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NC State Jenkins Career Management Center welcomes new director

By Christine Ferrell

The NC State University Poole College of Management announces the appointment of Bev Porter as director of the Jenkins Career Management Center (CMC) in the college’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management. The Jenkins CMC serves graduate management students in the college’s MBA, Master of Global Innovation Management and its Global Luxury Management concentration, and Master of Supply Chain Engineering and Management programs.

“Bev is charged with taking an already successful program to an even higher level,” said Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs at the college. Eighty-eight percent of NC State Jenkins MBA full-time students who graduated this past May had at least one job offer at the time of graduation, and 85 percent had accepted an offer, up from 82 percent accepting an offer in 2013. Top employers included Lowe’s Corp., Caterpillar and Cisco.

“In addition to getting to know my team and our students, my top priority is to develop a best-in-class outreach program to broaden the career opportunities for our NC State Jenkins graduates,” Porter said. “I have a great passion for working with graduate management students, and I am energized by this tremendous opportunity at NC State.”

Porter brings to her new role a depth of corporate and university experience in organizations like Duke University and Aventis CropScience (now Bayer CropScience). Most recently, she was the corporate relations director at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, where previous roles included career counseling, program development and delivery, and international coaching.

Porter’s corporate experience includes supply chain, procurement, human resources and customer service positions at Aventis CropScience (now Bayer CropScience) and project management at Performaworks in Raleigh. In addition to leading a cross functional team of project managers at Performaworks, she was the senior project manager for the largest international client implementation in the company’s history.

Porter received her bachelor’s degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University and a master of education in counseling from NC State University.

This article is re-posted from the Poole College of Management website.

About the NC State University Poole College of Management and Jenkins Graduate Programs

The NC State Poole College of Management focuses on management education for a technology driven global marketplace. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, as well as custom and open enrollment executive education programs delivered by the college’s Executive Programs, LLP. The college’s Jenkins Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, and the Master of Global Innovation Management which includes a global luxury management concentration. The MBA program includes full time, part-time and online options. The Master of Supply Chain Engineering and Management is offered jointly with NC State’s College of Engineering. Masters’ and doctoral degree programs in economics are offered jointly with NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Corporate engagement opportunities are available through the college’s centers and initiatives that support academic and outreach programs in biosciences management, enterprise risk management, innovation management, supply chain management, technology entrepreneurship and commercialization and the NC State Executive Education, LLC, based in Poole College. Poole College’s accounting and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.

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