With 10 business divisions that range from aviation to transportation, General Electric Co. continues to power the world with its innovation. Beginning with Thomas Edison’s incandescent lamp in 1879, today GE has morphed into a global digital industrial company, recording more than $119 billion in 2016 sales revenue, according to MarketWatch.
The Boston-based conglomerate has roots in more the 170 countries and employs 295,000 people around the world. With accolades like “World’s Most Admired Companies,” by Fortune; “Most Innovative Companies,” by Fast Company; “World’s Most Respected Companies,” by Barron’s; “World’s 100 Most In Demand Employers,” by LinkedIn; and “Top Companies for Leaders,” by Aon Hewitt, students at the Atlanta University Center clamor to get into the corporate ranks of GE.
A long supporter of the Atlanta University Center Consortium Dual Degree Engineering Program, GE has hired 100 program students and provided more than $25,000 in scholarships.
“GE is a global company dedicated to ensuring we have a diverse workforce that reflects what is represented in the world today,” said Keith Edmonds, Global Fulfillment Leader in the Gas Turbine Supply Chain for GE. “[At GE], you get to be part of a dynamic team that challenges you and is part of solving some of the world’s most complex issues.”
From reducing the cycle time it takes to manufacture a component to eliminating a quality defect in the supply chain, interns work on projects that impact GE and its customers, according to Edmonds.
“Interns work on real projects that have an impact on our business and will solve a challenging problem for our customers,” said Edmonds, a mechanical engineer graduate from the University of Louisville who has worked for GE for the past 18 years. “The internship gives the student the experience they need to interview for full-time opportunities.”
Both a first-rate organization for producing products to live by and creating leadership programs for future engineers and other professionals, GE is “imagination at work.” It remains a loyal supporter of AUCC/DDEP.
“GE is a world-class company that is part of solving the world’s most complex issues,” said Edmonds, “and we want the best and the brightest to be part of our team.”