By the time he entered his first internship, Bryan Rottkamp felt ready to apply the skills he gained in his classes at Shippensburg University.

Rottkamp, a member of Ship’s class of 2021, is a supply chain management major and an economics minor. He is a graduate of Warwick High School, which isn’t far from the site of his internship at Clark Associates in Lancaster.

“I already feel extremely comfortable with my work because of what I was taught in the classroom,” Rottkamp said. “Outside of the classroom, the supply chain department holds events where you have the opportunity to network with current supply chain managers.”

Rottkamp also finds many other networking opportunities outside the classroom with the Wood Honors College. He is a co-chair for the fundraising committee. Additionally, he serves as an ambassador and mentor, allowing him to provide guidance for prospective and new students. That level of mentorship and connection mirrors what Rottkamp has found through his own experiences at Ship, saying it feels like the campus community acts as a team.

“Shippensburg University has definitely made a positive impact on my life. They have done an amazing job preparing me for the future and have helped me refine valuable skills that are directly applicable to my career,” Rottkamp said. “Shippensburg University, especially the Grove College of Business, has outstanding professors who truly care about their students. Overall, Shippensburg University makes it fun to be a student. There are always fun activities to do or events to attend. There are also plenty of opportunities at Shippensburg to expand your network and gain new skills, which have both been very positive experiences.”

Rottkamp is active in intramural basketball.

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