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An indepth interview with an Operations Management Leadership Program participant

By: Jacquelyn Trevino

 

Q. Tell us a bit about yourself (School, Major, Current Projects)

A. I was born in Pittsburgh, PA. I went to Penn State and got my degree in Mechanical Engineering. I had jobs and internships during school that gave me a background in machining, manufacturing and construction. I did my second internship with Alstom then continued working remotely after summer while still in school. During this time, Alstom was bought out by GE and my first full time job was with GE as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer.

 

Q. What factors made you decide to go through the OMLP process?

A. I found out about the OMLP program about 2 months into my full time career. I didn’t feel a large growth opportunity at the plant in Pittsburgh and after looking into the program I realized how much it would allow me to grow as a professional and as a person. Also, I wanted an opportunity to travel and see new places.

 

Q. How have you developed as a leader throughout this rotation?

A. I am far more comfortable speaking my mind and arguing a point I want to make. I feel like I also have improved at motivating others around me to go above and beyond.

 

Q. What is the most important thing you’ve learned from this rotation so far?

A. There is a far greater opportunity to grow when circumstances are not ideal and you are in an uncomfortable/slightly stressful environment.

 

Q. Do you have any advice for current interns who are still undecided about a career path?

A. I’m still undecided on a career path. Take advantage of every opportunity, do what makes you happy, and enjoy the ride. The rest will take care of itself.   

 

OLMP INTERVIEW

Engineering Week

February 20 through 24- We're recognizing the important role that our engineers continue to play in our legacy of industry-leading products, solving some of the world’s toughest problems and delivering on GE’s most critical imperatives.

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I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways to that won't work.

-Thomas Edison

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
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WOMEN

“We live in a world that’s half men, half women. To invent the future, the workforce that engineers, builds and services GE’s products across the globe, should reflect that world. It’s a business imperative to fully transform into a digital industrial company for the future. With more diverse teams, we can accelerate innovation and transform industry!”  -- Victor Abate, GE Global Research, Chief Technology Officer

 

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While more women are currently pursuing STEM-related professions than ever before, this is often not reflected in the workforce. In 2013, only about 12% of engineering jobs were filled by females. According to a study done by the American Association of University Women, fewer women than men who earn engineering degrees end up actually working as engineers, and more women than men leave this career overtime. This may be due to a variety of reasons, but it is important to change this. 

 

 

 

 

STEM

The representation of women in STEM careers matters, and GE understands that, which is why the goal of filling 20,000 STEM roles with women by 2020 has been set, as well as having 50:50 representation for all technical entry-level programs. Efforts to make this dream a reality can already be seen with the 2016 Edison Engineering Development Program class, where a 50:50 gender ratio was obtained.

 

Let’s be proud to work at an environment that is focused on finding ways to #BalanceTheEquation. 

 

 

 

 

 

RANDOM FACTS..

For most of us, Presidents’ Day is just a well-deserved day off, but how much do we really know about the holiday itself? It’s been around for a while, just like us – we’ve been celebrating it since 1885 to honor our first President, George Washington – and GE has its own storied history with U.S. presidents. Take the quiz  click the link below.

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What in the World!? Treating Cancer with Rabbies??

Researchers at Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon, South Korea, have engineered tiny gold rods that look the same as the rabies virus and used them to attack brain cancer. The rabies virus can easily to slip through the blood-brain barrier — the same obstacle that prevents medicine from entering the brain — and infect nerve cells. According to the journal science, “the particles don’t carry any drugs, but the tiny gold rods readily absorb laser light, which heats them up and kills surrounding tissue.

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GAME TIME

INTERN MATCH

Can You Match the Intern To Their Fact?

A. Monica Ogbonnaya

B. James Moroz

C. Tevin Thames
D. JoJo Green

1).  Studied abroad in Australia & traveled to New Zealand 

2). Has never been to the beach

3). Was hospitalized the first week of internship

4). 9 days before turning 18 flew to New Mexico. Making it their 50th state visited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

answers: A2, B4, C1, D3

COMMUNITY SEVICE

BOOKS FOR AFRICA

Getting Started

Receiving Instructions

By: Trishla Chokshi

EVENT REACTION

Atlanta’s Early Career Professional Organization (ECPO), an organization that kick-started only a couple of months ago, held its first community service event on Friday, February 10th, 2017. Some of the EID interns in Atlanta were fortunate enough to be a part of this event as well. The non-profit that was supported was an organization called Books for Africa.

 

During the community service event GE ECPO volunteers helped with many tasks, and provided support all in the efforts of making education readily available in impoverished countries. One of the jobs at hand was sorting the books based on the education level and the subject matter. Also, did I mention that there were so many books that they were stored in giant cubicle-sized boxes? No joke! the boxes were so big, we had to use stools to step into the boxes just to get to the bottom.  

 

Along with the sorting and diving there was another group of volunteers in charge of packaging the books to be sent to their respected location in Africa. During the event as everyone helped one another, the overall tone emitted throughout the day was selflessness, and feeling proud to be a part of such a wonderful company that gives back in a big way!

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