Department: Global Supply Chain Institute, Supply Chain Management
Title: Director and SCM Student Career Management
Maryville College, B.A., Finance/Accounting & Child Development
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S., College Student Personnel
Cole Burns is the Director of SCM Career Management in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. He supports supply chain majors in undergrad and graduate programs through providing resources and opportunities for students to engage with that allow them to develop as professionals, network, and expand their career opportunities. Cole also supports corporate partners through providing individualized consultation and support for them as they develop their brand and recruit at the university. He is passionate about continuous learning and increasing ease of access to education for underrepresented students. Prior to joining the Global Supply Chain Institute, Cole worked in a range of student support roles including career coaching, academic advising, academic coaching, financial aid, and housing. Through his experience in education and his passion for helping students, he works to develop robust programming in collaboration with corporate partners that will lead to educational and career success for every student.