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A Start in Logistics

Three HWS students are headed to Chicago to join Coyote Logistics, one of the fastest growing logistics providers in America. Elliot Adler ’16 and Jacob Stanley ’16 landed seats as national sales managers and Cydney Conley ’17 will work this summer as a sales intern.

Adler and Stanley, members of the Hobart football team, heard about the openings from former Statesman James Rayhill ’11, who serves as a senior sales representative at Coyote Logistics. In their jobs, Adler and Stanley will be responsible for reaching out to potential customers, aid manufacturers to move products, and serve as a freight broker for trucking companies. Conley, a member of the Heron field hockey team, will assist brokers and sell transportation to companies.

The students say their academic work at HWS makes them well prepared for the high-paced environment where they can use the critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills they developed in the classroom.  Additionally, they emphasize the ways being a student who is engaged in athletics has helped prepare them for the professional work environment at the company.

“The office culture at Coyote is something that is reflective of a team’s culture which makes it appealing to someone with a background like mine,” says Adler, a political science major. “I’m looking forward to working in sales at such a young and competitive company, and I’m looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in Chicago.”

Conley, a public policy major and member of the William Smith field hockey team, agrees. “Being on the team makes communication problems and finding solutions incredibly easy now, as well as the time management skills that come with being a student athlete.”

“While a student-athlete, I have always emphasized that I am a student first. I believe that has helped me prepare for a life beyond athletics,” adds Stanley, a history major. “I wanted to go into sales, move out West, and live in a new city. Fortunately, I am able to do all of this with familiar faces, too.”