UMBC Connects: Aptiv
Tech Talk; Aptiv Overview: Who We Are and What We Do (11:00 - 11:50)
Engineers share their knowledge about the latest projects they are working on.
Speaker Jada Smith, senior program director, in Aptiv’s Advanced Safety & User Experience segment is responsible for executing critical programs for one of Aptiv’s largest customers, driving profitable growth while ensuring on time deliveries with world-class product and process quality. She is also passionate about gender diversity and is leading initiatives to further diversity in Aptiv’s engineering workforce.
Previously, Mrs. Smith was global director of software platform, responsible for driving software excellence across Aptiv, ensuring product and process quality while maximizing software reuse. She began her automotive career in 2004 as a software engineer in Aptiv’s Advanced Safety & User Experience segment and, following several progressive engineering and leadership roles, was named to her current role.
Previously named one of Automotive News “Rising Stars”, Mrs. Smith also led Aptiv’s Agile transformation, a journey focused on improving quality and efficiency.
Smith holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from
Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana
Exploring Opportunities at Aptiv (12:00 - 12:50)
This session will provide students with the opportunity to learn about full-time and Internship opportunities This session will feature role details, application deadlines, and and interview tips. (see below for examples of Internships at Aptiv)
Day in the Life Panel Discussion (1:00 - 1:50)
Students can learn first hand about peer experiences working at Aptiv
Lisa Savage is the SOTIF (safety of the intended functionality) technical lead at Aptiv. She holds a Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, a certificate in entrepreneurship, and a Master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to arriving at Aptiv, Lisa spent some time in the space, defense, and engineering consulting industries. She has been with Aptiv for 3 years and is located at the Troy, MI campus.
Priscilla Trujillo is the Global Product Line Manager and Business Planning Manager for Antaya Technologies, an Aptiv acquisition, located in Warwick, Rhode Island. Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso. She joined Aptiv in 2011 and has held multiple engineering and business-related assignments in several product segments with a commitment to deliver results while acting as one team.
Kathrine Zick, University Recruiter, Troy, MI, 10 months with Aptiv, Oakland University.
Olisa Okolo is a student at UMBC pursuing a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is joining Aptiv this summer as an incoming Data science intern in Aptiv Connected Services.
Gordon Patterson is the University Recruiting and Relations Manager at Aptiv. In this role, Gordon oversees the early career recruiting and internship programs. Before Aptiv, Gordon spent six years at Republic Services. Before departing, for three years he served as the Talent Acquisition Manager of Emerging Talent. His team of ten talent acquisition professionals supported IT, University Relations, Environmental Services, and Field Sales recruitment.
Several examples of internships that are offered at Aptiv:
Sales Intern (Troy, MI)
Electrical Engineering Intern (Warren, OH)
UX Research Intern (Allen Park, MI or Troy, MI)
We believe that mobility has the power to change the world and Aptiv has the power to change mobility.
Aptiv is a global technology leader, with more than 180,000 people across 124 manufacturing facilities and 12 major technical centers worldwide. With a presence in 44 countries, we address mobility’s toughest challenges through our deep software and systems integration expertise, delivering market relevant solutions for our customers.
Aptiv is the only provider of an integrated vehicle brain and nervous system. Aptiv’s technologies and capabilities are powerful on their own. But integrated together, they represent a complete mobility solution.
At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected.
With us, you’ll take on challenges, take ownership and give your best toward building a better future for the world with an exceptional, diverse team filled with leaders in the industry. Together, we work to solve the world’s toughest transportation challenges by making active safety, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, high-speed data and high-power electrical systems possible.
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