CAT Logistics Internships Offer Professional Experience And Leadership Development

MORTON, Illinois – This summer, Cat Logistics, a Division of Caterpillar Inc., welcomed a select team of 19 young professionals to our headquarters in Morton, IL for an intensive 12-week internship program. Among the group were Heather Dolzen and Jiemei Liao from the University of Tennessee.

CAT_logistics_8-12-smEach of these undergraduate and graduate students was assigned to a challenging professional project involving our global supply chain, and then worked side-by-side with mentors and subject matter experts to gather and analyze data, and implement effective solutions.

While the interns gained practical experience through their projects, they also participated in leadership development activities including a day-long team challenge course. The challenge course allowed the interns to work together through a series of obstacles, and provided important lessons about safety, problem-solving, cooperation, and leadership. “Interns can learn from each other,” said Liao. “After the course, our friendship is strengthened.”

Lynda Weller, who coordinates the Cat Logistics Internship Program said, “This talented group of interns represents a diverse cross-section of students from 10 universities across the U.S. They were selected based upon their academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a robust interview process.”

Dolzen has this advice for her fellow Volunteers who are considering an internship with Cat Logistics: “Cat exposes you to a wide range of different projects and you are given great responsibility. This is a very hands-on internship, and you will leave feeling like you added value to their organization.”

Caterpillar is experiencing strong growth, and has a need for supply chain and logistics professionals around the world. “Our success as a company is the result of having a great team,” said Steve Larson, President of Caterpillar Logistics Inc. “These interns represent the future of Cat Logistics, and we are excited about the energy and ideas that they bring to our company.”

To learn more about 2013 summer internships and careers with Cat Logistics, visit

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