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Syracuse University’s Center for Career Services recognized by General Electric
Syracuse University’s Center for Career Servicesrecognized by General ElectricApril 25, 2005Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
In recognition of being an ongoing and significant resource for professional talent for General Electric Co. (GE), Syracuse University’s Center for Career Services has received the “GE Partnership Award,” an honor presented annually to select institutions that are critical to the success of GE’s mission and leadership in the global marketplace.
“We look at the Center for Career Services as the one organization that is critical for facilitating many of the relationships that materialize for GE,” says Peter Bowen, manager for university recruiting and candidate sourcing for GE. “Syracuse University has done an outstanding job over many years in being receptive to new ideas, helping to promote GE, making key connections for us and, most importantly, being a good and caring partner. Syracuse is a school we are proud to be at because of the people.”
In making the award, the Recruiting and Staffing Services unit of GE evaluates its 38 select executive schools each year, looking at the number of hires, the relationship GE has with the faculty, administration and students of a given institution and the mutual collaborative value GE receives from its students, faculty, and staff and vice versa.
“Given that GE runs such a highly regarded campus recruiting program, this is an extremely meaningful award for the Center for Career Services and Syracuse University,” says Michael T. Cahill, director of the center. “Not only does it honor the dedicated and talented staff of professionals in our office, but it is also reflective of the high quality of students that GE finds at SU.”
Says Barry L. Wells, senior vice president and dean of student affairs, “The General Electric-SU partnership is a wonderful example of the value of University-community collaborations for students and employers alike. I am proud and grateful, and we look forward to much continued collaboration with GE.”
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging, television programming and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.
The Center for Career Services, a principal unit in the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University, supports undecided and career-focused people through guidance, services, information, events and connections. All students, first year through graduate, full- and part-time as well as alumni, are welcome to seek assistance. Working collaboratively with employers, alumni, parents and colleagues across campus, the center provides programs and services to engage students in the career development process to provide every advantage in fashioning rewarding careers for the future.