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GE to select 60 SU students for exclusive leadership training series
General Electric has partnered with SU Career Services to present the sixth annual “Leadership At Work” series, a leadership development program that helps students at SU translate their campus leadership experience into the increasingly complex and diverse world of work. The series includes sessions on facilitation skills, social styles, team building and presentation skills. Each session is taught by a GE leader.
“Many of our students immerse themselves in campus and community activities, taking on leadership roles and making an enormous contribution to the University community,” says Jennifer Walters, associate director of Career Services. “The ‘Leadership At Work’ series is a way for students to learn how these experiences at SU connect with the global workplace. This series will prepare students with critical skills for post-graduate success.”
As part of the “Leadership At Work” series, students will work in groups to develop solutions to various business problems. At the end, they will have the opportunity to present these solutions to top leaders at GE. Last year, GE implemented one student group’s idea about how to leverage social media for recruiting.
The “Leadership At Work” sessions will take place on Feb. 4, 5 and 11. Interested students can apply for the series via OrangeLink. Successful candidates will have a record of academic achievement, an interest in securing significant leadership roles on campus and in the community, and analytical skills. Freshmen, sophomore and junior applicants (from all majors) are preferred. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 31. Approximately 60 students will ultimately be selected to participate.
Recognized as “The World’s Most Admired Company” by Fortune Magazine, GE offers a broad range of exciting opportunities in diverse businesses from aircraft engines and diagnostic medical equipment to industrial systems, financial services, information technology and broadcast communications. GE also works to develop leaders through its worldclass leadership programs, including the Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP), Edison Engineering Leadership Program (EEDP), Commercial Leadership Program (CLP), Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP) and more.
For more information about the “Leadership At Work” series, contact Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-3616.