Global Logistics Company OHL was selected by the Central Michigan University (CMU) chapter of Phi Chi Theta as a business of interest for the students in the College of Business Administration. OHL had the privilege of hosting students for a day to teach them about the various departments in the company and how they function together to create a successful business.
Phi Chi Theta is a national coeducational professional fraternity in business and economics open to any student with a major, minor, or interest in any field within the College of Business. Every semester, the chapter at CMU chooses companies to visit. After much research, Phi Chi Theta selected OHL because of the size and scope of the logistics company and the departments within. Thirty students traveled from Mount Pleasant, Mich., to spend a day with various OHL departments, including marketing, accounting, human resources, and global logistics. This gave the CMU students the opportunity to see how several departments work together to succeed in achieving company-wide goals.
‘OHL was a great fit for the students in Phi Chi Theta because it is a global business with many moving parts that all have to work together to be successful,’ said Andrea Betrus, president of Phi Chi Theta. ‘It met the needs of a variety of business majors in our chapter, and we appreciate OHL’s hospitality and cooperation.’
Representatives from the human resources, marketing, procurement, accounting, and carrier development departments at OHL provided presentations and participated in a panel discussion to share their knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise and in the logistics industry with the students. They discussed their concentrations in college, how they obtained employment with OHL, and the importance of every role in each department at a global company.
‘We were very impressed with the Phi Chi Theta students,’ said Scott McWilliams, CEO. ‘They were prepared, stayed engaged and asked thoughtful questions. We are honored to have been selected as a company they wanted to learn more about.’