Jenna Beggs ’22
What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M? I was involved in Kappa Alpha Theta, where I served on the 5K committee and the encouragement committee. I was a Staff Assistant for The Big Event, Impact counselor, and Breakaway volunteer. I also held an on-campus job as a tutor for Texas A&M Athletics.
What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M? My favorite Supply Chain Management course was Supply Chain 361 (Operations Planning and Control) with Dr. Arreola-Risa (Dr. Tony). The concepts were applicable, the book was very interesting, and Dr. Tony was funny and helpful.
What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took? The most beneficial course that I took at A&M is probably SCMT 468 (Enterprise Resource Plan) with Ted Boone. Being SAP proficient adds an important skill to my resume and sets me apart from other college students. I know I will use this skill in my career.
Describe your career and what led you to your entry-level position. I have had various jobs throughout high school and college including working as a sales associate at Athleta, as a server at an ice cream shop, as a summer camp counselor, and as a tutor for Texas A&M Athletics. Through these experiences, I met a diverse group of people, learned hard and soft skills, and better understood the workforce. During the summer before my senior year of college, I got an internship with Apple and was able to learn and grow there. At the conclusion of my internship, I was offered a full-time position with the same team that I will return to upon graduation.
Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students? My advice is to leverage directed electives to what you want to be doing in the future. Take the opportunity to learn skills that will add value to your resume. I also recommend making friends in your supply chain classes – it makes school a lot of fun. I will be living in the same city as some of my classmates next year, and those connections will make post-graduate life more fun.