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Newhouse student selected for prestigious Lockheed Martin leadership program in communications
Newhouse student selected for prestigious Lockheed Martin leadership program in communicationsFebruary 09, 2007Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
Jane Khodos, a senior in Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is one of five students nationwide selected for Lockheed Martin’s Communications Leadership Development Program.
“This highly competitive selection is a great tribute to Jane,” says Maria Russell, chair of the Newhouse Department of Public Relations and one of Khodos’ professors. “From her very first days in my Introduction to Public Relations course, Jane showed great passion and excitement for her chosen career path. Over her four years at Syracuse, Jane has consistently worked to build a track record in academics, in internships and in service to the Newhouse School and University communities. She’s thoughtful, she’s strategic, but she’s not afraid of taking risks. She’s done internships in entertainment, banking and consumer products, and in every case, her sponsors praised the professionalism of her work and actually used her contributions. Now, the Lockheed Martin program is a great new opportunity, and Jane is ready for its challenges.”
The program was developed by Lockheed Martin to attract, develop and retain high-potential professionals by establishing a pipeline of talent for future business and technical leadership positions within the company. Students are recruited to each of the company’s five business units-communications, finance, engineering, operations and human resources.
Students chosen for the program take entry-level jobs with the company upon graduation. The program includes job rotation, technical training and leadership development conferences to fast-track college graduates into management positions with the company.