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For 15 years, results from USBE magazine’s survey of engineering deans at black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have revealed top employers who support students, faculty, and administrators.

The annual survey has also provided a snapshot of corporate execs with ties to HBCU engineering.

In addition to engineering deans considering support for research,  the surveys ask alumni about their support for internships, co-ops and job offers.

From early May through the end of August this year, students from the Florida A&M University (FAMU) – Florida State University (FSU) College of Engineering program were guided by FAMU alumni and engineering professionals at Ford Motor Company.

Ford technical specialist Levasseur Tellis, Joseph Petit-Homme, a mechanical engineer, and Arthur Jack, supervisor of Research and Advanced Engineering Innovation at Ford, supported summer interns Garrett Tolbert, a computer engineering student, mechanical engineering student, Daziyah Sullivan, and Dominic Eaton, a master’s student in computer engineering.

According to Ford’s career website, summer interns are engaged in full-time work, hands-on experience, networking, and educational activities to gain exposure to senior level management and learn more about Ford.

Most summer interns will have just completed their junior year of an undergraduate program or one academic year of a Master’s program and are expecting to graduate the following year.

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