greatly appreciate the SAP University Alliance Program and the various
courses supplemented through it. The various supplemented classes are a
great way to get some working experience utilizing some of the
techniques and theories covered here. Coming from an Information Systems
major, I love the new challenges and various disciplines such as
Purchasing/Supply Chain Management, and Human Resources that I get to
encounter here at Central. I would urge more students to look into
Central's ERP classes."
Russell AshmanMIS undergraduate student, and Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence recipient
"The program at CMU gave me a great first look at
the background and functionality of SAP. Professors and students in the
program were very enthusiastic, which made it a rich learning
experience. I believe the program has also done a fine job at keeping
its students in tune with the latest SAP technology and developments."
Derick FedewaMIS undergraduate student, and Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence recipient
"Central's MSIS program has provided me with a
sturdy business and technology foundation. My education from CMU has
enabled me to begin a career in the ever changing software industry. I
firmly believe graduating from a SAP University Alliance University has
helped me gain employment at SAP Labs. As a developer in the Small and
Mid-Size Business Unit, I have worked on many exciting projects, which
include developing preconfigured solutions for small to mid-size
Jacqueline CharlesDeveloper of Small and Mid-Size Business Unit of SAP, graduate of MSIS program
"Being involved with the MSIS program at CMU gave
me the skills and experience I needed to get my feet in the door at
Silicon Valley and begin a career with one of the largest e-business
John BurtonSolution Development Engineer, Customer Relationship Management Team of SAP, graduate of MBA program
"The MSIS program provided me the valuable
knowledge both in business and technology. After graduation, I started
to work right away with the leading ERP Company, SAP LABS, Inc. I
strongly believe that the MSIS program gave me a foundation of knowledge
to advance in my career."
Satit NuchitsiriipattaraSAP Application Developer of SAP LABS, Inc., graduate of MSIS program
"The SAP program allows the students to gain a
competitive advantage over other students. Students that take the SAP
courses or a member of the student group (SAP UASUG), learn a technical
skill that their major does not provide. SAP alone is a transferable
skill that can help a student learn new concepts that they come across.
In addition, the SAP program at Central Michigan University defines the
standards of programs that other universities try to achieve."
Amar HusseinMIS undergraduate student, and Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence recipient
"The SAP program at CMU is an excellent opportunity
for students to work with an integrated system. The SAP classes offer
much more than just textbook learning - they also offer the chance to
use the system. This is what will give CMU students the edge over other
students in the workforce."
Denise McBrideMSIS graduate student, and Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence recipient
"Excellent program for people seeking both
technical and managerial skills. Provides a good amount of best business
practices across vertical industries."
Francis TawiahMSIS graduate student, and Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence recipient
"Being hired at Plastipak Packaging, Inc. is a
direct result of not only the SAP Academy, but other SAP Intensive
Classes and subject matter provided by Central Michigan University SAP
Jason CombsMIS Graduate and SAP Process Integration Certification Academy participant. He presently is employed by Plastipak Packaging, Inc
"My education at CMU was very extensive. I didn't
just become proficient in the use of SAP software; I learned how to
develop systems that allowed the implication of enterprise resource
software in general. In addition, I learned how to configure a system
for a particular company's specific needs as well as how to code or
program. With SAP it's a language call ABAP/4. There is no doubt that my
in-depth courses in SAP enabled me to secure top-notch employment
offers long before I graduated. As an intern, I was immediately placed
on The Dow Chemical Company's SAP team. I interview with more than a
half dozen global companies that were looking for someone with
comprehensive SAP knowledge."
Jackie PlourdeMIS Graduate and SAP Process Integration Certification Academy participant. She presently is employed by Eli Lilly
"I am currently an ERP specialist at Deloitte &
Touche, with the majority of my work being around SAP and PeopleSoft.
Some thoughts I think I could provide to students would have to be to
utilize the resources that CMU has to offer. From industry experience to
this point, I have spoke to many individuals in the IT industry and
many could not believe the types of opportunities I received at CMU. I
work with CEO's, CIO's, and CTO's on a regular basis and these people in
the economy are amazed at opportunities students have."
Brian SmolinskiMIS Graduate and SAP Process Integration Certification Academy participant. He presently is working for Deloitte & Touche
"I would recommend students take full advantage of
the SAP opportunities at CMU, especially if they desire a leg-up on
their fellow job-seekers. SAP offers a highly specialized knowledge that
appears to me to be sought after by certain employers."
Graduate and SAP Process Integration Certification Academy participant.
He presently is working for the United States Department of Defense