National Intern Day is an opportunity to highlight future business leaders and their contributions to companies like Tyson Foods every year. This summer, we welcomed 213 interns across the enterprise, with 34% of interns filling operational roles and 66% reporting to corporate offices.
Internships allow collegiate and postgraduate students to gain valuable real-world experience in their field of interest. Inayat Kang, an industrial and systems engineering student at Texas A&M University, says her course work aligns exactly with her internship, allowing her to make a smooth transition from textbooks to real-world applications.
Internships allow students to test various career paths and bridge their resumes from college to the workforce. They can also practice their soft and hard skills while building a professional network.
“The networking here is amazing,” says Kailynn Williams, a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion intern from Southern University and A&M College.
Williams traveled from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to visit Tyson Foods headquarters before deciding where she would intern. She says the experience of a family-type of welcome is the reason she chose the Tyson Foods internship over other offers.
Her work is focused on supporting a more inclusive workplace environment for Tyson Foods team members. Her scope of work changes weekly, and her leadership and management enable her to grow, learn and network through travel to plants, facilities
, and conferences.
“It’s so great that Tyson gave me a chance to work in DE&I, even though I don’t have a traditional HR or business major,” Williams said. “I know that I want to work somewhere like Tyson and lead DE&I efforts because of my experience here.”
Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to explore potential career paths with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, learn more about internship opportunities at Tyson Foods by visiting here.