Trucking U Qualifications and Application Guidelines:
Applicants must be current full-time students enrolled in an accredited university. Students must also be majoring in some type of business related major (for example: HR, supply chain logistics, management, etc.). Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply, but must still be students during the program (October 23-27, 2021).
Only students who have submitted an application by the deadline (June 10th) will be eligible for consideration.
Accepted applicants must commit to attend the program; some of the program or travel may interrupt classes so it is the student’s responsibility to clear those absences with their professors. Trucking U will provide an official acceptance letter or proof to your professors if necessary.
Our application process was created to give students from around the country the opportunity to attend Trucking U. The application closes on June 10, 2021, and applicants can expect to receive responses by August 30, 2021.
As part of the application, students will be required to submit a short response to the question: what you are hoping to learn or get out of Trucking U? This is one of the most important parts of the application because it helps the independent panel of judges gauge each student's enthusiasm and what they hope to get out of this experience. Students should endeavor to write at least 1-2 paragraphs. While submitting a letter of recommendation is optional, it will help boost an application if someone doesn't have much work experience on their resume.
About Trucking U
The trucking industry is always looking for exceptional talent to join the industry. Ambitious college students nearing graduation are eager to explore potential career opportunities. We built Trucking U to help America's trucking companies and the nation's talented future workers find each other. Students of Trucking U are primarily recruited from top business programs across the country. Students will attend the trucking industry's largest conference, ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition (MCE), where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with the trucking industry's top hiring managers and executives.
- Trucking executives will have the opportunity to meet and connect with interested students.
- Students will have the opportunity to share their resume and marketing materials with hiring managers from America's trucking companies.
- Students will also observe ATA policy committee meetings and educational sessions, attend general sessions with keynote speakers, and attend panel discussions on important industry topics.
- Students will meet ATA leadership, officers, staff professionals, and professional truck drivers.
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