David (D.J.) Cieply ‘15

Education:
BBA in Supply Chain Management

Internship:
Nutrabolt Life Sciences; Bryan, TX
Production Intern & Human Capital Analyst

Entry-Level Position:
Capgemini; Houston, TX
Consultant

What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M?  Texas A&M Maroon Coats; Business Student Council (Events Executive); SUMMIT Conference (Founding Member and Development Executive); Freshman Business Initiative (Peer Leader); Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Did you participate in an internship?  I was both the Production Intern and Human Capital Analyst at Nutrabolt Life Sciences. For the first six months, I was in charge of building Bill of Materials and reconciling purchase and production orders. In addition to completing these tasks within Nutrabolt’s ERP system – Microsoft Dynamics – I was given the task to standardize their shipping labels and international pallets. As the Human Capital Analyst, I was in charge of integrating and monitoring all of Nutrabolt’s internal software programs. From a new applicant tracking system to a robust survey system, Nutrabolt gave me the autonomy to search, propose, negotiate, and implement eight new systems.

What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M? I had two favorite Supply Chain Management courses – SCMT 345 (Business Process Design) and SCMT 465 (Information Technology for Supply Chain Management). These two courses revealed my love and enjoyment for technology and gave me a thorough understanding of technology’s quintessential role within a business’ supply chain.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took?  For my particular career, SCMT 465 was the most beneficial class for me. Dr. Heim orchestrated the class as he would a professional MBA course, which encouraged a lot of class participation. He taught us the key concepts, but allowed the students to facilitate the class discussions by leading weekly case presentations. This approach allowed me to refine my analytical and presentation skills, and ultimately provided me with the necessary confidence to boldly represent Texas A&M in the professional world.

Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students?  
Take advantage of the resources Mays provides.
Apply yourself in every situation.
Meet your classmates and get to know your professors.
Utilize the power of listening before you decide to speak.