3M Frontline Sales Initiative program at UMD builds talent pipeline
November 20, 2018

3M experiential sales program attracts high-caliber UMD students


More than an internship: The Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the U of M Duluth (UMD) is one of only 14 universities in the 3M Frontline Sales Initiative program, which provides an experiential sales learning initiative that is more than an internship. The eleven-week program includes two weeks of orientation and training and nine weeks of selling in a designated assignment for one of 3M’s divisions.

To date, seven UMD students have participated in the program that aligns with 3M’s goal of attracting diverse, high-caliber entry-level sales candidates.

Karly Weber, now a 3M hire: Karly Weber, ’17 B.B.A., (pictured above, center) is one such hire. After participating in the Frontline Sales Initiative program, Weber received a job offer from 3M, and is now working for the Personal Safety Division as a core sales representative. The internship gave her opportunities to learn from coworkers, customers, and the industry.

“I was able to make an impact on my customers’ businesses in just a couple of months. I was able to improve processes, make the production cycle more efficient, and create a safer environment for the employees.”

--Karly Weber, ‘17 B.B.A.

Photo: University of Minnesota, Duluth


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