Dalton Floor, a junior from Bowling Inexperienced who research Enterprise Finance and Enterprise Knowledge Analytics, took a leap of religion when he accepted his first internship.
“I by no means thought I would love something within the manufacturing trade, however I took benefit of a possibility, and I've liked it,” Floor mentioned.
In January 2020, Floor was employed as a Materials Know-how Intern with Bilstein Chilly Rolled Metal, a German fabricated steel producer positioned within the Kentucky Transpark. He held the place for greater than two years earlier than transferring to his present position as a Provide Chain Intern.
“I at present have three major obligations,” Floor mentioned. “The primary is overseeing our open order system and guaranteeing orders are correctly closed. My second duty is engaged on a devaluation venture to assist the corporate transfer sure merchandise faster for the appropriate value. Lastly, I help in stock at our numerous services.”
Floor mentioned he has to work throughout completely different departments at Bilstein, and it has helped him apply the ideas he discovered in his lessons.
“After taking a CIS class, I upgraded my spreadsheets to work extra effectively and be extra visually pleasing. I additionally took an operations administration class and have been in a position to apply the ideas to the manufacturing that we do right here at Bilstein. Plus, most of the ideas I discovered in my finance and accounting lessons, I've seen on show firsthand.”
One of the best a part of Floor’s internship expertise is all of the expertise he gained. He mentioned it's clear that Bilstein is dedicated to his skilled journey.
“I bought the prospect to do many issues that helped enrich my internship expertise, starting from aiding with the clean-up after the December twister that destroyed one in every of Bilstein’s warehouses, to sitting in on a number of gross sales conferences, and the whole lot in-between.”
Floor’s internship recommendation to different college students is “begin as quickly as doable, even whether it is one thing you don't suppose you'll like since you by no means know.”
The WKU Gordon Ford Faculty of Enterprise has a devoted Internship Coordinator. For extra info on GFCB’s internships, please attain out to our Scholar Success Heart by visiting www.wku.edu/enterprise.