DU Faculty and Staff Visit Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Recently, a group of 18 DU faculty and staff representing several colleges and career centers from across campus visited Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company at the Waterton Canyon Facility in Littleton.

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DU faculty and staff visit Lockhead Martin Space Systems

From the website:

“The Space Systems Company is a demanding environment. But with systems built by Lockheed Martin, space is where the future takes flight, through partnerships that raise global communications, weather forecasting, space exploration and national security to new levels. Space Systems Company designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; fleet ballistic missiles; and missile defense systems.”

In preparation for the visit, the DU group had to send in their full names 6 weeks in advance in order for all of us to gain security clearance and we had to provide a government ID upon arrival. We also were not allowed to take any photos. The DU group toured several locations at the facility and met several key executives– learning about the history of Lockheed Martin, employment opportunities, and current space related projects. Many of the employees we met have been there several years and state that it is a great place to learn and grow. We also learned that there has been declining federal funding for NASA and that there are only two countries currently that can put a human into space and the US is not one of them. NASA funding is so crucial as many things we rely on today, like GPS and better weather prediction systems, have come from NASA funded projects.

For recent college graduates, there are a wide range of Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) available to college job applicants to help in developing their toolkit of experience, skills and leadership needed to prepare and compete for future Lockheed Martin leadership positions at several locations across the country.

For current college students, Lockheed Martin offers a variety of internships. All internships and co-ops offer the chance to gain real-world experience and offer students an opportunity to make a real impact on the world. Student programs include assignments that will catapult students into the future of technology and creativity. An intern might develop new systems to be deployed in space, cyberspace or military arenas. They could help design and manufacture break-through products for air, land or maritime applications. Or analyze business unit operations for greater efficiency and profitability. Lockheed Martin is currently looking for all Engineering majors, as well as Mathematics, Physics, Business, Finance, and associated disciplines. Many of the positions also require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Click here for more information.

Before you apply for a job and internship please visit the University Career Center to have your resume and cover letter reviewed.  To make an appointment please call 303-871-2150.

By Jane Mall
Jane Mall Director Employer Relations, DU Career Services Jane Mall