Ford Interns Drive Its Talent Pipeline

Ford doesn’t necessarily try to appeal to every student. Instead, managers are tasked with working closely with the career office and deans at the schools they visit to pre-select students the company wants to connect with, Worthem said.
This pre-selection process is what brought Brian Khoury, a junior at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to Ford. Khoury is at the top of his class. During his freshman year, he was member of the Carnegie Mellon Solar Racing team that built a boat that competed at the Dong World Energy Challenge Monaco Solar One Grand Prix. His abilities qualified him, but his background made him the perfect candidate for a Ford internship.