Seidman College of Business 10th Annual Careers In Management

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Loosemore Forum, L. William Seidman Center
TRACKS Program Event: Track 2: Level 1

Careers In Management is an annual event where students are exposed to business professionals in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems and International Business.  Join us for an evening of employers roundtables where students will have the opportunity to explore careers, learn about internship and job opportunities, and ask questions about the skills and experiences required to be successful in management.


Event Information For Students


Event Information For Corporate Participants

Careers In Management 2020 Flier


Contact Information

Address

Grand Valley State University
Seidman College of Business
50 Front Avenue SW, SCB 3057
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Phone

Management Department:
(616) 331-7490

Contact Person

Susan Proctor
(Corporate Participant Coordinator):
proctors@gvsu.edu


Past Careers In Management Events

2019 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction 
Karen
Ruedinger, Assistant Dean, Seidman College of Business
 
Panel Discussion

Recent GVSU graduates from various industries, will field questions from the student audience.

  • John White, IT Applications Department, Steelcase    
  • Zoe Bruyn, Global Project Management | Nutrition, Amway 
  • Taylor Ann Groenhout, Project Planner, KBX Logistics     
  • Drew Robbins, Talent Acquisition Associate, Windquest Group  
  • Andrea Jones, Business Planner, GM  
  • Grant Wedgwood, Sr. Supply Chain Analyst, Perrigo   

         Moderated: Dr. Tim Syfert, Clinical Affiliate Faculty, Seidman College of Business

2018 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:   Diana Lawson, Dean, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:    Jeff Gustinis, Complex Director Apparel, PDA & Central Fills, Meijer  

Panel Discussion: Senior Executives from the following companies will spend time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Spencer Covey, Owner, Greetology
  • Kaushik Nag, Director |Talent Acquisition, Employee Benefits, Wellness and Global Change Management, Amway
  • Niki Ramirez, University Relations, Kellogg's
  • John Ulrich, Supply Chain Manager, Lacks Trim Systems

Moderated by: Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Affiliate Faculty of Management, Seidman College of Business

2017 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Karen Ruedinger, Assistant Dean, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Jim Hoover, Vice President Medical Core Systems, Cardinal Health

Panel Discussion:

  • Murali Chandrasekaran, Accenture, SAP Delivery Senior Manager
  • Tom Freeland, Meijer, Head of HR - Supply Chain
  • Bob Melcher, Adient, Director of Supply Chain Management
  • Anne Mendels, Wolverine Worldwide, Director Global Talent Acquisition
  • Kristin Mikelson, Deloitte, Senior Campus Recruiting Specialist
  • Stacy Mowrer, Consumers Energy, Director – Learning and Development
  • Lisa Toenniges, Innovative Learning Group, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jim Rose, Deloitte, Managing Director

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business

2016 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. Diana R. Lawson, Dean, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Mary Zick, Vice President, Global Total Rewards, Perrigo

Panel Discussion:
Senior Executives from the following companies spent time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Susan Dempsey, Sr Dir, GBS Service Center Lead (NA) – Kellogg Company
  • Ryan King, Global Supply Chain Planning - Amway
  • Leslie Lynch, Chief Administrative Officer - PADNOS
  • Nicole McConnell, Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Spectrum Health
  • Scott Slomback, Manager, Accenture Federal Services
  • Gretchen Murphy, Human Resources Manager - Service Express
  • Eric Steindler, VP Human Resources - Retail Operations - Meijer

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business

2015 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. Diana R. Lawson, Dean, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Jim Hamilton, Global SAP Program Director -SAP Enterprise Solutions at GM

Panel Discussion:
Senior Executives from the following companies spent time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Jim Hamilton, Global SAP Program Director - General Motors
  • Carol Sayers, North America Staffing Manager - Steelcase Inc.
  • Jeff Doolittle, Director, Talent Management- Gordon Food Service
  • Murali Chandrasekaran, SAP Delivery Senior Manager- Accenture
  • Callie Higgins, Current President - SHRM
  • Sophia DeFlorio, Current President - APICS

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business

2014 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. John Reifel, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Tom Boritzki, Head of Manufacturing Planning & Control - Engine Group at Chrysler

Panel Discussion:
Senior Executives from the following companies spent time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Murali Chandrasekaran, Sr. Manager, SAP Implementation - Accenture
  • Mike McDonald, Director of Supply Chain Center of Excellence - Amway
  • Libby Rapin, Human Resources Manager - Gorilla Group
  • Jodi Hutchinson, College Recruiting and Relations Manager - Meijer
  • Adam Ekl, Current President - SHRM

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business

2013 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. John Reifel, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Frances Hogsten, Vice President, Global Sourcing at Haworth, Inc.

Panel Discussion:
Senior Executives from the following companies spent time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Les Brand, CEO, Supply Chain Solutions, Inc
  • Murali Chandrasekaran, Senior Manager - SAP Implementation, Accenture
  • Frances Hogsten, Vice President, Global Sourcing, Haworth
  • Jodi Hutchinson, College Recruiting and Relations Manager, Meijer, Inc
  • Sandy Swanson, College Relations/Internship Program Leader, Steelcase Inc.
  • Corey Thomas, Director of Human Resources, Goodwill Industries of GR

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business

2012 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. John Reifel, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Laura Davis, Director of Talent Acquisition, Amway

Panel Discussion:
Senior Executives from the following companies spent time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Amway
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Herman Miller
  • Meijer
  • Spectrum Health
  • Wolverine World Wide

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business

2011 Event Highlights

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. John Reifel, Seidman College of Business

Keynote Address:
Anne Mendels, Talent Acquisition, Wolverine World Wide

Panel Discussion:
Senior Executives from the following companies spent time answering student questions on various topics:

  • Amway
  • Lean Logistics
  • Magic Steel Sales
  • Spectrum Health

Moderated by:
Dr. Timothy Syfert, Clinical Faculty of Management , Seidman College of Business