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Penn State lands Liberty Mutual as newest member of IT college’s Corporate Associates Program

By David Schwartz
Published: August 12th, 2019

Liberty Mutual has become the latest company to join the Corporate Associates Program within the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST).  The insurance giant joins 14 other businesses in the program, which provides opportunities for organizations to engage with the IST community by funding college initiatives and student internships.

“We have seen an increase in technical aptitude from students in the IST discipline. We want to support these students and expose them to hands-on experiences within Liberty Mutual’s innovative tech environment,” said Kayla Wheaton, technology campus recruiter at Liberty Mutual. “In joining the Corporate Associates Program, we aim to work with Penn State to help shape the future of the technical workforce and hope to hire these brilliant students into our TechStart full-time and internship programs.”

Liberty Mutual will join other Corporate Associates in recruiting at annual career fairs, participation in professional development activities, and opportunities to bring real-life work from their organizations into the curriculum. Students gain access to associates’ technological expertise, mentoring sessions, facility tours, and networking events.

“As the college’s newest corporate associate, Liberty Mutual will play a critical role in enhancing IST students’ academic experiences and exposing them to professional opportunities early in their careers,” said Brianne Lippert, assistant director for career solutions and corporate engagement in IST. “And Liberty Mutual’s support of IST programs and initiatives will give the company increased visibility with our students, who can fulfill the challenging and exciting internships and professional roles they have to offer.”

Source: Penn State News

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