Three Penn State units share GE Partnership Award

Penn State always has had a strong reputation for producing top talent for General Electric. Because of this, General Electric has awarded a shared GE Partnership Award to Penn State Career Services, the College of Communications and the Smeal College of Business.

The GE Partnership Award is presented to schools who are top producers of GE talent and whose students excel in academics, leadership and work experience. The award is presented just once every five years.

“The sheer number of employees at General Electric who are Penn State graduates is significant,” said Michael Antonietti, chief marketing officer for GE Capitol and Penn State recruiter. “Penn State is the largest pipeline for talent at GE.”

According to Penn State Alumni Association records more than 1,500 alumni are employed by GE.

Antonietti also said that Penn State provides a diverse mix of academic and experiential programs that assures its students will become hard working, well-motivated and well-rounded individuals.

Career Services shared the award with the College of Communications and The Smeal College of Business for providing top talent in GE’s communication and business programs.

Last Updated November 19, 2009