TMC Becomes Corporate Member of Iowa State Forum

on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 in Company News

TMC Transportation, the largest privately held flatbed provider in the U.S. for more than 50 years, has formalized a more pronounced cooperation with the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. After many years of working with the college, TMC is moving forward with the Ivy Sales Forum. The deal was set in place for TMC to help grow its ongoing internship program, all while being conveniently located in the Iowa State Research Park. Internship opportunities provide an emphasis on professional growth and development, while also educating individuals on all the facets of sales and supply chain. TMC opened its Ames branch back in 2017 and has since attended numerous student fairs and even hosted various student-run organizations across campus. Clubs include Sales ClubMulticultural Business NetworkMarketing ClubSupply Chain Management ClubCyber Security Club (IASG), and MIS Club. The transportation company has been hiring postgraduates and interns from Iowa State University, since the early 1980s.

“TMC is very proud to be a member of the Ivy Sales Forum and everyone is looking forward to expanding on our long-running collaboration with ISU. Our Student Training Center in Ames continues to grow every year and will offer great sales experience as we work to mold our Sales Development Internships to follow as closely as possible the teachings of ISF. These are great times to be in Transportation and especially in Transportation Sales,” shared Kenny Kyle, V.P. Campus Collaboration.

The membership is a collaboration between academia and industry. The Ivy Sales Forum strives to advance the growth and effectiveness of professional sales and works along with its corporate partners to provide sales certificate students with relevant experiential learning opportunities.

Mike Crist, S.V.P. of Leadership Development added, “As one of the many Iowa State Alumni leaders at TMC, I am very excited about this partnership. Our Ames office specifically has enjoyed the relationships with Iowa State University faculty for years. Making that partnership formal is a huge milestone. Participating in and providing professional development opportunities for the young talent in the state of Iowa is a strong focus of our growth plan as a nationwide organization and beacon institution in Des Moines, IA.”

TMC will offer thirty Sales Development Internships for the summer of 2023. Ten of those will work out of the Ames office at Iowa State Research Park, with others working out of various locations around the USA. Additional opportunities for students span across five other departments, such as Operations and Information Technology.

Since opening the Student Training Center in Ames back in 2017, over 100 ISU students have completed internships, many of whom continued with great careers at TMC.