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Careers In Management Event

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM


  • DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium


The Third Annual Careers in Management Event will be held on March 27th in the Loosemoore Auditorium.  Students will have an opportunity to network with local, regional, and national employers as well as hear a keynote address and panel discussion around topics of interest to operations management, human resources, logistics, and supply chain management students.

2013 Keynote Speaker

Frances Hogsten, VP Global Sourcing at Haworth


Program Schedule

* Students should arrive no later than 4:15 to register and find a seat for the event. 

4:30 – 5:00pm:  Keynote Address

5:00 – 6:00pm:  Panel Discussion

Representatives will spend time answering student questions on various topics.

6:00 – 7:00pm:   Networking

Students will have the opportunity to network with the individual corporate partners.  Feel free to dress professionally and bring your resume!

6:30 – 7:30pm:  Reception

An informal reception with refreshments will be held in the Regency Room.  This is a great opportunity to mingle and discover the numerous opportunities available in the greater Grand Rapids area.


2013 Corporate Participants


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.


Amway is a $8-billion-dollar pioneer in the direct-selling industry, offering more than three million people an opportunity to become entrepreneurs in more than 80 countries and territories. We offer more than 450 products that are primarily focused on health, wellness, and beauty, led by our flagship brands NUTRILITE® and ARTISTRY®

Enterprise Rent A Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an internationally recognized brand with more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Germany. Through tremendous leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees, we have built the largest car rental brand in North America, known for exceptionally low rates and outstanding customer service.

Haworth Inc.

Haworth, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of office furniture and organic workspaces, including raised access floors, moveable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage and wood case goods. Haworth serves markets in more than 120 countries through a global network of 600 dealers.


L&W Group


Meijer is a retailer of groceries and general merchandise with over 190 stores in several Midwestern States.  In 1934, Hendrick Meijer opened the first store in Greenville, MI.  Meijer is a family business that is passionate about winning and will do whatever it takes to win the heart, mind and loyalty of our customers.  We keep our customers first in mind while looking for better solutions.  Meijer built its business on four core values; Customer Centered, Competitive Spirit, Freshness and Family.

Padnos Iron and Metal Company

Louis Padnos Iron & Metal. Leaders in Recycling and Processing of Metal, Paper and Plastic. We are able to manage scrap for our industrial account base throughout all the United States.  Our vast network and relationships with scrap consumers, logistics providers, and dealers across the country allow us to provide hands on management and expertise for your industrial account scrap, wherever it may be generated.


Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. Perrigo is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. Perrigo's primary markets and locations of manufacturing facilities are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, nine hospitals and more than 170 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups with more than 600 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 600,000 members. Spectrum Health's 16,700 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,350 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care.

Steelcase, Inc.

Steelcase Inc. is the global leader in the office furniture industry, but our purpose is to help create great experiences – wherever work happens. Through our research, insights and multiple brands, we’ve extended our clients to include most of the Fortune 500, leading healthcare organizations, universities and government agencies.

Supply Chain Solutions

Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. was founded on the understanding that many organizations aspire to implement effective supply chain improvements, quickly and affordably. Long, drawn out analysis and intricate strategies that are not aligned with overall business goals, can result in unaffordable, complex solutions that do not deliver true value. We create measurable business value and generate profits for our clients through assessment, design, implementation and management of end-to-end integrated supply chain solutions.

TransCorr National Logistics

We are a third party logistics provider that helps customers handle the shipment of their products from origin to destination. We work with the best technology system available in a fast paced environment with many customers ranging in size from the smallest shippers to the Fortune 500 Companies.

USF Holland

USF Holland, a recognized leader in the regional less-than-truckload motor freight transportation, is headquartered in Holland, MI and has facilities in 53 locations in the Midwest and Southeastern United States.  The company is a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide and employs 7,500 people, primarily in operations and sales roles.

Wolverine World Wide

With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates®, Chaco®, Cushe™, Hush Puppies®, HYTEST®, Merrell®, Sebago® Soft Style® and Wolverine®. The Company also is the exclusive footwear licensee of popular brands including CAT®, Harley-Davidson® and Patagonia®. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in 180 countries and territories.










Jane Bearinger - Management Department



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