The Corporate and Student Relations Office (CSRO) supports undergraduate education beyond classroom learning. The activities of the office are an integral part of the Supply Chain Management program for which Michigan State University is well known and respected, and benefits students, faculty, and corporate partners.
The CSRO provides many valuable functions:
In its role of liaison between corporations/employers and students seeking internship, co-op and full-time employment opportunities, the CSRO staff strives to get to know MSU Supply Chain Management students on a personal level to better match them with our corporate partners. Working with the Russell Palmer Career Management Center team, CSRO assists students with résumé development, job search skills strategies and interview readiness.
The MSU SCM Council is a way for companies to further their relationship with the Department of Supply Chain Management. In addition to visible recognition of SCM Council companies, the council members are given opportunities to engage with our faculty and students in a number of different venues. Meetings are held twice every academic year – typically in September and in January.
The undergraduate student Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) is a student-run MSU registered student organization (RSO) in the MSU Department of Student Life. The director of the CSRO is the Faculty Advisor of SCMA. In this role, the office oversees the activities of the association and advises the Executive Board of SCMA. This student group is one of the largest student organizations on campus, with annual membership exceeding 600 students. The group holds informational membership meetings twice per month, sponsors trips twice per year to various companies and conducts an annual SCMA Career Fair attended by more than 100 companies. A three-day Leadership Academy is co-hosted by the CSRO and SCMA to develop leadership skills of students. The Leadership Academy is required for those students interested in holding a management position on the SCMA Executive Board.
The office also serves as a link between company representatives who are interested developing relationships with the faculty in the Department of Supply Chain Management. These activities may include participation in research projects and ongoing studies as well as bringing a practitioner’s perspective on current best practices to students through classroom guest lectures and projects.
For further information, contact:
Kelly M. Lynch
Director, Corporate & Student Relations Office
Department of Supply Chain Management