Connections Partners Program

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University has as its mission the accumulation, generation, and dissemination of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering. Central to the mission is a high quality research and educational program that benefits our students, the State of North Carolina, the nation and the world.

The ECE Department acts as a focal point for development, growth and entrepreneurship and our national and international reputation facilitates future growth in areas of fundamental economic and technological advances.

The ECE Connections corporate program is designed to develop and sustain strong collaborations between industry and the Department, offering meaningful engagement and recruiting events and activities.

Exploring the Value Proposition

Enriching student experiences and job opportunities

Diversification of discretionary funding

Access to cutting-edge facilities and equipment and other valuable industry resources

Develop pathways for greater research

Deeper understanding of industry needs

Provide a focal point to develop and coordinate resources and address major innovation challenges

Identify existing and new talent at the source

Support and influence the supply of relevant skills

Learn about new areas of research and accelerate the innovation process

Bring new perspectives to problems

Tap into teams of world-class researchers

Engage in long-term research projects

Brand promotion with ECE students, faculty and staff.

Get Help Employing ECE Majors

If you are a company in need of hiring an electrical or computer engineering student you have come to the right place! In an effort to streamline the student recruiting options we can provide to companies, the Department works closely with the NC State Career Development Center. All companies are asked to submit their open positions through the ePACK system. The system is free to employers to build a company profile and post available full-time, Co-Op and internship opportunities for students.  

Open positions with our ECE Connections corporate partners will be exclusively shown on the departmental intranet sites for undergraduate and graduate students.  In addition, these positions will be advertised on the department’s digital signage system in Engineering Building II. In coordination with the Career Development Center and through ePACK, we can make on-campus interviewing a simple process: employers can request interview dates, students can request to be considered for interviews, employers make selections of the best candidates meeting their criteria, and then students choose the best interview time for their schedules.

Don’t yet have an ePACK account? Sign up here! When posting positions, it is recommended that you provide as much detail as possible — these detailed positions, rather than the ones which simply point to a recruiting website, tend to receive a much better response from our students.

Get Involved

The ECE Department is always excited to partner with industry, as well as accept donations or equipment that supports our students and programs.

For more information about the ECE Connections Partners program or any other engagement opportunities, email, or call 919-513-2251.


Sara Concini

Sara Concini

Director of Corporate Relations


Audio is in everything we do — from developing top-tier products to hosting monthly concerts.

A career at Cirrus Logic provides the opportunity to work on innovative projects alongside some of the industry’s best engineers, developing integrated circuits, embedded software and DSP algorithms that enable new generations of advanced consumer audio products.

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Cree | Wolfspeed is a powerhouse semiconductor company focused on silicon carbide and GaN technologies.

After more than thirty years of forging new technology adoption and transformation, our Wolfspeed® power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors and lighting class LEDs are leading the industry through unrivaled expertise and capacity.

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Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), an EchoStar Company, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share.

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Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality.

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Cisco is changing the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We CONNECT EVERYTHING – people, process, data and things. We INNOVATE EVERYWHERE to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will BENEFIT EVERYONE – our people, our customers and the world around us.

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At Intel, our vision is to create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth. For interns or college graduates like you, that means having access to amazing career-building opportunities with a global impact. Whether you’re interested in manufacturing, engineering, marketing, or many other high tech business functions, you’ll experience it at a scale and level of expertise that’s hard to match anywhere on the planet. So join our culture of innovation and exploration and enjoy the many experiences and perks we have to offer as you help us pioneer advances in hardware, software, education, energy, and many other fields.

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M.C. Dean, Inc. is the nation’s premier electrical design-build and systems integration firm for complex, mission-critical organizations.
M.C. Dean’s capabilities include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life-safety, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems.
M.C. Dean, Inc. serves a diverse group of markets including Fortune 1000 corporations; universities; high tech and biotech firms; Federal; state, and local government clients; and other organizations with large scale, complex, and mission-critical infrastructure needs.
Established in 1949, M.C. Dean, Inc. has earned a reputation as an innovator and pioneer. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, M.C. Dean, Inc. employs more than 3,500 professionals in offices throughout the Eastern United States, Europe and the Middle East.

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Synopsys is at the heart of more technology than you may have imagined. Chances are, any element of technology you use is enabled or influenced by Synopsys from everyday conveniences like smartphones and wearables to mission-critical applications for medical and automotive safety. The greatest companies around the world use our tools to design amazing things like autonomous cars, smart homes, and machines that learn. Our commitment to making silicon smarter and software more secure in cyberspace makes an impact on everything, everywhere, everyday.

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For more than 50 years, Analog Devices has been transforming lives with innovative new technologies. We create circuits and systems that solve problems that matter: from autonomous vehicles, drones and factories to augmented reality to remote healthcare. With around $6 billion in annual revenue, Analog Devices specializes in high-performance analog, mixed-signal, power, and digital signal processing integrated circuits. These circuits sense, interpret, connect, power, and transform how the world experiences the world around.

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At Caterpillar, you build what matters—whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide—building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy—and that work is powered by our people.

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For 100 years, Eastman has created innovative products and solutions that touch people’s lives every day. Join us this year as we celebrate the legacy of the dedicated people who have turned great ideas into materials that enhance the quality of life in material way. For Eastman, it is about Innovation. Then. Now. Next.

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International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, with 55,000 employees operating in 24 countries.
We create packaging products that protect and promote goods, enable worldwide commerce and keep consumers safe; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability for the on-the-go consumer.
We are committed to strengthening our people and the communities where we live and work using all resources responsibly and efficiently, and ensuring our businesses are safe, successful and sustainable for generations to come.

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At John Deere, our more than 60,000 employees are committed to those linked to the land. We are a global company in size, but responsive to the needs of our local customers. The diverse backgrounds, talents and perspectives of our employees help our customers meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Our employees live by the core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. And they are rewarded for the meaningful work they do each day.

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Key Tech is looking for engineers who crave fun, challenging and creative design work. We’re hiring MEs, EEs and CEs who enjoy designing from scratch and seeing their designs come to life. Custom mechanisms, cutting edge printed circuit board design and fully embedded firmware combine into the custom medical devices that we design. Key Tech is a company built from the smartest and most interesting people you can work with. We all love to learn. Our company culture can’t be beat: we work in a 100 year old theater, we are a dog friendly office and nerf darts are often seen arcing through our space. Monthly social hangouts, quarterly events and daily silliness are the perfect complement to the satisfying and challenging design work that is the basis of our company.

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With Kollmorgen motion systems, AGV control solutions and automation platforms, engineers like you are solving tough problems and making a meaningful difference. Promoting industrial safety and advancing economic opportunity. Changing how solar energy is created. Improving medical diagnosis and treatment outcomes. Exploring new worlds, from deep oceans to deep space. And so much more.

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For more than 60 years, NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. has played an important part in national defense. Our workforce has earned a reputation of excellence in providing world-class maintenance, engineering and logistics support for Navy and Marine Corps aviation, as well as other armed services, federal agencies and foreign governments. Our skilled workforce uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that FRC East is without equal in providing quality, cost-effective support. Our employees take great pride in their work, and this professional spirit is evident in the high quality products they produce. We employ over 700 engineers from all Degrees and backgrounds and proudly support military Veterans.

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We are visionaries. We are differentiators. We are TIers. As a global semiconductor company operating in 35 countries, Texas Instruments (TI) is first and foremost a reflection of its people. From the TIer who unveiled the first working integrated circuit in 1958 to the more than 30,000 TIers around the world today who design, manufacture and sell analog and embedded processing chips, we are problem-solvers collaborating to change the world through technology.

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