Supply Chain Management Fellows

Apply to Be a Supply Chain Management Fellow

The Robert H. Smith School of Business was one of the first business schools to adopt a supply chain management program as a major before the business school was even known as Smith. UMD has long been a pioneer in logistics and supply chain education and has expanded to include a specialized, engaging and robust Supply Chain Management (SCM) Fellows Program that provides undergraduate students a deeper dive into transportation, logistics, supply chain management, and emerging industry technology.

Supply Chain Management Fellows

Do you want to:

  • Be a part of the nationally ranked SCM curriculum that prepares you for a career in transportation and logistics operations?
  • Attend the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) EXPO in Long Beach, California — just one of many expenses-paid field trips to some of the busiest distribution and transportation sites around the United States?*
  • Network with industry leaders and executives in transportation and logistics, and supply chain from major railroads, motor carriers, steamship lines, port authorities, logistics providers, and transportation equipment leasing companies?
  • Be a leader in the Supply Chain Management Society?
  • Have access to the Intermodal Job Portal, an online recruitment tool listing internships and full-time positions with IANA’s member companies — a joint venture by IANA and The Smith School’s Office of Career Services?

*This prestigious program, including funding for field trips, is made possible by the Intermodal Association of North America’s annual Scholarship Award to the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Read more about the activities of Supply Chain Management fellows, including past speakers and trips to industry facilities.

Curriculum — One-Year Program

BMGT471F (Executive Seminar in Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management I) — Fall

Includes an expense-paid trip to IANA EXPO in early Fall with some assigned event activities. An alternate assignment will be required for those who cannot attend the Expo.

BMGT478D (Applied Research in Intermodal Transportation and Logistics; 3 credit course) OR Participation in a semester-long co-op* — Spring

Prerequisites: Applicants should enroll in BMGT370 and BMGT372 junior year; rising juniors and transfer students may be considered if they have taken both BMGT370 and BMGT372 OR will complete both courses by the end of their fall semester junior year (while in the program).

*Students who apply for, and are selected, to participate in a co-op during spring semester must submit a copy of their position description to the Undergraduate Program Office (smithfellows@rhsmith.umd.edu) in order to receive credit for completing Supply Chain Fellows.

Career Connection

Examples of companies where Supply Chain fellows have interned or received full-time offers:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • Frito-Lay
  • Northrup Grumman Corporation
  • PepsiCo

Eligibility Requirements

  • Supply chain majors. (You may apply if you are in the process of applying to Smith as an internal transfer student, but fellows admission would be contingent upon admission to the Smith School, College Park.)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Rising seniors preferred; rising juniors may apply if BMGT370 and BMGT372 will both be completed by end of fall semester junior year (while the student is in the program). Active participation in the Supply Chain Management Society is a plus in applying to the program.

Apply

Applications for Supply Chain fellows for 2019-20 are due February 18, 2019, at  11:59 p.m.

  • Online application form.
  • Cover letter – Explains why you want to be a part of this program, what you can bring to the program, and what you hope to gain from participating. Address your cover letter to the faculty champion for this fellows program.
  • Resume.

Note: Cover letter and resume must be submitted in PDF format.

Questions? Read our Fellows FAQs or contact smithfellows@rhsmith.umd.edu.

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