November 02, 2017
Contact: Michael Tullier, APR
Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Two Tuskegee University undergraduates were among the 10 students participating in a week-long Coca-Cola UNITED Central Region internship at the company’s Birmingham and Montgomery offices. The internship program, part of the company’s ongoing partnership with regional historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), offered these students firsthand experience in a range of roles available at Coca-Cola, including operations management, packaging, pricing, event planning and philanthropy.
“We are proud to invest in the future workforce of America and we’re thrilled to host these exceptional HBCU students on site,” said Bo Taylor, vice president, Central Region, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED. “We hope the experience they’ve had helps them to further develop career goals and provides them with a valuable perspective as they plan for their next phase in life.”
The internship experience, prior to the start of the fall semester, is a part of the company-wide “Pay it Forward” program, which aims to provide African-American youth with opportunities to celebrate their achievements and further their success. In February 2017, Coca-Cola UNITED selected 10 students from five regional HBCUs for the internship. In addition to Tuskegee University, students represented Alabama State University, Miles College, Stillman College and Talladega College.
To learn how to participate in the 2018 “Pay it Forward” program, visit www.cocacolaunited.com in January 2018.
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