Management Department, BUS 212
119 South St.
Big Rapids, MI
Mabel has a bachelor’s degree in Operations and Supply Management with a Certificate
in Lean Systems! Currently she works as a Graduate Leadership Development Program
Associate – General Manager track, at Thermo Fisher Scientific! As far as her OSM
experience she writes, "The OSM/lean curriculum has influenced my career in more ways
than one. First, my network in the program helped me get my first job after college.
Secondly, I have regularly seen the lean principles applied in my career. Learning
how to be more efficient and focus on value-added processes is a skill that is translatable
to any organization or role. And lastly, I am lucky to say that because of the curriculum
at Ferris, I was one of the few who could regularly and promptly spot areas of continuous
improvement. The skills learned while in the program help me stand out among my peers
as I navigate my career. I would not be where I am today if it were not for this experience."
Thank you for such a great testament to your Ferris experiences, Mabel! As far as
advice for current/future students in the program she writes, "My advice to take every
opportunity possible, because you do not know what it could lead to. Undertaking what
the program has to offer is just the beginning and starting off strong can greatly
set you up for success later. The entire program team wants to see you do well, and
therefore, they are noting the hard effort each student is putting in. This comes
back to pay ten-fold. Embrace the chance to develop by utilizing the team and resources
given. When you leave the program, then you will look back, gratefully, and see how
your journey was impacted profoundly by the support provided during your time in OSM/lean."
Thank you so much for your encouraging words! We are happy to have you as one of our valued Alumni and appreciate your involvement in our OSM program and the OSM advisory board, Mabel!