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    ​The Altria family of companies strives to provide students with unbeatable internship experiences.  So, what happens to students after the conclusion of their internships?  Well, over half start their careers with Altria after they graduate! 

    Click the pictures below to see where these former interns are now in their careers at Altria! 

     

     ​Sales
     
    
    Jessica, Sales Intern 2005

    “Hi there! My name is Jessica and I first found Altria Group Distribution Company as a curious Mizzou finance student looking for a Sales internship. I interned with the company in 2005 during my junior year and had an amazing summer. I knew right away that I wanted to come on full-time after I graduated!

    It’s hard to believe it’s been six years, but I have had a fast-paced, fun career path since day one. After I graduated in 2006, I was a Territory Sales Manager in St. Louis and then I was promoted to Sales Development Associate in the fall of 2007. I was then promoted to a Unit Manager in January 2008, where I spent two years learning how to effectively lead a team of five people in Kansas City. My most challenging, but also most rewarding, assignment came next. I was promoted to our Richmond Headquarters in March 2010. I absolutely loved my time in our headquarters office where I learned a tremendous amount about the strategies that we use to grow and develop our three operating companies’ businesses. And now most recently, I was promoted to the District Sales Manager position and I am back home in St. Louis. I have truly enjoyed my time with Altria and I am so happy I made the decision to join the company as an intern!”

    Matt, Sales Intern 2006

    "Hello!  My name is Matt and in the summer of 2006, I was a Field Sales Force intern in Section 43. I then went on to finish my senior year at Indiana University and then started working full time for Altria in 2007 in the same section! My internship experience was a great opportunity for me to see what it is like to work for Altria and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to start my career here! I went to work as a Territory Sales Manager in Louisville, Kentucky. As a TSM I learned more than I could imagine about the consumer and our programs that we offer to the trade. After my time as a TSM, I was promoted to a Sales Development Associate where I managed a unit in Lexington, Kentucky. The next opportunity I was presented with was the chance to manage my own unit in the great state of South Dakota! After a great experience in South Dakota I was promoted to work at headquarters in Business Process & Technology. My next role took me to our headquarters in Richmond where I was responsible for the technology that supports our Field Sales Force. Through my experience at headquarters I gained a better understanding of our national strategies and worked closely with our marketing, consumer engagement, finance, and legal teams. Last year I was promoted to the District Sales Manager position in St. Louis. After 8 years it is still an experience that can’t be beat!” 

    Ivy, Sales Intern 2007

    “Hello! My name is Ivy and I am a Unit Manager for the Field Sales Force in Richmond, Virginia.  Just a few years ago, I was an intern in the Field Sales Force.  As an intern I had an experience that can’t be beat!  I saw every aspect of Altria, from manufacturing, brand management, and sales. When I graduated from the University of Virginia, I knew that I wanted to work full time for Altria.  Since joining the Field Sales Force, I have been promoted to a Sales Development Associate and then to a Unit Manager. In my role, I receive hands on training and development from my manager, as well as the opportunity to lead and develop six territory sales managers.”

    Jill, Sales Intern 2010
    “Hi! My name is Jill and I am currently a Unit Manager in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where we host many talented interns in the summer. I interned with Altria Group Distribution Company myself during the summer of 2010 in Fresno, California, where I was given a fun and challenging project that was specific to the Central Valley market. Upon completing my internship, I became a student ambassador at University of California – Berkeley and came on full-time in June 2012 in Napa, California. My internship was rewarding and insightful, as I met great people who worked for our company and had a head start on my career!”  
      
    Engineering/Manufacturing
     
    
    Brandon, Eng./Manf. Intern 2005
    “Hi – my name is Brandon, and I interned with Philip Morris USA in both the summer of 2005 and the spring of 2006.  Then, after graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, I joined the company as an associate of the Engineering Leadership Development Program. 
    Since joining the company in 2007, I have experienced many roles across Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, and Altria Client Services.  These roles have ranged from Research Development & Engineering, to Regulatory Affairs, to Manufacturing.
    Today, I manage production at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company’s facility in Chicago, IL. I also am Campus Manager for our Engineering/Manufacturing Recruiting Team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”
    Daniel, Eng./Manf. Intern 2006

    “Hello! My name is Daniel and I interned with Philip Morris USA during the summer of 2006. During my internship, I worked in the Business Planning and Analysis group at the Richmond Manufacturing Center. At the end of the summer, I decided to continue my experience with the company as a parallel co-op.

    After graduating, I was hired into the Engineering Leadership and Development Program (ELDP) with Altria Client Services. The ELDP program allowed me to work in multiple departments and gain a wide variety of experiences over the course of four and half years. My assignments included another rotation as an engineer in the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering group and a rotation as a supervisor in the Receiving, Conditioning, and Blending Department in Primary Processing, both at the Richmond Manufacturing Center. After supervising, I spent one year in the Modeling and Simulation group supporting projects for all of our operating companies. My final rotation within the ELDP program was with Regulatory Affairs in the Regulatory Reporting and Submissions group.

    Upon completion of the program, I returned to the Modeling and Simulation group where I currently work. In addition, I have taken on additional responsibilities with the company including supervising an intern and coordinating our recruiting efforts at VCU as a Campus Manager/Owner. As I continue my career with Altria, there are countless opportunities in the company for me to pursue.

    My career with Altria can be summed up as an experience that cannot be beat.”

