Internships and Careers

Full-Time Career Opportunities

Secure a job before even graduating. Employment of sales and related occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 778,000 new jobs.

When you’re applying for a sales role, hiring managers are not just looking for someone who matches a list of qualifications—they are looking for someone who can walk in and show why they are the right one for the job.

C.H. Robinson - Account Manager

C.H. Robinson is a recognized leader in third-party logistics. We work with a diverse mix of customers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups— to help get their products to consumers around the globe. The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. You are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and forge your own career path.

Our Account Managers are trusted, strategic partners to companies around the world. This is your chance to align with our customers to meet their supply chain and logistics needs while delivering a wonderful customer experience. As an Account Manager, you’ll manage a group of small- to mid-size accounts to build strong, long-term relationships with account leadership. You’ll be empowered to manage and grow existing accounts by bringing forth new services, and expanding on existing services offered, with a focus on increasing efficiency, adding value, maximizing profitability through the account’s supply chain.

Starting dates are for January 2018 and Summer 2018

Full job description is below., Please apply on Handshake and on C.H.R

January start

Summer start

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C.H. Robinson - Sales Executive

C.H. Robinson is a recognized leader in third-party logistics. We work with a diverse mix of customers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups— to help get their products to consumers around the globe. The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. You are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and forge your own career path.

After Accelerator training, you will have the ability to choose your career path in either customer sales or carrier sales. In either sales role with C.H. Robinson, you will have the opportunity to develop, maintain, and grow relationships with our customers or carriers to deliver supply chain and logistics solutions. You will be selling for the industry leader, and you’ll be backed by people, process, and technology that are second-to-none. Better yet, you will be provided with the training, tools, and resources needed to consistently win new business. As you start your sales career with C.H. Robinson, you will be in daily contact with a variety of clients, working to build relationships, analyze their business, and assess how a relationship with C.H. Robinson will meet their needs. Through this fast-paced, high-energy role, you will make an impact on the global supply chain every day.

Starting dates will be either January 2018 or Summer 2018

Full job description below. Please apply C.H.R and on Handshake

January 2018 start

Summer 2018 start

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Greenlee - Sales Development Program Member

Greenlee is focused on developing our talent for the future. For more than 150 years, Greenlee has been a provider of quality tools to the woodworking industry and, for 70 years, to the electrical industry.

In this role, you will be trained in many functional areas including customer service, technical support, manufacturing, marketing, finance, and field sales. These experiences will help develop a view of the "big picture" and to assist in developing critical technical and leadership skills important to the Sales discipline.

The goal of the training program is to prepare you for a Territory Sales Management position representing Greenlee Textron. Following the 4 month training (some do escalate quicker) you will graduate into a sales territory manager. All sales managers are located in a metropolitan area as their base for their territory.

Full job description and how to apply below.

To meet the hiring manager for Greenlee Textron be sure to sign up for the pizza and professionals on 10/12.

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Groupon - Merchant Development Rep

Our Sales team is the fuel that keeps Groupon propelling through e-commerce space. By working consultatively with local and national businesses of all sizes, Groupon sales reps craft marketing campaigns that directly reflect merchants’ business needs, whether that’s getting new customers in the door, engaging with hard-to-reach demographics, or even filling a restaurant’s tables during off-hours.

Once a business has been featured on Groupon, Merchant Development Representatives take over the relationship and work directly with owners to manage the full lifecycle of these accounts. Their aim is to create future marketing campaigns for these merchants and enhance the performance of live deals. MDRs are highly organized, creative with business solutions, and strive to make sure businesses are always satisfied with their marketing campaigns.

Full job description attached below.

First round interviews will be held on campus on Friday, October 20th.

Come learn more at the Groupon Pizza and Professionals on 10/4, the DePaul Job and Internship Fair on 10/5, or the Center for Sales Leadership Career Fair on 10/17. Apply online and/or in person at campus events (preferred).

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Groupon - Business Development Rep - Inside Sales

Our Sales team is the fuel that keeps Groupon propelling through e-commerce space. By working consultatively with local and national businesses of all sizes, Groupon sales reps craft marketing campaigns that directly reflect merchants’ business needs, whether that’s getting new customers in the door, engaging with hard-to-reach demographics, or even filling a restaurant’s tables during off-hours.

