Nike Internship

Hi Jennifer,
I am Harish Goswami from New Delhi, India and I just finished a bachelor degree in chemical engineering. I am very interested in pursuing a masters degree in material science from IIT, Mumbai as I feel it might help me to get into the line of sporting goods design and manufacturing. It is my dream to work in a company like Nike as I am also a passionate basketball player and I would love to apply my engineering knowledge to the sports industry. Will I be able to apply to Nike for an internship or job after my masters ? What would be your advice for me to make it to Nike's materials division ?
posted by Harish, Delhi, India on July 2, 2016

Answer by Jennifer Polivka

Hello!

In general, Nike wants people who are really passionate about what they do and are creative thinkers who are willing to think outside the box.  A master's degree will help you in the application process when you apply to jobs, but what will separate you from the other candidates will be examples of projects where you've successfully worked on a team to create something new.  So keep working on projects and pursue new ideas.

Hope that helps!  Good luck!

-Jennifer