Soaring Beyond: Max Orocio

MEET MAX! He graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is currently working as a Procurement Specialist with Northrop Grumman Systems. 

We asked Max some questions, advice for current students, and how UNT helped him to succeed and SOAR BEYOND!

When you started at UNT, what were your plans after graduation? How have these plans changed? When I first started at UNT, my plan was to obtain my degree and work in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. I was fortunate enough to land an internship during the summer of 2019 and was offered a full-time position in the Dallas area upon my graduation.

What advice do you have for prospective or current students as they decide what they want their next steps to be? The advice that I would offer to prospective and current students would be to apply for as many internships as you can. UNT offers a great resource, Handshake, which helps in finding all kinds of job openings. In addition, attend the career fairs that are hosted every semester. This will give you exposure to networking with industry professionals while allowing you to establish a personal relationship with some of them. Follow up with the recruiters via email with a resume attached. 

How did your program at UNT help you to feel prepared for this role? The E-Logistics course offered in my program, LSCM 4530, really helped me by offering me hands-on experience in commonly used software in corporations such as SAP / ERP applications. Stating in my resume that I had this prior in-class experience provided me an advantage during my internship/job search. 

How did you find your current role? I found my poition on UNT’s job and internship resource called Handshake.

How did the Career Center help you? The Career Center is a great resource that provides students with services such as the free printing of personal business cards, which are great to hand out during career fairs. Additionally, professional headshots are a free service provided by the Career Center. I benefited from both and would make an effort to see a Career Center advisor at least once a semester to review my resume. 

 Would you like to be featured in our Soaring Beyond Success Series? Email Jeanette Hickl. We’d love to share your story!

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