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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: May 26, 2016

Program Announcements

Summer Graduates!

Those planning on completing their MBA requirements this summer, should visit the Graduation page for directions on the necessary steps to make sure you are set for Graduation. Please note the deadline is June 22nd to apply for graduation and update your plan of work!

Academic Advising and Registration 

Haven’t Registered for Fall Classes? Better Do it Soon!

If you haven’t yet registered for Fall classes, now is the time to do it. Incoming students will be registering soon and taking up open seats. For first priority on classes make sure to register by Friday, June 3rd. Our academic advisors are booked up with advising appointment for incoming students the next couple weeks, so make sure to refer to the email audit you were sent this spring with some suggested courses if you need help deciding on classes before you are able to meet with your advisor.

Fall Registration Update: All Classes are Fixed

Thank you for being patient as our office has tried to fix some of the Fall registration problems. We realize it has been frustrating for some, but we have been working hard to fix this as soon as we can.
We are happy to say that all Fall Schedule and Registration issues should be fixed. Specifically:
  • All sections being offered should now show up in MyPack Portal for Registration
  • The time conflict between the new paired core classes is resolved and you should be able to sign up for both if needed. (see directions below if you are having trouble adding both)
  • Exact course dates for the 5 week and 10 week core classes are now available – Please see the following links for a calendar of course dates: Daytime Full-time, Main Campus Evening, RTP Evening, Online
Directions for searching for paired courses:
When searching for the classes you will need to uncheck the following filter on the “class search”
Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 10.06.56 AMIf this box remains checked, then the class search will not return the second class since it has the same meeting pattern (time and day).
Please reach out to your advisor directly via e-mail with any individual questions or concerns.

Career Management Center

CMC Virtual Town Hall – 12:00 noon, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

You are invited to meet online during the lunch hour with John Hutchings, Associate Director, and Bev Porter, Director of Jenkins Career Management Center, to discuss CMC plans for Professional MBA’s next academic year. Some highlights – staff additions and expanded access to one-on- one career coaching; expanded workshop offerings for career management, internal promotion, and job search; job search tutorial tool on Virtual CMC; and more transparent on-campus recruiting tools for students who wish to engage with employers who come on campus.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

WebEx: TownHall

Meeting Number: 994 938 622

Audio Connection: 919-513- 9329

Access Code: 994 938 622

Net Impact Request

Net Impact Survey Request

Every year, Net Impact publishes its “Business as UNusual” Guide to Graduate Schools to highlight student ratings of their graduate program’s integration of social and environmental themes into curricula, career services, and student activities. In the past, the guide has been featured in NY Times and Businessweek. For NC State could be included, we need 20 responses to this survey by June 6!
The survey will only take about 5 minutes and is an opportunity for NC State to be featured alongside graduate programs from across the globe. It will also help our Net Impact chapter understand how we can better serve NC State graduate students. If you have any questions or want to learn more about Net Impact, please email or visit our facebook page.

B Corporation Internship Opportunities

If you are interested in helping businesses improve their social and environmental impact, consider the four following part time internship opportunities. These internships are an extension of the NC State B Corp Clinic which connects students to aspiring B Corps in the local area to help them meet the certification requirements. To learn more about the B Corp Clinic or the Business Sustainability Collaborative as a whole, explore the BSC website.

Drak Haus, B Corp Certification Intern
Drak Haus is looking for someone who is passionate about the B Corp movement and using business as a force for good! In addition, our ideal candidate is creative, motivated, and has a working knowledge about the B Corp certification process. References from members of NC B Corp community a plus. A variety of backgrounds will be considered; design, business, sustainability, CSR, etc. Please email a resume and cover letter to Daria Drake at

Vaporware, B Corp Summer Internship
Vaporware is a local design and development consulting agency startup. We’re building the best team of incredible creators. To share our mission of people and community, we’re looking to increase our mission to sustainable environments and community development and increase our B Corp Certification score from the current 60 points to 80+ points. As members of HQ Raleigh, we believe the points are available, just need help translating our small company to the B Corp Assessment message. Contact Dan Moore for more information:

Charles & Colvard, B Corp Summer Internship
Charles & Colvard is interested in becoming a B Corp certified company. In order to earn our certification, we are looking for an intern with working knowledge of B Corps, what it takes to become a B Corp certified company, and how to go about developing a road map to get us there. Ideal candidates are grad students focusing in sustainability, with knowledge of the B Corp Community & B Lab and able to provide references from members of the NC B Corp Community.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Sarah Williams at

Sweeps, B Corp Internship
Sweeps, a platform to hire college students for moving, odd jobs, and more, is seeking a summer intern to help us become a B Corp. We’re a local company, founded in Raleigh with a mission to “foster a beneficial and sustainable community.” We are actively working towards B Corp certification, and are seeking help from an unpaid intern willing to contribute at least 10 hours per week. Please email with questions and as to why you would be a good fit for the position.

Jubelirer Results Group, B Corp Summer Intern Program

Jubelirer Results Group brings the best practices in business development and leadership development to business owners who believe their Best Year Ever is still to come.  JRG is a professional services firm with an extensive background in sustainable business and is now seeking B Corp certification.  The desired outcome of this summer internship is to complete the certification and then: 1) develop a plan for connecting with the B Corp community and  2) leveraging the certification with clients and prospects. Please email for more information.

Campus Events & Networking

NCSU Libraries I.T. Littleton Seminar Speaker – John Bracken, VP of the Knight Foundation’s Media Innovation Program: June 1st

NCSU Libraries is excited to welcome John Bracken, vice president of the Knight Foundation’s Media Innovation Program, as our 2016 I.T. Littleton Seminar speaker. A reception in Duke Energy Hall C&D will follow his presentation.

The Media Innovation Program with the Knight Foundation funds projects that improve the creation, sharing, and use of information essential to communities. Described as “one of the most innovative leaders in the modern philanthropy scene,” Bracken frequently presents at media and technology conferences and serves as an adviser to 1871, a co-working resource for digital startups in Chicago. Bracken joined the Knight Foundation in June 2010.

Bracken also oversees the Knight News Challenge and Knight’s Prototype Fund, as well as the foundation’s other journalism and technology investments. Bracken focuses his department’s grantmaking on three principles: media innovation, journalistic excellence, and freedom of expression. He has led the foundation to invest in digital literacy, broadband access, and investigative reporting. Wednesday, June 1st at 2:00pm, James B. Hunt Library Auditorium.

You can find directions and parking information for the Hunt Library here:

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

June 1st: NCSU Libraries I.T. Littleton Seminar Speaker – John Bracken, VP of the Knight Foundation’s Media Innovation Program
June 8th: CMC Virtual Town Hall – 12:00 noon
August 17th: First Day of 2016 Fall Semester Classes
September 29th – October 1st: NSHMBA National Conference – Houston, TX
October 11th-15th: National Black MBA Association Conference – New Orleans, LA
November 3rd-5th: Net Impact National Conference – Philadelphia, PA
November 11th: FoodCon 2016 – Talley Student Center, NC State Campus

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