From night shift operator to full-time college student, John Hayward’s hard work and determination have prepared him to step right in to his future career. Hayward graduated high school in 2015 and immediately started working third shift at Pfizer Global Supply, a manufacturing site for the multinational pharmaceutical corporation. It was this job that sparked his passion for supply chain and led Hayward to enroll in WMU’s integrated supply management program. For the past four years, he has held positions in manufacturing and logistics at Pfizer while maintaining a full course load in the Haworth College of Business.
Since becoming a Business Bronco, Hayward has won an international case competition, has helped lead the WMU SCMA student organization, and earned a coveted $10,000 scholarship from the Richter Foundation and the Institute for Supply Management's Richter Scholarship Fund. After graduation, he will move to Detroit and work for General Motors, starting in the company’s TRACK rotational program.