For Sammy Kolt, no two days are alike as he combines his passion for people with his enthusiasm about operations and enablement. He filled several different roles at Aptean, a great benefit when it comes to leading Portfolio Operations - a group that encompasses a number of very different areas from product management to M&A integrations to Customer Success.
Whether we’re talking about recycled materials, genetically modified foods or conflict diamonds, it’s fair to say that more and more people are aware of – and care about – the origins of the materials they use. Cost is still important, but it isn’t necessarily the first criteria consumers consider when spending their hard-earned cash. They want to know their clothes weren’t produced in sweatshops using child labor or diamonds weren’t mined in war zones. They support manufacturers that strive to limit the impact their processes can have on the environment.
In a time when instant gratification has become the rule, not the exception, consumers often base their buying decision on convenience; we want easy access to products, and we want them now. So it should be no surprise that every company at one point or another has grappled with identifying new ways to incorporate real-time information into their processes to stay competitive.
When I started planning my senior year at Mercer University, I also began looking for an internship. Internships allow college students to immerse themselves in a particular field and can start them on a career path. Students can explore internships that spark their interest, challenge them and help them develop their skills and expertise.