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Mississippi College Student Interns at Continental Tire

MC student Brianna Foy, a communications intern at the Continental Tire plant near Clinton.
MC student Brianna Foy, a communications intern at the Continental Tire plant near Clinton.

The huge Continental Tire plant is providing excellent work experiences for Mississippi College students.

MC student Brianna Foy recently landed a communications internship at the plant two miles west of Clinton.

Motorists daily see the construction progress of the high-tech plant in Hinds County. It’s a key part of a global company based in Germany.

“The Clinton plant provides a creative and motivating work environment,” says Foy, a Terry resident. “And the employees are incredibly inspiring. I am delighted to soak up every bit of knowledge possible through this internship.”

A former Hillcrest Christian School student, Brianna cherishes her time working with Continental staffers, including Quita Bride and Ryal Siem.

The one-year internship will be an extraordinary experience for Foy, a communication major, and graphic design minor on the Clinton campus. Wrapping up her junior year, Brianna serves as communications chair for the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Mississippi College.

During her internship, “she aspires to gain knowledge and experience in all aspects of communications here at Continental,” says Quita Bride, communications manager at the company’s Central Mississippi plant.            

Foy brings experience in social media, branding, content creation, and event planning from previous work assignments. “When she is not working or studying, she enjoys participating in interior design and social media,” Bride said.

 “We are excited to welcome Brianna Foy aboard our team at Continental,” she said.

In October 2019, Continental opened its third USA tire plant near Clinton. The plant produces large truck and bus tires for the nation’s commercial vehicle market. At full capacity, the Mississippi plant is expected to produce an annual volume of 750,000 truck tires in the first phase. It is Continental's most technologically advanced tire plant in North America.

As of 2017, Continental employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries. Over 2,000 career opportunities will be created at the plant near Clinton and lead to plenty of work for contractors statewide.