More than 36 Kent County area high school students learned about the latest business technologies during the SAP® Young Thinkers Program hosted by SAP University Alliance and the Seidman College of Business. The event was held March 25 at the GVSU Seidman College of Business.

Students from East Kentwood High School, West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, and Kenowa Hills High School spent the day participating in hands-on exercises that tested their analytical and creative thinking skills, while learning about careers in business and technology. The program aims to help youths understand Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and its impact on businesses and everyday life. ERP refers to the automation and integration of a company’s core business to help focus on effectiveness and simplified success.

The program is sponsored by Steelcase Inc., SAP University Alliances Heather Czech Matthews and the Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU).  Faculty from GVSU included: Dr. Simha Magal, Dr. Thomas McGinnis, Chris Gillespie, Meagan Knoll and student mentors: Aaron Evans, Jacob BarclayAlec NaultSyed Sayeed Junaid


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