Employer Spotlight: American Axle & Manufacturing

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American Axle & Manufacturing, a Miami University Career Partner, is a global Tier 1 automotive and mobility supplier. Below, Chairman and CEO David C. Dauch ’86 gives advice for students who are pursuing full-time or internship opportunities.

David C. Dauch ’86

What advice would you give students to set themselves up for success in the job/internship search process?

AAM is committed to attracting and retaining the sharpest, most creative minds, and empowering its associates with resources to transform our industry. While students are navigating their career journey, securing hands-on experience is the best way to prepare for future employment. This not only complements classroom learning and brings it to life, it helps students understand what career options exist and introduces them to working collaboratively with others.

AAM seeks individuals who are passionate about innovation in the transportation industry and beyond. We encourage students to explore past the boundaries of today to create new paths and ways of thinking. These are the people who will unlock the solutions to deliver sustainable, accessible mobility.

What sets Miami University candidates apart from others?

I am proud to be an alumnus of Miami University, an institution with a national reputation for providing a superior educational experience and unparalleled professional preparation for its students. Miami is consistently ranked among the top schools in the nation. Its graduates are leaders in all of our industry’s fields: engineering, production, information technology, human resources, finance, marketing and more. All of this makes Miami a rich environment for recruiting.

About American Axle & Manufacturing

American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures driveline and metal-forming technologies to support electric, hybrid, and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan with nearly 85 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is bringing the future faster for a safer and more sustainable future. 

AAM supports its customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence, and technology leadership. With its global footprint, it is committed to building an equitable and inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the unique voices of its diverse workforce. Learn more about AAM and its available opportunities by visiting its Handshake profile.

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