Amy Nguyen is an MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management student from Vietnam. Prior to starting the course, Amy worked for Expeditors, supporting companies such as Coca Cola, Sony and Samsung. She joined the course to expand her knowledge and career prospects. Here, she speaks about her experiences at USW.
"Before joining the course, I did an internship term at Expeditors, an international logistics company. Working there was a fantastic opportunity to learn about international commercial terms and how to prepare documents needed for the transportation of goods. It also taught me to deal with various problems related to management and cost-saving.
My role there was mainly to deal with import and export files from companies such as Coca Cola, Sony, Proctor and Gamble, and Samsung. This experience inspired me to pursue a qualification in the field, by enrolling on the master’s in supply chain at USW.
USW’s MSc International Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been amazing. It’s helped me to gain a better understanding of the supply chain sector.
We had a field trip to Tata Steel as part of the course. It broadened my view of the logistics and procurement processes and system practices within the business. It was my first opportunity to see company operations first-hand. I may not have had this opportunity in Vietnam, my home country.
My favourite module is Globalisation of Logistics and Supply Chain Management as it emphasises challenges put forth by globalisation. My first assignment for it involved analysing how economies adapt to globalisation. It pointed out that globalisation practice is unavoidable for the long-term development of businesses.
The course content is useful and relevant to current business trends. I believe that my job prospects will be brighter due to the knowledge and skills I’ve gained from the course. Also, the improvement of my English will be highly valuable to my future career."