Bethany Abramovitch is a fourth year Bachelor of Commerce student. She decided to pursue Commerce because of how much she loved her high school business program. When choosing her university, work-integrated learning made Dal the obvious choice.
After landing a role as Dock Coordinator at Nestle Waters’ shipping office, Bethany began to consider a career in supply chain. “It was so different than any job I had worked in before,” says Bethany. “I was intrigued by all of the work that goes on behind the scenes to provide us with the daily items we take for granted.” Thanks to this experience opening her eyes to a career path she hadn’t previously considered, she decided to declare a major in Supply Chain & Logistics Management.
When asked about the best part of working in supply chain and logistics, Bethany says it’s the rapidly growing industry. “It is a relatively new field of study. Most of the senior talent in supply chain did not get a relevant degree and likely worked their way up the ladder. This leaves a lot of room for growth as we study the most efficient ways of running a supply chain.”
Since discovering her love for supply chain and logistics, Bethany has scored three co-ops at three different companies, earning her a vast network of connections. This past summer, Bethany worked at Relay Logistics Inc, a third-party pharmaceutical distribution centre for DHL Supply Chain as an Operations Intern. She has taken on numerous duties in this role and had a chance to participate in DHL’s Capstone event. “I was grouped with four other interns from across the country and given a project of implementing automation and re-slotting the manual pick area of a matrix distribution centre,” she says. “The DHL Capstone event was a wonderful learning and networking experience!”
During her work term, she was designated as the COVID-19 vaccine distribution coordinator, a critical role in ensuring the vaccine was distributed properly. “I planned the repackaging and shipping operations, managed supplies required for cold chain distribution, and ensured the vaccines were shipped and stored at the correct temperature,” Bethany says. Noting the impact that COVID-19 has had on business, she says, “The pandemic has shown us the importance of supply chain, and I hope to see more and more people in this major.”
If you’re considering studying Supply Chain and Logistics Management, feel free to reach out to Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and hear more about her experience!