Supply chain students awarded scholarships
Supply chain management senior Hannah Steinert and junior Yoni Kaszynski received a scholarship of $1,500 and $2,000, respectively, from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
In addition to the scholarships, the students will get to attend the annual CSCMP Edge Conference and participate as members of the CSCMP Future Leaders Program with approximately 80 students selected from around the world. This year’s conference originally was planned to be in Orlando, Florida, but instead will be held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Steinert and Kaszynski are both passionate and involved supply chain students.
Steinert chose to study supply chain management because it “is the backbone of every business,” she said.
“Because supply chain management covers many different areas from start to finish and changes every day, there is never a dull day of work,” Steinert explained. “The goal of supply chain is to make people think that it does not exist, meaning that nothing is ever wrong, and I love striving for perfection.”
Steinert also has minors in music and environmental studies. Because of her interest in sustainability, she tentatively plans to go into consulting. If she chose this field over an industry job, “I would be able to make differences in more than just one company,” she said.
Both Steinert and Kaszynski are members of the Supply Chain Management Club and both have served on the executive board.
“Through the club we get to experience all kinds of industries, and I learned that SCM is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ degree. I have been to Houston, Charleston, and many KC daytrips with the club,” Steinert added.
Kaszynski said that the most valuable experience he has had in the business school was being a leader in the club.
Tom Patton, the club’s advisor, has been particularly helpful to both students and encouraged all members of the club to apply for the scholarship.
By Meaghan Boyd