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American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

International body of knowledge in supply chain & operations management. Coverage of topics such as: production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.

Consider participating in the annual APICS competition!

Membership benefits: 

-student programs

-career resources

-resources and webinars

-Exam content access

-local chapters participation

Free student membership for full-time students

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

Worldwide professional association of SC management professionals Members network with one another and improve supply chain management skills. Members develop, advance, and share their supply chain knowledge and research. $40 student membership for full-time students majoring in Supply Chain Management

Warehousing, Education & Resource Council (WERC)

Offers resources that help distribution professionals stay at the leading edge.

Membership benefits:

-Educational events

-Performance metrics for benchmarking

-Practical research

-Expert insights

-Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange

$40 student membership for full-time students
Institute of Supply Management (ISM) Largest supply management association in the world with over 34k members

Membership Benefits:

-subscription to Supply Management magazine

-full access to the ISM website with searchable databases and employment opportunities & CAPS Research reports

Dues-free membership for full-time students and faculty
Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)

North America’s leading intermodal freight industry trade association with over 1,000 corporate members including railroads—Class I, short-line & regional; water carriers & stacktrain operators; port authorities; intermodal truckers & over-the-road highway carriers; intermodal marketing & logistics companies; & suppliers to the industry such as equipment manufacturers, intermodal leasing companies & consulting firms.

Membership benefits:

-education

-networking

-events

-innovation

-communication

-discounts on IANA's products, programs, and services

$125 annual associate membership fee for students
Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)

Over 4,000 members (executives to senior and middle managers) who network & explore lean thinking and other enterprise improvement methods, exchange best practices and network in order to advance their careers and improve the competitiveness and overall value of their organizations.

Member benefits:

-subscription to Target magazine

-Member rates for all AME events - webinars,
workshops, tours and roundtables

-networking opportunities

-Attendance at the AME Annual Conference

Dues-free membership for students, and includes membership to APICS

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Supply Chain and Logistics Management Bachelor Completer Internship (Track 1)

The School of Business offers students the option to choose between Track I (Internship) or Track II (Capstone course) for Supply Chain and Logistics Management Bachelor Completer students who live in: Florida, Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Internships are offered once a year, during the fall quarter.

Students who are interested in pursuing Track I (Internship) should:

1) Connect with their Advisor or Supply Chain and Logistics Management Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Ekern, approximately two quarters prior to being scheduled to take the Capstone course to express interest in pursuing an Internship rather than the Capstone course

2) Discuss Internship option with Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Ekern

3) Locate and secure their internship site

4) Reach out to the Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Ekern, with information about the internship site so that the Department Chair can generate a contract for the internship site to sign. Getting an early start is important, as the contracting process may require weeks to complete.

Securing an Internship

Make sure your resume is up to date and ready to go. Treat an internship as an extended working interview. There is no guarantee that your internship will lead to an offer for a permanent role, but employers sometimes hire interns. You are welcome to submit your resume for review through Optimal Resume’s Review Center at any time https://rasmussen.optimalresume.com/

Search high and low. Internships are sometimes posted on websites such as Indeed and Rasmussen’s employment portal, Job Connect. Details about Job Connect are provided below. Not all internship opportunities are posted online. Research employer websites and call directly even if you don’t see anything posted. When you reach out, introduce yourself as a Rasmussen College student (provide anticipated graduation date) and let him/her know what you are requesting. 

Job Connect

Job Connect is Rasmussen College’s job board where the employers we connect with on a day to day basis in Career Services post internships and job openings specifically for Rasmussen Students and Alumni. You can access Job Connect at https://rasmussen-csm.symplicity.com and download the “Simplicity Jobs and Careers” app on your phone or tablet.

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