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Shaina Ostrov '17


Simsbury, CT


Innovative and exploratory coursework in GSCM and Applied Analytics led to a student discovering her calling.

Global Supply Chain Management, a field that puts efficiency under the microscope and demands innovative solutions, was seemingly made for Shaina Ostrov ’17. “I love taking apart processes,” she says. “And I like to reinvent the wheel.”

She might not have discovered it, however, if she hadn’t gone to Bryant University. “I didn't know about supply chain before I came to Bryant. I knew I wanted business and I knew I wanted to go in and improve processes somewhere,” says Ostrov. “But I didn't know what, exactly, was the right major for me.”

She found what she was looking for in an operations management class. “I started learning more and more about supply chain and I absolutely loved it,” she says. “I loved looking at quality. I loved looking at logistics and finding the most efficient process.”

For her Supply Chain capstone project, Ostrov worked with CVS Health to improve the efficiency of their Chicago metropolitan area operations. Her group looked at every aspect of the process to improve efficiency. Their work could potentially save CVS millions of dollars.

“It was amazing to see how all these little tweaks and changes that people might ignore can add up to huge cost savings,” says Ostrov. “The experience made me excited to go into the workforce and keep doing that.”

Ostrov is currently taking part in United Technologies Operations Leadership Program, a selective development program that rotates participants through a variety of roles. She’s been prepared for whatever the new job entails, though, by a Bryant education in a field she loves.

“Bryant does a great job bringing the real world into the classroom,” she says, “and at bringing us into the real world us as well.”

Real World Experience


Nestle Waters North America – Information Systems demand supply planning Intern
• Worked on optimizing processes across a variety of projects and areas, automated a Business Objects Inventory Report saving employees across the country twelve hours weekly and $312,000 annually

Academic Organizations

Supply Chain Leadership Association
• Assisted in execution of industry speaker and networking events


American Production and Inventory Control Society Executive Board, Vice President of Programs
• Responsible for planning, developing, and organizing programs required by the student chapter manual, ensured that appropriate records were maintained in conformance with the manual

LEARN Weekend participant
• Gained knowledge and experience regarding how to be an effective leader and a role model through leadership development activities

Greek Life

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
• As Vice President of New Member Education, planned and executed the sorority’s New Member Education Program, as Philanthropic chair organized philanthropic events and served as liaison with charitable organizations


MyPath Mentor
• Served as a peer mentor for exploratory students considering their major and career options


Relay for Life: Logistics Committee
• Responsible for all of the logistics involved in a 14-hour event in support of the American Cancer Society

A Connected Community

Bryant's purposeful student life delivers co-curricular immersion with an inspiring, collegial community. Students forge deep connections that last a lifetime.

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“I use real-world examples to highlight what we are talking about and to illustrate not only what faculty are doing, but also to show what’s going on outside our windows.”

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Tara Long '17

A focus on China, and a global perspective, allowed an international explorer to further broaden her horizons.