Meet Our 2013-14 Premier Partners

Through their contributions, time and expertise, premier partners support the career center by sponsoring a variety of career education programs and events that help our students launch their first professional career. Please visit their websites to learn more about exciting career opportunities with our premier partners.

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Platinum Premier Partners

Bayer HealthCare

Bayer HealthCare is a globally operating company with sites on all five continents. Approximately 55,300 people work for the Bayer subgroup in more than 100 countries at all stages of the value-added chain. 

Meet Bethany Webb, supply chain intern with Bayer

C. H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., one of the world's largest third party logistics companies, has been named the #1 3PL by the readers of Inbound Logistics through iyd annual Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards.

This is the second year in a row that C.H. Robinson has been named the #1 3PL in Inbound Logistics and continues the trend of major awards the company has received in 2012. Fortune magazine named C.H. Robinson a "World's Most Admired Company" for the third straight year. In 2011, Anheuser-Busch named C.H. Robinson its Non-Asset Based Carrier of the Year.

J.M. Smucker Company

For more than 110 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America.


Kellogg Company

Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012 acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world's second largest savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen foods.



FORTUNE Magazine named Stryker among the “World's Most Admired Companies” for the eleventh consecutive year. This year, Stryker moved up two spots from #3 and tied with St. Jude Medical for the #1 spot in the medical equipment industry.

Gold Premier Partners

Coyote Logistics

If you've been reading Crain's, you've seen a lot of mentions of Coyote Logistics. The Chicago-based shipping firm more than doubled its employees to 1,000 in the past year and expects revenue to grow from $585 million last year to nearly $1 billion in 2012-2013.

The company is already the fastest-growing in the Chicago area, according to Crain's Fast 50 list and growth like that sets them up to repeat next year.

Meet Jillian Gralewski, Coyote Logistics

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

BusinessWeek Magazine has repeatedly named Enterprise as one of the “50 Best Places To Launch A Career” based on compensation, rapid advancement and best training programs. According to the article, “Enterprise provides a clear road to the top … with a unique training opportunity for entry-level hires. After a year, promotions nearly always follow.”

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq: FITB) was named the second most trusted bank by the Ponemon Institute in its 2011 Privacy Trust study for Retail Banking. This is the second time in the past three years that Fifth Third ranked among the top five most trusted banks in the Ponemon Institute's study.


Meijer is a leading supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with nearly 200 stores and more than 60,000 employees. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked as the 18th largest privately held company in the country, as well as one of the top 75 most reputable companies in the United States by Forbes Magazine.

Raise your standards and join the pride, passion and competitive spirit that have made Meijer an innovative retailer since 1934. Going beyond brick and mortar, Meijer is recognized for promoting healthy habits to team members by the American Heart Association.

Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is a Fortune 150 company and is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, including washers and dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, and KitchenAid portable appliances.  The company has annual sales of more than $19 billion, more than 68,000 employees, and more than 60 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. It markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names worldwide, and is the #1 global brand in appliances.

Former Premier Partners



  • 2012: Best Companies for Leadership – Hay Group
  • 2011: Top 20 Companies for Leadership – BusinessWeek