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10-06-2010

General Dynamics Electric Boat Hires 24 Clarkson University 2010 Graduates

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Clarkson University’s longtime relationship with General Dynamics Electric Boat, a major U.S. Navy submarine designer and manufacturer, reached a new peak this year when Electric Boat hired 24 Clarkson graduates from the class of 2010. general-dynamics

For over 100 years, Electric Boat has supplied the Navy with submarines, including the fastest, quietest and most armed submarine in the world. Recruiting the world’s top engineers and creative problem solvers, Electric Boat has often looked to Clarkson graduates to join their dynamic team.

Electric Boat has been recruiting Clarkson engineers for more than 30 years and, in the past few years, has recruited global supply chain management (GSCM) graduates as well. In 2010, they hired 21 engineering majors and three GSCM majors.

Scott Waring, team leader at Electric Boat for recruitment at Clarkson and a 1976 graduate of Clarkson was, himself, recruited on campus by Electric Boat through the annual career fair his senior year.

"I joined Electric Boat after graduation and I’ve been there ever since," says Waring. "I’ve come back to the Clarkson career fair with the company for over 30 years to recruit top graduates."

Waring estimates that there are approximately 125 Clarkson alumni currently working for Electric Boat, a company that employs around 4,000 engineers and designers in total.

"We continue to recruit at Clarkson because it is an ideal fit. It continues to develop the right blend of theory and practical learning for its students and it’s great at innovating, almost seeing our needs out in the field even before we see them," he says.

That "blend" includes concepts such as working in teams, having hands-on experiences in labs and through extracurricular activities such as SPEED teams (Student Projects in Engineering Experience & Design), where students use engineering and science concepts for national competitions, and getting real-world experiences through internships and co-ops.

"At Electric Boat, we are innovators, problem solvers, builders, and the ’go to’ people in our industry. Clarkson has consistently produced these types of students and I believe it will continue to do so," Waring concludes.

Clarkson’s fall career fair took place in September, bringing over 100 employers to campus, including Electric Boat. The spring career fair is slated for January 27.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: General Dynamics Electric Boat, a major U.S. Navy submarine designer and manufacturer, hired 24 Clarkson graduates from the class of 2010. Scott Waring (right, with tie) is team leader at Electric Boat for recruitment at Clarkson and a 1976 graduate of Clarkson.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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