Gatton announces official 2019/20 Project Connect internship companies and sponsors in One Year MBA program

Posted: August 18, 2019

The University of Kentucky's One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics is excited to announce the official 2019/20 Project Connect internship companies and corporate sponsors which are Ale-8-One Bottling Company, Alltech, Big Ass Fans, Brown-Forman, Bullard, Cintas, GE Appliances, God's Pantry Food Bank, Neogen, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Tempur Sealy International, Thynk Health, UK Healthcare and Valvoline.

In Project Connect, the group projects focus on core business processes such as data analysis, marketing, research, growth strategy, supply chain management, logistics and operations. Participating in Project Connect happens simultaneously with the student’s coursework, providing them with a unique internship opportunity to apply what they are learning with real-time projects in the marketplace. Student teams devote 70-80 hours per person per project, working with the company to address their issues and develop strategies.

"We are very thankful to have another great group of companies, as well as project sponsors, participating in this year's Project Connect internship program," said Karl Gustafson, Lecturer and Project Connect Leader of the University of the Kentucky MBA programs. "For our sponsors, they receive valuable research and impactful recommendations from our MBA candidates. For our MBA candidates, they are able to hone their skills through applying what they are learning in class to real-world projects while improving their teaming and management skills along with valuable mentorship."

The University of Kentucky MBA program and the Gatton College of Business and Economics would like to thank the following companies for their participation and partnership in Project Connect for the upcoming year:

Alltech

Brown-Forman

Cintas

GE Appliances/Haier

RJ Corman

Tempur Sealy

University of Kentucky Healthcare

Valvoline