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

Program Announcements & Updates

Student Ambassadors Needed

The most frequent request we receive from prospective MBA students is the opportunity to interact with current students, and our Ambassadors enable us to give them a perspective only an NC State MBA student can provide. The time commitment involved is minimal (typically 10 hours/semester) but the impact you have on our program is significant. Some Ambassador tasks might involve hosting a prospective student in one of your classes or answering student questions via email. Interested in learning more? You can read more about what’s involved and fill out the Student Ambassador form here on our website.  If you have any questions please contact Jenny Champ, Assistant Director of Admissions.

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 

December 2016 Graduation Checklist

Students planning on graduating in the current semester should review the updated Graduation Checklist to view all graduation process details. 

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.

Fall 2016 Student Business Cards

If you would like you Jenkins MBA student business cards printed you may visit the campus print shop, WolfXpress Print Shop and complete the following business card template to have your cards printed. WolfXpress has special prices for students.

Career Management Center

 2nd Year CMC Policies

Students, please remember to sign and return your CMC Policies to Brittany Lane ASAP. If you have any questions regarding the policies, please see a career coach.

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:

  • 1st Year Resume Deadline: Friday, September 16th (more details to come in MBA 500 on 8/22)

Expiring  Jobs:

Here is a list of jobs expiring within the next 2 weeks.

Student Life

Women for Success Fundraiser – Thursday, September 22nd

Wine, Cheese & $30 Please! (It’s for men and women). There will be amazing raffle items including but not limited to merchandise from local shops, gift cards to restaurants, yoga studio passes, and much more! Cash is best to buy raffle tickets, but you can also purchase them using your credit card.  All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success Triangle, a not-for-profit organization that has already helped thousands of underprivileged women in the Triangle area by providing work attire, career coaching, and a strong network of support and resources. So come help us continue to celebrate Dress for Success’ work.

Dean Thomas Moinet (DTM) Foundation Fundraiser – Saturday, October 8th

The DTM Foundation will be holding a fundraising event at Miller Field @ NCSU on October 8th. The DTM Foundation is a nonprofit that helps to fill the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of families with medically fragile children being treated at Duke and UNC Hospitals. Register here

Save the Date:

December 1st & 2nd – Innovative Women’s Conference

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

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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