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Business students to attend international operations management conference

October 16, 2007

Indiana State University’s three-year-old chapter of APICS, the Association for Operations Management will send two senior College of Business students to the association’s 50th anniversary international conference in Denver October 21 - 23.

Sponsorships by the Central Indiana APICS chapter are funding the trip for the operations management and analysis majors, Tyler Musgrave of Mount Vernon and Lindsey Starwalt of Mattoon, Ill.

“I expect to gain a lot of knowledge about the whole operations industry in general,” Musgrave said. “I'll have the opportunity to speak and network with hundreds of professional, not to mention potential future employers.”

The conference is expected to draw thousands of participants from around the world.

While in Denver, the students will attend educational sessions and networking events, visit the expo, and assist APICS staff with conference arrangements. They will be paired with a mentor, an operations management professional who will share their experiences.

APICS offers three certifications to operations management professionals and students are encouraged to take the first certification exam prior to graduation.

“The certifications are extremely helpful. They add credibility to an entry-level job searcher and could potential help land a job because of the certifications.”

Writer: Claudine Gaston, media relations intern, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3773 or