***ALL STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT A SINGLE DOCUMENT THAT CONTAINS BOTH YOUR RESUME AND A STATEMENT OF INTEREST. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE BOTH WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED***
The statement of interest should tell us why you want to be a part of this program and what you think would make you a good addition to the team. This is your chance to tell us about skills, hobbies, and interests that wouldn't show up on a traditional resume. We want people who are curious, self-directed, and have a wide range of interests. Tell us how you fit those criteria.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies, for generations to come.
We are looking for top students from across all the colleges of NIU who can combine their unique perspectives in diverse cross-functional teams to develop innovative new products, processes, and services which will create value for themselves, for IDEAL, and for the University.
The IDEAL candidates will be creative, curious, open-minded, ambitious, hard-working, and eager to engage with diverse peers to solve challenging problems. Successful applicants will have a shot at paid internships for the duration of their time at NIU and job offers from IDEAL upon graduation, with the express purpose of allowing you to continue developing and commercializing your team’s ideas.
In addition teams will receive coaching and mentoring from both NIU faculty and IDEAL employees on team dynamics, effective project management, and the tools required to successfully complete these projects.
Responsibilites will include:
A collective focus on successful achievement of the objective