EPIC Spotlight: Stephanie Nguyen

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As a rising senior at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, Stephanie Nguyen is a busy student. With a double major in accounting and finance, and a minor in economics, Stephanie has mastered time management. In addition to her extensive coursework, she is active in many organizations and activities on and off campus. Stephanie was one of 13 students selected to participate in the Center for Retailing Excellence Mentoring Programs. She has now completed half of this two year program under the mentorship of a Sam’s Club executive. Through the program, Stephanie has gained real-life exposure to the retail side of business with a focus on personal development. She also had the opportunity to fly to Cincinnati for a company visit and was selected to speak about the program at the CRE Executive Board Meeting in April 2009.

Stephanie also received a CRE scholarship to study abroad this summer. Along with eight other Walton College students, she spent the summer in Japan studying economic concepts, attending conferences with company executives, and traveling to various business plants and distribution centers.

After her study abroad experience, Stephanie began an internship with Colgate-Palmolive, a position for which she received the summer 2009 Arkansas Cooperative Education Program in Business Scholarship. As a collaborate planning forecasting and replenishment intern, Stephanie works on special projects in logistics, performs logistics analysis, and assists in analyzing business changes and cost impact.

Stephanie is also a member of Leadership Walton, volunteers at the Samaritan Community Center’s food pantry in Rogers and is fluent in Vietnamese.