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Alumni Spotlight – Arizona State University

06 Oct 2021
Category: Blog
Author: Evan Pundyk
Christian Kern – Arizona State University 2021

Here at Arrive, our employees are our greatest asset. We sat down with Arizona State University graduate Christian Kern, to learn more about how his college experience led him to become a Carrier Sales Rep at Arrive and his advice for those considering a career in logistics.

Where did you go to school and how did you first hear about Arrive?

I graduated from Arizona State University in the spring of 2021 with my degree in Sports Business from the W.P. Carey School of Business. I first heard about Arrive through the Handshake platform. After doing some research, I learned that Arrive provides a lot of opportunities for growth. I had a lot of jobs in college that were in fast-paced environments and I was looking for something similar. After going through the interview process, I officially started at Arrive in June 2021. 

How did you become interested in going into supply chain & sales?

I was previously interested in going into sports and when COVID-19 hit, I realized I wanted to go into an industry there would always be a need for. Logistics is essential, and it’s a huge industry that continues to grow. With sales, I’ve been doing it for a long time in previous jobs and I enjoy the personable aspect that comes along with it. The combination of supply chain and sales seemed like a perfect fit.

What’s your favorite part of your job? 

I really love the energy here, and I love getting to talk to people from all over. I also enjoy being able to measure my own success, and being able to push my limits as far as I can. 

What keeps you at Arrive?

The environment. Arrive has great mentors, and everyone who works here wants to see you succeed and push you to be better. I love my managers and my coworkers and really enjoy working with everyone here. I come in excited every day, ready to push myself.  

Have any advice for soon-to-be college grads?

Be open-minded with new opportunities that may present themselves and do a lot of research. Try not to be fixated on one career path, you never know what could happen!

If you could go back in time and tell your college self one thing, what would it be?

I would tell myself to start being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Embrace all the new experiences and believe in all my capabilities.  

For someone about to start a career in logistics, what would you tell them? 

Be prepared and come in with a can-do attitude. Remember to be confident in your abilities and work hard. The effort you put into it will show with what you get out of it.

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