Lockheed Martin Chooses FSC Students for Internships, Jobs
Nikole Dangelo benefitted from a relationship between Lockheed Martin and Florida Southern that has been growing steadily stronger over the past few years. Her internship not only gave her a career direction, it led to a full-time position with the company.
Lockheed Martin is ranked No. 59 in Fortune magazine’s list of the top 500 companies. Its financial operation, based in Lakeland, handles the company’s accounting, asset management and payroll for more than 100,000 employees.
In her internship, Dangelo worked in the department that manages Lockheed Martin’s fixed assets, which includes everything from manufacturing plants to company cars.
Dangelo was one of seven FSC students to receive Lockheed Martin internships over the past few years, and the relationship with the company promises to remain strong. That’s due in large part to the Barnett School receiving accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2013, says Instructor and Executive-in-Residence Mike Tracy.
“It put us on the map. Because of the accreditation, we’ve become a recruitment stop for them, and the outcomes have been very positive. They are very enthusiastic about our program because of people like Nikole,” he says. “It’s a fantastic relationship.”