Although Sarah Walworth is an all-A student, she believes that education is more than a GPA. To her, it’s also about experience and contribution.
Working at a sandwich shop her freshman year, Walworth took notice of the process. Pulling in lessons from class, she became fascinated on ways she could improve it.
“It was thrilling to realize there was a whole profession where I could focus on solving practical problems using a combination of technical and business concepts,” she said.
Walworth has shown that she gets results.
She’s taken part in the College of Business's Supply Chain Competition, where teams presented a business case on how 7-Eleven convenience stores could best enter the German market — her team claimed the top prize.
Walworth joined both the Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu honor societies, where she’s served in leadership roles that helped increase membership for both organizations and provided learning opportunities for members.
And she’s completed two internships — one in industrial engineering and the other in manufacturing engineering — at Webasto, an automotive supplier. The company was impressed with her work and offered her a full-time job following graduation.
In addition to a manufacturing engineering position at Webasto, Walworth will begin a graduate degree following her April graduation: a dual master's degree in supply chain management and business.