Going to Michigan State University for college is a tradition in Danny Patten’s family–his father, brother, and sister all attended MSU.
“I grew up a Spartan, coming to endless football and basketball games,” Patten (BA Supply Chain Management ’15) said. “I knew this campus was a great fit for me.”
After Patten decided to pursue a degree in business, the Broad College of Business was the logical choice.
“Coming in freshman year with my mind set on Broad, I was intrigued by supply chain management being the No. 1 program in the country,” Patten said. “After looking into the major a little more, all of the aspects of supply chain interested me and I knew it would be a great foundation for my business career.”
During the summer after his sophomore year, Patten worked in the global supply management department of Delphi Corporation.
“Delphi was a great experience that solidified my aspirations of majoring in supply chain management,” he said. “I was able to interact with business professionals on a daily basis, getting a taste of what it would be like in a large corporation. I had the chance to meet with suppliers and take part in negotiations as well as visit manufacturing sites and see the products I was dealing with. That internship was a great base to launch my future career in supply chain.”
This summer Patten is interning with Whirlpool Corporation in St. Joseph, Michigan, as part of the company’s Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program.
As he prepares for his career, Patten has joined the Supply Chain Management Association and Phi Chi Theta, a co-ed professional business fraternity.
“Both of these organizations have given me great tips on business etiquette, networking skills, and career fair help,” Patten said. “I highly suggest for freshmen to get involved with the college early on.”
After graduation, Patten hopes to be in a rotational program so that he can see different sides of the supply chain before settling into a more permanent job, and he would eventually like to travel abroad on an international assignment.
“Broad has given me the chance to learn about all aspects of business with a wide range of curriculum,” he said. “Broad has great students and develops leaders, and I have confidence that I will be fully prepared for the business world thanks to the Eli Broad College of Business.”
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