Fourth-year management major (supply chain and operations management concentration) Jackson Pundt is interning with the Canadian National Railway this summer. His classes in the Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics help him add value to the company while navigating corporate culture.
“I work as an intern in Canadian National Railway’s transportation department. My role involves examining the company’s operations across departments and looking for ways to consolidate and save the company money. I travel and observe operations at rail yards around the country.
I met with recruiters at Career Fair last fall, and they contacted me for an interview shortly after. I’m really enjoying the experience because I’m getting exposure to different aspects of a large company and learning all the ways my major can apply to the workplace. I’m using the soft skills acquired from my classes more than my analytical skills. My classes prepared me to handle conflict and work with a group to make informed decisions.”
Tim Bart, a fourth-year engineering management major in the Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics, is interning with Detroit Diesel this summer. Detroit Diesel is an American diesel engine manufacturer headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. Tim supports their quality assurance efforts, utilizing his unique blend of hands-on engineering and management skills.
“For my role as a tactical supplier-quality engineer intern, I inspect parts subject to defects from the vendor. If they are in fact bad, we communicate the problem to get corrective action started. I read part prints and perform measurements with different gauges to confirm dimensions. I also work with other internal labs to obtain characteristics we can’t measure by hand.
The internship counts for 3 credits. The emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math I get in class, definitely comes in handy on the job. My engineering and Six Sigma classes prepared me to understand the prints and principals behind what we’re doing and how we verify parts.
I landed the role through my personal network—my brother also works in the company and helped me as I searched for an internship. I’m learning a lot about how design and materials affect quality issues, and I aim to use that knowledge in my project management career.”
Please join us in the School of Business and Economics on September 19, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in AOB 117 to network with finance students & faculty. Additionally, you can learn about finance course offerings, career opportunities, the Applied Portfolio Management Program, Chartered Financial Analyst Program and the Finance Club.