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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: August 18th, 2016

NC State MBA Welcome Back Baseball Game

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!

Academic Advising and 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

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.

Experiential Learning Lab

Sat, Aug 20, 2016 — 8:30am – 12:30pm

My Entire Life Flashed in Front of Me in Two Minutes (How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”)

Two Words to Shorten Your Job Search, Get Paid More, and Set Positive Impressions -“Personal Brand”

For all Working Professional MBAs – but especially those graduating in Dec 2016, May 2017 and Aug 2017

Webinar Discussion

Wed, Aug 24, 2016 — 11:30am – 1:00pm

“Can’t You And Me a Job When I See You on Tuesday?” [No, you have to earn it like the other MBAs across the country]

Click here to enter webinar.  May enter 15 minutes before the start.

Webinar will be recorded and posted in Virtual CMC for Professional MBAs

For all Working Professional MBAs – but especially those graduating in Dec 2016, May 2017 an Aug 2017

Job Search Bootcamp

Sat, Aug 27, 2016 — 8:30am – 5:30pm

Job Search Bootcamp

For all Working Professional MBAs – but especially those graduating in Dec 2016, May 2017 and Aug 2017

Click here for a complete list of CMC training and event opportunities for Working Professionals.

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 17th: First Day of 2016 Fall Semester Classes
August 20th: CMC Workshops – “Tell Me About Yourself” and “Personal Brand”
August 23rd: Last Day to Add a Course Without Permission
August 24th: CMC Webinar – “Can’t You Just Hand Me a Job When I See You on Tuesday?”
August 26th: Jia Jiang’s 100 Days of Rejection
August 27th: Job Search Bootcamp
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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