Business Development Representatives are responsible for engaging with new merchants to feature on our site. By utilizing a variety of Groupon's new services and products, sales representatives help businesses increase and calibrate customer traffic. Our Business Development Reps are entrepreneurial, resilient, and coachable individuals who are motivated by crafting the best campaigns for both businesses and Groupon

Full job description attached below.

First round interviews will be held on campus on Friday, October 20th.

Come learn more at the Groupon Pizza and Professionals lunch on 10/4, the DePaul Job and Internship Fair on 10/5, or the Center for Sales Leadership Career Fair on 10/17. Apply online and/or in person at campus events (preferred).

Full job description attached below.

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MillerCoors - Sales Management Program

The entry-level Sales Representative role will develop and maintain selling relationship with high-image, high-volume accounts in key markets and channels. Drive brand building initiatives through the execution of nationally and locally developed programming and promotions. Meet and exceed volume and retail causal goals. Responsible for knowing the local trade dynamics and leading all consumer focused retail programs in their accounts, delivering increased volume growth and brand awareness.

Full description below. To meet MillerCoors and learn more about the opportunity come to the Pizza and Professionals 10/5 and attend the Career Expo 10/17.

Apply on Handshake

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2017-2018 Internship Opportunities

Jump start your career with an internship with one of program partners. An internship is an enormous opportunity between your junior and senior year to reflect on your experiences in and outside the classroom and apply that information to your career aspirations.

3M Frontline Marketing Intern - RESUMES DUE BY 10/11

3M is seeking a Marketing Intern for summer 2018.

At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

About the Frontline Program:

The 3M Frontline Internship Summer Program offers qualified students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for one of our divisions in a marketing internship position. For the 11-week assignment, the first 2 weeks will be spent attending an orientation and training program. Participants will then spend the remainder of the summer working, in a designated assignment, for one of the 3M's Divisions based in the following business groups: Consumer, Energy & Electronics, Health Care, Industrial or Safety and Graphics.

Interns work on projects that represent real marketing challenges faced by 3M's business units and mirror the work conducted by full-time members of the department. Through networking and corporate-sponsored events, interns are exposed to many facets of 3M.

Internship projects generally fall into the following categories:

  • Market Assessment: trend analysis; segmentation; customer insights; competitive analysis; brand analysis; eMarketing analysis
  • Strategy Development: positioning strategy; brand strategy; value propositions; channel strategy; pricing strategy
  • Marketing & Communications Planning: message development; eMarketing and social media integration; creative strategy
  • Execution & Measurement: program implementation; program measurement; optimization strategies; resource management

If you are interested and want to learn more and hear from the person interviewing attend the Pizza and Professionals on 9/28 and Career Expo 10/17.

To apply send your resume to Deirdre.laverdiere@depaul.edu by 10/11 and on the 3M site

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3M Frontline Inside Sales Intern - RESUMES DUE BY 10/11

3M is seeking an Inside Sales Intern located in Maplewood, MN for summer 2018.

At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

The 3M Frontline Internship Summer Program offers qualified students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sell for one of our 21 divisions in an inside sales position. For the 11-week assignment, the first 2 weeks will be spent participating in an orientation and training program. Participants will then spend the remainder of the summer selling, in a designated business assignment, for one of 3M's divisions based in the following business groups: Consumer, Energy & Electronics, Health Care, Industrial or Safety & Graphics.

Primary Responsibilities:

Interns are expected to achieve specific sales objectives for assigned territory or account subset. Intern expected to develop basic understanding of product lines, customer segments and their needs, competitive products, prices and policies. Responsible for performing work as an individual contributor within a forecast target and as a sales team member.

Each internship will differ based on the 3M business group where the intern is placed. At completion of the intern assignment, each intern will be expected to have demonstrated the following skill sets:

  • Territory Management: work with territory reps and create a coverage plan; conduct evaluation of competitive, penetration, and retention end-user accounts; identify appropriate key contacts within end-user accounts
  • Sales Planning: conducted thorough end-user account research; confirm scheduled appointments; established sales call objectives; prepare questions in advance
  • Customer Focus: understand customer's organization and structure, manufacturing and distribution, brand strategy and customer
  • Selling Skills: understand the importance of listening skills within the sales process; ask probing questions to uncover customer needs; create a sense of urgency; maintain and grow account list through cross-selling; determine the end-user customer needs; maintain alignment between selling cycle and buying cycle and adjust as require; relate relevant benefits and close the sales
  • Teamwork/Problem Solving: recognized and accepted team goal(s); demonstrated respect for and worked cooperatively with other team members; identified problems and their cause; persevered in solving problems; demonstrated a positive attitude; maintain a professional manner with customers and channel partners; displayed trust in other team members; work independently, be self-motivated and energetic.

