Network Value Chain - Network Scholars

Network Scholars

The Network Scholars program offers undergraduate and graduate supply chain management students a unique opportunity to connect with industry executives and senior faculty. The program involves a 3-semester sequence in which students register for a 1 credit hour course each semester. During each semester, students will attend a one day seminar designed to provide networking and educational opportunities with industry executives. Members of the W.P. Carey undergraduate and graduate career services team will also provide coaching / mentoring to the students during the semester to ensure that they are prepared for these interactions. As academic credit is granted, projects external to the seminar (such as recommended readings and company supply chain reports) will be required each semester.

Members of the Network for Value Chain Excellence include:

  • American Red Cross
  • APL Logistics
  • Bank of America
  • Bechtel
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Dell
  • E. & J. Gallo Winery
  • Henkel
  • HP
  • Intel
  • MasterCard
  • Northern Trust
  • Phillips 66
  • Raytheon
  • Williams-Sonoma

The Network Scholars program is a selective program and to be selected students must demonstrate work experience, applicable campus involvement, evidence of leadership skills, communication skills, interest in the supply chain field, and academic performance (min GPA of 3.0).  Only 40 students are accepted in each class of students.