The Friends of MatSE program is an important partnership for both industry and MatSE. In a competitive job market, companies are looking to attract future employees that have the skills, background, and experience necessary to compete in a highly competitive and dynamic environment. Penn State MatSE graduates are the highly qualified candidates industry is pursuing.
Through this program, relationships are strengthened between individual companies and MatSE. Both benefit through enhancing the educational experiences while ensuring that students are informed of individual company capabilities, priorities, and future goals.
As a Friend of MatSE, a company’s support assists in achieving our educational mission in many ways such as through the purchase of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for use in undergraduate student laboratories, the development of high-quality online courses, and to ensure that graduate students can travel and present their findings at professional conferences.
Companies involved in the program have the opportunities throughout the year to:
- engage with top-tier students
- reserve space for on-campus interviews
- have brand awareness and elevation during Materials Day
- participate in classroom programs
- recognition on matse.psu.edu and on social media
- have a corporate-named student award in MatSE, presented to a top-tier student.
Companies interested in becoming a Friend of MatSE, please contact Valerie Stere, firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-865-2414.