Megan Westerman

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: January 2020


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  1. Job function (e.g., overall role, assigned tasks)

Allocation Analyst – allocated merchandise to stores based their location and inventory needs.  Analyzed reports and made recommendations regarding constraints.

Planning analyst – analyzed reports and forcasted trends.  Looked at data to find opportunities.  Made a long range plan based on a specific area.

  1. Examples of projects (e.g., list the projects you worked on and what you accomplished)

Long Range Plan – had to made a 3 year plan based on an opportunity I discovered after analyzing various reports and datasets

EOM Variance Report – Had to identify opporutinies and constraint limits based on a dataset

Region Trend Report – Had to analyze a region dataset and identify the regions that performed the best and the worst based on various metrics

  1. What you learned and how it relates to your major (e.g., describe what you learned from this experience in the context of specific courses)

This internship was very focused on developing my analytical skills.  I had a lot of practice in making datasets and analyzing them to come to meaningful conclusions.  I really want to focus more on analytics after graduation so it was very helpful to see the skills I need in the workforce.  Data Science and Data Analytics really helped me with this internship.  Being able to bring the classroom experience I had, helped me exceed in the role of a planning analyst.

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Professional Achievements

    • Assist at a department sponsored eventFall 2018

    • Fox IT Career FairFall 2018, Fall 2019

    • Other Career FairSpring 2019

    • IBIT small group meeting with industrySpring 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

    • IBIT/CDI Challenge or ConferenceFall 2017

    • Fox IT AwardsSpring 2018

    • AIS professional development workshopFall 2017

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