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The Bauer Sourcing & Procurement Organization is the top student organization for Supply Chain Management at the University of Houston C.T Bauer College of Business. Bauer SPO loves to put members first.

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Bauer SPO is the premier student organization for Supply Chain Management at the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. Since 2008, we have been tirelessly dedicated to our Vision:

“Producing the most professional and knowledgeable Sourcing and Procurement students.”


In order to understand the purpose and goals of the Bauer Sourcing & Procurement Student Organization, we have composed a Mission Statement:

“To provide our members with the resources to become professionals at major corporations throughcareer opportunities, business networking, industry knowledge, professional development”

SPO hosts a series of events throughout the semester (General Meetings), where major corporations are invited to share their wisdom and insights on SCM in their particular industrial setting (e.g. oil and gas or technology), SCM roles in their organization, and where SCM is heading in the future.  Many companies bring a host of executives to theses events, so there are plenty of representatives, along with hundreds of SCM students, to meet and network with after the presentation.


SPO helps to augment classroom instruction with practical opportunities to gain experiential knowledge.  These opportunities include plant/facility tours, open case competitions written and sponsored by industry partners, and, in some cases, even industry certifications/workshops through our Educational Enrichment Program (EEP).

The Student Development Program (SDP), in conjunction with our industry partners, provides our SPO members with opportunities to improve their resumes, learn to interview more effectively, and to enhance their communication/presentation skills, to name but a few of these opportunities.  SPO typically has only two years to get you ready for the corporate world; our SDP team and industry partners work diligently to provide you with a pathway to success. But ultimately, your level of participation in these programs will largely determine your level of benefit and how far you make it down the pathway of success.


Although our organization does not guarantee your next employment opportunity, we strive to present a comfortable setting for you to market yourself by hosting variety of General Meetings and Mixers



Career Fairs & Mixers

Our Career Fair has been specially crafted to be tailored to SCM majors. Career Mixers are one of Bauer SPO’s main membership benefits. This enables our students to have direct access to Corporate Partners that are recruiting students for Internships and Full-time positions. By marketing yourself to corporations utilizing what you’ve learned at our development events in order to receive an Internship/Co-op or Full time offer.

General Meetings

General Meetings (GM) are one of the main events of Bauer SPO. Each GM includes a guest speaker from a world renowned corporation to educate us about their companies culture, industry knowledge, and supply chain department. At the meeting food will be provided as well as a great opportunity to meet fellow SCM Major Students. We also encourage looking up information about the companies before hand to have good background knowledge and be able to ask relevant questions.

Student Development Events

Bauer SPO’s Student Development Program, or SDP, is engineered to provide our student members at the University of Houston with relevant information in respect to professionalism, interview preparation, and the supply chain industry; while focusing on the development of interpersonal, or “soft”, skills. The SDP’s intent is to assist our student members during their transition from a college student to a young supply chain professional.

Plant Tours

By attending plant tours you will have the opportunity to see each company’s processes and how they benefit the world. This is also a chance for you to learn how Supply Chain relates to every aspect of their business as well as a chance to ask specific questions about the company and the industry


Philanthropy events are a way for us to give back to the community in which we live. It also gives us a way to interact with each other and improve teamwork skills. Throughout each semester we partner with different non-profit organizations in the Houston area and preform a variety of services. We have been involved with Feed My Starving Children, Trees for Houston and Kids Meals, just to name a few. We hope you come out and join us in giving back to our community!

Bake Sales

Bake sales are held two to three times a semester at Melcher Hall during class hours. They allow students the opportunity to network with other members and officers in an informal setting. It also gives members fundraising experience as well as a chance to volunteer their time and expertise. It is one of the few events held all day, allowing members the flexibility of contributing while on campus.


Socials are a great way for our members to build relationships and network in a fun and informal atmosphere. Building relationships within SPO is one of the factors to success, and is one of the greatest things people take away from this organization.


Part of being a Coog means supporting your team. The University of Houston has a long standing tradition of being the premiere Division I college football team in the Houston area. Tailgates are a way for you to interact with your fellow SPO members on game day in a fun and casual environment where we can come together to support our team. Tailgates will consist of snacks/beverages and music, and encourage networking opportunities outside of the classroom. What better way to spend your game day experience than with Bauer SPO?