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College to Corporate Development Program

Applied Materials invests in talent. One way we do this is through our College to Corporate Development Program, a full-time paid opportunity for recent college graduates. This program is designed to train and engage emerging technology professionals in a variety of disciplines.

The College to Corporate Development Program (CCDP) includes training courses that help new employees transition seamlessly from academia to a corporate environment. We also provide networking, leadership, and team building opportunities, giving participants both valuable business contacts and practical skills.

Each graduate will be matched with the Applied Materials division that is best suited with his or her background and aligned with current Company needs. We’re looking for strong, enthusiastic candidates with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Internships and other relevant experiences are helpful, but not required.

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The College to Corporate Development Program offers opportunities for each group of college hires to participate in activities that develop team building and presentation skills, provide leadership and networking opportunities, and familiarize them with the culture at Applied Materials. These include:

  • Brown bag lunch workshops
  • Executive speaker series
  • Transition mentorship program
  • Community service activities
  • Social and cultural events


College hires receive a comprehensive benefits package. Please go to Benefits for a detailed description.


Technical positions available within CCDP include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Field Process Support
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Information Systems Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Product Marketing Engineer
  • Product Support Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Test Engineer

For technical positions we require an A.S., B.S., M.S., or Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Systems Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, or equivalent. Business positions available within CCDP include, but are not limited to:

  • Buyer
  • Planner
  • Contract Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Business Process Development Analyst

For business positions we require a B.S. in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or equivalent.


Each college hire within CCDP will receive a customized training plan. Participants also receive technical and professional development training that is specifically relevant to their full-time employment. Types of training courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Materials
  • Global business effectiveness
  • Semiconductor industry overview
  • Process and equipment overview
  • Job-specific technical training
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management
  • Negotiating skills
  • Quality assurance training
  • Safety training
  • Online learning