The comfort zone.

It’s not easy to leave it sometimes, but so much about process improvement – and the professional world in general – hinges upon it. COE this week stepped out of its own with the help of two partners to create a new kind of event that in its own way asked the same of attendees.

Fisher Supply Chain Career Connection COE

Students and company representatives mingled at the Longaberger Alumni House for this first-of-its-kind event.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, we headed to the Klevay Gallery in the Longaberger Alumni House for a Supply Chain Career Connection, an attempt to eschew the rigid career fair format with which so many are familiar. No interview “speed dating” and no appointments. Instead, we positioned a great group of employer representatives at cabaret tables around the gallery, turned up the music and encouraged informal chats about career goals and, if it gets there, job and internship opportunities. See the bird’s-eye view to your right, and click here for a slide show.

Networking improv, if you will.

Thanks to the efforts of the Operations and Logistics Management Association and Fisher’s Office of Career Management, both students and employers enjoyed a great night we plan to replicate on an annual basis.

A special thanks to the following companies who stepped out of their comfort zones to join us on this first go-round:

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc.
  • Giant Eagle
  • Greif
  • Emerson
  • Huntington National Bank
  • T. Marzetti
  • Rolls-Royce Energy Systems
  • Worthington Industries


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