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there is a personal side to job preparation and hiring.
Stewart said a match between candidate and company
occurs when an intern recognizes and values the corporate
culture, and the company demonstrates that it values the
student's input and their future potential. Students can
demonstrate their value by asking questions as well as being
polite and respectful at all times.
"Despite what the other person is doing you must be polite in
order to be respected in the long run," he noted. "People can learn
a great deal ... in management skills from excellent managers as
well as poor managers."

24/7/365 Operation
"My job also is to talk them and say to them that intermodal
is a 24/7/365 operation," Stewart said.
"It will require some time behind computers and out in the
field," he explained. "You will get the call at 4:00 a.m. Sunday
morning, and you'll be expected to assemble a team to solve the
problem. You must be able to work with computers, machinery,
constantly changing procedures and policies and above all else
do it safely 100 percent of the time. If you don't like this exciting,
challenging and constantly evolving field, we've got other majors
on campus."
There are several other potentially beneficial steps to attract
talent to intermodal.
Several experts said that the global nature of the industry
can be a draw for students who would like to work in a variety of
international settings.

"Often students don't understand
the complexity of transportation,
especially intermodal, until they
see it."
- Richard Stewart, professor, University of Wisconsin-
Superior
Chambers, Blasgen and others said that trade associations
can partner with each other, and with universities. That
can involve steps such as joint marketing campaigns and
encouraging more companies to participate in on-campus
events.
"One suggestion would be a promotional video highlighting
the direct impact of the intermodal industry on the U.S.
economy," Chambers said. "We can build connections and
spark interest in the field by providing specific examples of how
transportation companies partner across shipping, rail and
trucking companies."
Part of the exposure process also is showing how
opportunities extend beyond the transport workers who are
most visible to the average American.
"We need to explain the many types of careers available,"
Blasgen said.

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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
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
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Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
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Insights - May/June 2018 - 3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
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Insights - May/June 2018 - As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
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