Since 2008, our student organization has grown, been more successful, and reached new heights, while constantly focusing on career opportunities, business networking, industry knowledge, and professional development. After much consultation with our local and national chapters, it was determined that it would be in the best interests of ISM Bauer to become an independent student organization. Although we will continue to work with the local chapter of ISM, the independence will allow us to specialize in our area of competency: producing the nation’s best sourcing and procurement undergraduate students. In addition, it will allow us to work closely with our corporate partners to provide invaluable educational enrichment activities that will enhance the capabilities of our students, producing a more robust talent pipeline. In keeping with this vision, ISM Bauer will, starting fall 2015, be re-branded as Bauer Sourcing and Procurement Organization (Bauer SPO).