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The Weekly Update – Full-Time MBA: September 15th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

Red Hat Added to the Fall 2016 B Corp Clinic

Join the NC State Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative on Monday, September 19, 2-4pm at CAM Raleigh for the launch of the Fall 2016 edition of NC State’s B Corp Clinic. The B Corp Clinic offers students hands-on consulting experience and the chance to learn about B Corporations, social and environmental impact assessment, and sustainable business models in collaboration with peers from NC State, UNC, Duke, NC Central and SKEMA Business School. Fall 2016 companies include: Red Hat, Firsthand Foods, Seal the Seasons, Sweeps and Renewable Energy and Preservation (REAP).

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.

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 

Drop/Revision Deadline – Friday, October 14th

Drop/Revision Deadline: MyPack Portal closes for student-initiated schedule revisions at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 14th.  All schedule revisions made after this date will require a Schedule Revision form for processing. Last day to change to credit only at ALL levels. Last day for graduate and associate students to withdraw or drop a course, without a W grade, or to change from credit to audit. If you have questions please contact your academic advisor.

Career Management Center

Crack the Case: Beyond the 4 P’s Marketing Training – Tuesday, September 13th

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.

Fall Break Treks to Atlanta and Raleigh – Sunday, September 18th RSVP

Our annual Jenkins MBA treks are around the corner. We want to help you pick the event(s) that are right for you. Attending a trek is a great opportunity to accomplish the following.

  • Get an insider’s view of top Atlanta and Raleigh area companies by touring their facilities and meeting with top executives.
  • Advance relationships with alumni and employers to explore career and internship opportunities.
  • Get to know your classmates and have some fun.

Dates: Fall Break 2016, October 6th and 7th. Departing for Atlanta on October 5th. RSVP’s for both treks are due in MBA Focus by midnight on Sunday, September 18th.

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 – Wednesday, October 19th

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)

Student Life

NC State Alum Food Truck Tasting – Sunday, September 11th

Andrew Zimmerman, NC State Alum who also runs hedge funds, will be holding an initial tasting of his new food truck menu.  The event is being held at The Alley in Raleigh.  More information can be found here and Andrew’s linkedin information can be found here.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

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 19th: 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 1st – 2nd: Innovative Women’s Conference
December 2nd: Last Day of Classes
December 5th – 14th: Final Exams
December 16th: Fall Graduation

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