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The Weekly Update – Full-Time MBA: April 28, 2016

Program News & Announcements 

Have a Great Summer!

Congratulations – you are almost to the end! Good luck as you all go your separate ways this summer, whether for full-time employment, an internship, or a much deserved break. We look forward to celebrating with those graduating next weekend and seeing many of you return next Fall to hear all about your summer!

MBA Lounge Feedback

As a topic that came up at the 1st Year Town Hall with Dean Allen, we encourage students to share their feedback about needed improvements to the MBA Lounge. Please share your thoughts with the MBASA Board who will communicate those ideas to the MBA Office.

How Can We Help You?

Please take a few minutes to tell your advisors how we’re doing and where we can improve! Take a moment to fill out our brief survey and please be honest, your responses are anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to help us serve you better!

Spring Graduates – Take the MBA Oath!

Before you step out into the world as an MBA Graduate, please consider taking The Oath. The MBA Oath mission is to facilitate a widespread movement of MBAs who aim to lead in the interests of the greater good. The Oath is a voluntary pledge for graduating MBAs and current MBAs to “create value responsibly and ethically.” This year is the first year that students from the NC State Graduate School of Management are participating in MBA Oath…leave your legacy! What kind of leader will you be? Look for the signature table at the Graduation Reception on May 5th.

Graduation FAQs

Still have questions about where to go and when? Make sure to consult our Graduation FAQs page for all the details about preparing for Graduation and making sure you are in the right spot at the right time!

Academic Advising and Registration 

Fall Registration

We are finally able to announce that Fall Registration will open up for MBA classes on Tuesday, May 3rd at 12pm. 

While the course schedule will not be available in MyPack Portal until that date, you can use the Fall 2016 MBA Course Schedule document to plan your selections.

Please check our Summer and Fall 2016 Advising Page and your email from your advisor for more details, resources to help you plan, and for information on signing up for an advising appointment.

Professional Events & Networking

Raleigh Chamber’s Young Professionals Network – Do What You Do Best: Leading With Strengths: May 19

At this unique YPN program, you’ll have the opportunity to take the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment to determine your top five strengths. Doug Bacon of Throwing Words will then explore how to develop your strengths for amazing breakthroughs and leverage the individual strengths of a team for maximum results. RSVP to Sarah Pickel at by May 12th if you are interested in attending. There are still 3 spots left. YPN events are held at the PNC arena from 7:30 am – 9:30 am.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

April 27 – May 5: Final Exams
May 3: Fall 2016 Registration Begins at 12pm
May 3: Summer I Tuition Bills Due
May 5: Jenkins MBA Graduation Reception
May 7: Spring Commencement

Meet a Jenkins MBA: The Weekly Spotlight 

Katie Rosier photo

Name: Katie Rosier, Full-Time Jenkins MBA
Employer & Job Title: Supply Chain Analyst Intern, Caterpillar, Inc.
Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
Previous Degrees & Institutions: Bachelor of Science, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Northern Arizona University; Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts, Scottsdale Community College

Q:  What’s the most fun or enlightening experience you’ve had in the MBA program so far? 

A: I would have to say that this semester has given me the opportunity to work with two really awesome teams!  Our core team (Minions) had the chance to work with Fullsteam Brewery on a People Management project, which was very rewarding, and gave us a chance to partner with a company that cares about doing As for our Logistics team (Big Capacity), it has been a big part of the best class I have taken in pursuit of my MBA. We have had a lot of heated debates, long nights in the library, and several “Introspect of Intellect” sessions, which has resulted in me being 100% prepared for my summer internship at Caterpillar.

Q:  If you had 5 minutes to teach someone something new, what would you teach?

A:  I would teach that person how to cook an omelet. Nothing says relationship material like a MBA Graduate that can make you an awesome breakfast. Also, I would teach that person how to laugh uncontrollably, at a really horrible 4th grade level joke. For example:  What do you call a silly snake? Hisssssterical.

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?

A:  Tough question!  I have been planning this “Beatles” tour for a while in my head… visiting England and Germany, to trace the history of their legacy. I would have to add Ireland to the itinerary, for a peek of the Jameson Distillery, and might as well visit Scotland since I am already there … are you sure I only get a week?

Q:  What’s your favorite song to cheer you up, get you pumped up, or ready to face the day?

A:  I’m an 80’s kid. “Eye of the Tiger.” All day, every day. Unless I’m celebrating post-exam, then it’s either Michael Jackson’s Thriller album or Janet Jackson’s Control album. Repeat as necessary.

Q:  What’s your dream job / career goal?  How is the Jenkins MBA helping you get there?

A:  I want to pursue a supply chain/operations/logistics career in the manufacturing, shipping, transportation, or beverage industry. Salary is not my motivating factor; experience is. Offer me a job that is 80% international travel, with benefits and paid vacation, and I will start tomorrow. I want to live out of a suitcase, fire-jumping onto the scene to solve problems as I go. I want to fix things, create things, and never stop learning. I want to mentor others during my career, and leave a positive legacy.

The Jenkins MBA program is teaching me the details of my profession; the nuts and bolts of a skillset that I could not develop in the corporate world. Without this program, I would not have the internship opportunities or networking insight they have created for my personal advancement.