?Alcoa Tweetup? To Welcome National Society of Black Engineers

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    March 28, 2012 14:23 UTC

    ?Alcoa Tweetup? To Welcome National Society of Black Engineers

    Alcoa Invites Students to Networking Event to learn about Careers
    and Internship Opportunities

    PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    When student members of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
    arrive for this week?s convention and career fair at the David L.
    Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Alcoa (NYSE:AA) will invite
    them to ?tweet? about their experiences.

    The Alcoa Corporate Center on the city?s North Shore will be the venue
    for the ‘Alcoa Tweetup’ this Thursday, March 29. Nearly 200 NSBE student
    members from Alcoa?s 18 Campus Partnership Program schools will partake
    in interactive exhibits from the Alcoa Innovation Center, a showcase of
    Alcoa initiatives in sustainability and technology, and learn about
    careers at Alcoa from several business unit and corporate recruiters.

    The students will be encouraged to share their experiences at the Alcoa
    networking event via their Twitter accounts and throughout the two-day
    NSBE event.

    “At Alcoa, our diversity efforts focus on building on our similarities
    while leveraging our differences so we can achieve optimal performance,”
    said Gena Lovette, Alcoa Chief Diversity Officer. “We believe in
    creating an inclusive, high performance environment where all of our
    employees are challenged to reach their full potential.”

    Alcoa has created a number of employee networks that support diversity
    across the company’s worldwide operations. These affinity groups include
    Alcoa Women?s Network, Employees at Alcoa for Gay and Lesbian Equality,
    and the Alcoa African Heritage Network (AHN).

    “Our goal is to connect people through networking and mentoring,” said
    Everick Spence, co-chair of Alcoa’s AHN group and plant manager of
    Alcoa’s Kawneer architectural aluminum building and construction
    products plant in Springdale, Arkansas.

    “Alcoa has provided me with many learning opportunities and challenges
    that have broadened my career development,” Spence added. “I joined
    Alcoa as an engineering superintendent in Alcoa’s Global Packaging
    Division in Tennessee. Now, I am a plant manager in a totally different
    business ? building and construction — getting another opportunity to
    learn a new business and expand my capabilities.”

    The ‘Alcoa Tweetup’ is just one way Alcoa is involved in the NSBE
    convention. Representatives from Alcoa?s businesses will conduct onsite
    interviews at the career fair for full-time and internship openings.
    Alcoa has also become a member of the NSBE Board of Corporate Affiliates
    to further enhance the company?s efforts to recruit talented engineers.

    About Alcoa

    Alcoa is the world?s leading producer of primary and fabricated
    aluminum, as well as the world?s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
    alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
    Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
    automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
    transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
    past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
    products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa? wheels,
    fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
    systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
    titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
    part of Alcoa?s operating practices and the product design and
    engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
    Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75
    percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
    active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
    countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.

    Contacts

    Alcoa Inc.
    Joyce Saltzman, 412-553-4467 (business)
    412-335-9582
    (cell)
    Joyce.saltzman@alcoa.com

    Source: Alcoa