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Ford Motor Co. Scholarships, Internships

Whether exploring an internship or seeking full time employment for the first time, it can be difficult to know exactly how and when to pursue opportunities. As a Ford Blue Oval Scholar, you have unique opportunities to give you a decided edge in today’s competitive environment. In addition to the network of Ford Blue Oval Scholars you can look to for guidance, you can pursue internships and employment with Ford Motor Company. Click here

A career at Ford means you could join a worldwide team of more than 171,000 professionals committed to creating great vehicles. You would be a member of a team that has won awards for diversity and their commitment to the communities where team members provide millions of volunteer hours.

Ford Blue Oval Scholars looking to apply to Ford will stand out in their applications. In order to increase your visibility when applying online you can select the option that indicates you are a Ford Blue Oval Scholar and you can also apply “with distinction” through Ford Careers Facebook page. Click here.

In Arizona, a Streamlined Internship Process

The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, and several high schools in the Tuscon region have created a one-page process and timeline instructions for businesses interested in hiring students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)  internships. The initiative will make it easier for businesses to connect with future employees, and it offers students important, hands-on training — plus an incentive to stay in Tucson after they graduate, according to the UA website.

The initiative is aligned with Never Settle, UA’s strategic plan, which calls for the active engagement of the student body in career-minded activities, capacity building around STEM and improved engagement with business and community partners.

2014 Graduates See Higher Starting Salaries

According to the Wall Street Journal, the average starting salaries of 2014 college graduates are 7.5 percent higher than salaries for the 2013 class. Engineers topped the list with average salaries for 2014 starting at $62,891, although this represented just 1.3 percent more than last year’s engineering class earned.

Other disciplines that saw big increases were those in communications disciplines and computer science. The paper also reported that students’ expectations for starting salaries are low, and that students have a “bleak outlook” on the job market.

Online Course Provider Hiring Staff & Interns

Coursera, a social entrepreneurship company that partners with universities to offer free courses online, is hiring interns and engineering staff. The positions of Software Engineer; Web Application Engineer, which includes work with Javascript/HTML5; DevOp, which involves working to build and maintain the core systems that powers the course platform; Course Operations Specialist; Community Manager; and UX Designer are available. Internships for all of the listed positions are also available to students.

USDA Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Internship Program provides students with employment opportunities year-round. Student employees gain valuable professional experience as an assistant in scientific, professional, technical, and/or administrative areas. It can be a paid or unpaid internship. This internship opportunity gives students insight into considering a future career with USDA. Annually, USDA employs thousands of students nationwide throughout 7 mission areas, 19 agencies, and 16 administrative offices.