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2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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Student programs

Internships | New college graduates | Diversity recruitment

Our long-standing internship programs provide paid opportunities for college students to gain valuable experiences in our business units, manufacturing sites, or R&D labs.


Student programs help us identify and develop top engineering students. Internships typically last for three months during the summer or may be offered over several semesters. The program allows students to:
  • Test their career choices and refine their goals.
  • Work with industry experts and begin building a professional network.
  • Gain real-world experiences on the job.
  • Increase their marketability upon graduation.
  • Earn money to help pay for college.
As soon we accept students into the program, we introduce a variety of activities and communications designed to welcome them and keep them engaged throughout their experience with TI. For example, in the U.S., students receive "Intern Insider" newsletters and access to an intern collaboration site. We also invite them to join the TI Interns and Recent College Grads Facebook group.

In India, we developed an internship program called UnnaTI, derived from the Hindi word "unnathi," which means progress. We provide interns with an UnnaTI welcome kit that consists of a backpack, intern and mentor handbooks, and other resources.

Our summer intern exchange program connects students with company leaders at social gatherings, community service events, field trips and other networking activities. Once students return to campus, they receive a monthly "College CommuniTI" newsletter that provides updates on our university programs, how we are engineering change, and various events and activities.

New college graduates

For recent college graduates, there are two ways to join the company: as a direct business hire or in one of our global rotation programs. Both provide challenging work assignments, along with the opportunity to grow technically and from a business perspective. Building up its workforce through our new college graduate program is one of TI China’s business priorities.

Diversity recruitment

In the U.S., women, African-Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented in engineering degree programs and employment compared to their overall representation in the U.S. population. To encourage diverse students and new graduates to consider joining TI, we provide scholarships; advertise in diverse student association publications; and host information sessions, technical talks, networking events, student conferences and career fairs.

Our University Relations team and members of our 19 TI Diversity Network initiatives support our recruitment activities.

We also have formed strategic partnerships with several associations, such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. Each year, we partner with these associations to:

  • Provide financial support to their student development programs, scholarships and other initiatives.
  • Support their university chapters by offering informational sessions and workshops.
  • Advertise with and contribute to their national publications.
  • Participate in their national and regional conventions.
We support numerous other national associations that help diverse students and professionals excel, such as Great Minds in STEM, the National Black MBA Association, and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. In 2012, we engaged a new partner – RecruitMilitary – to increase our outreach to veteran talent through that organization’s conferences and online forums.