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The Weekly Update – Full-Time MBA: August 25th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

Spotlight on Poole College of Management’s Dean Annette Ranft

Annette Ranft comes to campus after serving as senior associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business. Take a moment to to learn about Dean Ranft’s experience and how she plans to build upon the Poole College of Management’s success here.

Two Graduate Student Research Positions Available

Dr. Beverly Tyler, professor in the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, is seeking students for a National Science Foundation (NSF) nanomedicine project and a Laboratory of Analytic Sciences (LAS) project. These positions are open to US citizens and require 5 – 10 hours of work per week. For more details (including hourly rate of pay and application information), please see the job description for the NSF position here and the description for the LAS position here.

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

If you RSVP’d for the game on Sunday, please plan to pick up your ticket(s) at the MBA table outside of the box office at the Durham Bulls Stadium. An email to attendees will provide additional details. Look forward to seeing you there!

McLauchlan Leadership Fellows Applications Open

Applications are now open for the popular McLauchlan Leadership Fellows program. McLauchlan Leadership Fellows master the fundamentals of personal, team, and organizational leadership through lectures, group discussions, guided assessments, individual coaching, external speakers, and a personal leadership challenge. This fellows program is non-credit bearing. Contact Dr. Leigh Shamblin ( with any questions.

Free tickets for tomorrow’s FastTrack Session: Value Propositions and Elevator Speeches

Two free tickets are available for MBAs for tomorrow morning’s Value Propositions and Elevator Speeches FastTrack session in RTP. This is a great opportunity to work with Dr. Jeff Pollack to refine your business model and message. First 2 students to reach out to Dr. Leigh Shamblin at claim them!

Net Impact Conference Scholarship

Interested in attending the Net Impact conference in Philadelphia November 3 – 5? Apply to be an NI16 Scholar by September 5 for a chance to go for free! For questions about Net Impact, contact Shannon O’Shea at

International Peace Scholarship for International Women Graduate Students

The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program that provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. The purpose of the award is to assist a select group of goal-oriented international women who have the potential to return to positions of influence in their homelands. The overall goal is to foster peace through education. Applicants must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree. A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of Canada is not eligible. For more information on the application process, please visit the P.E.O International Peace Scholarship (IPS) website.

Academic Advising & Registration 

Census Date/Official Enrollment Date is August 30th!!!

Census Date = the last day to add a course with permission of instructor, and last day for tuition refunds due to dropping a course. PLEASE NOTE that even if your class doesn’t begin until later in the semester due to the 5 week/10 week schedule OR if you are taking a one-credit class that doesn’t meet until the latter part of the semester, the August 30th Census Date still applies to you. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions about this!

Career Management Center

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

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.

Second Year Salon Series: Kickoff Event – Wednesday, August 31st

Join the CMC for an informal lunch discussion with Bev Porter – Your Internship: Loved It? Loathed It? Now What? This session will be held in the Nelson Hall Boardroom on Wednesday, August 31st from 11:45 – 1:00 and will feature cuisine from the Middle East (Neomonde). RSVP in GradLeader if you plan to attend.

Crack the Case: Beyond the 4 P’s Marketing Training – Thursday, September 15th

David Ohrvall, founder of MBACASE and the author of Crack the Case System will address NC State Jenkins MBA students. A dynamic and engaging speaker, David has trained over 50,000 students at top business schools worldwide. David’s insider knowledge (as an ex-Bain & Company manager) and deep experience as an interview coach combine to bring you an outstanding learning experience. You will come away much better prepared to excel in an MBA case interview situation. More information and registration can be found here.

Resume Writing and Interviewing Tips for Job-Seeking Veterans – Monday, September 19th

Offered in partnership with First Citizens Bank, Jenkins MBA student and alumni veterans are invited to learn from First Citizens employees about how you can leverage your military background and MBA degree when applying to corporate opportunities. This is the first session in a two-part series. Part two will be offered Spring 2017: An Exploration of Military vs. Corporate Culture. More information here.

Jenkins Fall Mix & Mingle – Sunday, October 16th

This unique event offers Jenkins graduate management students and company executives the opportunity to build relationships and explore career opportunities in a social setting. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks will be served. Professional dress required. No resumes needed, but bring your business cards! More information and registration information found here.

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)

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

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)
August 31st: Second Year Salon Series
September 5th: Labor Day – No Classes/University & MBA Office Closed
September 15th: Crack the Case
September 19th: Resume Writing and Interview Tips for Veterans
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
October 16th – Jenkins Mix & Mingle
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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