BS/MS Industrial Engineering
I currently work as a Tactical Forecast Manager at Michelin. In this role, I get to apply the IE skill set that I developed at Clemson to manage the commercial tire forecast for North America. This involves collaborations across the Marketing, Sales, and Supply Chain organizations, balanced with analytics, to produce a proposal for validation by Region management.
I would get involved with the IE Department earlier in my college career. As a sophomore and junior, I went to class and made the grades, but senior year I got involved with undergraduate research and creative inquiry projects. These projects gave me the opportunity to apply what I was learning in the IE classroom to real-life questions and helped me understand where I wanted to focus my career ambitions.
Problem-solving and initiative. Willingness to apply process-improvement initiatives within your existing job separates a good employee from a great one.
Take time to reflect on how much you have learned and how much you are capable of thanks to your time at Clemson. You might be surprised of all the things you have accomplished. Let your accomplishments give you the confidence to land your dream job and take on new challenges.
I loved my experience with IE Creative Inquiry. I worked with a team of motivated peers who challenged me to take initiative and be creative as we developed solutions for vehicle routing inefficiencies at Meals on Wheels Greenville. Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Mason, I made the connection between my IE skill-set and real-life problems. We were even featured on Clemson’s home page!
LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/clara-nunamaker