International student works towards a supply chain management career

International student works towards a supply chain management career

Hung "Tommy" Nguyen

Where are you from

What year in school are you?
I am a senior at Georgia College.  

Hung "Tommy" Nguyen holds the Vietnam flag.
Hung "Tommy" Nguyen holds the Vietnam flag.

How many years have you attended Georgia College?
This fall 2021 will be my second year at the institution.

Why did you choose to attend Georgia College?
The Georgia College campus is not too big. The number of students per class is relatively small, so students have the opportunity to interact with amazing professors.

What’s your favorite food at Georgia College?
My favorite food is Chick-fil-A chicken. I try not to eat too much of it though.

Why did you choose to major in business management with a concentration in logistics?
I can work in a lot of different fields with a business degree. My goal is to get into supply chain management industry, so having a business degree with a concentration in logistics would be helpful.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor has been Dr. Evans, who teaches macroeconomics. I enjoyed his class, because I learned so much about the economy. More specifically, many students comprehended the materials in the class without relearning it again after class.

What did you learn from Georgia College that you can apply in your new career?
I’ve learned to be more professional on a daily basis. For instance, the way I communicate and associate with other people have been more formal to match the business world.

What will you enjoy most about working at Georgia College as a math tutor?
I will enjoy meeting new students and my coworkers. I will also like to help out new students who need help for math so they can accomplish their future goals.

What are your hobbies?
I love playing soccer, working out, kayaking, hiking, camping, etc.

Which clubs/organizations do you belong to?
I’ve been in the International Club since fall 2020. Also, I am looking forward to joining GC’s Mens Soccer Club in fall 2021.

How do you think belonging to these clubs will help you grow?
Meeting new people from different backgrounds and nationalities plays a huge role in developing my characteristics. It definitely gives me more perspectives on many things in society.

What are your plans after you graduate from Georgia College?
My plan is to apply to a logistics firm in an international transportation company in bigger cities to learn more about the field. At the same time, I will apply for a master's program in supply chain management. Eventually, I will go back home to contribute my knowledge and experience to corporations, and hopefully open my own business.

What profession do you see yourself in?
I see myself working in supply chain management, because during the pandemic, the role of logistics has been significant, therefore, having a career in this field would increase my career opportunities in the future.

What advice would you give to new students? 
Be your true self and find the things/majors that you are interested in, so that you can figure out what you want to be in the future. Working in the job you love will most likely bring you the most happiness. However, if things do go wrong, it is okay; it’s never too late to start over.