William Mattinson ’19

William Mattinson

BBA in Supply Chain Management

ExxonMobil; Houston, TX
Data Analytics Intern – Procurement
May 2018 – August 2018

ExxonMobil; Houston, TX
Data Engineer
August 2019 – August 2020

ExxonMobil; Houston, TX
Data Analyst
September 2020 – April 2021

ExxonMobil; Houston, TX
Data Engineer
April 2021 – October 2021

ExxonMobil;  Corpus Christi, TX
Gulf Coast Growth Ventures Procurement Associate
November 2021 – Present


What extracurricular activities were you involved in at Texas A&M?

  • Freshman Business Initiative (1X Peer Leader, 2X Coordinator)
  • Titans of Investing Class XXVI
  • Mays Business Fellows Class XXXVII
  • Business Student Council
  • Mays Innovation Research Center

Describe your experiences as an intern.  How did the MIS program prepare you for the position?

My internship project was to analyze and implement statistical software programs for ExxonMobil’s procurement department. In this role I worked with the company to better understand what predictive analytics tools they were looking for, how to operate the system, and design the implementation plan. There I learned a lot about predictive analytics and found myself using a lot of the technical knowledge I gained from SCMT 336. I also used what I learned from SCMT 335 to understand what information was needed to perform well within a procurement department.

What was your favorite MIS-related course at A&M?

My favorite class I took was SMCT 489 – Advanced Predictive Analytics with Dr. Ketzenberg. In this class I began to learn R coding and what predictive analytics can be used for in the real world. This was a class I wanted to take due to my experience as an intern. I quickly learned over the summer that analytics was going to become a bigger part of every employee’s life. Between the class content, students, and professor I always had a reason to be excited for class and I am so glad I took the course.

What do you feel was the most beneficial course you took at A&M?

The most beneficial course I took at A&M was my Business Fellows course. I believe every student should take classes that challenge them, and this was certainly one that forced me to do just that. General Van Alstyne does an amazing job of putting together a cohort of students that want to learn not only from him, but each other. I have been exposed to so many speakers through this course, and so many different perspectives at the same time. I learned skills that most people will not be exposed to until they have been in their career for multiple years and for that I am extremely grateful.

What advice would you give to current MIS students at A&M?

Get involved. I know that is what everyone says, but after four years I can say that is the best advice I ever received. Being surrounded by students who are pursuing similar goals makes the journey all the more enjoyable. Throughout my time in FBI, BSC, Titans, and Fellows I always found someone to learn from in terms of my peers. We have a unique opportunity being at one of the world’s premier institutions, so it is almost a waste not to take advantage of the resources around us.