Undergraduate Programs

The Global Supply Chain Institute’s partners gain access to the University of Tennessee’s top-ranked undergraduate students through networking events, class projects, luncheons and more.

Learn about the other benefits of being a forum sponsor or read about our recruitment efforts open to all members of the Global Supply Chain Institute.

Two student groups hold networking events specifically for Supply Chain Forum attendees, both to build connection in the field and to foster recruiting opportunities.   

Scholars of Distinction

Scholars of Distinction is a group comprised of top-performing students identified as early as their freshman year. Students are selected based on their academic excellence, campus leadership, community service, and work experience. Participants receive individualized career development assistance as well as access to unique professional development and networking opportunities through a variety of events and workshops specific to this program in order to develop their professional acumen and increase employment opportunities.

Recruitment access to the SCM Scholars of Distinction is an exclusive benefit for Supply Chain Forum Partners.

Supply Chain Forum Sponsors can:

  • Engage with Scholars of Distinction at the forum’s speed networking session twice a year
  • Host company meet and greets with Scholars of Distinction each semester
  • Receive an updated book with biographies and resumes of current Scholars of Distinction each semester


Started by a group of female supply chain students and professors, NeXxus aims to promote gender diversity in the field. The organization provides an opportunity for women to seek advice and mentorship from other women in the field.

NeXxus holds a networking reception at each supply chain forum, and once a year recognizes a Distinguished Woman in Supply Chain Management. It’s events are open to all supply chain forum attendees.


Students interested in applying to become a Scholar of Distinction should contact us and those interested in joining NeXxus should visit their website.