2018 Sponsorship for Student Attendance to EDGE Conference
For more than 25 years, local CSCMP roundtables have sponsored college students to attend the CSCMP conference as part of the extended conference staff. Applicants must be a full-time student at a university/college with a major or concentration in Supply Chain Management or Logistics. During the conference, sponsored students spend 50% of their time working with the executive office staff in conference activities and the other 50% of their time attending sessions of their choice, networking with attendees, setting up job opportunity appointments, and experiencing the conference as a fully paid registrant.
The Dallas/Fort Worth CSCMP Roundtable invites students at area universities to apply for this excellent opportunity. The sponsored student will benefit from numerous networking opportunities with industry professionals, prospective employers, university faculty, and CSCMP staff. In addition, student attendees will learn about cutting edge initiatives that companies are pursuing in areas of logistics and supply chain management.
Applicant must be of 21 years of age
Sponsorship is for full time students (graduate and undergraduate) at a university / college with a major or concentration in Supply Chain Management or Logistics. No PhD students will be accepted
Students are required to participate in the program from September 28th – October 3rd
The Selection Process
Future Leaders Sponsorship includes conference registration, airfare, hotel, and a cash stipend.
To apply, please send an email message containing the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org using the Subject “Sponsorship Application”. The due date to apply is Friday, March 16, 2018.
1 page written by the student, explaining career goals and giving reasons why he/she would like to attend the EDGE conference. If active in CSCMP, please also include details on involvement with CSCMP (e.g., attendance at chapter meetings, etc.).
Applicants need not be CSCMP members to apply, but preference will be given to individuals who are members, and winners will be required to join the organization to claim the award. In addition to the conference award, winners will also receive a stipend for one renewal of their student membership.
I want to thank everyone at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas) Roundtable for the wonderful opportunity to be a student assistant at the 2014 Global Conference. It truly was an amazing experience, and I learned so much.
From the very first day I began to get a better grasp of how far the industry reaches. Helping at the registration area, I was checking in attendees not only from across the United States but also from other parts of the world. As I met individuals from Nigeria, Brazil, Sweden, and other countries, I better understood that supply chain management is truly global and interconnects processes and firms on both a corporate and an individual level. I am excited by the prospect of working in an industry where I can contribute to something that may have a positive effect on people across the globe! This was just the first of many learning moments.
I was able to attend a few sessions, which covered everything from leadership to alternative applications of supply chain practices to industry game-changers. I also appreciated the opportunity to see the Supply Chain Exchange and speak with so many professionals about what segments of the industry they are in and what is current in their operations.
I now have a much better understanding of the extensive breadth of the industry and have been reevaluating which specific avenue I want to pursue after graduation next year. I am also looking forward to my remaining logistics classes more than ever, as I am able to connect what I learn with how it affects the industry more clearly now.
Thank you all so very much for affording me this experience. I greatly appreciate CSCMP, the DFW Roundtable, and all the individuals who made this opportunity a reality for me. I know that in the future I will look back on the experience as a wonderful memory and as fuel for the flame of my love of logistics.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management student
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas, USA