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First Advisor

Sime Curkovic

Second Advisor

Zac Williams


The goal of this thesis project is to discover how the effects of global emergencies such as Covid-19 affect graduating supply chain management students. Global emergencies cause issues and can completely disrupt supply chains. Therefore, it is hypothesized that since supply chain students may be of help in aiding these supply chains that they may currently or eventually be of higher need and value. Global disasters are full of uncertainties and it is unknown how an event on the scale of Covid-19 will influence employment decisions made by supply chain employers. Uncertainty can be worrisome and cause stress, so it is the aim of this project to remove some of those unknowns and anxiety surrounding finding employment and to also figure out what employers are looking for in students during these critical times.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access