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Students and Graduates

Your journey from academia to the professional world starts here. If you are a student looking for meaningful experiences, or a recent graduate with high aspirations, you are in the right place.  

Recognized as one of Newsweek’s 2023 “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Job Starters,” Wabash believes in nurturing new talent and shaping early career professionals into the leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to honing your talents and helping you realize your potential in a supportive and dynamic environment.  

We understand that your career path is as unique as you are, which is why we offer two early career programs to set you on the path to success: our Summer Internship Program and the Emerging Leadership Development Program. 

Join us in Changing How the World Reaches You® as, together, we shape the future of transportation, logistics and distribution. Explore the opportunities we offer, hear success stories from those who walked this path before you, and get ready to discover how you can make a lasting impact with Wabash. 

You may access applications to both the ELDP and Summer Internship Program through our Careers site below.

Emerging Leadership Development Program

For recent college graduates who are ready to accelerate their career, our Emerging Leadership Development Program (ELDP) provides a structured yet dynamic journey. This rotational program will immerse you in various full-time positions within your field, giving you a holistic understanding of growth opportunities available at Wabash.  

Our Emerging Leadership Development Program bridges the gap between academia and your first job by providing a supportive environment for personal and professional growth. As you learn from seasoned professionals, contribute fresh ideas and new perspectives, and tackle challenging projects, you will find yourself on a trajectory toward leadership positions within Wabash.

ELDP Benefits

  • Rotational assignments expose you to diverse experiences, encourage flexibility, and develop your ability to work with different teams and stakeholders. 

  • Enhance essential leadership skills through various training sessions on topics such as communication, decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, adaptability and emotional intelligence.  

  • Expand your professional connections and learn from others’ experiences at networking events, social gatherings and professional conferences exclusive to ELDP participants. 

  • Engage in discussions with industry experts and senior leaders who provide valuable insights into leadership strategies, trends and best practices, inspiring you to develop your own leadership style. 

  • Work closely with a mentor to help you navigate the early stages of your career and learn effective leadership practices. 

  • Gain exposure to other parts of the business in one-week job shadowing opportunities outside your field. 

  • Graduate from the ELDP with confidence, enabled to drive positive changes within the company and better positioned to accept more challenging roles or leadership positions. 

Getting Started 

  • To participate in the program, individuals have to be committed to their own development, open to feedback and willing to rotate positions on a regular cadence determined by the function.  

  • ELDP opportunities are available in information technology, finance, engineering, human resources and manufacturing operations. 

  • Rotation timing can vary (3 months to 18 months), but each ELDP participant will have at least three rotations within a period of approximately three years. 

  • Between 2nd and 3rd year rotations, ELDP participants will be assigned group projects or tasked with leading teams to work on specific business challenges or community-oriented initiatives. 

Summer Internship Program

In our Summer Internship Program, we offer college students more than just a glimpse into the corporate world. You will be an integral part of our team, working alongside professionals who are passionate about what they do. This is your chance to apply classroom theories to real-world scenarios, all while discovering your strengths and building a network that will last a lifetime. 

Internship Benefits 

  • Apply the skills and knowledge you are developing at school while contributing to real-world projects.  

  • Gain experience presenting in front of senior leaders. 

  • Every intern is a potential full-time employee, and we will provide hands-on experience that complements your academic work. 

  • Gain insight and inspiration from other Wabash leaders at regular lunch and learn events exclusive to interns.  

  • Work one-on-one with a mentor to enhance your skills and leadership effectiveness. 

Getting Started 

  • Opportunities available in areas such as finance, engineering, human resources, information technology, manufacturing operations, supply chain and marketing. 

  • Open to students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree, in technical or nontechnical fields. 

  • Internships run through the summer — May to August.  

  • Wabash accepts applications between September and November for the next summer. 

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