Cadence is committed to creating a sustainable pool of talented electronic design automation (EDA) engineering students, preparing them with the tools and training they need to thrive in the competitive semiconductor and electronics industry. Cadence is recognized as a Great Place to Work around the world, including on FORTUNE Magazine's list of 100 Best Companies for the second consecutive year and a best workplace for recent college graduates.
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A summer intern in San Jose says “Everything, right from the onboarding process to now, has been great. Cadence cares for their employees and I have an awesome manager who gives valuable feedback."
As we regularly welcome this next generation of interns and recent graduates into Cadence, our College Hires and Internships Programs (CHIPs) team organizes fun networking events throughout the year to continue the positive momentum. These networking events allow Cadence’s recently hired graduates and interns to stay connected and mingle across the various business functions.
Student Ambassador Program
The Cadence® Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Cadence and their university. Our Ambassadors:
- Are the first to learn about innovative Cadence products and programs
- Act as the main campus contact for Cadence teams
- Plan and host fun events on campus
- Contribute creative ideas to help us find and recruit awesome students from their school
- Join the Cadence Academic Network and gain access to events, scholarship opportunities, and learning resources
- Grow their leadership and communication skills
- Network with other Cadence ambassadors around the world
- Receive great Cadence swag!
What does it take to be an Ambassador?
Ambassadors must have completed an internship at Cadence. As such, they are self-starters with high aspirations and a desire to make an impact. They eat innovation for breakfast, are knowledgeable about Cadence technology (or willing to learn!), and are enthusiastically involved in their school communities.
All majors are welcome! Student ambassadors should be enrolled in undergraduate or post-graduate study, and be able to dedicate ten hours per month to Cadence Ambassador efforts.
How to apply?
We offer the Cadence Student Ambassador Program in multiple regions around the world. The Cadence Student Ambassador program consists of students Cadence has met over the years through a mutual passion for technology and innovation, and is currently by nomination or reference only. If you are working with a professor of the Cadence Academic Network, he or she might refer you!
For further information please contact the Cadence Academic Network.
The Cadence iLS courses, laboratories, and Rapid Adoption Kits have been tremendously useful in rapidly improving my research team and student skill set in electronic design automation. I strongly recommend using the iLS tools if you want to effectively improve your EDA and digital design skill set.
Dr. Matthew Morrison, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Cadence is a leader in supporting technical and professional activities that have enabled building an EDA community. ACM SIGDA is very appreciative of the their continued support to nurture young professionals and students through sustained support of activities at major EDA conferences.
Dr. Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, ACM SIGDA Chair, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
We are grateful for the engagement with Cadence over the past 10 years. It has led us to innovative breakthroughs and has helped us educate pioneering scholars for the future workforce in EDA.
Dr. Xin Li Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Cadence Academic Network support is the key to enabling our capabilities in innovating integrated circuit and system design with extreme energy/power efficiency. The quality of Cadence tools is outstanding and offers responsive support to address the challenges posed by new design methodologies and techniques.
Prof. Massimo Alioto, IEEE Fellow Director of the Integrated Circuit and Embedded Systems Lab, National University of Singapore
The greatest benefit that we get from the Cadence Academic Network is access to the most modern tools for electronic design automation.
Professor Ulrich Bruening, University of Heidelberg, Germany
The Academic Network helps us to be in line with the newest technology from Cadence, helping my research to stay at the leading edge.
Professor Michael Huebner, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
The comprehensive reach of the Cadence Academic Network has help us cover every aspect of design from analog circuitry to digital and system design, so it is extremely useful for us.
Professor Mladen Berekovic, Braunschweig University of Technology
Cadence has made us confident in our work, because we know that we are instructing students in the most modern and capable tools which are used worldwide.
Professor Marek Wójcikowski, Gdansk University, Poland
We are proud to be part of Cadence Academic Network because it provides us the opportunity to interact with other leading institutions covering a broad range of research topics.
Professor Holger Blume, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany