Rhodia's Foundations for the Future program seems to be working well for new engineering graduates as they apply their educational background in real world production for 18 months at different Rhodia sites across the US.
After finishing the program, Rhodia said participants are often considered outstanding future candidates for senior level positions.
"The new engineers will apply their educational backgrounds in ways they never thought possible," explains Angelia Washington, human resources manager and Foundations coordinator. "It's intense and rewarding and positions them for leadership opportunities early in their careers."This year, 6 college graduates were chosen to attend the program. Engineering students who are interested in the program are invited to e-mail Angelia Washington for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Photo from Rhodia: Caption: Penn State graduate Katherine Umlah enjoys "hands on" work at chemical company Rhodia Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she participates in a career development program for promising young engineers.]