As part of our Countdown to Commencement series, we interviewed a few soon-to-be graduates from our undergraduate and MBA programs to learn about their backgrounds, why they chose Scheller College, and what they plan to do after Fall 2018 Commencement.
Meet Nia Hall:
Nia is from Philadelphia and completing her undergraduate Business Administration degree with a concentration in Operations & Supply Chain Management and a certificate in Business Analytics. She currently works part-time at a consulting firm that focuses on implementation of lean methodologies and she also participates in the on-campus organization Epic Intentions, where she works with a team to improve the operations of non-profits in the Atlanta area. When asked to give a fun fact about herself, Nia said: “I’m just excited to be graduating!”
Describe yourself in 15 words or less:
I am a motivated student with cravings for good food and experiences with her loved ones.
Where did you intern/co-op and when? What projects did you work on during your internship?
I completed two internships with CMB Global Partners, where I was a Lean Deployment Intern and Digital Marketing Intern. I worked to generate value stream maps and customer reports and helped develop a mobile app and marketing website. I also interned with Westward Pharmaceuticals as an Engineering and Operations Intern. There, I worked in the engineering department to install a parts support system for new a product line.
Finally, I also interned with the Carbice Corporation as an Operations Intern. There, I worked on deploying 5S methodology in production space and made a KPI dashboard for management and operational efficiency and oversight.
Where will you be working after graduation?
I’ll be working for Capgemini Invent here in Atlanta.
Why did you choose Scheller College of Business?
I switched my major from Industrial and Systems Engineering to Business Administration because I was no longer enjoying my education, but I knew at Scheller I would gain knowledge on how to identify significant business needs and implement and sustain change in an organization. Scheller gave me access to knowledgeable business women, professors, and researchers while teaching business through hands-on experiences.
What was your favorite course and what was the biggest insight you gained about business from it?
My favorite course was Healthcare Operations because I learned about the complexities of health care in the U.S. as well as how the future is being shaped through technological advances, changes in industry structure, and policy changes.
As a business student in the heart of Tech Square, how do you think Scheller College embodies the intersection of business and technology?
A great example of how Scheller embodies the intersection of business and technoglogy hit me this past summer, when I had the chance to work with a start-up that is a part of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). There, I was able to apply knowledge that I had previously acquired both inside and outside of the classroom. I thank Scheller for that.
What is your best piece advice to an applicant hoping to get into Scheller College?
My advice would to be to show that you are flexible enough to work in teams because you will come across many group projects and problem-based learning exercises.
What is the biggest myth about Scheller College?
The biggest myth I’d say is that business students don’t code. This is false!
Did you end up working or interning for one of your top choice companies?
Nope; I never cared much about the company specifically, more so the environment/culture and my job responsibilities.
What are the top two items on your bucket list?
To go to South America and to buy a boat, because why not?
My hobbies include: Cooking, making jewelry, and buying sneakers!
In one sentence, how would you like your peers to remember you?
I would like to be remembered as someone who was fun to work with and made people laugh.