What to Expect
Our Graduates Have Skills
The strongest link in the chain
Business success often depends on the efficient management of the flow of goods across the global marketplace - a process that grows increasingly complex and time sensitive.
Harbert College Supply Chain majors gain valuable experience through real-world opportunities, like internships, case competitions, and analytical projects. SCM graduates develop proficiencies in areas including demand forecasting, inventory control, performance analysis, purchasing, transportation, and storage and distribution.
Communication • Critical reasoning • Data analysis • Project management • Teamwork
Through most of your freshman and sophomore years as a supply chain management major
you’ll take courses drawn primarily from the university core curriculum. These courses
promote the development of key skills including analytical, critical-thinking and
problem solving skills and prepare you for the rigorous training in your major.
Even as a freshman or sophomore, it’s never too early to visit the Office of Professional
and Career Development. You should also actively participate in the Auburn Supply
Chain Management Association to increase your knowledge about the profession. Apply
for SCMN scholarships through AUsome. Begin attending the SCMN Career Expo’s in September
and February each year to learn more about internship and full-time opportunities
in the industry.
In your junior year you’ll start the major course work for your degree. Increase
your leadership skills by getting active in ASCMA through industry tours, seminars,
and information sessions. Now is a key time to start considering your career interests
and seeking information about the related options out there. Engage in all campus
and college career expos to learn about the various internship opportunities available.
During this year, it is highly recommended that you take SCMN 3810 in the fall to
help you plan and prepare for your internship search. The required professional experience
course sequence in Supply Chain will give you an edge in getting started in this competitive
career field. The earlier you complete your internship, the better. Once you have
secured and accepted an internship, contact Mrs. Gibson to complete your SCMN 3920
Your senior year in supply chain can be challenging. Balance your course load carefully so you have time to participate in job interviews. Get involved in case study/research competitions and other professional activities sponsored by the major. Get to know your major faculty by participating as a leader in ASCMA. Engage in all career expos to build your growing professional network. Attend the SCMN graduating senior first year forum to get some final tips and advice from your faculty.