Companies are approaching CCMR to not only conduct research projects but also conduct targeted employee searches for students who possess specific skills and training. Job descriptions from industry partners are distributed to campus groups with targeted expertise in special fields, such as polymer science, materials science, fibers, food and chemical engineering. From there, information sessions are organized for faculty and students, and on-campus interviews are arranged with the company’s selected candidates.
Companies benefits from the CCMR involving students in their sponsored projects. The students gain practical experience working with global businesses. Industry gains employees specifically trained to develop targeted expertise in a strategic technical area for the company. These projects can also lead to more fellowship and internship opportunities.