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Students and Recruiters Interact at Supply Chain Management Breakfast

Chelsea Grunden

SCM Breakfast


The Rawls College hosted its annual Supply Chain Management Breakfast on Feb. 21 to give Tech Supply Chain Association (TSCA) members the opportunity to network with companies before the career fair.

The breakfast, which was sponsored by Phillips 66, allowed students to speak one-on-one with professionals – some who were Rawls College alumni – from different companies specializing in logistics and supply chain management.

"This breakfast serves as a first-hand opportunity for students to warm up their conversational and networking skills before the career fair begins," Corbin Gatenbein, senior supply chain management major, said. "Students get to hear first-hand from employers what opportunities companies have available in the field of supply chain management."

Stephen Rutner, professor of practice in supply chain management and faculty advisor for TSCA, spoke to the companies before the breakfast began and expressed his appreciation of for their involvement with the program. He outlined his goals for the program in the upcoming years and how they would affect companies that recruit supply chain management majors.

This is the second full year for the supply chain management degree in the Rawls College, and Rutner is both excited by the progress the program has made and the opportunities for it to grow in the future

"The Supply Chain Management Breakfast was a success because so many recruiters were involved, and because the supply chain management students prepared well. We are indebted also to the generosity of Phillips 66," Rutner said. "This event continues to provide an opportunity to help companies and majors find good fits as they move forward in their job searches. We appreciate everyone's efforts; from the CMC to the companies assisting our soon to be graduates."

After students joined the breakfast at 9 a.m., each company had a representative stand up and briefly speak about what the company does and what positions they were looking to hire. Companies were looking for a variety of positions, including full-time, internship and trainee positions.

To view photos from the event, please visit the Rawls College Flickr page.