Global Skill Set Launches Student's Business Career
Bowling Green State University business student Cory Tuttle has followed the rule of supply and demand in crafting his undergraduate education, combining his interests to acquire skills that are not only in demand but in relatively short supply. His strategy has paid off — after graduation he will begin a promising job with a Fortune 200 company.
He will work at Goodyear's headquarters in Akron as a procurement specialist for the North America Procurement Team, specializing in raw materials.
Tuttle, who is specializing in supply chain management and minoring in international business, earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and European Management from the École de Management at the University of Strasbourg in Alsace, France, along with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at BGSU as part of a new dual degree study abroad program.
He is one of the first students to take advantage of this new opportunity through the College of Business. Dr. Mark Bennion, coordinator of the College's study abroad programs, said, "Cory is the best example of using the dual degree program to develop the career opportunities that you are looking for."
Tuttle's plan did not stop there. For his two internships, he traveled to Shanghai, China, over a summer to work for Goodyear Tire Management Co. Ltd. and then interned at Goodyear's global headquarters in Akron for another summer, gaining valuable insight into the operation of the business and applying his academic knowledge to real-world projects. While working for Goodyear, Tuttle used his supply chain knowledge on travel and logistics operations to cut company expenses, and he also developed and managed commodity strategies for synthetic rubber.
He served in leadership roles in various BGSU student organizations and was named to the College's Dean's List multiple times, receiving several scholarships.
Karen Eboch, a senior lecturer in the Department of Management and faculty co-adviser of the Supply Chain Management Association, praised Tuttle's efforts at getting involved. "He has done an outstanding job taking advantage of the opportunities available at BGSU through student organizations and internships."
According to Tuttle, "I have tried my hardest to get the most out of my four years here at BGSU. The great thing about BG is that there are so many different ways to better yourself as an individual, all while having fun in the process.
"Regarding my professional development, the College of Business at BGSU has prepared me with the skills and tools necessary to stay ahead of the competitive job market, and has opened up a world of opportunities to better myself that would never have been available otherwise."
The accolades for Tuttle's college achievements continue to roll in. He is a finalist for the college's top senior award – the Karl E. Vogt Award - and the winner of the GlaxoSmithKline Excellence in Procurement Outstanding Senior Award, given through the management department.