The College of Business Administration is the largest provider of internships in the St. Louis region. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in UMSL’s BSBA or MBA program with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management or Analytics have the opportunity to participate in valuable Internships with local businesses. Our students intern at a wide-range of public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit companies, including Boeing, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bayer, the Little Bit Foundation, UniGroup and others. Interns typically serve as supply chain planners, distribution or transportation analysts, demand planners or buyers.
Students engaging in Internships gain practical experience, learn new skills and can build relationships with mentors that last throughout a career. Interns enter the job market well prepared for the challenges of transitioning from a college student to a young professional. And, Internships look great on a resume and future job applications!
Our Internships typically run for one semester; they may be full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid and students may earn academic credit. An internship is a terrific way to experience supply chain work in the real world and to see if this field is the right one for you. Many of our Interns go on to accept full time positions with their sponsor company following graduation.
Whether students have internship experience or not, we are pleased to report a 97% placement rate following graduation for our BSBA graduates with Supply Chain Management emphasis, and 90% for our MBA graduates with Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics emphasis from 2014 to 2019.
Our graduates join some of the largest, public companies and smaller, private companies the St. Louis area. They are hired as project managers, business and logistics analysts, distribution planners, procurement agents and others.
“We have hired graduates of these programs here at UniGroup, and I have been impressed with the output of UMSL throughout my years in HR.”
- Megan Piechowski, VP HR, UniGroup
Derrick Freeman, BSBA 2019
While studying Supply Chain Management at UMSL, Derrick Freeman was part of Boeing’s “Future Leaders in Thought and Experience” program. As an undergraduate, Derrick interned with the Fortune 500 company at their operations in St. Louis, in Seattle and in Charleston, South Carolina. He has now graduated and has accepted a full-time position as a Procurement Agent with the company.
Supply chain management graduate Derrick Freeman talks baseball and Boeing
Radoslaw Chupka, BSBA 2019
After a summer internship with World Wide Technology, one of the largest privately owned companies in St. Louis. Radek Chupka knew he wanted to work in the supply chain field and he wanted to work for WWT. Now, not only is he working in the field he wants and for the company he wants, but he has been relocated closer to his home country of Poland. Radek is part of the company’s Supply Chain Project Management team based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
International student-athlete snags internship, job offer with World Wide Technology
Sarah Rizzo, BSBA 2016
While at UMSL, Sarah Rizzo studied French, International Business and Supply Chain Management. She held several internships, including with the St. Louis Mozaic Project, Plugged In, and the International Institute of St. Louis. It was during a casual meeting with her supply chain management professors and the Department’s Advisory Board member, James Sembrot, that Rizzo learned of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s need for her exact mix of skills. After graduating she was hired by AB-InBev as a senior analyst supervising their Canadian supply chains. Rizzo is still with AB serving as Export Logistics Manager. Her future plans include overseas assignments – preferably in France – with the company. She is a founding member of the Supply Chain & Analytics Alumni Board.
Knowing languages and cultures gives French and business double major the edge at Anheuser-Busch InBev
Zach Bennett, BSBA 2018
Zach Bennett first learned about Graybar, a Fortune 500 company that specializes in wholesale distribution as well as supply chain management services, by meeting representatives from the company at one of UMSL’s Supply Chain & Transportation Club’s events. After completing a Transportation Internship with Edgewell Personal Products in the spring of 2018, Zach completed a continuous improvement internship at Graybar’s corporate headquarters during the summer. He credits the connections with company executives that he made during this time for landing his professional position with Graybar after he graduated.
Supply chain and analytics major signs with Fortune 500 company after summer internship