Category Archives: Doors Internships

Employee Spotlight: How an IT Intern Makes His Mark in a Manufacturing Company

For proof that we hire some of the most talented and unique interns around, meet Charlie Kovacs.

By day, Charlie attends Missouri State University, where he’s wrapping up his senior year in a Computer Information Systems and Management program. By night, Charlie plays guitar in a garage punk band called The Scamps, and the ‘60s throwback group recently produced their first record.

On top of a busy college and music schedule, Charlie commutes an hour from Springfield, Missouri several days per week to work as an Information Technology (IT) Intern at Leggett & Platt’s Corporate Office in Carthage. Continue reading

Going Places Together: Leggett & Platt Hosts a Reception at Missouri State University

signsWe’re always searching for the best and brightest talent at Leggett & Platt. On November 5, our Talent Acquisition team hosted a reception on the campus of Missouri State University to strengthen relationships with faculty and staff.

Leggett & Platt employees including some of our leaders, managers, and MSU alumni, joined faculty and staff from across the university for an afternoon of networking and presentations. The event sparked new conversations about how L&P and MSU can work together to help students reach their potential and find opportunities after college.

Guest speakers from Leggett & Platt included Karl Glassman, President & COO, and Eric Rhea, President of the Bedding Group. MSU guest speakers included Clif Smart, President, and Jill Wiggins, Director of the Career Center. Continue reading

My Experience as an IT intern at Leggett & Platt

Tommy LyI found my ideal IT internship at Leggett & Platt during my final summer of college in 2013. I knew I wanted to stay in Southwest Missouri to start my IT career, so I got input from friends, classmates, my career counselor, and of course, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. Ultimately, I chose Leggett because of its good reputation and its promising (even mysterious-sounding) internship program name, Doors.

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Spotlight: How an Engineering Intern Kept On Keeping On (And How it Has Paid Off)

If there’s one quality David Redick embodies, it’s commitment. While working in an auto body shop, his commitment to providing for his family led him back to college at 30 years old. His commitment to learning led him to pursue an engineering degree and an internship at Leggett & Platt. And his commitment to excellence during his internship led to employment as a Junior Engineer on our Bedding Product Development team.

DSC_9381Currently, he’s only two semesters away from graduation and a role as a full-time Product Engineer. Even with a busy school and work schedule, he managed to make time for an interview.

1. How did you get your start with Leggett?

I began as a Drafting Intern for the IDEA Center in 2012. As a student at Pittsburg State University, I heard about an internship opportunity with Leggett. After talking with my advisor about it, I interviewed and got the job! I was very excited to be part of the initial group of DOORS interns that year. Continue reading