AMD Global University Student Center
October, 2011


  Meet Rick Li: Campus Recruiting Manager (China)

Rick Li - Campus Recruiting Manager (China) We are excited about our efforts to attract and retain premium talent worldwide. This month, we interview Rick Li, who is leading the recruitment charge in China.

Q: Tell us about your background and your current role at AMD.
A: I joined AMD in June 2011 and am in charge of AMD Beijing’s recruitment and China’s campus program. Campus recruitment is also my key responsibility.

I majored in Business Law for my Bachelor’s degree and got my post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management. Prior to joining AMD, I worked for IBM as recruiting manager. I have also served Siemens China and Delphi Automotive.

Q: Tell us about AMD China’s strategy for recruiting co-ops and new college grads.
A: We engage to attract technical-majored students of top schools. We also run several events with our target universities: campus talks, scholarships, technical contests, labs and seminars.  

Q: What are the next steps for recruiting in China?
A: We are processing the 2012 campus recruiting program and will go to six target universities for campus talks; then, we will arrange technical tests and interviews. At the end of October, we will release new college graduate offers for selected students.

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Co-ops Assist with Texas Wildfire Relief Effort (Austin)

AMD Co-Ops assisting with Texas Wildfire relief effortsby Thomas Griffin, Co-op
After hearing about the fires in Bastrop and the devastation they caused, I knew I wanted to get involved, but I didn’t know where to start. Thankfully, AMD gave me an opportunity to make a difference. I received an email from Community Affairs looking for volunteers, and with a group of other co-ops, we made plans to go work a shift helping the American Red Cross of Central Texas distribute supplies like snacks, drinks, gloves and shovels to people who had lost their homes. Probably close to 100 cars came though over the course of four hours, and we were able to help every single one. It was incredible, the tangible difference a small dedicated group of people can make.

At AMD, I get the feeling that I have a chance to develop as a person. Even as a co-op, the company values me for more than just my work. Instead, I’m encouraged to get involved outside of work. I’m really looking forward to the other opportunities that I’ll undoubtedly have over the rest of my term here.

Ed. note: In response to the Central Texas wildfires, , AMD and its employees worldwide have donated over $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Central Texas.

Co-op Profile: Bilal Qamar (Canada)

Bilal Qamar Q: Why did you seek an opportunity at AMD?
A:  AMD is a world leader in the development of graphics cards. As a student in Waterloo’s Computer Engineering program, I felt that AMD would be the ideal platform for
me to launch my career.

Q: What is the best thing about being at AMD?
A: I feel that the environment of AMD is what really drives our success as a company. My team is very cohesive and my colleagues are always helpful and passionate about their work.

Q: What is the most challenging thing about working at AMD?
A: There is definitely a steep learning curve. As an intern, you have to take initiative and be a quick learner. Problem-solving is the key to success at AMD.

Q: What advice would you give up-and-coming co-ops?
A: Make sure to ask questions and learn as much as you can. If you have an idea or suggestion for the project you are working on, let your supervisor know, because he/she will surely appreciate it. Build long-term friendships with your colleagues, and this will definitely help make your term at AMD much more enjoyable.

MBA Leadership Development Program Profile: Kristen Lisa

Kristen LisaMy name is Kristen Lisa, and I recently graduated from the University of Illinois with an MBA in marketing.  I am currently enrolled in AMD’s MBA Leadership Development Program (LDP), a two-year/three-rotation program designed to provide exposure to a variety of corporate functions.  My “class” will be the first to have completed both the internship program and the full-time LDP rotation program. 

Given my background in marketing, I chose my first rotation in Market Intelligence.  Perhaps the most rewarding part of this job—aside from the intelligent, amazing people I work with—is the importance of the work we do.  The deliverables and materials that this team produces contribute to some of the most important decisions that get made for AMD.  My experience so far has been very rich: I’ve had the opportunity to work on both primary and secondary projects, all with output that is of high value for internal stakeholders.  Having the opportunity to manage these projects and to see what type of data are required to make strategic decisions has been invaluable, and I’m looking forward to what the next five months bring!

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In This Issue

Meet Rick Li: Campus Recruiting Manager (China)
Co-ops Assist with Texas Wildfire Relief Effort (Austin)
Co-op Profile: Bilal Qamar (Canada)
MBA Leadership Development Program Profile: Kristen Lisa


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