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MBA Graduate Wins Supply Chain Management Scholarship
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Wambui GathuWambui 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 is."

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 consultant.

"I plan to be the best in the business…I also look forward to being a mentor to others, including to Seton Hall students."

For more information please contact:
Penina Orenstein
973) 761-9535
orenstpe@shu.edu

 

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