On November 8, 2019, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus hosted their first ever “Raytheon Day.” Just around 30 representatives from every department traveled to campus with the goal of educating ERAU students on how their skills gained from their particular degree programs could be used at Raytheon. The schedule of events included a kick-off alumni panel, a Raytheon career fair, breakout sessions, and a tailgate party at the men’s basketball game.
The VP of Supply Chain Management, Eugene Jaramillo, kicked off the event with a discussion of what it takes to be part of the Raytheon team. While Raytheon has been the top employer for the College of Engineering since 2017, Raytheon recruiters wanted to share how other ERAU degrees could fit into the equation. Some of the other departments represented included Program Management, Cyber Security, Simulation Science, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Security, and Finance. Raytheon created special job requisitions in anticipation of this event and travelled to campus with the intent to hire ERAU students.
Corey Bullens, December 2019 graduate in Aerospace Engineering, expressed: “It was nice knowing that they were here to hire Riddle students. After the event, I was invited to a second hiring event in December down in Tucson. I am very grateful that Embry-Riddle held this event.” Corey will start his career at Raytheon in January, 2020.
While on campus, representatives from Raytheon also had the opportunity to meet with upper management, including President Dr. Barry Butler, Chancellor, Dr. Anette Karlsson, and Vice Chancellor Dr. Rhonda Capron to discuss Embry-Riddle Prescott’s relationship with Raytheon. Within the very first two hours of their visit, Raytheon’s representatives wanted to discuss the possibility of holding another Raytheon Day the following year. All in all, Raytheon Day was a very successful event with a great student turnout that is expected to continue for years to come.
If your company is interested in hosting a day on campus, please reach out to Kevin Hewerdine at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for the Prescott campus and Valerie Mandel at email@example.com for the Daytona Beach campus.