Students and alumni, take note. The Career Development Center has a new name: the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.
"We joined forces with UTA because it has the resources and the ability to shape young minds into career-ready individuals," says Rick Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. "In addition to providing support and mentorship for future graduates, the center's services are available to alumni."
The Career Development Center opened in the fall of 2016 and consolidated many of the initiatives already in place on campus that help Mavericks transition from life as a student to life in the workforce. Located in the E.H. Hereford University Center, the facility also allows UTA to put in place new programs that rival many of the best career development programs in the country. Services include an alumni mentorship program, in which area professionals volunteer to make a difference in the early stages of a student's career path.
"We have more than 1,300 UTA alumni working at Lockheed Martin in North Texas," says Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. "The Lockheed Martin Career Development Center helps bridge the transition from academic preparation to professional success."
The center was officially named in honor of Lockheed Martin's generous $1.5 million gift during a special ceremony on March 20.
To learn how you can get involved and support the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center, visit uta.edu/careers.