     

    Latoya, Eng./Manf. Intern 2007
    “I’m Latoya, a 2008 graduate from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Aggie Pride!).  With a degree in Architectural Engineering, I wasn’t sure how I would fit with a manufacturing company.  How can we make quality products without the best facilities to do it in?  That’s where I come in.  When I interned in 2007 with Philip Morris USA in the corporate facilities group, I had my own projects, real projects.  Making copies, getting coffee…none of that here!  I returned to school for my senior year in the fall of 2007 with a full-time job offer.  How cool is that?  In the past six years, I have been in five different positions supporting Philip Morris USA, US Smokeless Tobacco Company, Corporate Affairs and Central Engineering.  If you are looking for a challenging place to grow your career and the ability to meet some great people along the way, you’ve found the right place!”
    Sravanthy, Eng./Manf. Intern 2008
    “Hello! I am Sravanthy and I interned in the Maintenance and Engineering department at Phillip Morris USA over the spring and summer of 2008. I presented to the Engineering Leadership and Development Program board in the summer of 2008 and was offered a position in the Engineering Leadership development program (ELDP), a four year rotational program.  I gladly accepted and went on to finish my senior year at Virginia Commonwealth University. I graduated in May 2009 and started full time as an ELDP associate at Altria Client Services. I graduated from ELDP in 2013 and started back in the Applied Technology group. It’s been a very rewarding career with experience in Research and Development, Engineering, Manufacturing, Project Management and Finance. I also obtained my Masters in Business Administration. I had several opportunities to help the company in their recruiting efforts at VCU too. The journey’s been great and I thank Altria for an experience that can’t be beat!”
    Phil, Eng./Manf. Co-op 2008 and 2009

    “Hello!  My name is Phil. I was an alternate co-op with Altria Client Services in 2008 and 2009 in the Engineering Leadership Development Program. My co-op experience was a great opportunity for me to see how Altria provides engineering support for its different operational companies. After I finished my senior year at Virginia Tech, I started working full-time for Philip Morris USA in 2010 in the Manufacturing Leadership Development System. I began at Philip Morris USA as a Manufacturing Analyst in the staffing department and worked there for about a two years before moving to cigarette manufacturing as a Business Unit Leader. My experience has been outstanding so far! I have had the opportunity to work with so many great people and have developed leadership skills I can’t imagine gaining anywhere else.”

      
    Brand
     
    
    Kevin, Brand Intern 2005
    “My name is Kevin and in the summer of 2005, I interned in the Field Sales Force as part of what was at the time Philip Morris USA.  I finished my senior year at the University of Texas and started full time as a Territory Sales Manager in Dallas, TX.  After approximately a year, I had the opportunity to move to Monroe, LA as a Unit Manager and then Saint Louis, MO, also as a Unit Manager.  After about two years in Saint Louis and about four years total in what was now the Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) Field Sales Force, I had the opportunity to work in Brand Management at John Middleton Company (JMC) in Richmond, VA.  I have been with JMC now for the last four years, holding both the Assistant and Associate Brand Manager titles before becoming a Brand Manager in May of 2012.  I have had the opportunity to live in lots of different places and do various jobs, which has all added up to a fantastic career with Altria, and it all began as an intern!”
    Jay, Brand Intern 2008
    “Hi! My name is Jay and I started with Altria in 2008 as a Brand Management intern with Philip Morris USA. After graduating from Virginia Tech, I started full-time as a Brand Analyst at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company where I worked on the Skoal and Marlboro Snus brands. I then completed a developmental assignment as a Territory Sales Manager in Las Vegas, Nevada before working on the Marlboro Brand as an Assistant Brand Manager. I am currently completing a development assignment as a Unit Manager for Altria Group Distribution Company in Chicago, IL. I have had a fantastic experience at Altria because of our great people, the fast-paced work environment and our organization’s commitment to employee development.”
    Katie, Brand Intern 2009
    Hey, my name is Katie and I went to the University of Virginia. I started with Altria as an intern in Brand Management the summer of 2009 and had a great experience working on the Red Seal team that summer.  I was very excited to come back to US Smokeless Tobacco as a full time hire on the Copenhagen Team in 2010, where I started as a Brand Analyst. After working on the equity side of the business, I was promoted to Assistant Brand Manager on the Copenhagen Value Team. After that role I had the opportunity to move to Fort Myers, Florida for 6 months to do a rotation as a Territory Sales Manager in the Field Sales Force. I had an awesome experience and learned a ton about the retail side of the business that has helped with my role in Brand Management. I am now working as a Senior Assistant Brand Manager on the Skoal Equity team, and I’m almost finished with my MBA at the University of Richmond. I’m looking forward to what my future with Altria holds!
    Alex, Brand Intern 2010
    “Hello!  My name is Alex and in the summer of 2010, I was a Brand Management intern at John Middleton Co.  During this time, I had the opportunity to work on Black & Mild and create a consumer promotion intended to strengthen the overall equity of the brand.  In 2011, I graduated from Penn State University and began working full-time at Altria as a Brand Analyst at John Middleton Co.  Thanks to the internship experience and a great first year at the company, I became an Assistant Brand Manager responsible for new Black & Mild products. In 2013, I had the opportunity to compete a sales rotation in Philadelphia, PA and am now supporting new products as a Senior Assistant Brand Manager at John Middleton Co.”