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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: September 8th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

B the Change: NC State B Corp Clinic Fall 2016 Launch – Monday, September 19th

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. Read about the companies, students and projects from the Spring 2016 B Corp Clinic here. Learn more about the B Corp Clinic Launch event and get tickets 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 

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 

Desire to Engage With Employers and Hiring Managers Hosted by The Jenkins CMC?

The MBA recruiting season is in full bloom.  Recruiters are coming to campus, career fairs are approaching, and the Jenkins CMC is hosting many employer engagement events. If you choose to engage in on-campus recruiting and other employment engagement events we ask that you pass some minimum requirements to prove you can present the NC State Jenkins brand as well as your own brand in ways of which you can be proud.

The CMC has a five-step process on the Virtual CMC for Professional MBAs to qualify for CMC-hosted employer engagements.  Click here for more information.  Questions?  Contact John Hutchings @

Upcoming Career Management Training Events for Working Professionals

  • Mon,  Sep 12, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Professional Image Workshop and Fashion Show, Talley Student Union, Rm 3222 – RSVP by 9:00am, on Sun, Sep 11, on MBAFocus/Gradleaders.
  • Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    • Webinar – “What Do I Have To Do To Get Promoted?” – RSVP by 5:00 pm, on Tues, Sep 13.  Click here to enter webinar.
  • Mon,  Sep 19, 2016, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Resume Writing and Interviewing Tips for Job Seeking Veterans, 2405 Nelson Hall, RSVP by 5:00pm, on Sun, Sep 18, on MBAFocus/Gradleaders.
  • Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Learning Lab, RTP – The Accomplishment-Based Resume Focused On Your Career Direction, RSVP by 5:00 pm, on Thu, Sep 22, on MBAFocus/Gradleaders.

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

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 –  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.

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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