Beginning of a Momentous Journey

Remya Pushpangatha Kurup, SCM Class of 2016
Remya Pushpangatha Kurup, SCM Class of 2016

The Massachusetts Institute Technology: it’s the ultimate destination for anyone who wants to specialize in the field of science, at times a formidable goal to achieve. As I journeyed across the Atlantic to be a part of a select group who would become the Class of 2016 of the SCM program, it was not without a tinge of nervousness. A cloud of apprehension hung over us as we met with our classmates on August 11th at the Thirsty Ear (one of the pubs within the MIT dorms). It was to be a slow realization for us that it was the start of a challenging yet fulfilling year, the beginning of a camaraderie that would turn into a tight-knit group of 38. Continue reading “Beginning of a Momentous Journey”

Beginning of a Momentous Journey

Student Profile: Michael Brocks

Mike Brocks, SCM Class of 2016
Mike Brocks, SCM Class of 2016

Name : Mike Brocks

Tell us a bit about yourself: I received my undergraduate degree from Syracuse University (go Orange!) in 2011 with a dual major in Supply Chain Management & Entrepreneurship. The summer after I graduated, I began working in IBM’s Integrated Supply Chain department at their 200mm semiconductor fabricator outside Burlington, VT. While there, I moved around in a variety of roles, including supply chain analyst, new products analyst, and supply planner. It had the benefit of being both a great start to my career as well as a truly interesting job – semiconductor manufacturing is an extremely complicated process, and getting a view into how the whole operation worked was fascinating. Vermont was also a great place to call home for four years. Continue reading “Student Profile: Michael Brocks”

Student Profile: Michael Brocks

Getting a Consulting Job: How to Prepare and What to Expect

Axel Barbará, SCM Class of 2015
Axel Barbará, SCM Class of 2015

Michael Tully, SCM Class of 2016
Michael Tully, SCM Class of 2016

Editor’s Note: Axel is an international student from Argentina, where he completed his MBA. Mike is a former U.S. Army officer and worked in the medical device industry before coming to MIT.

The first thing to bear in mind is that applying for consulting roles requires more effort than any other interview preparation, and it cannot be done half-heartedly. When you’re contemplating applying for consulting roles, be really sure that you know what you are getting yourself into: consulting can be very stressful, and demands a significant amount of time and travel.

Below are some tips and tricks for any current/ prospective students on how to best prepare for applying for consulting positions: Continue reading “Getting a Consulting Job: How to Prepare and What to Expect”

Getting a Consulting Job: How to Prepare and What to Expect

Student Profile: Veronica Stolear

Veronica Stolear, SCM Class of 2016
Veronica Stolear, SCM Class of 2016

Name: Veronica Stolear

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.

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Student Profile: Veronica Stolear

The Social Side of the SCM Program

Maria Mendez Vives, Class of 2016
Maria Mendez Vives, SCM Class of 2016

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!

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The Social Side of the SCM Program

Advice for Prospective Students Prep

Stephanie Chen, SCM Class of 2016
Stephanie Chen, SCM Class of 2016

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!

You can learn more about the MIT SCM Program’s admissions here. Continue reading “Advice for Prospective Students Prep”

Advice for Prospective Students Prep

Student Profile: Alankrita Nigam

Alankrita Nigam, SCM Class of 2016
Alankrita Nigam, SCM Class of 2016

Name: Alankrita Nigam

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”

Student Profile: Alankrita Nigam