By Cho Mu-hyun
Samsung Electronics wants to increase its global talent pool by hiring graduates with master’s or doctoral degrees from prestigious U.S. universities.
The world’s largest electronics maker said Wednesday that it is looking to hire those with doctorate degrees in science and engineering or those who expect to be awarded them by the end of the year.
It will also look to those with MBAs and pick interns from those still in college. Doctorate candidates must have a degree in electoral engineering, computer engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, medical engineering and material engineering.
MBA applicants must have two years work experience in companies and have a degree in marketing, management development, product strategy and business strategy.
The company will take applicants until October 16. It didn’t disclose how many they would pick.
Samsung started employing those with postgraduate degrees from the United States in 2000. The firm earns over 80 percent of its revenue abroad, with North America being one of the most important portions, said a Samsung spokesman. The company plans to continuously gather talented individuals who demonstrate an understanding of local sentiment to further boost its business there.
The United States is home to many of Samsung’s competitors and clients in the information technology industry. The Suwon-based firm has been increasing its market share in America in various areas, especially smartphones. It also has a chip factory in Texas.
Those selected will start their internship next summer and start working full time in 2014 at the company’s office in Korea.
Other Samsung Group affiliates such as Samsung Display and Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology are also looking for people with postgraduate degrees. The display maker will take applications from holders of eight different masters or doctorate degrees in science and engineering until Monday. The group’s research leg will hire until October 15 from six different study areas with the same academic standards.