The internship program at Source One provides young professionals with supply management experience in a wide range of industries. Interns have the opportunity to contribute to projects from start to finish and witness how their work plays a role in achieving the end result for clients. At Source One, interns can gain r,eal world, hands-on experience that teaches important skills that can be utilized throughout their career in supply chain management and consulting. Exposure to strategic sourcing processes, client services, marketing, business development and procurement consulting practices allow interns to understand Source One's unique processes and operations. As members of the team at Source One, interns have the opportunity to participate in process training sessions, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and other team building events.
Read the introductions to the interns joining the Source One team for the summer below, and check back in these next few weeks to see their individual contributions to The Strategic Sourceror's Intern Corner.
When I found an internship opportunity at Source One, I felt like it was the perfect opportunity that closely aligned with my career goals. Since my first day at Source One, I have felt like part of the team and I can reach out to any of my coworkers for assistance. My first few assignments with the company have included data collection, data cleansing, auditing baseline reports, and creating a facilities management presentation.
Before starting at Source One, I had eight years of restaurant management experience under my belt. I was very excited to be in a position that is much more related to my major, where I am able to apply the concepts I was learning in my classes. One of my main goals for my summer with this company is to gain as much knowledge about the procurement and strategic sourcing processes as I can, as well as enhance my knowledge in the various industries that Source One works with. Everyone at Source One has been very welcoming and friendly, and they always communicate their instructions and expectations for projects clearly. I can’t wait to see what else this summer has in store!
Although my research and educational interests pertain to Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering, hence my selection in college majors, there exists immense relevance in my work at Source One. For example, I will be taking a look practices related to regular expressions and natural language processing. I will also be overseeing the development of websites that will offer clients the ability to engage in efficient transactions and communication with one another. My role at Source One assumes numerous responsibilities, so I am really excited to see how the company benefits from its investment in data science!
Lastly, it would be a shame to not mention the hospitality and cohesiveness of the current employees—not to mention their sense of humor, something I value greatly. With all of this being said, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the near future!
An internship at Source One is a one of a kind opportunity to gain an understanding of a wide array of industries all while working with a close knit, friendly group of people.
During my first month at Source One, I have applied many of the courses from my Industrial Engineering degree, but I have also realized how much more there is to learn. This summer, I will be focusing a portion of my time on data science and analytics at Source One. I am interested in this growing field, and I am excited to learn more about how it is being applied internally and externally in the procurement field. My favorite part of my internship so far is that every day brings a different task, from drafting RFPs, to supplier research, to data analysis.
My career goals after this internship are to continue to apply my quantitative and leadership skills in an analytical position. Sourcing is at the core of any business operations, so I know that even if I do not remain directly in sourcing for the remainder of my career, the skills I learn this summer will be transferable. I am thankful for Source One for providing this enriching internship and excited to see what the rest of the summer has in store!