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The Weekly Update – Professional & Online MBA: December 3, 2015

Program News & Announcements

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Please take a few minutes to tell your Student & Academic Engagement team – Claire Jefferies, Sarah Pickel, and Deborah Waller Wilkins – how we’re doing and where we can improve. We’re also collecting data on concentrations to help faculty better plan for course offerings in future semesters. Please take a moment to fill out the survey – and please be honest, your responses are anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to help us serve you better.

Career Management Center

Save the Date: Spring 2016 CMC Events

Fall 2015 CMC events are winding down, but save the date for two live workshop training events in January:
Saturday, January 23, 9 – 11 am:  Workshop for international students in the Professional MBA program, Main Campus, Nelson 2406
Saturday, January 30, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm: Job Search Bootcamp, RTP Campus

Student Clubs & Events

MBA Student Association End-of-Semester Party: FRIDAY

When: Friday, Dec. 4, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Noir Bar & Lounge, 425 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
Register:  RSVP via invitation sent to your e-mail

MBA Student Association members, come mix & mingle at Noir for the end-of-semester party on Friday, Dec. 4.  Light refreshments will be served.  Cash bar.  Please RSVP using the invitation link sent to MBASA members via e-mail.  This event is for paid MBASA members.

Holiday Canned Food & Clothing Drive

The Graduate Student Association at NCSU is organizing a canned food and clothing drive for the holiday season. Please donate unopened canned food and/or clean, gently-used clothing to one of our donation boxes in the following locations:
  • Talley – Student Government Lobby, 4251F
  • Engineering Building 1 – First Floor Atrium

Collection will continue through finals week. Take a study break to help the needy in the Raleigh area!  For more information, email James Peerless,

Meet a Jenkins MBA:  The Weekly Spotlight

Rudha L.

NAME:   Rudhawarsh Loganathan
TITLE:   First-year Jenkins full-time MBA; Engineer Analyst, John Deere
HOMETOWN: Kalpakkam, India
PREVIOUS DEGREES: Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology

Q:  What’s the most fun or enlightening experience you’ve had in the MBA program so far?
Being part of the Business Sustainability Collaborative. It showed me how to incorporate sustainability in my decision-making without compromising my career aspirations.

Q:  If you had 5 minutes to teach someone something new, what would you teach?
  How to make someone feel special in five minutes. For five minutes, listen to that person. Ask questions that show your interest in knowing him/her better. Smile when the person smiles, and laugh when the person laughs. Your actions in five minutes can make a lot of difference in that person’s life.

Q:  What’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
A:  My father once said, “If you stop yourself from doing a certain work because you feel you might get embarrassed, don’t hesitate to do that job – just do it. Very few have the guts to face that embarrassment, and those few people are the ones who make a difference in this world.”

Q:  Suppose someone offered you a week’s vacation anywhere on Earth – all expenses paid, no cost to you.  Where would you go, and what would you want to see / experience while you’re there?
I hate traveling, so the place I would like to go would be to Ooty, a place in India. It’s in mountains – greenery all around, with a pleasant weather.  I want to spend the time with my mom, dad, brother and my dog (OM) and talk about anything and everything.

Q:  What’s your favorite “comfort food,” and when do you like to make & enjoy it?
Spicy pepper chicken curry with rice.  I enjoy it when I eat it with my friends and family together.

Q:  What’s your favorite song to cheer you up, get you pumped up, or ready to face the day?
 “Breaking the habit” by Linkin Park.

Q:  What’s your dream job / career goal?
To be a supply chain strategist who incorporates sustainability into the supply chain of a company.

Know an outstanding Professional / Online MBA with a story to share?  Nominate him/her for a Weekly Update profile!  Send your nominations to Hugh Fisher, . 

Dates to Remember/Upcoming Events

December 4 – Last day of classes
December 4 – MBASA end-of-semester party (see e-mail invite to RSVP)
December 5 – Net Impact social
December 7-8 – Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Semi-Annual Partners Meeting
December 17 – MBA Graduation Celebration, 5:30 – 7 pm, 1887 Bistro, Talley Student Center
December 18 – Fall 2015 Graduation

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