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‘Alcoa Tweetup’ To Welcome National Society of Black Engineers
Alcoa Invites Students to Networking Event to learn about Careers
and Internship Opportunities
PITTSBURGH--When student members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
arrive for this week’s convention and career fair at the David L.
Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Alcoa (NYSE:AA) will invite
them to “tweet” about their experiences.
The Alcoa Corporate Center on the city’s North Shore will be the venue
for the 'Alcoa Tweetup' this Thursday, March 29. Nearly 200 NSBE student
members from Alcoa’s 18 Campus Partnership Program schools will partake
in interactive exhibits from the Alcoa Innovation Center, a showcase of
Alcoa initiatives in sustainability and technology, and learn about
careers at Alcoa from several business unit and corporate recruiters.
The students will be encouraged to share their experiences at the Alcoa
networking event via their Twitter accounts and throughout the two-day
"At Alcoa, our diversity efforts focus on building on our similarities
while leveraging our differences so we can achieve optimal performance,"
said Gena Lovette, Alcoa Chief Diversity Officer. "We believe in
creating an inclusive, high performance environment where all of our
employees are challenged to reach their full potential."
Alcoa has created a number of employee networks that support diversity
across the company's worldwide operations. These affinity groups include
Alcoa Women’s Network, Employees at Alcoa for Gay and Lesbian Equality,
and the Alcoa African Heritage Network (AHN).
"Our goal is to connect people through networking and mentoring," said
Everick Spence, co-chair of Alcoa's AHN group and plant manager of
Alcoa's Kawneer architectural aluminum building and construction
products plant in Springdale, Arkansas.
"Alcoa has provided me with many learning opportunities and challenges
that have broadened my career development," Spence added. "I joined
Alcoa as an engineering superintendent in Alcoa's Global Packaging
Division in Tennessee. Now, I am a plant manager in a totally different
business – building and construction -- getting another opportunity to
learn a new business and expand my capabilities."
The 'Alcoa Tweetup' is just one way Alcoa is involved in the NSBE
convention. Representatives from Alcoa’s businesses will conduct onsite
interviews at the career fair for full-time and internship openings.
Alcoa has also become a member of the NSBE Board of Corporate Affiliates
to further enhance the company’s efforts to recruit talented engineers.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.