Manu Sharma ‘15

Education:
BBA in Supply Chain Management

Internship:
Ernst & Young; Dallas, TX
Consulting Intern

Entry-Level Position:
Ernst & Young; Dallas, TX
Business Advisor Program Consultant

What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M?  Maroon Fund, Aggie Investment Club, Texas A&M Seed Fund, Delta Epsilon Psi, SEDS

Did you participate in an internship? I interned with Ernst & Young in the summer of 2014. My primary job responsibility was assisting in business operations performance improvement for EY’s clients. Specifically, I was responsible with certain portions of the business operations for which I had to create flowcharts, document solutions, and track deliverables. I also worked on due diligence for additional client issues that EY could potentially resolve. The supply chain program helped me think in the linear and analytical fashion required to solve such issues, and it provided me with exposure to relevant software.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took?  I think that Business Process Design (SCMT 345) was the most beneficial course that I’ve taken at A&M. This is because the course gave me significant exposure to process optimization and redesigning, which is part of what I’ll be doing for my career.

What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at A&M? My favorite course was Lean Business Systems (SCMT 489) because it opened my eyes to the applicability of the Lean methodology. Additionally, Mr. Arumugam brings an unparalleled depth of industry experience to the course.

Describe your career and what led you to finding your first professional job.  I wanted to work in consulting, and I accomplished that through a combination of internships and
analytical coursework as provided by supply chain.

Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students?  Always network and be looking for opportunities; it’s never too early to start.