Kayleigh Holt ’21

Kayleigh Holt

BBA in Supply Chain Management
May 2021

Lockheed Martin; Grand Prairie, TX
Global Supply Chain Intern
Summer 2019

Lockheed Martin; Denver, CO
Global Supply Chain Intern
Summer 2020

Lockheed Martin; Allen, TX
Operations Leadership Development Program – Quality Engineer Associate
July 2021 – June 2022

Lockheed Martin; Allen, TX
Operations Leadership Development Program – Manufacturing Supervisor Associate
July 2022 – Present


What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M? During my time at TAMU, I was involved in Pi Beta Phi, Delta Sigma Pi, Texas A&M Club Tennis Nationals Team, University Honors Program, Freshman Business Initiative, Freshman Leaders on Campus, and I worked part time at the community learning centers on campus.

Describe your internship responsibilities.
1st: value engineering team member.
2nd: IT procurement team member.
Both experiences required the use of Microsoft applications such as Excel and Visio, as well as the ability to work with a group towards a common goal. ISTM 210 prepared me for the technical work and the numerous group project work prepared me for working effectively within a team.

What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M? My favorite SCMT course at A&M was SCMT 345 (Business Process Design) with Dr. Li. I really enjoyed the technical aspects of the course and creating similar simulations to those I had ran at my first internship. In addition, Dr. Li was an amazing professor who genuinely wanted her students to succeed. Oftentimes, I was the only student who would show up to class due to COVID-19 and she would always greet me by name and took the time to build a relationship with me. As a student, I definitely appreciated her efforts and it also made the course more interesting.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took? I feel that the most beneficial course I took at Texas A&M was Honors MKTG 321 with Dr. Parish. In this course, we learned all of the fundamentals of marketing a product and different strategies to influence our customer base effectively. This is super important for any industry. In addition, we had the opportunity to work alongside actual non-profit organizations and formulate ways to improve their current marketing and management efforts. The project was super involved and rigorous, but was equally rewarding when we were able to present our hard work to the CEO of our specific non-profit company.

Describe your career and what led you to your entry-level position. I first interned at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie, TX on a value engineering team. I then interned at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, CO (but was virtual due to COVID-19) on an IT procurement team. Both experiences were extremely positive, which led me to seek full-time employment from Lockheed Martin. I am beginning my career within a rigorous three-year rotational program and hope to discover what specific part of supply chain I want to further pursue upon graduation from this program in 2024.

Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students? The “little things” often make big differences! Don’t be afraid to be “that student” who sits in the front row, reads the chapter before class, and consistently communicates with your professor. All of these actions accumulated could be the difference between letter grades. In addition, this will increase your network due to a closer relationship with your professor. Networking is always beneficial, and you never know what connections someone may have!