The past Pizza My Mind featured the return of Canon Virginia for their second presentation of the year. Canon heavily emphasizes heavy community and environmental involvement. Canon’s Anne Goldberg led the presentation.
The American branch of Canon does not actually make cameras. Instead the branch refurbishes and repairs existing cameras. Production of copiers, laser printers, and toner cartridges also take place here. Plastic injection molding is another process now done at the Virginia plant.
The Virginia site is becoming the regional Technical headquarters for Canon. New major areas are targeted as focal points for the future of the site. These areas include Automation and Controls Engineering, Business Development Engineering, Tool Engineering, and Recycling/ Materials engineering. Medical supplies and Engineering are also growing in prominence.
Internships begin in May. Students are given a specific project to work on during their placement. While they will meet the other interns the projects themselves are separate. Interns must be working towards an undergraduate degree and be classified as a junior or senior credits wise. They must also be 18 years old.
Employees at Canon have a well defined path to advancement and the ability to rotate positions every 6 six months for 18 months as part of the Engineering Rotation Program in order to experience a wide variety of work.
Canon offers a relatively unique internship in terms of structure and a chance to work in an important industry with passionate professionals. The presenters were strong at answering questions and providing info. The interview process has begun so apply now.
If you would like to know more about Canon please visit their website.