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Where Are They Now?
Catching up with MHEFI scholarship recipients
If you have a question about your iPad,
ask Allanah Miller. She knows everything
Miller, 24, is a business and systems integration consultant at Accenture based in
Austin, Texas, and works as a technology
consultant for the energy industry. Her clients typically are
large utility companies that are trying to lower costs and
improve efficiency by upgrading their technological systems.
Her job involves weekly travel, and her most recent assignment was at a nuclear power plant that is upgrading its work
control system to iPads. All work at a nuclear plant must be
meticulously documented in the work control system, which
is integrated into all aspects of day-to-day operations at the
plant. This iPad project, the first of its kind in the United States,
requires testing, training and in-field support, and Miller's job
is to train workers on the new system and how to use an iPad.
Miller, a native of East Brunswick, N.J., went to nearby
Rutgers University, where she served as a counselor in the
New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology.
The program allows New Jersey high school students who
are interested in STEM fields to live on campus, take classes
and participate in research projects and presentations. Miller
was a resident mentor and teaching assistant, living with the
students and leading workshops.
For her senior year, Miller won the Hytrol Conveyor
and Southworth International Honor Scholarship from the
Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. (MHEFI).
MHEFI, established in 1976, is an independent charitable
organization dedicated to supporting the study of material
handling, logistics and supply chain, exposing students to
the many opportunities in the industry. The foundation has
awarded more than $2 million in scholarships and grants
since its inception.
"I won this scholarship at a crucial time," Miller said. "The
scholarship eased my financial burden and allowed me to
concentrate on academics instead of accumulating debt or
having to obtain a part-time job. It was incredibly stressful to
get a competitive internship and maintain a high GPA at the
same time. Winning the scholarship allowed me to focus on
excelling at schoolwork and interviewing for the internship
that turned into my full-time position."
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in industrial
and systems engineering in 2012, Miller joining Accenture
as a business analyst. She said she knows she chose the right
industry for her.
"The material handling industry is an incredibly broad
industry, but it has unquestionable value wherever it is found,"
she said. "Looking at an industry through the lens of material
handling allows me to provide immediate, significant changes
to any process."
Miller hopes her career can help her see the world. "I want
to work internationally," she said. "The energy market is so
diverse in other countries, and I would love to gain international work experience but also international life experience.
I am eager to be exposed to a different culture and lifestyle."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5
Ensuring Supply Chain Supplier Sustainability and Transparency
Energy Savings in the Supply Chain
The Future is Now
The Internet of Things: Connecting Supply Chains to Sustainability
Sustainable Supply Chains Requires Effective Supply Management Capabilities
The Changing Face of the Supply Chain: Under 35 and on the Rise
Building a Sustainable Supply Chain Workforce
Industry Focus: Apparel
MODEX 2016 Preview
Economic Market Analysis
“It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”
Solutions Group Update
Scholarship Winners: Where Are They Now?
Index of Advertisers
MHI Solutions - Volume 3, Issue 5