ASU Commencement Spotlight: William Carter, Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain and Logistics
ASU Commencement Spotlight: William Carter
Process Leader, MillerCoors, LLC
William Carter, from Mobile, Alabama, will graduate on May 5 with a master’s degree in supply chain and logistics. He has a passion for the process of the supply chain from raw materials to distribution to the customer. Before Albany State University, Carter served in the U.S. Army as an ordnance officer. Carter is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
What are your post graduation plans?
ASU offered me tremendous opportunities for growth and success. I remember sitting in a job fair with other students and employees from MillerCoors, LLC, where they visited the school to talk with us about opportunities at the company. That same day, I went online and applied to be an intern for manufacturing development. The position start date was Jan. 2, 2017, and since then, I have received two promotions. My first promotion was manufacturing development specialist in December 2017 and process leader for can lines one and two, effective April 30.
What do you love most about your chosen profession?
It gives me the opportunity to utilize the knowledge I have gained from my professors. I will always appreciate Mr. Wallace Rich's lean principles and negotiating tactics, Dr. Damitha Bandara's excel practices and Dr. Michael Harris instructing me on why quantifying results will drive the conversation. They have all made me realize how I can provide the most significant impact to my organization.
Who made the biggest impact on you and who is someone you consider to be a role model at ASU?
Each of those professors mentioned in the previous answer have provided me with tools to succeed in my career. If I had to choose just one, it would be Dr. Bandara. I have been his graduate assistant since Spring 2017, and the relationship we have built over time will be the hardest to let go upon graduation.
What advice would you give to students with an interest in ASU and your chosen profession?
What sets one person apart from the next is the hunger to succeed. That is not something that's taught in a classroom setting. Find out what you are good at and find a profession that will allow you to use that hunger to fuel your growth as a professional.
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