Business and Economics Department
Meet Your Peers
Our students here at UW-Superior's Transportation and Logistics Management Major have interned at many different transportation and logistics related companies located nationwide and worldwide. Upon graduation, they have also obtained careers in their field of study.
Here you go...meet your present and past peers from the UW-Superior's T&L Major and see what they have to say about their experiences...
Mary Bowman, Logistics Analyst, Best Buy Corporate (Graduate '01)
"The T & L degree I received from UW Superior has offered me more job opportunities than I ever thought possible. My current position allows me to work in all aspects of my degree... I find it fast moving and never dull!"
Mark Ketola, Transportation Analyst, Midwest Energy Resources (Graduate '01)
"The internship program is a great way to get yourself prepared for the real world. It gave me a feeling of what a person would expect when working in the transportation field. If I had a chance to go back to college, I would major in Transportation and Logistics Management. Without a doubt!"
Connee Kimball, Administrative and Marketing Manager, Natural Resources Engineering Company (Graduate '02)
"The T&L program opened many doors to me in fields that I never dreamt possible. My internship with ARDC in transportation planning was priceless; I was able to use many of the specific transportation related courses in this field of work. Once you have the background you can move in many directions."
Alissa LaValley, Transportation Supervisor, Canadian National Railway Company (Graduate '03)
"I am grateful for the opportunity I had on my internship. I worked as an intern for a shortline railroad in their transportation department. Now I am working in the transportation department for a Class I railroad. The program connected me with the right people and the opportunity to get the internship I wanted."
Pamela Davis, International Import Specialist, CH Robinson International (Graduate '03)
"I loved the program.Itwas notthe average college education program that everyone gets. Instead we are pushed above andbeyond the classroom to do research on topics that are coming up both locally and statewide; network with professionals in the fieldto gettheir insight as well as some "words of wisdom"; and do internships with companies in the industry that value your knowledge and want to see you succeed."
Meet the Students who completed an Internship in the summer of 2003...
Shahriyor Rakhmatov, Interned at TNT Fireworks (Summer '03)
"I interned with TNT Fireworks in the summer of 2003, at their regional distribution center in Black River Falls, WI, as it was the next tier in learning the proverbial ropes of transportation and distribution. I participated in receiving, storage, packing, outbound shipment, in-transit visibility, resource optimization, inventory handling and many other functions involved in the process. By the end of the summer, I had obtained a Certified Driver's License (CDL) and drove thousands of miles in a 24-foot company Ryder truck throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tiring and pressured as the environment was, there is no better way in my opinion of gaining insight into the dynamics of a massive distribution operation."
"The program accommodates the opportunities to acquire quality education of the transportation and logistics field. It is supported by professional instructors who dedicate their time and efforts to provide everything students need on their way to becoming future professionals in an ever-expanding industry. I personally feel lucky to come across this major that has opened numerous doors of opportunities into the world of Transportation & Logistics. The classes have always been thrilling for me with class trips and discussion forums added to the curriculum. The program is flexibly designed to cover all areas of Transportation and Logistics, thus, giving students the necessary foundation to succeed in the future. It is definitely a program worth making an investment into."
Sharmila Iqbal, Interned at DART Intermodal, Eagan, MN (Summer '03)
"All what I have been learning in my transportation classes made sense during my internship. The internship class is a great way to connect class room knowledge to real world situations and also connect students with the appropriate professionals in the industry. I also met some great people at DART who helped me a lot during my internship. Overall, I learned many things that I wouldn't have learned with just a text book."
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