Sponsorship is a pivotal part of CSCMP. The money raised from our sponsor’s benefits our organization in the following ways: Benefits for our Premium members:CSCMP has a category of members known as “Premium” members. These are members who attend the most events. We are able to provide these members with business cards and professional photos. These cards and photos help to set our members apart for networking and career opportunities from other supply chain students. Hosting professional development events:CSCMP hosts a multitude of professional development events. These events include: networking sessions with our sponsors, Excel workshops, and presentations on various aspects of professional development. We choose to provide food and other considerations at these events for our members. After the presentations, our members are invited to eat food, socialize, and network with other members. Visiting corporations in the Supply Chain field:CSCMP has taken the opportunity to take our members into the field to see supply chain facilities in person. The knowledge gained from trips is very beneficial to future Supply Chain Professionals. There is always transportation costs associated with the trips and facilities are a sizable distance away. Attending conferences:CSCMP has the opportunity to send a select few members to national supply chain related conferences. These conferences allow for members to network with industry professionals and to get a chance to experience a professional conference for the first time. The costs of traveling and attending these conferences can be very steep, but the experience gained is extremely rewarding. Covering miscellaneous costs:CSCMP, like any other group, has miscellaneous costs. These costs include things like flyers, other advertisements, postage expenses, and t-shirts for our members.