholarships. The company is headquartered in Detroit Michigan.
Google is a popular employer. It is a mammoth company with over 54,000 employees. Hires are divided into either technical or sales and general administration tracks. Last year it hired over 8,000 people. Despite the large number of hires, landing a job at Google is very competitive. Students are drawn to the unconventional work atmosphere, great pay, flexible work schedules, ability to work on personal projects and unusually good perks. Hours are long. Google says it looks for students with passion. The company has a huge and very sophisticated college recruitment program. Google hires students from all majors.
Intel is the largest semiconductor chip maker corporation. Undergraduate and graduate internships are available in many major cities. The Intel’s Early Internship for Software Engineering (IRISE) is a select intern program designed to engage software engineering students early in their college careers and expose them to real world applications and challenges. The Finance Summer Intern Program is a 12-week assignment within an Intel Finance group. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
J.P. Morgan is the investment banking and private banking arm of JPMorgan Chase. They aim to hire most of their full-time analysts from their pool of summer interns. J.P. Morgan is on some college campus throughout the year, but typically begins the formal recruiting for Summer Analysts in November. The entire selection process is usually completed by the end of February, and the program begins in June. The company hires analysts for the following areas:
- Investment Banking>
- Sales & Trading
- IB Risk
- Public Finance
- Asset Management
- Treasury Services & Securities Services and Clearing
- Human Resources
The firm is the direct predecessor of two of the largest banking institutions in the United States and globally, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Johnson and Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is s a U.S multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer. It has been ranked as one of the world’s most respected companies and is listed on the Fortune 500. The company offers internship, co-ops, and employment to recent college grads.
Johnson &Johnson offers the Leadership Development Program for recent college graduates (within a year of graduating). There is an array of options:
- Financial Leadership Development Program
- Global Operations Leadership Development Program (GOLD)
- Human Resources Leadership Development Program (HRLDP)
- International Recruitment Development Program (IRDP)
- Information Technology Leadership Development Program (ITLDP)
- MBA Finance Leadership Development Program (MBA LDP)
- Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP)
- Commercial Leadership Development Program – Ethicon Endo-Surgery (CLDP EES)
- Commercial Leadership Development Program – Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (CLDP OCD)
- Experienced Commercial Leadership Development Program (ECLDP)
- Marketing Leadership Development Program (MLDP)
- LifeScan Sales Leadership Development Program (SLDP)
- Consumer Sales Leadership Development Program (SLDP)
- Medical Devices and Diagnostics Regulatory Affairs Leadership Development Program (MD&D RALDP)
The company is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
KPMG is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. KPMG LLP is U.S. based. The company provides audit, tax and advisory services, and consulting services. In the past they have hired over 1,700 entry level employees within a year. Usually, but not always, KPMG recruits students in the fall for internship and fulltime opportunities for the following calendar year. The company recruits on many campuses.
KPMG is a member firm of KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative. The member firms of the KPMG International network have 137,000 professionals operating in 144 countries.
The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice and medical research group. The Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. It spends over $500 million a year on research. Even though Mayo Clinic hires employees from around the world, a majority of Mayo’s employees are graduates of schools in the upper Midwest. Mayo has developed relationships with many colleges and universities in this region. Some relationships are due to clinical affiliations, but more arise from success in hiring employees from various programs in these schools. The Mayo clinic hires undergraduate students to work in labs. The Mayo Clinic is based in Rochester, Minnesota.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. It offers the Pathways Recent Graduate Program (RGP), a formal development program that provides opportunity for employment and career advancement in the Federal Government. Participants are placed in a one year formal development program (may be extended up to two years) under the guidance of a mentor and are provided with at least 40 hours of job-related training. Upon completion of the program, Recent Graduates may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years). NASA also offers paid internships, the NASA Pathways IEP.
About 4,000 people enter the Peace Corps each year. The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. Peace Corp volunteers work in developing countries to help with education, health, community economic development, environmental or other areas of need. Volunteers serve in 139 countries. The commitment is for 27 months of service. Volunteers receive a small living allowance and are paid $7,425 upon completion of service. Being able to speak a foreign language is not required. The Peace Corps also provides complete medical and dental care and covers the cost of transportation to and from your country of service. The money is yours to use as you wish: for travel, a vacation, making a move, or securing housing. Current volunteers are 62 percent female and 22 percent minority.
Southwest Airlines is a major U.S. airline and the world’s largest low-cost carrier. The airline has a reputation for encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and having a lively social culture. The company’s NoLimits Internship program is the best path to permanent employment. Internships are offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters for full time college students. All internships are paid and based at Southwest’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The internships include space available, free travel.
Internship opportunities vary by semester, and may include the following areas: Accounting, Advertising, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Aviation related fields, Business, Communications, Community Relations, Computer Science, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate/Mass Communications, Economics, Emergency Response, English, Finance, Financial Planning, Graphic Design, Human Resource Management, IT, Journalism, Learning Technology, Management Information Systems, Management Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Meteorology, Occupational Safety, Procurement, Public Relations, Quantitative Sciences, Statistics, Supply Chain Management, and Training Development.
Teach for America
Teach for America places college graduates in low income schools in the U.S. to teach in classrooms. A commitment of two years is required. Each year, Teach for America accepts about 4,500 people, most of them recent college graduates. Teaching experience is not required, but entry into Teach for America is competitive. The organization looks for leadership potential that has been demonstrated in ways that include student government, high academic accomplishments, complex project management, military service and projects in which the applicant has rallied support for a cause. There are five deadlines for applications starting in August and ending in February. http://www.teachforamerica.org/our-mission/enlisting-committed-individuals.
United Airlines is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size and number of destinations. The company hires both undergraduate and graduate students. United offers a variety of paid internships in the United States in the following company divisions: airport operations, communications, continuous improvement, eCommerce, engineering, finance, flight operations, industrial engineering, information technology, internal audit, rewards program, networking scheduling and planning, and sales.
United mostly hires recent grads for airport operations, eCommerce, finance, information technology, internal audit, rewards program, networking scheduling and planning, and revenue management. The company has a leadership program for MBAs. Interns and employees are eligible for flying privileges.
Verizon hires many recent college grads for its Leadership Development Programs. The company looks for students who want to pursue engineering, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing (MBAs) or retail. The program includes a series of professional rotations to expand skills while providing a perspective on the company’s full range of our business. Verizon also hires full-time paid summer internships and will sometimes continue students in paid part-time internships.