Hannah Sommers ’16

Education:
BBA in Supply Chain Management

Internship:
Dell, Inc.; Austin, TX
Global Operations Intern
Summer 2015

Entry-Level Position:
Dell, Inc.; Austin, TX
Senior Analyst; Supply Chain Development Program
Current

What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M?

FBI Peer Leader, MSC Townhall, Aggie Women in Business, Project Sunshine, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

What were your job responsibilities for your internship?

I interned at Dell the summer after my junior year. I was a Global Operations intern and worked concurrently on the Manufacturing Engineering Team and the Supply Chain Assurance Team. My main responsibility during my internship was to create a recommendation/implementation plan on how Dell should use the Government Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP), which is a government database that stores counterfeit product information. Additionally, I helped with a statement of work automation project where I created excel macros and updated my team’s Sharepoint. Texas A&M’s supply chain program provided great foundational knowledge of supply chain concepts that I was able to leverage during my internship. I was able to understand concepts and complete tasks quickly because of the comprehensive supply chain knowledge I gained at A&M.

What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M?  

I really enjoyed Dr. Pappu’s SCMT 340 class. I liked this class because even though it was cumbersome at times, I gained a lot of applicable logistics knowledge and a sense of accomplishment for making it through such an academically challenging course.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took?  

The most beneficial course I took at A&M would be a tie between SCMT 336 (Decision Support Systems) and MGMT 466 (Strategic Management). SCMT 336 provided a solid Excel foundation which has proven to be very helpful and MGMT 466 helped tie together all the business classes I have taken which has enabled me to think more critically.

Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students?  

1. Take classes that you think will be helpful in your career like Excel and SAP.
2. Know your personal brand and 30 second elevator speech.
3. Work hard and do well but also remember to have fun. College is awesome so enjoy it!