Austin Walker ’21
Lockheed Martin; Fort Worth, TX
What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M? I was President of Aggie Supply Chain Professionals (ASCP)
Describe your internship responsibilities. I was responsible for evaluating and developing a return to green path based off of capacity and WIP of the top 30 most critical repair parts and updating information in SAP. The Supply chain program prepared me with the knowledge and skills of the operation of an ERP system and the understanding of capacity and item management.
What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M? My favorite course in Supply Chain Management was SCMT 334 taught by Dr. Koufterous, as it provided me the technical understanding of the procurement and sourcing process and made me critically think on how to solve the case study given during the semester. Dr. Koufterous was also a wealth of information about the industry which helped me understand how everything is intertwined.
What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took? The most beneficial course I took was SCMT 468, which discusses the operation of an ERP system, specifically SAP. This course helped me tremendously as I will use SAP daily in my incoming role at Lockheed Martin.
Describe your career and what led you to your entry-level position. When I graduated high school I founded my own apparel company that provided me the opportunity to learn about the interworkings of a supply chain. In turn, I was driven to learn more about supply chain and decided to major in supply chain management. I then was fortunate enough to intern with an amazing team at Lockheed Martin who eventually handed me a full-time offer to return.
Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students? The biggest piece of advice that I can give to a current student is to leverage the Aggie Network and go out and connect with professionals in the industry as it makes a difference with hiring managers, applying online is not the only step you need to make a connection.