North Carolina State University will partner with the Volvo Group to provide job-ready talent for the global automotive manufacturer as part of the company’s Academic Partner Program (APP) Preferred Talent Partner Cooperation Program.
The relationship was formalized with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, Oct. 30, by NC State Provost Warwick Arden and Kerstin Renard, Volvo’s executive vice president of human resources. During an open house following the signing of the memorandum, Volvo executives spent time talking with students about Volvo Group and internship, mentorship and employment opportunities with the company.
NC State is one of seven Volvo Group Preferred Talent Partner universities worldwide.
“We’re enthusiastic about the opportunity to expose our talented students to global firms like Volvo Group,” Arden said. “NC State is known for its capacity in providing outstanding graduates prepared to lead in a knowledge-based economy. We hope this partnership will open yet another pipeline for our students in an important and growing workforce.”
The new relationship will especially focus on students in NC State’s College of Engineering and Poole College of Management who are studying in areas related to Volvo Group’s needs for internships and career positions.