Toyota Automotive to Partner with Colleges at N.C. A&T for Toyota Day

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2017) -- Global automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation, has partnered with the College of Business and Economics (COBE) and the College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to present Toyota Day, Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The day will include information sessions and class visits driven by Toyota representatives as well as a meet and greet. The partnership provides the perfect opportunity for students of COBE and COE to interact with professionals that are actively operating in the positions that many of them are looking to secure upon graduation as well as provide a better understanding of the various facets involved in Toyota’s operations.

Toyota representatives, many of whom are N.C. A&T alumni, will play an integral part of the overall Toyota presence on campus, including the general information session and topic-driven class visits such as Management Science, Business Environment and Introduction to Supply Chain. The Toyota team will also provide interview and career tips to students in preparation for the university’s upcoming career fair.

“As an A&T alumna, I think it is important to reach out to students and to provide them the necessary information to have effective interviews and to provide tips to start their career on a successful trajectory. I believe students want to have a connection with alums, who were once in their shoes,” said Michaela Edwards, a route planning analyst for Toyota and a 2010 graduate of COBE. “When I was a student I valued the opportunities that I had to connect and learn from alumni who were once in my shoes. The students can benefit from viewing the pathways taken to transition from a college student to a professional.”

For other Toyota representatives that will return to the university, the event offers an opportunity to extend a helping hand to a fellow Aggie.

“The first Toyota Day at N.C. A&T is the perfect time for me to have face-to-face, candid conversations with the faculty, students and staff at N.C. A&T about my experiences at Toyota and to share what a solid company Toyota is to work for. I can only hope that all former A&T students will feel compelled to return and leave the door open and the ladder down for students to follow,” said Neecha McDougal, a Toyota procurement consultant in Logistics and packaging and 2012 and 2014 graduate of the COE.

The Toyota general session from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7 will be held in the Deese Auditorium, Merrick Hall, room 125 and is open to all students. Additional class visits and meet and greets will be open to students of COBE and COE.