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More than 33 Detroit area charter 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 February 10 at the GVSU Seidman College of Business.

Students from Michigan Math and Science Academy, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies, Southfield Christian Schools, and Taylor Prep Academy 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  SAP Brian Reaves, Senior Vice President | Head of Diversity & Inclusion SAP Office of the CEO, 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, and Meagan Knoll.

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