Through two internships obtained during UW-Stout’s Career Fair – one as a distribution supervisor with Menards and another as a supply chain intern with Andersen Corp. – Ben Larson added to his hands-on experience.
“My internships taught me a lot about the workplace and applications I learned about in the program. Having these opportunities taught me areas that I enjoyed in work, as well as areas that I did not enjoy. This narrowed down my job selection process,” he said.
Larson accepted a full-time position as a supply chain analyst with Andersen in Menomonie, before graduating on Dec. 17, when he earned his bachelor’s in supply chain management.
How has your Stout education and experience changed you?
Stout exposed me to courses that helped me decide to change my career path as a whole from business administration to supply chain.
The polytechnic experience aided my learning more than anything in my supply chain degree, a degree I was previously unfamiliar with.
My mandatory internships helped me harness soft skills I would not have likely learned in the classroom, all while supervising workers and learning analytic applications for production facilities.