A seat at the table

The Center for Operational Excellence has been a steadfast sponsor of the Fisher College of Business’ Buckeye Operations Management Society, one of many organizations at the college that we see building great problem-solving leaders of the future. Not that we don’t benefit – student members of BOMS, advised by Dr. Andrea Prud’homme, a COE associate director, are a regular and helpful presence at our events.

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A Whirlpool recruiter chats with BOMS students at the organization’s 2012 career mixer.

We were happy this past week to lend a hand in sponsoring BOMS’ annual career mixer, which gave members of the organization an exclusive few hours with employers at 10 different companies: Whirlpool, Chrysler, Dow Chemical, JPMorgan Chase, Target, Limited Brands, Amazon, Giant Eagle, Cardinal Health and Owens Corning. The last three on that list are COE members and in the last fiscal year recruited a combined 36 supply chain-track students for internships or full-time employment. Check out a slide show of the event here.

This career mixer was a break from the bustling, wall-to-wall frenzy of larger, formal career fairs, giving BOMS students a chance to chat informally about the companies they’re interested in and sell themselves without time ticking away. Prud’homme, also director of Fisher’s Honors Cohort, told me this year’s mixer was a “great success.”

“Our students were thrilled to make the connections with employers that they did and companies enjoyed interacting with students in a more informal setting.”

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