If you are interested and want to learn more and hear from the person interviewing attend the Pizza and Professionals on 9/28 and Career Expo 10/17.

To apply send your resume to Deirdre.laverdiere@depaul.edu by 10/11 and on the 3M site

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3M Frontline Field Sales Intern - RESUMES DUE 10/11

3M is seeking a Field Sales Intern for summer 2018.

At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

The 3M Frontline Internship Summer Program offers qualified students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sell for one of our 21 divisions in a field sales position. For the 11-week assignment, the first 2 weeks will be spent participating in an orientation and training program. Participants will then spend the remainder of the summer selling, in a designated business assignment, for one of 3M's divisions based in the following business groups: Consumer, Energy & Electronics, Health Care, Industrial or Safety & Graphics. The internship runs from late May until the first of August. (DePaul students are the exception).

Primary Responsibilities:

Interns are expected to achieve specific sales objectives for assigned territory or account subset. Intern expected to develop basic understanding of product lines, customer segments and their needs, competitive products, prices and policies. Responsible for performing work as an individual contributor within a forecast target and as a sales team member.

Each internship will differ based on the 3M business group where the intern is placed. At completion of the intern assignment, each intern will be expected to have demonstrated the following skill sets:

  • Territory Management: identify territory quadrants and create a coverage plan; conduct evaluation of competitive, penetration, and retention end-user accounts; identify appropriate key contacts within end-user accounts
  • Sales Planning: conducted thorough end-user account research; confirm scheduled appointments; established sales call objectives; prepare questions in advance; utilize product samples and literature when appropriate
  • Customer Focus: understand customer's organization and structure, manufacturing and distribution, brand strategy and customer
  • Selling Skills: understand the importance of listening skills within the sales process; ask probing questions to uncover customer needs; create a sense of urgency; gain objective factual information and details; determine end-user customer needs; maintain and grow customers through cross selling; maintain alignment between selling cycle and buying cycle, adjusting as required; relate relevant benefits and close the sale
  • Teamwork/Problem Solving: recognized and accepted team goal(s); demonstrated respect for and worked cooperatively with other team members; identified problems and their cause; persevered in solving problems; demonstrated a positive attitude; maintain a professional manner with customers and channel partners; displayed trust in other team members

If you are interested and want to learn more and hear from the person interviewing attend the Pizza and Professionals on 9/28 and Career Expo 10/17.

To apply send your resume to Deirdre.laverdiere@depaul.edu by 10/11 and on the 3M site

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3M Frontline Business Analtyics Intern - RESUMES DUE 10/11

3M is seeking a Business Analytics Intern (category management) located in Maplewood, MN for summer 2018.

At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

The 3M Frontline Internship Summer Program offers qualified students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on the behalf of one of our Business Groups in a business analytics internship position. For the 11-week assignment, the first 2 weeks will be spent attending an orientation and training program. Participants will then spend the remainder of the summer working in their assigned internship position.

Interns work on projects that represent real challenges faced by 3M's business units and mirror the work conducted by full-time members of the department. Through networking and corporate-sponsored events, interns are exposed to many facets of 3M.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research, analyze, and identify key data-driven insights from internal and external data.
  • Be able to dig past the data to take into consideration marketplace trends, competitive threats and other influencers of the projects outcome.
  • Perform correlation studies that determine what additional data sources, including External Economic Indicators, can be leveraged to improve business processes.
  • Clearly articulate these insights in the form of actionable recommendations that enable growth for strategic planning and operational execution by business leadership.
  • Activities may involve CRM data modeling which could include identifying desirable sales rep activities and behaviors, correlating CRM pipeline to actual sales, predicting pipeline forecasts and gaps, customer clustering/profiling, and proactively articulating Business at Risk opportunities.
  • Primarily U.S. based, however expect expansion into global information needs.

