Operations and Supply Chain Student Organizations
Embarking on a successful career in operations and supply chain management requires more than just classroom learning. Your education is enhanced by opportunities to explore practical knowledge through professional societies. Involvement not only helps you become a more appealing job candidate: it also provides opportunities to build your professional network. The Naveen Jindal School of Management is home to two professional society student chapters, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and APICS (The Association for Operations Management). More information is below. Get involved!
The Institute for Supply Management is the first and largest supply management association in the world, with 40,000 members and a commitment to lead the profession into the future. As a member, you instantly become part of a dynamic and progressive organization representing a vibrant cross-section of industries at all levels: from those who just entered the field to senior-level professionals.
Membership for full-time students is free. For student members, ISM offers a pathway to a successful future. Its diverse membership provides networking opportunities at every level, in every industry. Benefits of membership include a subscription to Inside Supply Management Magazine, access to a premier center for industry-related research/information, an online career center and more.
The UT Dallas student chapter of ISM provides you with opportunities to network with local industry professionals through on-campus speakers, off-campus facility tours and monthly ISM-Dallas dinner meetings. Among other activities, as a member you may participate in an exclusive mentoring program and be matched one-to-one with a professional member of ISM-Dallas to learn more about getting started in a supply management career. Graduate student members of ISM in the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program may compete annually for three $1000 merit-based scholarships.
For more information about joining this student organization, contact Dr Sonia Leach.
APICS is a global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management. Student members of APICS play an important role as future leaders in the operations management profession and the association. As a student member, APICS provides you with industry publications, tools, resources and connections that can enhance your knowledge and prepare you for career success.
The UT Dallas student chapter of APICS provides members with opportunities to network with local industry professionals through on-campus speakers, off-campus facility tours and monthly North Texas APICS dinner meetings. In addition, students participate in events such as the Chuck Nelson Undergraduate Paper Competition and Doctoral Plossl Dissertation Competition. Graduate and upper-level undergraduate student members of APICS may compete annually for two $1000 merit-based scholarships. Other benefits include free preparation/review classes for the Certified Professional in Inventory Management examinations.
APICS student membership is $25, and criteria are as follows. For more information about joining this student organization, contact Dr Sonia Leach.
- Enrolled in six credit hours or more
- Not employed full time.
UT Dallas-INFORMS is a student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). INFORMS is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science and business analytics. This student chapter serves as a forum to forge intellectual connections with faculty and professionals that lead to consulting, publications, internship/job-placement opportunities and networking. For more information about joining this student organization, contact Dr Ganesh Janakiraman.
INFORMS site: http://www.informs.org/
The Global Association of Risk Professionals Approved-Provider Program was established to offer Certified Financial Risk Managers (FRM®) and Certified Energy Risk Professionals (ERP®) a global network of continuing professional education (CPE) providers. GARP is committed to delivering the highest caliber of continuing education programs and is making these opportunities available by partnering with a select group of educational providers. Approved Providers should be able to offer both breadth and depth in relevant programs because they are afforded broad latitude in their offerings to Certified FRMs and ERPs enrolled in CPE. An Approved Provider’s mission should be consistent. For more information about joining this student organization, contact Dr Metin Cakanyildirim.
GARP site: http://www.garp.com/