Lauren Beal ’20

Lauren Beal

BBA in Supply Chain Management
May 2020

Sewell Audi; Houston, TX
Sales/Service Associate
May 2018 – August 2018

Phillips 66; Houston, TX
U.S. Marketing Intern
May 2019 – August 2019

Phillips 66; Houston, TX
KATALYST Associate
July 2020 – October 2020

Phillips 66; Houston, TX
Business Analyst, Polypropylene – Global Specialties
October 2020 – February 2022

Phillips 66; Houston, TX
Regional Sales Representative
March 2022 – Present


What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M?  I was an officer in Aggie Supply Chain Professionals (ASCP) and was a member of the Tri Delta sorority.

What was your favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M?  My favorite Supply Chain Management course at Texas A&M was SCMT 345, Business Process Design. This was my favorite course because we used simulations in class to make a real supply chain and got to see how and why different variables affect it. I am a visual learner and greatly enjoyed getting to make my own simulations.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took?  The most beneficial course I took at Texas A&M was SCMT 336, Data Analytics with Optimization. This was most beneficial for me because I was able to learn a lot about MS Excel before entering my internship and it made me feel prepared and comfortable in using it with my project.

Describe your career and what led you to your entry-level position. I interned with Sewell Audi North Houston my sophomore year and enjoyed that experience but wanted to try a different industry. I then interned for Phillips 66 my junior year, fell in love with what I was doing as well as the company, and was fortunate enough to get an offer at the end of it. I am grateful for doing a variety of things because it led me to my current position.

Describe your initial role within your company.  I will be doing a 3-month Katalyst program at the Phillip 66 headquarters, which is essentially a training course where I will learn everything there is to know about refining, pipelines, and the company. Once Katalyst is complete, I will be placed into my first role based off of my performance and interests, and will do a 5-year rotation program of different jobs all around headquarters in Houston.

Any specific advice you would give to current Supply Chain Management students? Look for internships as soon as possible! I had so much fun during both of mine and I cannot recommend them more. They help with getting jobs in the future and also help you develop and learn a lot about yourself as a professional. I also would suggest that you get involved in a Mays business club that allows you to get in front of recruiters – that is how I was able to get both of my internships.