Tell us a bit about yourself: I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I moved to the United States and attended the University of Florida, where I graduated with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2012. I then worked at an oil and gas company in Houston, TX. I worked in Procurement, where I was responsible for the sourcing and acquisition of technologies globally. My grandparents immigrated to Venezuela from Romania after World War II. Coming from a family of immigrants and being an immigrant myself, I have always wanted to get a higher education. I believe that education is something that will always stay with me; it gives me confidence.
Editor’s Note: Maria is an international student from beautiful Santa Marta, Colombia. A mechanical engineer by background, she worked in rail operations and maintenance for a coal mining company prior to coming to MIT. Maria is also a member of the SCM Program Committee, who is responsible for making sure we have enough fun throughout the program!
As you may know already, the MIT SCM program is an intense program with lots of things going on all the time! In order to balance our workload, the class has organized several cool activities that I’d like to share. Here are some pictures of our journey!
In today’s post, Stephanie Chen will give advice to prospective students. Stephanie Chen is an international student who is also a recipient of the “Women in Supply Chain” scholarship and a graduate of Wellesley and Harvard. We hope her advice will be helpful to future applicants.
Note: Given the November 15 deadline, these tips may come a bit late for Round I applicants. To Round I applicants, good luck!
Tell us a bit about yourself: I graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Vellore Institute Technology, India, and then started working with an Indian firm, ITC Limited, for about a year. However, the idea of impacting a larger set of people directly and bringing about a change in the educational system of India drove me to join Teach for India (TFI). TFI provided me immense exposure and opportunities to initiate my own projects at the community level such as Project Jagriti (“Awakening”) and Project Go Green. Teaching 60 underprivileged students in one of the largest slums of the world — Dharavi, India — was truly a life changing experience. After completing my two years of fellowship with TFI, I am here! Continue reading “Student Profile: Alankrita Nigam”→
Together with the beautiful New England autumn foliage, we are excited to inaugurate the Supply Chain Management Class of 2016 blog! It has been two months since we started, and there are many news and stories we want to share with you. From first meetings to an action-packed Orientation, the start of classes to looming mid-term exams, company presentations and interviews – it has been quite the journey!
Editor’s Note: Last August, we 41 SCMites started our 10-month journey from Thompson Island. This August, we scatter all over the world, with the majority staying in the US. Most of us already started working in various companies including Apple, Amazon, Dell, McKinsey, and Microsoft. Some will start soon in August. One exception is our class’s party king – he is taking a road trip around the world, visiting SCMites, and will start his next journey at Deloitte in October. Reflecting on the past ten months, this journey made a significant mark on many of us. Here, the Class of 2015 would like to share our learnings with the future SCM fellows.
An Open Letter to Prospective and Admitted Students:
10 months. 43 weeks. 302 days. 7248 hours. 434880 minutes. 26,092,800 seconds. This is the duration, from inception of orientation to conclusion of graduation. This is an interval in the journey of a mid-career professional. This is an epoch in every MIT SCMer’s grand life plan. This is the span of our MIT SCM journey.
All of the above definitions apply. Distilled, this designation is merely a question of how does one desire to define time. Yet, the less discernible and far more critical question is, “How does one endeavor to define one’s self through this ephemeral moment in one’s life?” Continue reading “What’s Your Objective Function?”→