Past Events

Wed, April 6, 2022 | 5–6 PM  PST

SPRING 2022 Multi-Industry Supply Chain Panel

Amazon,  Kenco, Northrop Grumman, Candy Club, Eucalypso, Airbus

In this panel event, we discussed Supply Chain career navigation & real world Supply Chain insights, and got a chance to connect with our amazing Panelists!

Thu, March 21, 2022 | 5–6 PM  PST

Scrum Workshop by Charles Chruz


GSCM presented a Scrum Workshop by Charles Cruz, an alumnus of the GSCM program and the Assistant Vice President/ Program Manager/ Scrum Master for Fortune 100 Enterprises.

Charles "sprinted" us through a day in the life of a Scrum Master and a two-week scrum sprint cycle! Specifically, Charles covered Agile/Scrum important topics including: Agile Framework, Scaled Agile, Scrum Roles, Agile Methodology, and Sprint Reports

Thu, March 3, 2022 | 11 AM–2 PM  PST

Off-Campus Field Trip @De-Well Logistics Center

De-Well Logistics

GSCM has an exciting, valuable, and insightful off-campus field trip to De Well Group's Logistics Center. Participants tied classroom learning to real-world supply chain and logistics applications.

Fri, Feb 18, 2022 | 2–3 PM  PST

TESLA Speaker Event: Sam Ganguly


Sam Ganguly has been a part of the Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation Industry for 10+ years with a demonstrated history of working in Maersk Line prior to his role at Tesla. He is currently the Global Supply Manager, World-Wide Logistics Procurement & Sourcing at Tesla.

In this event, Sam mainly gave direction for the attendee who is intending to pursue a career in the Supply Chain field!

Thu, Feb 10, 2022 | 6.30–8.30 PM  PST

Marshall Goes Bowling


Coming back to campus, GSCM co-hosted an exciting night of bowling at private lanes at XLanes LA. We had the chance to   connect with peers and strike some fun!

Thu, Dec 16, 2021 | 3–4 PM  PST

Supply Chain Coffee Chat


Celebrating the end of the final week, GSCM had a fun virtual coffee chat with the Alumni! We got the chance to connect with other GSCM Trojans, which gave us the chance to connect with other GSCM Trojans!

Mon, Nov 15, 2021 | 4–5 PM PST

Multi-Industry Supply Chain Panel

Starbucks, Amazon, Maersk, Niagara

In this panel, we discussed pressing topics in the field of supply chain and participants had the opportunity to ask speakers questions in our Q&A breakout rooms.

Industries involved includes Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Food & Beverage, Tech and Logistics.

Sat, Nov 13, 2021 | 2–5 PM PST

Lunch with USC GSCM Alumni Cohort 2

USC GSCM Alumni Cohort 2

We had a fun lunch networking session with the USC GSCM Alumni Cohort 2!

Thu, Oct 28, 2021 | 5-6:30 PM PST

Alumni Talk with Daniel M. Krassenstein || Class of 2015

Director of Asia Operations for Procon Pacific

Dan is a global supply chain executive with 30 years of international manufacturing and logistics experience. Dan earned his Master in Global Supply Chain Management from USC Marshall and is an adjunct professor at UCLA, University of Dayton and SJTU Antai - with a focus on Doing Business in Asia and Asia Supply Chain. We were fortunate to get him talk about his experiences in the supply chain field!

Tue, Oct 26, 2021 | 6:30–7:30 PM PST

2021 Multi-Industry Panel : Internship and Full-time Experiences

The 2021 Industry Panel is a networking event with Marshall 2nd years and alumni from a multitude of different industries, including technology, entrepreneurship, healthcare, automotive, energy, gaming and/or cannabis industries. Attendee got exposed to various supply chain and operations functions!

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021|6:30 - 8 PM PST

Operations and Supply Chain Consulting 101 with EY

Operations and Supply Chain Consulting 101 with EY focused on introducing and exposing students to the world of Operations Consulting.

Tuesday March 16th | 6-7 p.m. PST

Networking with Brad Kent

Co-Founder of Blaze Pizza

USC Alumni and Co-Founder of Blaze Pizza, Brad Kent discussed topics regarding entrepreneurship, business, and networking, over the creation of his own businesses –– Blaze Pizza as well as Bagel + Slice.

Friday February 22nd | 5-6 p.m. PST

Networking with Jenny He

Expert in SCM, NPI, and S&OP

USC Alumni Jenny He shared job-hunting techniques for supply chain positions to help students better understand the types of diversified supply chain roles that exist and helped answer questions about future career paths.

Friday February 16th | 12-1 p.m. PST

Industry Engagement with Frank Gaidjunas & Claire Ughett

Supply Chain at Kimberly Clark

Here was a chance to learn how one of the largest manufactures of essential products addressed customer needs during COVID-19, ask experts about their supply chain practices, and learn about full-time and summer internship opportunities

Thursday January 28th | 5-6 p.m. PST

Alumni Talk with Sam Ganguly & Lexy Li


USC Alumni talk to GSCC about overseeing segments of Global Logistics Procurement for Tesla spanning North America, APAC, and EU. Sam is an experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Supply Chain & Transportation / Maritime industry for 10+ years with Maersk Line. The Alumni also offered insight and best practices on how best to apply to Tesla and other companies for internships.

Friday January 22nd | 5-6 p.m. PST

Industry Engagement with Patrick Noonan

Chief Product Officer at SanMar

For our first event of the Spring semester, we had Patrick Noonan from the Apparel & Fashion industry leader SanMar. Patrick is involved in all aspects of product design, development, and global supply chain across 21 countries, responsible for SanMar's two international sourcing offices in Hong Kong and Honduras, and oversees a global staff of 120 employees. SanMar is an award-winning supplier of over 20 retail and private brands of imprintable apparel and accessories, including Port Authority, America's No. 1 preferred private label. SanMar is the exclusive distributor of Nike Golf, The North Face, Carhartt, Eddie Bauer, OGIO, and New Era. SanMar is based outside Seattle, WA, with eight national distribution centers employing a total of 4,000 people in the United States.

Friday November 13th | 5-6 p.m. PST

Alumni Talk with Chris Allison

Program Manager of Digital Value Chain at PepsiCo

For the third installment of the Global Supply Chain Club's Alumni Talks, we invited Chris Allison from PepsiCo. Chris has worked for PepsiCo for 30 years as an Experienced Senior Principal Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry. He is skilled in Process Control, Operations Management, Analytical Skills, Quality Management, and Six Sigma.

Friday October 30th | 5-6 p.m. PST

Alumni Talk with Eric Chow

Academia Lead at Dassault Systemes Asia Pacific South

For the second installment of the Global Supply Chain Club's Alumni Talks, we had Eric Chow, USC MBA alum, describe his career and experience in creating international partnerships to develop the workforce of the future to enable the digital transformation of companies and organizations. Prior to his relocation to Southeast Asia, Eric had managed international business projects and corporate outreach for the University of Southern California during a 17-year tenure. He was Associate Director of Center for Global Supply Chain Management from 2015-18 at the USC Marshall School of Business where he collaborated with industry and government leaders to develop thought leadership, educational excellence, and applied research for students and professionals.

Friday October 9th | 12-1 p.m. PST

Alumni Talk with Courtney Thompson

Supply Chain Supervisor at Cardinal Health

For the first installment of the Global Supply Chain Club's Alumni Talks, we had Courtney Thompson describe her career and experience supervising personnel and managing 7 distribution centers supporting medical products for area hospitals, clinics, and medical sites.