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Supply Chain Undergraduate Career Development

Supply Chain Career Ready Certification

Haslam students typically begin their major-specific coursework late in their junior year, but through the Career Ready certification, supply chain management students can start learning about the discipline in their first or second year. Students who complete the course stand out to potential employers and often secure internships ahead of their peers.

Cost: Free

Format: Asynchronous, online

Schedule: Recommended for over winter or summer breaks


  • Expand your knowledge of supply chain management and career opportunities
  • Build your resume with training on relevant SCM technologies
  • Network with Supply Chain Forum partners
  • Your resume included in a book sent to corporate partners
  • Certfication badge that can be shared on LinkedIn

Certification Modules

  • Supply Chain 101
    Learn about critical Supply Chain functions and reflect on which areas interest you most.
    • Supply and Demand Planning
    • Procurement
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics and Transportation
    • Supply Chain Consulting
  • Technical Skills & Analytics
    Build your SCM skillset beginning with data literacy essentials and training on Statistical Analysis Software. You’ll also learn the basics of SQL Coding and data visualization using Power BI or Tableau.
  • Networking & Professional Development
    Begin your professional development with resume reviews and elevator pitch practice. Build your skills with recruiters via informational interviews and career fair preparation. Expand your professional network by engaging with industry professionals and build valuable connections for your future.
  • SCM Department and Global Supply Chain Institute Engagement
    Learn about UT’s Global Supply Chain Institute, faculty, and supply chain student organizations so you can understand how to fully engage as an SCM major. Network with Supply Chain Forum partners and hear presentations from leaders in the industry at the Supply Chain Forum. Get to know UT’s world renowned SCM faculty.
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Supply Chain Career Development Programs

Interested in learning more about our programs? Get in touch with us today.

Walk-In Wednesday

A weekly drop-in opportunity with career staff and occasional employer partners. Stop by to get help on your resume, interview skills, job search, and more. Snacks are provided. Our doors are open at 344 Stokely Management Center from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p. m. on Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters.

SCM Coffee Connects

Three student-led groups meet bi-weekly for intentional conversations around professional development and student success. Groups are structured around affinity communities, including Black and Latinx students, Asian American and Pacific Islander students, and military student veterans and spouses. Anyone interested in joining an existing group or creating a new one should contact Tyler Orr.

SCM Insights Programming

Be matched with one of our employer partners for career support, including:

  • Mock interviews: Practice interviewing while getting feedback from a recruiter or supply chain professional. You’ll gain familiarity with questions and build confidence for future interviews. 
  • Corporate connections/informational interviews: Ask a supply chain professional about their career path, their role, and their company, and receive advice for your own journey.
  • Job shadowing: Visit a company headquarters, manufacturing facility, distribution center, or other office to get an inside look at the day-to-day work of a supply chain professional. Depending on the partnering company, this could be an hour-long or full-day experience.

Job and Internship Fairs

Fall Fairs

Supply Chain Management Job and Internship Fair

Meet with the hiring teams at more than 120 companies looking for students to join their workforce. Companies that have previously attended the fair include PepsiCo, Dell Technologies, Amazon, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Walmart, Eastman Chemical Company, Smith+Nephew, Tractor Supply Company, and Kimberly-Clark.

Engineering/STEM Job and Internship Fair

In a world with constantly evolving digital capabilities, science, technology, engineering, and math students are needed in almost every industry. Connect with potential employers looking for STEM students to join their companies.

Business/Retail/Government Job and Internship Fair

Meet face-to-face with some of the largest companies in the business, retail, and government space to share your resume and have your professional questions answered. Go to Handshake for information about upcoming career fairs.

Spring Fairs

SCM Career Expo

This exclusive career fair is a unique opportunity for SCM majors to meet with employers who are partners of the Supply Chain Forum.

Job and Internship Fair

Meet more than 200 employers from across industries to learn about their companies and current opportunities for jobs and internships. Come ready with a resume and an idea of the types of roles you’d like to learn more about.

Scholars of Distinction

An undergraduate honors program for top-performing supply chain management majors. While in the program, scholars receive individualized career development assistance and access to unique professional development and networking opportunities through workshops and various events specific to Scholars of Distinction.

Tennessee Association of Supply Chain (TASC)

An organization driven to engage members in real-world simulations, case studies, and engaging topics to develop and improve their supply chain management skills. TASC enables students to network with peers and professionals to learn about opportunities in the field. It also serves as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) student roundtable for UT Knoxville. As such, TASC is dedicated to connecting, educating, and developing the world’s next generation of supply chain management professionals.

Supply Chain Automation & Robotics (SCAR)

SCAR focuses on applied learning opportunities, including completing real-world projects with companies and organizing site visits to operations and manufacturing facilities.