Attention: students interested in the Production & Operations Management Society. POMS has a $0 membership fee for students worldwide. In addition, all members will get joint membership w/ EurOMA. To join: Thank you, Marzieh Khakifirooz:

Also – Reminder: Effective in Feb 2023, CPIM will be reconfigured under version 8.0 moving from 2 courses & 2 exams to 1. Students: 3 supply chain orgs you can join ($35,, $40 & for free!). SCM pros w/ at least 1 APICS cert have a median salary of $90K, which is 27% higher than those w/o a cert. (according to the 2021 Career Report).

I would highly encourage you to join orgs related to what you are majoring in. Send the message to employers that you plan on being an engaged member of your discipline. Also, these orgs have certs which can be used to externally validate you as a subject matter expert. Send the message to employers that you are aware of these certs & these certs are a part of your career goals.

Further, all these SCM orgs have monthly local chapter meetings w/ guest speakers that you can attend as a student. It is a great way to learn & network. I have had several students attend these mtgs & managers asked for a copy of their resume because these students showed so much initiative. You will also have access to their websites which has job postings & lots of SCM research that will help with your classes. Lastly, they will mail you magazines that tell you what is happening in your field so you can stay current. 

My colleagues helped me put this list together for my non-supply chain majors. Industry Certifications & Associations for Various Business Majors:

Here is one of the most popular orgs related to your major (especially if you go into procurement, though all 3 orgs have become very well rounded)…

Institute of Supply Mgmt (used to be National Association of Purchasing Mgmt)-$35/year

Here is another degree related org that you can join ($40) to network & look for job opportunities. You will be competing against other students from other schools that have these on their resume.

Council of Supply Chain Mgmt Professionals (used to be the Council of Logistics Mgmt)

One more high profile club for SCM students & managers (free for students):

The Association for Supply Chain Mgmt (used to be APICS, the Association for Operations Mgmt)

Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD):

Also, resume advice…


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