Students in the Rawls College's Supply Chain Management Program were able to interact and network with supply chain recruiters during the Tech Supply Chain Association Breakfast, sponsored by Briggs Equipment, at the Spring 2015 Rawls Career Expo last week. This semester's breakfast brought together 65 students and 25 hiring managers from 12 different companies seeking supply chain students.
The one-on-one setting and in-depth conversations allowed students to learn more about each company and which traits recruiters look for in applicants. Additionally, students were able to foster relationships with the recruiters to help secure placement after graduation.
"The Supply Chain Breakfast provides students with an amazing opportunity to make more of a personal connection with the employers that attend the Career Expo," Boston Hedrick, a senior Marketing major, with a concentration in Supply Chain Management, said. "I have attended the last two breakfasts and both times, after getting to know the employers, it is much easier to approach them, have a meaningful conversation, and make a lasting impression."
"I enjoyed the Supply Chain Breakfast because it served as a great way to speak to recruiters. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with representatives of different companies and learn more about what each company does," said Courtney Hall, a junior dual Management and Marketing major, with a concentration in Supply Chain Management.
The breakfast also allowed recruiters to talk with students and see how they would acclimate to each company's culture.
"Briggs Equipment finds value in interacting with students in an informal environment such as a breakfast so all of us - students and company representatives - may relax and get to know each other," Amanda Reed, Human Resources Generalist for Briggs Equipment, said. "Family is a core value for Briggs Equipment, so what better way to determine if our families are a long term match than over breaking bread and keeping a casual conversation real."
The Rawls College would like to extend a special thanks to corporate sponsor Briggs Equipment for supporting the Supply Chain Management Program and sponsoring this semester's breakfast. For more information on the Supply Chain Management Program, email Dr. Rodney Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. For photos from the breakfast, visit the Rawls Flickr account.This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.