From Clarkson Supply Chain to "Marco!"..."Polo!"
Erika Romero tackles the world
Although Erika Romero was born in New Jersey, her parents are Ecuadorian, and Spanish was her first language. When it came time to choose a college, she loved the “global” aspect of Clarkson’s nationally ranked global supply chain management program.
In class, Erika learned on the same SAP software used worldwide for corporate supply chain management. SAP allows companies to communicate with both suppliers and customers in real time. Most of her Clarkson classes were small—20 students or less—so it was easy to discuss distribution problems with her professors. Required internships gave her real-world experience. The First Year Seminar, Student Success Center tutors, and academic advisors helped her achieve her maximum potential in a challenging program. “The things you have to work hard for are worth it,” she says.
Clarkson requires supply chain majors to do an internship, so Erika gained real-world experience at BASF, the global chemical company. As graduation approached, she took advantage of the Clarkson Career Center’s mock interviews, career fairs, and résumé-writing workshops to help land a position as a management trainee with PoolCorp, the world’s largest distributor of swimming pool supplies.
From classroom to internship to interviews, it’s all part of Clarkson’s—and Erika’s—pathway to success. Check out the links on this page to learn how your contribution to The Clarkson Fund makes it possible for students like Erika Romero to shape a promising future. You can make it happen. It’s your voice…your choice.
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