Highlights in 2016
- The CSU Center for Supply Chain Management and with the Atlanta Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) held its 6 Annual Collegiate Supply Chain Seminar and Career Fair. Over 136 supply chain students from 10 Colleges and Universities came to the CSU campus for a full day of activities. The morning consisted of a series of short seminar sessions covering topics on resume writing, how to improve your interviewing skills, The value of networking, and an industry panel talking about the importance of managing the entire supply chain process. The afternoon gave the student time to visit with 25 major Atlanta based supply chain and logistics companies. They managed their time well by learning about the companies and interviewing for potential job opportunities. This event is always an exciting one not only for the students but also for the companies who participate. At this event, two students received job offers hired during the event and several received offers after the event. The institutions participating were Clayton State University, Auburn University, University of Alabama, Kennesaw State University, Clark Atlanta University, Tuskegee University, Albany State University, Middle George State College, George College, and George Technical University.
- 48 CSU supply chain students volunteered to assist with the logistical support for the Annual Logistics Summit, hosted by the Georgia Council of Innovation in Logistics. This annual event has over 2,500 industry professionals who attend for the 1 ½ day of relevant industry topics with high-level industry leaders presenting. The students had a great experience learning about event logistics as well as meeting and networking with industry leaders.
- October was our annual supply chain trip to the Savannah Ocean Container Port. 50 the students plus 4 industry professionals traveled to Savannah to see “up close” the workings of the 4th largest ocean port seeing the unloading and loading of ocean containers, placement of containers on trucks and learned all about the successful growth of the Savannah Port.
- January was Clayton State University Day at the Georgia Capitol. 180-university students attended the event with our supply chain students helping the logistics for the bus transportation needed to get the students to the event.
- The Center continues to help students get ready to start their careers. Through the Center, resume writing and preparations is an on-going process. The Center hosts industry professional mock interview events, as well as making the students have the opportunity to volunteer for industry events, and bringing professionals to our classroom for presentation and specific “meet and greet” specific company days.
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