Vanderlande’s North American Headquarters, located in Marietta, Georgia, is currently in the midst of our 15-week spring internship program. The program offers students the opportunity to learn in an international environment, tackle complex business challenges, and build lifelong skills and relationships.
Our internship program offers an ideal experience as it allows students the chance to gain relevant working experience, while also providing the company with the opportunity to discover and invest in new talent.
“The end goal for us is obviously to make a full-time hire,” said Kristine Graham, a corporate recruiter at Vanderlande, “This program allows us to build those relationships in order to make that happen.” In other words, our internship program serves as a test drive for both the intern and the company.
That test drive experience is exactly what Melanie Banks, a Georgia native and senior at Kennesaw State University, was looking for. Rather than simply registering for another class to fulfil her degree requirements, Melanie decided to find an internship where she could gain real life experience related to her field of study.
During her search Melanie discovered Vanderlande on a job board and after doing some research she was immediately sold. For Melanie, the decision to apply was easy not only because of the “sheer size of the company,” but the fact that, “Vanderlande presented the opportunity to grow on a global level.”
But what really drew Melanie in was the culture here at Vanderlande. Beginning with the interview process, “It was clear by the questions I was being asked that they cared about who I was outside of just my resume…and that was a good feeling.”