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Build Awareness of Intermodal
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reparing students for their first intermodal job, experts say, takes more than just the important
blend of classroom instruction and practical on-the-job experiences, such as internships.
When Intermodal Insights asked a variety of experts with industry, academic, recruiting and trade
association backgrounds how students should best be prepared for that initial job in intermodal, a
common thread emerged: build awareness.
"The first step is to increase
awareness of the industry and the
potential job opportunities it offers,"
said Kristina Chambers, director of
operations strategy and analytics at
TTX Co.
"There has to be a little bit of a
sales job - to make them aware
of the value of intermodal and its
positive environmental effects," said
Chambers, who is also a mentor at
Chambers
TTX. and is active in IANA's new Future
Intermodal Leaders Program. "They have an ability to make an
impact, with quicker advancement potential compared with other
industries."

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Richard Stewart, professor of transportation at the University
of Wisconsin-Superior, agreed.
"Students have to be introduced to the industry," he told
Insights. "Transportation is ubiquitous, but most of us don't pay
attention to it. It's not a topic covered in high school, unlike many
other professions."

Start Early
Rick Blasgen, CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, said early exposure is exactly what's needed.
"Get them before college," he urged, by developing interest
in supply chain positions through earlier education, at the high
school level. "It's not like someone is going to go out to [students]
and say, 'Go do intermodal.'"
Jim Hertwig, principal consultant at Hertwig Transportation



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - May/June 2018

IANA News
Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Freight Report
Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Voice of the Shipper
Government News
New Members
People News
Intermodal Calendar
Insights - May/June 2018 - Cover1
Insights - May/June 2018 - 2
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3
Insights - May/June 2018 - IANA News
Insights - May/June 2018 - Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 6
Insights - May/June 2018 - 7
Insights - May/June 2018 - 8
Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Insights - May/June 2018 - 10
Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Insights - May/June 2018 - 12
Insights - May/June 2018 - 13
Insights - May/June 2018 - 14
Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
Insights - May/June 2018 - 17
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - 20
Insights - May/June 2018 - 21
Insights - May/June 2018 - 22
Insights - May/June 2018 - Freight Report
Insights - May/June 2018 - Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
Insights - May/June 2018 - 25
Insights - May/June 2018 - 26
Insights - May/June 2018 - 27
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
Insights - May/June 2018 - 29
Insights - May/June 2018 - 30
Insights - May/June 2018 - As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Insights - May/June 2018 - 32
Insights - May/June 2018 - 33
Insights - May/June 2018 - 34
Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
Insights - May/June 2018 - 36
Insights - May/June 2018 - New Members
Insights - May/June 2018 - 38
Insights - May/June 2018 - 39
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Insights - May/June 2018 - 41
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Calendar
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