Jump-start Your Career at Direct Supply

Direct Supply’s unique college internships and comprehensive post-graduate Leadership Development Program help you start your career off in high gear, right away. Many of our most successful and influential employees began their careers at Direct Supply in one of these special programs, and they’re making a difference and innovating for us every day.

Internships

Direct Supply has long been committed to providing outstanding internship experiences in Southeastern Wisconsin. Interns receive top-notch training, dedicated leadership and mentoring, and outstanding benefits to help them apply their schoolwork to the real world. Many of our Partners began their careers at Direct Supply as interns – our local colleges are a great source for the next generation of top talent.

Interns

Direct Supply Leadership Development Program (DSLDP)

Healthcare’s biggest challenges are your greatest opportunities!

Leadership Development Program

At Direct Supply we look to solve the biggest challenges facing Post-Acute Care and Senior Living. By participating in the Leadership Development Program, you’ll work with a member of our C-suite to dig into a complex, high-impact problem and find an innovative solution.

Participants in this non-rotational program focus on corporate strategy, innovation, new idea development and execution. The program begins with a summer internship, with the potential to roll into the full-time program that typically lasts 1 - 2 years. Over the course of the program you will have an opportunity to work on key strategic projects across our various lines of business and functional areas. This will allow you to build an in-depth understanding of the industry and company as well as create a long-lasting network within and outside of Direct Supply.

As a part of the program you will:

  • Report directly to a C-suite level executive
  • Lead high-impact initiatives that contribute directly to Direct Supply’s growth
  • Consult with executive leaders and management across the company
  • Grow by participating in various leadership and functional experiences to enhance your professional development
  • Work in an entrepreneurial environment that supports innovation and ambition
  • Gain access to multiple mentoring and leadership opportunities across the company
  • Be a part of a growth program that allows you to craft your own adventure
Leadership Development Program

Why Choose Direct Supply?

Explosive Industry Growth

has driven us to be forward thinking. We have relentlessly outperformed the industry average for more than 30 years. And with the growth of America’s population of seniors, the opportunities to outpace our own history are astonishing.

Leadership Development

focused on you. Working with a C-suite executive in a cross-functional role, you’ll draw on your previous experiences and full spectrum of skills acquired through your MBA.

Unique Company Culture

is an understatement. Based on our foundational spirit of employee ownership, our Partners are passionate about their work and our business results. Our high-performance culture offers flexibility and autonomy for people who demand responsibility and thrive in a culture of accountability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Presently, we recruit from:

  • Indiana University – Kelley School of Business
  • Olin Business School at Washington University
  • University of North Carolina – Kenan-Flagler Business School

Our recruitment season starts at the beginning of fall and concludes in February. If you attend one of the schools we recruit from, please apply through your school’s career services website.

We recruit candidates for our summer intern program from first-year students at the schools mentioned above. At this time, our full-time pool comes entirely from our internship base.

We participate in various recruiting activities at the schools we recruit from. Please check with your school for the list of dates for our on-campus activities as well as first-round interviews. We host our second-round interviews at our corporate campus in Milwaukee, WI.

We are a high-performance company that hires highly motivated, success-oriented individuals. We look for Brains, Character, Drive and Experience.

Brains
We hire the best and brightest individuals in their professional fields. Our seniors deserve the best, and that’s why we hire the smartest people we can find.

Character
Our integrity as a business rests upon the character of each individual Partner. We strive to be good people who do the right things, no matter what.

Drive
Our work always represents our best effort, and we commit tremendous personal energy to our jobs, each and every day.

Experience
We hire knowledgeable, experienced professionals who bring outside learning and perspective to our business to help us succeed.

We also expect the ideal candidates to be self-starters and entrepreneurial in their problem-solving approach.

If you attend one of the schools we recruit from, please apply through your school’s career services website.
It is a 12-week internship between the first and second year of your MBA program. Every intern is paired with an executive and works on solving a defined problem. All interns present to executive leaders and DSLDP program alumni.
We host students on our campus to get to know the program and our company. Please check with your school recruitment liaison to schedule a campus visit for a group of students.
No. Instead, participants will work on multiple projects identified by their C-suite leader during the 1 - 2 years in the program to gain cross-functional exposure across our lines of business and increase their opportunities to network.
All interns and full-time DSLDP candidates are required to work from Milwaukee during the duration of the program.
Megan Seegert

“My internship at Direct Supply helped me apply what I was learning in school into a business environment. It helped me prepare for graduation so I could hit the ground running right away. And 6 years after graduation, I’m still here at Direct Supply, putting my knowledge to work to help our seniors.”

Megan Seegert
Senior Production Artist

Veena Attivilli

“After graduating with an MBA, I wanted to work for a growing company in a role poised to accelerate, and working for a C-suite executive at Direct Supply is one better. I get to look at our company from 10,000 feet above and at the same time work in the trenches. I believe my responsibility is not limited to today but extends to shaping Direct Supply’s tomorrow. I am constantly challenged and provided with tools to learn, grow and lead. I’ve found it to be true that your own game improves when you play with a stronger player.”

Veena Attivilli, Senior Manager, Strategic Development
Kelley School of Business, Class of 2013