Queenie Li ‘14
|What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M? I was involved in Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and Sigma Phi Omega Sorority.
Did you participate in an internship? I had an internship with Rackspace Hosting. I created a case study that was used in an external vendor selection process, and I scoped the complexity of a systems clean-up project.
What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at A&M? My favorite class was SCMT 335 – Sourcing and Procurement with Dr. Koufteros. We were able to apply what we learned in class to projects in addition to tests, and Dr. Koufteros is very knowledgeable about the subject.
What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took? The most beneficial class I took was SCMT 489 – Lean Business Systems. Our class was structured to mimic a board of directors of a fictional company. Throughout the semester, we were able to apply what we learned to the company. The instructor concentrated more on what we learned than what grade we earned in the class.
Describe your career and what led you to finding your first professional job. I held many leadership positions in a student organization, and I also gained experience in the cloud industry from my internship at Rackspace. I believe my supply chain major, my leadership experience, and experience at Rackspace led me to the position with Cognizant Technology Solutions.
Any specific advice you would give to current MIS students? Maintaining a good GPA is very impressive, but I think that joining organizations and completing an internship are also very important. When looking for an internship, it’s OK to get an internship that isn’t directly related to your major, because you never know where your experiences can take you.