Kevin Scott
Major: Supply Chain Management
Graduation Date: May 2018
Hometown: Elizabeth, PA


 

Tell us about your experiences here.

 

My experiences thus far have been nothing short of memorable. Throughout the past three years, I have been fortunate enough to take graduate level classes, interact with professors on a personal level, join an exceptional business fraternity, and become the President of three student organizations in SOBA. The combination of all of these things has, at its peak, given me evidence of one thing that holds true: any student’s experience in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is completely what they make of it.  There is opportunity here to do well, be involved, make changes, and lead - and committing to it will only benefit you.  The more involved I became, the more involved I wanted to be.  My successes in the business school are driving me to find more success, and failures are driving me to want to do better for the school, students, and faculty that feel like family.

What do you think is the most valuable asset of your program?

 

It would have to be the projects, capstones, and case studies we do as part of our programs. These give students a clear idea of what we will be doing after graduation. In both the ISM and SCM programs, we have done countless projects and case studies. This type of work coupled with the experienced staff really show us real life situations and how to best handle them.

 

What is the most important skill set that you are learning?

 

I think something that we have learned and continue to master is the idea of working in teams. In just about every job or internship posting you come across one of the requirements is, without fail, being able to work as part of a team. Many work environments have incorporated this and I think it’s more important now than ever before that graduates know how to work and communicate effectively as part of a team.

What surprised you about Duquesne?

Just how helpful the faculty and staff are, they are willing to give you the guidance and help that you need to succeed. The dedication to ensuring our success is admirable. In addition, I never really understood what a Duquesne degree means in Pittsburgh but, through talking with alumni, it is clear that companies seek our students out because of the value of the education they receive.