New program at UT finds top students for employers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - To connect employers with talented students The University of Tennessee is launching a new program.

The Supply Chain Management Scholars of Distinction program identifies top talent in supply chain majors as early as their freshman year, providing them with career guidance, peer mentors and networking opportunities.
"Increasingly, we find our recruiters want to build relationships with our best and brightest students as soon as possible," said Dianne Marshall, director of student career management for the department. "It's wonderful for the students because the program provides them with one more vehicle to establish career goals, hone professional skills and learn more about the working world."

The sessions allow recruiters to identify interns prior to the regular fall and spring recruiting events.

The Scholars of Distinction are selected each semester based on their grade point averages and their academic year.

The most talented students will be identified early on in their academic career. So far, 37 undergraduate students have been selected.