Edison Engineering Development Program

Edison Engineering Development Program

The Edison Engineering Development Program (EEDP) is one of General Electric's six corporate entry level programs. Focused on engineering, the program aims to "develop technical problem-solving skills through advanced courses in engineering and technical projects that are aligned with business objectives".Typically each GE business runs its own program, and candidates are required to apply for and rotate within the program at a specific business.

"EEDP is one of the most distinctive programs at GE," says Nancy Martin, manager of leadership business development for entry-level talent and new employees. Martin is responsible for overall execution of and strategy for EEDP, which counts many of today's company leaders among its graduates.

EEDP, the oldest of GE's rotational programs for new BS grads, provides four assignments over two years. Assignments are driven by real GE business priorities, which may include working with systems, analysis, design, quality, reliability, integration and testing. Program members develop and enhance their technical problem-solving skills through advanced engineering course work, reports and team presentations. Another benefit of EEDP is the opportunity to earn a masters in engineering while in the program.

First-year EEDP participants are required to take GE's engineering "A course," which is designed to sharpen technical and problem-solving skills. The "B course" applies technical skills to actual business proposals. Program participants can get their masters in engineering through the distance education program of either Georgia Institute of Technology or RIT.

Program Summary

* Two year entry-level program consisting of at least three rotation assignments
* Assignments are engineering projects and may include Systems, Design, Quality, and Validation
* First year coursework includes advanced engineering topics to develop technical skills
* Second year coursework includes corporate leadership topics to develop business skills
* Program members are encouraged (if not required) to earn credit towards an MS degree in Engineering while on program

Candidate Criteria

(from GE's official site)
* Passion for technology
* Demonstrated academic excellence
* Commitment to technology and quality
* Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills;
* Engineering degree and relevant internship/co-op experience preferred
* Minimum GPA 3.0/4.0

External links

* [http://www.gecareers.com/GECAREERS/jsp/us/studentOpportunities/leadershipPrograms/eng_program_guide.jsp Official site] .
* [http://www.gecareers.com/GECAREERS/html/us/studentOpportunities/leadershipPrograms/entry_level.html GE Corporate Entry Level Programs]
* [http://www.ge.com/research/grc_6_3.html GE Global Research EEDP Information Site]

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