Varun Paranjpe is the founder of the SCMA Mentorship Program. Varun started the program to help current MSU SCM students connect with successful alumni and get honest advice on personal and professional matters. Varun Paranjpe was the Vice President of the MSU SCMA and pioneered SCMA’s social media efforts and other lasting SCMA initiatives. Varun Paranjpe graduated Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Supply Chain Management in 2010 and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business where he will graduate in May 2015.
Emily Clark served as the first CEO of the SCMA Mentorship Program during the 2014-2015 academic year and connected SCMA members and distinguished alumnus. She is driven to help these members learn and grow to become leaders in the industry. She served as the President of MSU SCMA during that year and was also the Director of Operations during 2013-2014. She graduated Michigan State University in the Spring of 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Supply Chain Management and has begun her career as a National Advisory Consultant with Ernst & Young.
My name is Blake Malburg, and I am honored to be a part of this program – working as both a mentor and a board member. I am a recent graduate of Michigan State University, ’14, where I was heavily involved in the MSU Supply Chain Management Association.
I hold brief professional stints in manufacturing, trade compliance, purchasing, and now brand management. All of my experience is within the biopharmaceutical industry, where I work for one of the market leaders, AbbVie.
This program is a brilliant addition to the MSU & SCMA experience. Any bit of success I have, I contribute to the guidance and reassurance from my many mentors – many of which are mentors in this program. I look forward to giving back to the MSU SCMA community!