Marketing Careers and Internships

Career Opportunities

More than a third of all careers are marketing related, so majoring or minoring in marketing provides a wide variety of career opportunities. Since positions in marketing provide broad experience in understanding products and consumers, they are often a pathway to the highest levels of an organization. More than half of executives in senior leadership positions have a marketing background.

Common Marketing Careers

  • Brand/Product Management
  • Purchasing
  • Marketing Management
  • Customer Service/Relations
  • Marketing Research
  • Distribution/Logistics Management
  • Retailing
  • Professional Sales
  • Sales Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Promotion/Public Relations
  • Market Analysis


Recent WSU graduates have accepted positions such as:

  • Merchandise Planner at Target Corporation
  • Underwriter Trainee at Federated Insurance Company
  • Transportation Sales at CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • Executive Manager at Menards
  • Financial Associate at Thrivent Financial
  • Product Manager at Fastenal Corporation

Internships

Marketing internships provide you real-world experience while you earn credit toward your degree at the same time. Recent examples of internships include positions at:

Aflac
Forest Lake, MN
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Center City, MN 
Alive Companies
Rogers, MN
Insignia Systems
Minneapolis, MN 
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Winona, MN 
JJ Kellert Associates
Neenah, WI 
Buckle
Rochester, MN
Kitty Hawk Kites
Kill Devil Hills, NC 

Champions, Riverside Resort
Galesville, WI 

Mercer Transportation
Louisville, KY 
Changzhi Leyuan Real Estate
Changzhi, China
Paragon Marketing Group
Skokie, IL 
China CITIC Bank International
Kunming, China
State Farm Insurance
Lewiston, MN 
Clear Channel
Lakeville, MN 
Steven Hawks Winery
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
College Works Painting
Winona, MN 
Target
Minneapolis, MN 
Daktronics
Brookings, SD 
Teagera Tea
Shanghai, China 
Dreams for Kids
Chicago, IL 
ULINE Shipping Supply Specialists
Hudson, WI 
Enterprise
Eagan, MN 
United Way of Greater Winona
Winona, MN 
Fairchase Products
Winona, MN 
Winona Red Cross
Winona, MN
Family and Children's Center
Winona, MN 
WSU Warrior Athletics
Winona, MN  
Fastenal
Winona, MN 
YMCA/YWCA
Winona, MN 
Great Moods Fundraising
Mendota Heights, MN