How would you describe Amy Toscano? Engaged in her college experience – and embracing every opportunity that comes her way. A senior in global supply chain management at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Amy has found a passion for doing whatever she can to get others engaged in the organizations in which she is active. And there are many.
Originally from East Stroudsburg, Pa., Amy chose to become a Mountaineer – and that is a decision that she still celebrates, as it was the first step in opening the door to opportunities that fit her interests and strengths.
Amy found her path at WVU by getting involved in honor societies, earning her place in leadership positions and attending — and often winning — supply chain competitions all over the country.
She also became a Chambers Ambassador as a sophomore. Three years later, she finds great joy in sharing her experiences and successes at the Chambers College with those in search of the path that fits them.
“This is an amazing opportunity where I get to share my love for this business school and, hopefully, convince prospective students that WVU is an amazing place to grow,” Amy said.
Amy said one of her biggest accomplishments is co-founding the WVU chapter of DECA. The organization prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe, providing activities that offer authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers. WVU’s chapter members join more than 215,000 members in all 50 U.S. states and around the world. Amy has served as president for two years and has helped the chapter grow tremendously.
Amid her busy schedule of activities, she has still found time to excel in her major. One of Amy’s favorite aspects of the growing program is that there are opportunities around every corner — and they often help her solve real world problems. Thanks to her experiences in the supply chain program, she is ready for the next step.
As graduation nears, Amy is finding that her experiences have made her marketable, as she’s interviewing with several companies to determine where she will launch her career. It’s an outcome that is a result of her engaging in the opportunities around her and the support that she found through professors and peers at the Chambers College.
“As I get ready to join the global workforce, I see how this great program has helped me,” she said. “The education and the experiences here at the Chambers College have helped me in ways that give me confidence to enter the supply chain industry.”