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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Mackenzie Laird

Industrial and Management Engineering
2020

Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Off- Campus Experience

Project Management Co-op at Hasbro: Worked in Rhode Island for 6 months with the Star Wars team and created reporting tools to track production and worked with licensors to approve all products.

Business Technology Analyst Intern at Deloitte Consulting: First project was with a timeshare company where I helped create a roadmap for their IT department on how they should improve over the next 5 years. My second project was for a financial services business where my team was implementing Salesforce which is a customer management system.

On-Campus Experience

Women’s Mentor Program: Help match incoming females to current female students to support them during their transition to campus.

Greek Life: Held positions such as VP Risk Management, where I plan fun events for our sorority like formals and mixers with other groups on campus. Part of my job is to also make sure everyone is staying safe. 

Admissions Ambassador: Coordinate the admissions ambassadors, give tours to prospective students, and serve as a panelist at events.

Favorite Class

My favorite class was Supply Chain Management, where I learned how suppliers and retailers optimize networks.