Commercial Rotational Program

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Date: Sep 13, 2023

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28216

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61293


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.


Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Corning Optical Communications: Commercial Rotational Program Corning Incorporated is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For 170 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics to develop products and processes that have transformed industries and enhanced people’s lives. What we do is life changing. (Please visit our website at for more information about us). Our Optical Communications segment delivers connectivity to every edge of the network. Since ushering in the telecommunications revolution with the invention of low-loss optical fiber in 1970, this business has continually innovated to increase the speed and capacity of optical networks. Today, we are enabling the network densification and integrated solutions necessary for 5G, while continuing to innovate for rapidly evolving applications, such as fiber to the home, hyperscale data centers, and in-building networks.


The BRiTE (Broad. Relevant. Tangible. Experience.) program provides new graduates with the unique opportunity to gain hands-on, broad commercial experience by completing four rotations across various business functions. Each rotation is intentionally designed and includes commercial project work, experiential learning, mentoring relationships and leadership development opportunities in the following areas: 1. Sales (Inside Sales and Field Sales) 2. Marketing and Market Development 3. Engineering & Customer Experience 4. Product Line Management Participants will gain valuable experience working alongside mentors on real-life projects, develop critical skills to jump-start their careers, and build a network by collaborating with company leaders and teams across the organization.


Required Experience and Skills:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Bachelor's degree in the following fields:
    • Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, or Telecom Industry, e.g., Network Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Optical Science and Engineering)
    • Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, Physics, Chemistry
  • Graduation date of December 2023 or May 2024
  • Ability to articulate interest in working in commercial roles such as sales, marketing, sales support, field engineering, product marketing and/or product management functions


Key Attributes:

  • Interested in working in different corporate functions
  • Thrives in a diverse work environment
  • Inquisitive and curious
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Flexible and mobile
  • Comfortable working on your own and in groups
  • Driven and self-aware


Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Multiple Internships
  • Leadership roles on campus
  • Study Abroad/international travel
  • Language skills (fluent in more than 1 language)
  • Large company intern experience (commercial related)


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


The range for this position is $54,886.00 - $75,468.80. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Corning Puts YOU First! 


We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 


  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, pad parental leave, mental health/substance, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte