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The Weekly Update – Full-Time MBA: August 18th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Braves Game – Sunday, August 28th

Welcome back to our returning students, and welcome to all of our new Jenkins MBA students starting classes this fall! The Jenkins MBA Program, MBA Student Association (MBASA), and the Professional MBA Leadership Board (PMBA) invite you and your family to a baseball game with your fellow MBAs at NC State Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Sunday, August 28th at 5:05 p.m. Watch as the Durham Bulls take on the Gwinnett Braves in a special section reserved for our MBA students. Tickets are free for MBA students and their families, and each ticket is loaded with $5 in Bulls Bucks to spend how you like. It’s also Run the Bases night for kids.

Ticket limit is set to 5 tickets per student. If you need to request additional tickets, please email Claire Jefferies at The deadline to request tickets is Wednesday, August 24th – be sure to RSVP soon as more than half the available tickets have already been accounted for. Hope to see you at the ball game!

MBA Graduate Assistant Contract – New and Returning Students

All new and returning Graduate Assistants and Scholars should review the Jenkins MBA Graduate Assistant Contract and acknowledge that you understand the terms and conditions of the contract by Wednesday, August 24th. If you have any questions, please see Claire Jefferies.

MBA Marketplace Debrief Session – Monday, August 22nd

Lewis Sheats will be hosting an informal debrief session on MBA Marketplace for 1st Year MBA students on Monday, August 22nd from 11:45 – 12:45 in Nelson Hall 1130. In this session, he will provide more details on the judge’s feedback from Marketplace and why the top teams were selected as winners. Pizza will be provided.

Nelson Hall Building Reminders

Building Hours:

Nelson Hall and all classrooms close at 10 p.m. Please be aware that campus police will be called to escort students out of the building if the building hour rules are not observed.

MBA Lounge:

The MBA Lounge is a space that is shared by full-time & professional evening – main campus MBA students, as well as students in the MGLM & MGIM programs. Therefore, you may see some unfamiliar faces from time to time in the lounge. We understand that space can be an issue in Nelson, but remember that places like DH Hill and Hunt Library have tons of great study spaces – and a graduate lounge – that are easy to access and reserve.

Academic Advising & Registration 

Fall 2016 Semester Calendar – Please Check Dates!

Please make sure you are looking at the Fall 2016 Semester Calendar and adding important dates to your personal calendar.  Exact course dates for the 5 week and 10 week core classes are available at the following links: Daytime Full-time, Main Campus Evening, RTP Evening, Online

Career Management Center

2nd year Welcome Back Reception – Monday, August 22nd

Join the CMC for a welcome back reception on Monday, August 22nd from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Talley Student Union, Room 3222. Look forward to seeing you there!

1st and 2nd Year Internship Speed Networking – Thursday, August 25th

Join the CMC for a speed networking event focused on sharing information about summer internships. This session will be held in Nelson Hall 2405 from 4:30 – 5:45.

NC State’s Poole College of Management Presents Jia Jiang’s 100 Days of Rejection – Friday, August 26th

“The fear of rejection is one of the top fears for people in sales, recruiting and entrepreneurship. It holds them back from closing deals, finding the best talent, and realizing their dreams and ideas.

I help people turn rejection on its head, inspire them to embrace and even look for rejection, and teach them to turn rejections into opportunities. I use my methodology to train people to be fearless, so they can sell more, think bigger, and achieve higher.” – Jia Jiang

Join PCOM for a talk by Jia Jiang, author of “Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection,” in 3400 Nelson Hall on Friday, August 26th from 3 – 4:30 p.m. You can learn more about Jia on his website or by watching a video clip from one of his talks.

Resume Deadlines Coming Up!

Please upload your approved resume in GradLeaders. To upload, your resume must be approved by a career coach. Please set up an appointment with your coach to review your resume. Deadlines:

  • 2nd Year Resume Deadline: Friday, September 9th
  • 1st Year Resume Deadline: Friday, September 16th (more details to come in MBA 500 on 8/22)

FoodCon 2016

Save the Date: Friday, November 11th at Talley Student Union NC State Net Impact will host FoodCon 2016, a conference focused on the business of sustainable food. Together with UNC Net Impact and Duke’s Fuqua Food Forum, we will bring together a diverse audience of students, community members, and business professionals interested and/or working in the sustainable food industry. Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of the sustainable food industry as well as support and grow the industry here in North Carolina and throughout the country. The FoodCon team is building their network of speakers, panelists, supporters and volunteers for the event. For more information visit and follow FoodCon2016 on Facebook and Twitter. The FoodCon team is building their network of speakers, panelists, supporters and volunteers for the event. If you are interested in volunteering or have contacts in the sustainable food industry that would be interested in speaking or becoming a sponsor, e-mail Shannon O’Shea at

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

August 22nd: CMC 2nd Year Welcome Back Reception
August 23rd: Last Day to Add a Course Without Permission
August 25th: Internship Speed Networking
August 26th: Jia Jiang’s 100 Days of Rejection
August 28th: NC State MBA Welcome Back Baseball Game
August 30th: Census Date!!! (Last Day to Add a course with permission/Last Day to Drop a Course for Tuition Adjustment)
September 5th: Labor Day – No Classes/University & MBA Office Closed
September 29th – October 1st: NSHMBA National Conference – Houston, TX
October 6th – 7th: Fall Break (No Classes)
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
November 23rd – 25th: Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)
December 2nd: Last Day of Classes
December 5th – 14th: Final Exams
December 16th: Fall Graduation

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