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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: September 1st, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

MBA Student Speaker Scholarship Fall 2016 – Deadline – Monday, September 5th, 2016

The Jenkins MBA program is looking for one Professional Evening and one Professional Online MBA student to attend prospective student recruiting events with the Admissions Team and speak about their experiences in the program and as students. Scholarships are $500 and are awarded on a semester basis. More details and how to apply here.

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. Application submission deadline October 10, 2016.

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 

Advising Staff Updates

We are happy to announce that Assistant Director of Student and Academic Engagement, Sarah Pickel’s bundle of joy, Coen Isaac Pickel decided to make an early appearance on Tuesday, August 23rd at 9:07 pm. He is a little nugget of a guy at 6lbs 13 oz and 20 inches.  He is a nice healthy baby boy and is recovering fine.  As a reminder, Vilma S. Mueller will be filling in for Sarah during her leave.  Please feel free to contact Vilma at (919) 515-7555 or with your advising questions if you are a Full-Time or Professional Online student.

Career Management Center 

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.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

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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