How to get a job at

United Parcel Service

UPS offers logistics services, courier express, and freight forwarding. It is one of the largest package delivery companies in the world.

What

United Parcel Service

Looks For

UPS looks for those who are innovative team players with great minds always wanting to make a difference and always wanting to grow as an individual and as a team.

History of

United Parcel Service

United Parcel Service, Inc. ("UPS") was founded in 1907 as a private messenger and delivery service in Seattle, WA. It then became a public company on November 10, 1999 in the largest initial public offering of the century. Today, they are the world's largest package delivery company, a leader in the U.S. less-than-truckload industry, and a premier provider of global supply chain management solutions.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Supply Chain / Logistics
Engineering
Customer Support / Success
Finance
IT/IS
Marketing
Sales / Account Management
industries
Supply Chain / Logistics
office locations
Greater Atlanta
2019 Revenue:
$74B

United Parcel Service

Internship Programs

UPS Internship & Co-Op Programs

UPS offers a variety of paid internships and co-ops throughout the summer, fall, and spring. These positions allow you to work on real-life projects that help you expand upon and build your skills as well as serve as an opportunity for a full-time offer at the end of your program.

INROADS Internship Program

UPS also offers an internship program called INROADS. originally started in 1996. INROADS is an internship program designed to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. This program is available for high school and college students.

Types of Internships:

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Perks:
  • Meaningful projects
  • Skill building
  • Opportunity for full-time offer
  • Positions are paid

United Parcel Service

Interview Process

The process can take anywhere from 2 weeks to over 2 months.

1. Initial Phone Interview

The first step of the process is typically a brief phone interview with HR or a recruiter to get an overview of your background and interests to see if you could be a good fit. Some applicants will then have another phone interview, this time with the hiring manager, before moving on to the next step.

2. In-Person Interview

The next step is typically a more in-depth interview on your qualifications. They will ask you more technical questions during this stage.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into UPS and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on UPS, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

United Parcel Service

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  • What software do you use/are you familiar with?
  • Tell me about a time you took initiative.
  • Tell me about a time you worked on a team.
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What do you expect to learn from this internship?
  • Why do you want this position?