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Who we recruit

Accounting/Finance students

  • Majors: Accounting or Finance (12 semester hours of Accounting coursework required for full-time and Accounting majors applying for an internship position; nine semester hours of Accounting coursework required for Finance majors applying for an internship position)
  • Cumulative GPA: Require 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Class Status for Interns: Juniors, Seniors, or fourth-year students who will be graduating with a Master's in Accounting
  • Class Status for Full-Time: Graduating Seniors

Engineering students

  • Majors: Ag Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Weld Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related major
  • Cumulative GPA: Desire 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Class Status for Interns: Sophomores, Juniors, or first-year graduate students
  • Class Status for Full-Time: Graduating Seniors

Information Technology students

  • Majors: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related major
  • Cumulative GPA: Desire 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Class Status for Interns: Sophomores, Juniors, or first-year graduate students
  • Class Status for Full-Time: Graduating Seniors

Marketing/Product Support students

  • Majors: Ag Business, Ag Systems Management, Ag Economics, Agronomy, Construction Management, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing and technical disciplines such as Ag Mechanization, Ag Systems Technology, General Engineering, or related major
  • Cumulative GPA: Desire 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Class Status for Interns: Sophomores, Juniors, or first-year graduate students
  • Class Status for Full-Time: Graduating Seniors  

Supply Management students

  • Majors: Supply Management, Purchasing, Transportation/Logistics, or related major
  • Cumulative GPA: Desire 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Class Status for Interns: Sophomores, Juniors, or first-year graduate students
  • Class Status for Full-Time: Graduating Seniors

Careers for new grads

Accounting and Finance

We serve as the financial advisors for a global company with over $22 billion in revenue — and our role within John Deere is highly valued and respected. You may work at any of our manufacturing centers in the United States or around the world, gaining a wide variety of experience beyond standard accounting procedures. Focusing on capital, monthly, and annual budgets, you'll attend project team meetings and collaborate with engineers, test technicians, and manufacturing specialists.

Many new grads begin at John Deere in our Finance Development Program, which allows you to discover your niche in the accounting discipline. It includes three rotations over a three to four year period, designed to help you understand our products and services, establish a network for personal and professional growth, and gain experience in one or more focus areas: Cost Management, Financial Analysis, Functional Assignments, Internal Audit, and Strategic Planning.

Engineering

Our engineering professionals have the latest technology at their disposal. We use virtual-reality modeling, simulation, and design techniques to create our award-winning designs. Our customers demand sophisticated solutions, and we incorporate the latest in electronics to exceed their needs.

Engineering opportunities are not limited to traditional roles or functions. You may choose to specialize in product, manufacturing, or quality engineering. Or you might work in staff and leadership positions in areas such as supply management, marketing, production management, and human resources to develop your skill set and career opportunities.

Our Engineering Development Programs provide opportunities for several rotating assignments in the areas of product engineering, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, and product support/customer care, within the first one to two years of employment. New grads may also be placed directly in a challenging role at one of our business units, depending upon background, preference, and business needs. Either way, you'll work in a team environment with cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. And you'll have an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, from day one.

Information Technology

We're a highly technical company that places a major emphasis on using new technologies and innovative approaches throughout all areas of our operations. You'll be amazed by the variety and complexity of our technology — and the career opportunities that comes with it.

From day one, you'll be given work that challenges you to think creatively, develop new skill sets, and extend your knowledge of John Deere infrastructure and support systems. As an application developer, you'll be involved in several aspects of the development process, including requirements gathering, design development, programming, testing, and support. The projects you work on will have a real impact on our business, products, and customers.

Our IT Early Development Program will build both your business and technical skills. This three- or four-year rotational program consists of two approximately 18-month work assignments. Rotations provide opportunities to learn John Deere's products and services, gain exceptional IT experience, and establish a network of people to support your personal and professional growth.

Marketing/Product Support

Ready to help market one of the most respected and recognized brands in the world? In Marketing/Customer Support at John Deere, you'll find a variety of opportunities as you participate in strategic initiatives that help differentiate our products in the marketplace.

Once we give you the lead on a project, you'll have the freedom to tackle challenges with your own initiative and ideas. Our project managers and marketing team will work closely with you to provide the support you need to be successful.

The Marketing Representative Development Program is a 12-15 month program, consisting of two rotational assignments, followed by job shadowing. Assignments range from brand building and merchandising to sales training with our dealers and coordinating product promotional events. For example, you may be asked to redesign a direct mail parts catalog for our customers, work on competitive comparisons for new products, or train dealer personnel on how to use new John Deere software applications. 

The Customer Support Representative Development Program is a 12-month program, consisting of two rotational assignments. Assignments range from equipment problem resolution and training dealers on new product to writing technical manuals and coordinating photo shoots and field demonstrations.

Supply Management

When people think of John Deere, they think of  innovative and reliable equipment. All of that product design would be left on the drawing board without a functioning method for obtaining the right parts at the right time. That's where you come in, as part of our supply management team.

You may have opportunities for travel, and you'll definitely work closely with our suppliers and factories all over the world on a daily basis. We inspire employees to be leaders and provide the hands-on experience that will help you build an outstanding career. 

The Supply Management Development Program is typically a three-year program featuring job rotation, training, specific career planning, and mentoring. In each assignment, you work to meet specific objectives, demonstrate your knowledge and skills, and get the training you need for world-class supply management. Possible assignments include: order fulfillment process, cost management, logistics, service parts, and indirect materials and services.

Internship program

John Deere's internship program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you're developing at school while contributing to exciting, real-world projects. We regard every intern as a potential full-time employee with strategic importance to our business. We'll provide hands-on experience that's designed to fit your career objectives, that complements your academic work and enhances your learning.

 

Internships are offered in:


You can join us as an intern at various points during your undergraduate or graduate studies.The majority of our internships occur during the summer months and last 13 weeks. Extended internship sessions during the academic year are also available in engineering. You could have the opportunity to work more than one session with us.

Interns receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many of the benefits offered to full-time employees. You can view current internship opportunities in the United States and apply for the program online.

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Part-time students

A few of our locations offer flexible, part-time opportunities that let you schedule work around your classes. These roles are available in a variety of disciplines in both office and warehouse settings. You'll gain experience in a large, fast-paced business environment, while still maintaining your full-time school commitments.


You can work with us throughout your education, with the option for full-time hours during the summer. Typically, you would enter the program during your sophomore year and work until your graduation. Students must attend a school within commuting distance of a John Deere work location.


Part-time employees receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many benefits, including tuition assistance. You can view current part-time opportunities in the United States and apply for the program online.

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How to apply

There are several ways to apply for an opportunity with John Deere. You can search on this site and apply online for a position that matches your interest. Once your profile is in our system, we will contact you if we see a match with our available opportunities.

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