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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

McNair Scholars

Justin Reed

Larry A. Ryle High School
Union, KY
International Business and Operations and Supply Chain 

I spent the fall 2019 semester working as an intern for Ingenics, a German consulting company, onsite at BMW's manufacturing plant in Spartanburg. Though I learned and developed an array of technical skills and professional competencies, the primary outcome of my internship was the understanding that I wasn't built to be a number-crunching desk-dweller for my entire professional career. This realization has since forced me to shift the perspective from which I view my professional ambitions. To me, my education is no longer a necessary prerequisite to landing a job but rather a foundation from which I can shape a holistic lifestyle, guided by my personal goals and supported by my profession, not the other way around. 

Future plans: Justin will begin work as a global sourcing associate at International Paper in Georgetown, South Carolina.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.