What You Missed at Pizza My Mind – Lockheed

Harry Johnson greeting the CNU students.

Harry Johnson greeting the CNU students.

Hello Captains! Last Thursday’s Pizza My Mind Event was hosted by Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company. Veteran employee Dr. Harry Johnson began the presentation by outlining the goals and values of Lockheed Martin. Most prominently the importance of a diverse work environment.

Lockheed Martin, according to Johnson, focuses on solving complex problems and striving to become the “World’s best system engineers.”  The companies’ work is expansive and covers mechanical, computer, and software engineering. Areas of interest include Aeronautics, Space Systems, Rotary and Missions Systems, and more.

Johnson continued by expressing the importance of interning. “It is most important to intern,” as most positions are filled by former interns who have already been tested and gained experience within the company. In practical terms the company would prefer to invest in interns, including opportunities for valuable security clearances, and build them into stand out employees. CNU student and Lockheed Martin intern, David Cole spoke briefly to express the importance of teamwork and linux usage during his time with the company.

Fellow Lockheed Martin employee Amy Nandy, hiring manager of the Manassas site, finished the presentation with a focus on the benefits of working at the Manassas site of Lockheed and Martin. Nandy emphasized the unique flex schedule used at the site that allows employees to work in such a way that they have each second Friday off. A position with the company also comes with numerous movement opportunities in order to “transition and try new roles,” within the company. Remember that they are active in all 50 states! So opportunities are endless once hired.

If you are interested in working or interning for Lockheed Martin then you should act fast as the fall recruiting process is already beginning. It is important to aim for at least a 3.0 GPA if possible before applying to a position! The Manassas site will be holding interview events starting September 27th! Check out the following link for more information on events and how to apply for a Lockheed Martin position.


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