WSU School of Business hosts first-ever supply chain management career fair

The global supply chain management program at Wayne State University has grown dramatically in recent years. The undergraduate major, alone, has grown from less than 100 students in 2008 to nearly 400 today.

With this type of booming demand, it was only a matter of time before WSU supply chain students got their very own career fair. The students finally got their wish on September 16, when the School of Business hosted a dedicated Supply Chain Career Fair at WSU’s newly renovated Student Center Building.

More than 200 supply chain students attended the inaugural event, where they were able to network with each other, supply chain faculty members and representatives from 21 of the top companies who hire supply chain graduates.

Companies represented included:

APICS
BNSF Logistics
Bosal
CIBER
Crane Worldwide Logistics
DENSO
DHL
Expeditors
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford
General Motors
Lear
Mahle
Meritor
Panalpina
Plex
Ryder
Sandler and Travis
Sensible Technologies
Service First Logistics (SFL)
Venture

According to John Taylor, chair of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management and director of Supply Chain Programs in the WSU School of Business, the plan is for this to become an annual event that is fully coordinated with the School of Business’ Career Planning and Placement Office.

For more information about supply chain programs at Wayne State University or on how to participate in the next Supply Chain Career Fair, please contact Dr. John Taylor at taylorjohn@wayne.edu.

About Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University

The global supply chain management program serves nearly 400 undergraduate students and the new M.B.A. concentration in supply chain management (SCM). SCM students take courses in global SCM, logistics, quality, purchasing, their choice of elective, and the SCM capstone. SCM students are active in the Wayne State’s Student Supply Chain Association. Extensive coursework is offered in Macomb County through a partnership with Macomb Community College.