If you are interested and want to learn more and hear from the person interviewing attend the Pizza and Professionals on 9/28 and Career Expo 10/17.

To apply send your resume to Deirdre.laverdiere@depaul.edu by 10/11 and on the 3M site

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C.H. Robinson - Account Management Internship

C.H. Robinson is a recognized leader in third-party logistics. We work with a diverse mix of customers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups— to help get their products to consumers around the globe. The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. You are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and forge your own career path.

Account Management interns are integrated into our teams, giving you the insight and responsibility needed to learn global freight services and help shippers optimize supply chains.

Full job description below. Please apply on CHR and Handshake

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C. H. Robinson - Sales Inern

C.H. Robinson is a recognized leader in third-party logistics. We work with a diverse mix of customers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups— to help get their products to consumers around the globe. The fast pace of the logistics industry translates into a high-energy and collaborative workplace environment. You are empowered to make decisions, help our customers grow, and forge your own career path.

An internship at C.H. Robinson is more than a learning experience. It’s an opportunity to make an impact at a Fortune 500 global company. As an intern, you’ll help some of the world’s most prominent companies move their products around the globe. The game of logistics is ever changing and you’ll be in the middle of the action, gaining business experience that will benefit you for a lifetime.

Full job description below. Please apply on CHR and Handshake

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Mars/Wrigley Summer 2018 Internship

The Mars Internship Experience Program combines diverse experiences and continuous learning for students with an investment in you that’s personalized to you.

If you’ve set your sights on development, the Mars Internship Experience is a great place to start. The Mars Internship Experience is a 10-12 week summer program providing excellent depth of experience with various real world Mars projects.

Please indicate on your resume you are in the Center for Sales Leadership program and if you would prefer Chicago, St Louis, New Jersey, or are open to location.

All students must apply on Handshake and the Mars site to be considered.

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MillerCoors - Category Management Intern Summer 2018

Throughout your internship at MillerCoors, you will to learn about the overall beer business with the Category Management team and have the opportunity to network with MillerCoors employees at various levels. As a part of the National Chain Accounts team, Category Management has the functional responsibility to create solutions that help showcase MillerCoors overall Space and Assortment Capabilities. The Category Management Intern will have an opportunity to get involved with various projects and work assignments. Below are some examples of potential work accountabilities.

Full description below. To learn more about the opportunity and meet people from MillerCoors come to the Pizza and Professionals on 10/5 and the Career Expo 10/17.

Apply on Handshake

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Paycom Jr. Executive Internship

The Paycom Jr. Executive Internship is an excellent opportunity to gain real-world exposure to the many facets that contribute to success within a fast paced sales office. Students will gain hands-on, real-life business training and experience to broaden their understanding of sales techniques, research strategies and the behind the scenes duties necessary to take an enterprise wide product solution to market. Candidates must be able to access the office locations easily and have reliable transportation. Sales office addresses can be found online at http://paycom.com/contact-us/.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Learn multiple aspects of the sales cycle

Shadow successful sales professionals

Participate in prospecting sessions

Research prospects and present findings

Assist in analysis and presentation preparation

Prepare drops

Pre call planning

Special projects as necessary

Some administrative functions

For the full job description and how to apply - Pacom Jr Executive

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Pepsi - Category Management and Insights Intern - RESUMES DUE 10/11

PepsiCo is one of the world's leading food and beverage companies with over $62 billion in net revenue in 2016 and a global portfolio of diverse and beloved brands.

What you can expect:

Interns will get a true PepsiCo category management experience; learn about our categories, market territories, brands, customer and consumer. There are several positions available. Locations will vary and are determined closer to the internship start date.

Below are some of the activities in which you can expect to participate:

  • Collaborate with our Sales, Space, and Shopper Marketing organizations to achieve key business objectives
  • Address key business issues and strategic opportunities (shopper, brand or category focused)

Full job description it attached below.

All interested students should apply on the Pepsi site. You MUST also send your resume to Deirdre LaVerdiere - deirdre.laverdiere@depaul.edu by October 11th. She will be coordinating the interview schedule.

To help increase your profile any interested student should attend the Pepsi Pizza and Professionals on 9/27 and attend the career expo on 10/17.

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