You’ve heard Intel talking about our Rock Stars for more than a year now. Recently, we highlighted some of our female rock stars right here on the blog. Today, we want to introduce you to some of our Student Ambassador Rock Stars! What the heck is a student ambassador, you ask? Here is a glimpse into what we look for them to do.
The mission of our student ambassadors is to strengthen relationships with students during their internships and on their own campus that will lead to greater visibility of Intel and our employment opportunities. This can include conducting on-campus events to help provide students with an Intel experience using ‘one of our own’ awesome student interns. These ambassadors are also seen as the “feet on the street” around campus. They have first-hand knowledge on what it’s like to work for Intel and they are spreading the word on campuses across the country!
With that being said, let me introduce you to two rock stars that are blazing the way to introduce fellow college peers to various opportunities at Intel.
Adedamola: Cornell University , MS-CS’10
Known by his friends as ‘Damola’ or ‘D’, he recently facilitated an Intel information session that provided students insight into ourhistorical triumphs, values , products and strategic future endeavors, ultimately leading the captured audience into a deeper conversation around why students should consider working for Intel .
Damola walked the students through a story that revealed his personal internship experience and the various job opportunities that are available for computer science majors. (Insider tip: Use our “Where do I fit?” Matrix in the Intel Student Center to understand how YOUR major and degree fit in with our career opportunities.) He started in 2008 with an undergraduate internship, where he supported our design center by validating and testing multiple routing methods, all while ensuring delivery of a registration tool that aided in our software development platform design automation flow. Damola’s second internship was in 2009 as a graduate student focused on developing methods and scripts to model, test and compare varying chip conditions for timing, to aid in server class microprocessor design automation. He completed a third internship in 2010 as a system validation engineer with NAND Solutions Group, responsible for validation and administration of solid state drives.
Gabriel: University of Florida, MS-EE and MBA-International Business’10
Gabriel is an active leader of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at the University of Florida. He lead an Intel-sponsored graduate school information session focused on encouraging students to attend graduate school. Gabriel and SHPE graduate cabinet members provided informative information about UF’s graduate programs, application requirements, research initiatives (by discipline, undergrad and grad), key faculty advisors, professional engineering licensing requirements and scholarship opportunities that scanned across both business and technical disciplines (MBA, MS and PhD). They even shared their personal experiences attending graduate school while balancing family and work. Students continue to rave about the invaluable information they received by attending this event.
Thanks to both Damola and Gabriel for all of their contributions! I have come to admire and respect them both over the past few years!
We are always looking for more Intel Student Ambassadors! Who knows…you could be one of our future interns who steps up and asks their Intel college recruiter about becoming an Intel Student Ambassador Rock Star.