Student Resources

In addition to supporting businesses with recruitment services, we also offer our students opportunities to learn more about supply chain companies, network with industry professionals and enhance their résumés and interview skills with internships, honors programs and career-focused workshops and events. Our goal is to equip SCM students ready to take on the depth and breadth of any supply chain.

Supply Chain Management Internships

Undergraduate SCM students are required to seek out, apply for and obtain an internship or co-op in order to complete their degree. Haslam offers support to help students find the right opportunity for them. 

To begin your search, make an appointment with Tyler Orr, SCM career coordinator, to learn about existing opportunities, or email scminternship@utk.edu. SCM students should also follow the checklist provided to learn about and prepare for internship opportunities.

  • Meet with a Career Coach (schedule through Handshake) to prepare your resume and other application materials, learn about internship search strategies and resources, and identify areas of interest.

  • Access Handshake. This database will help you find jobs, as well as allow employers to find you more easily based on your major, graduation date, and interests.

  • LinkedIn – this professional social media platform will enable you to find internships and network with supply chain and other business professionals, including UT Knoxville alumni.

  • Join the student chapters of CSCMPNeXxus, and/or SCAR and attend their meetings. These groups create opportunities for students to meet and learn from industry leaders and get hands-on learning in supply chain, operations, and automation and robotics.

    • CSCMP also has an online Career Center with job and internship opportunities available to members.

  • Attend SCM Career Fairs. Find out about upcoming fairs on the GSCI recruitment page.

  • Explore additional resources and insights on the UT Knoxville Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration webpage for supply chain management.

  • For those interested in international internships, reach out to Haslam’s International Programs & Study Abroad Office at haslamabroad@utk.edu, or visit Programs Abroad.

Student Groups

SCM Scholars of Distinction

An undergraduate honors program for top-performing supply chain management students across all academic years. While in the program, scholars receive individualized career development assistance and access to unique professional development and networking opportunities through various events and workshops specific to this program.

NeXxus: Connecting Women in Supply Chain

NeXxus: Connecting Women in Supply Chain is a student-led organization focused on networking, mentoring and empowering women in supply chain management.

Supply Chain Automation & Robotics (SCAR)

A student organization dedicated to building scaled components of a supply chain using robotics/automation, coding and applying supply chain principles like collaboration and data collection for process improvements.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Student Organization

UT hosts a student chapter of CSCMP, an international association focused on providing supply chain management professionals with career support through networking opportunities, information, research, educational workshops and conferences.

Other Organizations

Haslam has many other student programs and organizations highly relevant to the supply chain field. Many students seek a global perspective through Global Leadership Scholars, study abroad opportunities, or by joining the International Business Club. Some students also join the Integrated Business and Engineering Program to understand engineering mindsets better.

Events

Interested in learning more about our programs? Get in touch with us today.

SCM Career Expo

This small career fair is open to all UT students interested in pursuing supply chain management roles. It is a unique opportunity to interact with supply chain companies and learn more about their organizations and opportunities.

Employer of the Day (EOD)

Learn more about top hiring supply chain companies at the booth in the Haslam College of Business atrium. For more information about virtual EOD check Handshake where a Zoom link will be shared for you to meet with the employer.

Supply Chain Forum

This bi-yearly event gives students opportunities to attend interactive sessions alongside supply chain professionals and corporate executives giving them a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders.

SC Summer Workshop

A summer workshop for rising seniors concentrated on preparing them for the workforce with tangible supply chain skills. Workshop topics vary, but in the past have included presentation and communication skills, résumé work with a career development professional and earning LinkedIn learning certifications in Ariba, SAP, Tableau, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, SQL, R, Python, C++, Ruby, Data Integration Specialist (Via AWS). If you are interested in participating, email Cole Burns.

Ongoing Events

Student organizations like CSCMP, Nexxus and SCAR host topical events throughout the year. Handshake also lists other upcoming employer events.

Job and Internship Fairs

Spring Fairs

Job and Internship Virtual Fair

Meet employers from across industries to learn about their companies and current opportunities for jobs and internships. Come ready with a résumé and an idea of the type of roles you’d like to learn more about.

Fall Fairs

Engineering/STEM Job and Internship Virtual Fair

In our evolving digital world stem and engineering students are needed in almost every industry. Learn about and meet directly with potential employers looking for engineering and STEM students to join their companies.

Supply Chain Management Job and Internship Virtual Fair

Meet with the hiring teams at 20+ supply chain companies looking for students to join their workforce. Previous companies that have attended include PepsiCo, Dell Technologies, Amazon, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Walmart Corporate, Eastman, Smith+Nephew, Tractor Supply Company, DHL Supply Chain and Kimberly-Clark.

Business/Retail/Government Job and Internship Virtual Fair

Get facetime with some of the largest companies in the business, retail, and government space to share your résumé and get your professional questions answered.