There’s a reason the International Academy is one of our most competitive collegiate programs. It’s designed to meet the long term goals of Walmart | Sam’s Club International by developing the next generation of leaders in our fastest-growing markets. Candidates are meticulously selected to begin their careers in the U.S. with a nine to 12-month assignment and transition internationally to an emerging market with the greatest need. Cohorts start in January and June supporting China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. The academy is not an expatriate program; therefore, the career path does not lead back to the U.S.
The International Academy develops your skills in one of the following four areas.
- Marketing & IT Analytics
When the program is complete, participants transition into a Walmart International management position and are relocated into an emerging market ready to make big decisions and a big difference. This intensive training program allows global-minded students to begin a career in an international market while helping our customers live better.
Basic Program Requirements:
- Minimum of a bachelor's degree and relevant academic coursework from an accredited U.S. college or university: Additional to the minimum educational background, here are the majors we constantly look for- business, finance, retail management, logistics/supply chain management, industrial engineering, food science, agriculture or related field.
- Eligibility to work in the U.S. for up to one year from the start of the program. (For example, to be eligible to apply for June 2020 class, candidate must secure work authorization to work in the U.S from June 2020 to June 2021.)
- Fluency in English and either Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish or Japanese
- Strong analytical and operational skills