SUNY Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association Hosts
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Jobs Recruitment Event at SUNY Poly’s Albany Site
For Release: Immediate – February 26, 2016
Contact: Jerry Gretzinger, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Public Relations
Program Connects SUNY Poly Students and Alumni with High-Tech Careers as SUNY Poly and GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Innovative Partnership Continues to Expand
Albany, NY – Supporting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s high-tech education and jobs pipeline for students in New York State, the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association hosted an employer information session, welcoming senior members of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ team to deliver career presentations to SUNY Poly’s students and alumni who have gained an invaluable, high-tech education that is well tailored to leverage the company’s advanced technology and employment opportunities. The session, conducted Thursday evening, enabled attendees to speak with hiring managers and recruiters as GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SUNY Poly’s partnership continues to catalyze innovation-based growth and job opportunities.
“The GLOBALFOUNDRIES employer information session is a perfect example of how Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership has created a seamless education and career pathway providing globally recognized corporations with the highly skilled workforce they require while offering SUNY Poly’s students unparalleled career opportunities right here in New York State,” said Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, President and CEO of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “SUNY Poly and GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ recent announcement establishing a new $500 million Advanced Patterning and Productivity Center to be located at SUNY Poly’s Albany site shows just how academia and leading corporations such as GLOBALFOUNDRIES can collaborate to lay the foundation for unmatched high-tech growth, powering exciting career opportunities such as those featured at this event.”
[caption id="attachment_21382" align="alignright" width="390"] GLOBALFOUNDRIES Recruiter and SUNY Poly Alumni Vimal Kamineni speaks with SUNY Poly student Robert Wilbur during a GLOBALFOUNDRIES Employer Information Session at SUNY Poly’s Albany NanoTech Complex on Thursday, February 25.[/caption]
The GLOBALFOUNDRIES employer information session enabled current SUNY Poly students and alumni to learn about GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ employment opportunities and to leverage SUNY Poly’s world-class nanotechnology curricula that prepare students for the increasing number of jobs in New York State’s innovation ecosystem. Presenters from GLOBALFOUNDRIES highlighted potential career opportunities for new college graduates and mid-career professionals, including everything from Advanced Technology Metrology to 3D Process Simulation and 14nm Product Integration. SUNY Poly students and alumni were encouraged to bring their resumes and take part in a Q&A session followed by a networking opportunity where they could discuss GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ track record and how to prepare themselves for these exciting careers. As part of the evening event, SUNY Poly alumni who have been working in unit processing and metrology-based positions at GLOBALFOUNDRIES also shared their experience with attendees.
“The employer information session was a wonderful way for me to share how we are researching, developing, and commercializing state-of-the-art computer chip technologies and how SUNY Poly’s students and alumni can access a number of career opportunities at GLOBALFOUNDRIES,” said featured speaker and SUNY alumnus Sujatha Sankaran, Director Process Engineer, Advanced Technology Group at GLOBALFOUNDRIES “We often find that students who join us fresh out of degree programs at SUNY Poly bridge quickly to our roles and are prepared well.”
“I was delighted to be able to return to SUNY Poly in Albany as an alumnus who is now working for GLOBALFOUNDRIES,” said Shravanthi Lakshmi Manikonda, SUNY Poly class of 2011 and Principal Process Engineer at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Just a few years ago I was on the other side of recruitment events like this and was wondering what kinds of opportunities were waiting for me after completing my studies. SUNY Poly prepared me with the education and the skills necessary to enter New York’s high tech workforce and I fully expect today’s students will be working alongside me before long.”
The event follows the recent announcement that SUNY Poly and GLOBALFOUNDRIES are working to establish a new Advanced Patterning and Productivity Center (APPC), located at SUNY Poly’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, N.Y. The goal of the $500 million, 5-year program is to accelerate the introduction of Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technologies into manufacturing. Once established, the center will be anchored by a network of international chipmakers and material and equipment suppliers, including IBM and Tokyo Electron, and is expected to generate 100 jobs.
In addition to the employer information session at SUNY Poly’s Albany site, representatives from GLOBALFOUNDRIES are also scheduled to attend the annual Career and Graduate School Fair at SUNY Poly’s Utica site. There, students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers in an informal setting to network, secure internships, and inquire about full- or part-time positions. The Career and Graduate School Fair will take place Tuesday, March 15 from 12 to 3 p.m. in the SUNY Poly Campus Center Gym and will feature a wide representation of area, statewide, and national employers, as well as representatives from a variety of graduate programs. For more information, please visit: www.sunyit.edu/careerservices/careerfair?cms=webace.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit www.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.