Caterpillar, Inc. College Practicum - Marketing Communications in Lafayette, Indiana

College Practicum - Marketing Communications


For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation

This position is a 15 to 20 hour per week assignment during the school year with the opportunity to work 40 hours per week during school breaks and during the summer months. This position can continue until graduation with mutual agreement of the student and manager and is located at ourLafayette, Indianafacility.

The Global Power Solutions Division is a combination of our Electric Power, Marine, and Oil/Gas groups and helps end customers with all power needs. This specific position will assist in coordination of trade show exhibitions, work with our marketing consultants to draft and create rep presentations, creates product literature and helps with the logistical coordination of various seminars.

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.


Who May Apply:

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment Website

Required Qualifications:

- Current student in the process of completing a BS/MS degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering, Technology or Advertising

- Ability to work part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer at our Lafayette, IN facility while maintaining full-time student status

- Intermediate proficiency in Windows programs including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

- Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8/3.0 (no rounding)

Desired Qualifications:

- Knowledge/familiarity with Caterpillar products

- Previous marketing internship strongly desired

- Knowledge of standard marketing programs including but not limited to:

  • Trade Exhibitions

  • Presentations

  • Literature production/distribution

  • Seminar coordination

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

Job Industry / Account Management

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Lafayette

Unposting Date: Apr 23, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Req ID: 180003V8