Underlying all of the Applied Materials Foundation investments in education is our belief in the vital role that teachers play. We invest in the recruitment of the most promising candidates as well as support and professional development throughout their careers, and efforts to retain the very best educators. The quality of the induction and first few years of teaching can shape the long-term effectiveness of educators and determine if they persist in the profession.
Applied Materials' Christi Marrufo shares her career path in the high tech industry in a recent issue of Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals magazine.
In a feature on computer science as a top career field, Christi details her responsibilities as Director of Front End Services, Global Information Services, and speaks to what she enjoys most about working in the IT industry. Below is an excerpt from the article:
In this month's issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine, Mary Humiston, Group Vice President, Global Human Resources (HR), is profiled as one of the publication's annual "Women Worth Watching" in the coming year for her critical role in an organizational transformation that requires Applied Materials to attract, retain and inspire the best possible talent around the world. By driving key initiatives including manager excellence, leadership development, and employee engagement, Mary and her team are re-inventing the way Applied Materials enables its workforce, while reinforcing HR’s role as a critical business partner to the company’s continued success.