Wambui Gathu, a recent graduate of the Stillman School's M.B.A.
program, is a recipient of the prestigious Institute of Supply Chain
Management (ISM) Capitol One Scholarship.
Gathu, who specialized in supply chain management while at the
Stillman School, was recognized for her essay titled, "Emerging
Technology and Its Effects on Service Delivery in Africa." She was
awarded $1,000 at the 6th Annual ISM Emerging Professional Student
Reception. She was also given an additional $250 to attend the
institute’s International Supply Management Conference.
Gathu said the conference was an "eye-opening experience" where she
was able to meet leaders and top executives from around the country. "It was a humbling experience because I was one of only a few from the
Northeast. Also, it allowed me to see how big the supply chain industry
Thanks to participation in the conference as well as a case study
taught by Penina Orenstein, associate professor, computing and decision
sciences, Gathu also secured an offer to join Walmart’s Replenishment
Leadership Program. The program is for recent graduates and provides
training for positions in supply chain management.
Gathu, who is fluent in several languages and has worked at
organizations as diverse as Development Bank of American Samoa, Walt
Disney World and the North Carolina State Government, is studying for
her certification, and in the future, hopes to work as a business
"I plan to be the best in the business…I also look forward to being a mentor to others, including to Seton Hall students."
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