IMG 9962 edThe Collat School of Business has a new student organization. The Society of Distribution Leaders, a professional development club for students interested in industrial distribution, launched in Fall 2017 and is already having an impact.

The Society of Distribution Leaders aims to provide current and potential ID majors with the valuable professional skills needed for future careers. Now in its second semester, the organization has hosted multiple Birmingham business speakers to give students an inside look into the growing field of industrial distribution.

UAB Trailblazer and ID major Kyra Glasscock serves as the organization’s president. She, along with ID Endowed Chair Tom DeCarlo, Program Manager Kristen Craig and Assistant Professor Andrew Crecelius, started the organization to establish an outlet for ID majors to network with employers and each other, as well as teach potential students the possibilities of an ID degree.

Although a new organization, Kyra says they have gained a lot of traction so far and plan to use that momentum to host more speakers and tables at on-campus recruiting events.

“We realized there wasn’t an organization established to help ID students exceed personally and professionally,” says Kyra. “We want the Society of Distribution Leaders to bridge that gap.”

For more information and how to join, contact Kyra Glasscock at kyrag@uab.edu or Kristen Craig at kcraig@uab.edu.