Destine is a 2014 graduate with a BS in Operations and Systems Management. In July, 2014, she began work for Union Pacific Railroad as an Operations Management Trainee (OMT) in the Chicago, IL area. Upon completion of the OMT program Destine will become a Manager of Yard Operations.
“Prior to taking the Logistics and Transportation course (OSM4700), I never considered working for the rail industry. The topic of railroads was one that I rarely heard about until this course. After classroom lectures and being assigned a project discussing the critical issues in rail transportation, I became fascinated. I started to research rail career opportunities and later attended the fall 2013 Career Fair where I met with Union Pacific Railroad (UP) representatives. Since starting the OMT program my knowledge of the UP and the rail industry has grown vastly. The employees at UP are very well educated about the industry and willing to share their experiences as well as give advice to new employees. I have found this to be very valuable in increasing my understanding of railroad operations. In my short time with the company, I have already come to the conclusion that I chose a great company to start my career with. The possibilities at UP are boundless and I am looking forward to a future here.”