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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: October 6th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

2017 Study Abroad Programs – Apply Now

Apply Now, Applications Rolling

  • Program costs include tuition
  • Space is limited and applications will close as they fill
  • Students are eligible to receive financial aid for the cost of study abroad
  • Funding Information Sessions:   Fri, Oct 21 | 2pm | Talley 4101   and    Tues, Nov 8 | 4pm | Talley 3285
  • Program questions can be directed to the faculty director
  • Application, cost, scholarship, and payment questions can be directed to
Spring Break – Application Deadline: October 15
Summer – Application Deadline: February 15
Scholarship Deadline: November 15

EDF Climate Corps Summer Fellowship

EDF Climate Corps is the premier graduate fellowship program to jump-start a career in energy management or sustainability. Fellows gain access to an exclusive network of over a thousand EDF Climate Corps alumni and other energy and sustainability professionals, interactive training and unique resources, including career opportunities. EDF Climate Corps has placed over 700 talented graduate students in host organizations including JP Morgan Chase, City of Boston, Verizon, General Motors, PG&E and the Chicago Housing Authority. The competitive program selects qualified candidates from a variety of disciplines to work for a summer embedded within leading organizations to identify customized energy management solutions. Students who apply by December 6th will have the best chance to be matched to a fellowship at their preferred host organization. Students can review the EDF website and job description or join one of the upcoming webinars listed below to learn more about the program. EDF Climate Corps Webinars Friday, October 14, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET/ 9:00 – 10:00 am PT, Register Here or Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET / 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT, Register Here.

Executive Series – Fall 2016




President and Chief Executive Officer
Hostess Brands, LLC

Discussing leadership as experienced in the course of his career

  • Wednesday | October 26, 2016
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NC State Poole College of Management
3400 Nelson Hall (Auditorium)
2801 Founders Drive, Raleigh NC 27695

The Wells Fargo Executive Series is presented by the NC State Poole College of Management. The series is open to the public at no charge. However, registration is required. Please register here.

McLauchlan Leadership Fellows Program -Apply Now

Applications now OPEN for year 2 of the 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. Costs for the program are covered by the McLauchlan Leadership program. This program is non-credit bearing.  Contact Dr. Leigh Shamblin ( with any questions. Learn more about Al Bennah’s experience as an inaugural Fellow here.


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.

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 

October 18th Enrollment (Registration) for 2017 Spring and Summer terms

Your Academic Advisor will release your advising hold prior to enrollment.  The Spring and Summer 2017 Schedules are updated and available for viewing. Click here for more information.  Individual Advising Sessions, Drop in, and Quick Advising Sessions for current students will begin the week of October 10th.

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.

December 2016 Graduation Checklist

Students planning on graduating in the current semester should review the updated Graduation Checklist to view all graduation process details.  Those planning to complete MBA coursework and graduate in December 2016 must complete the checklist by Monday, October 31st, 2016.

Career Management Center 

Join the Jenkins MBA Team in the 2017 Business for a Better World Case Competition

Are you a Jenkins MBA student looking to build knowledge and expertise in sustainability? Then the Business for a Better World Case Competition is a great opportunity for you. Be part of a team with 3-4 fellow MBA students and register by October 14. The Business for a Better World Case Competition, an international contest now into its fourth year, is a partnership between Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. With a prize pool in 2016/2017 of $10,000, the final round of this MBA competition will see three top teams present their case analysis in front of a live panel of high-profile judges in Davos, Switzerland. Contact Rudha Loganathan ( if you are interested in being a part of the Jenkins MBA team.

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

  • Wed, Oct 12, 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Poole College of Management Etiquette Dinner – For all Poole College of Management students, RSVP by 5:00 pm, on Thu, Sep 29, on MBAFocus/Gradleaders.
  • Sat, Oct 15th, 2016, 8.30am -12.30pm, Learning Lab, RTP – Topics: 1) These Are the People & Companies Most Likely Interested in Speaking With You, 2) Easy-Squeezy Informational Interviewing Using Your LinkedIn Network. Please sign up by 5pm, 10/13/16 in MBAFocus/Gradleaders.

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. (Because this is an employer-facing event, all MBAs, including Working Professionals, must meet with a coach, submit a Jenkins MBA-formatted resume, and acknowledge CMC employer-engagement policies before being able to RSVP.  Click here for more information on the Virtual CMC for Professional MBAs.)

Expiring  Jobs:

Working Professional MBAs who are eligible for on-campus recruiting and employer engagement events have access to the MBAFocus/Gradleaders jobs board.

Here is a list of jobs  on MBA Focus/GradLeaders which are expiring within the next 2 weeks.

(Click here for more information if you choose to engage with employers and have not met with a career coach yet)

Student Life

PMBA Social at Nickelpoint Brewing Co. October 22 5-7 PM

The PMBA Leadership Board is excited to announce an upcoming social event at Nickelpoint Brewing Co. for all professional and online MBAs. Come join us for a few hours of socializing and get to know your fellow MBA students a little bit better outside of the classroom. Dinner will be provided, and please feel free to bring your family as well. An invitation from Event Brite will be sent out soon, so keep an eye on your emails. In the meantime, any questions can be sent to
We look forward to seeing everyone there!

FoodCon 2016 – November 11 – Early Bird Registration extended to October 11!

FoodCon 2016 is a conference  focused on “The Business of Sustainable Food” on Friday, November 11th at Talley Student Union. It is hosted by NC State Net Impact in collaboration with UNC and Duke. We’ll have a full-day of keynote speakers and panels planned on topics such as entrepreneurship, supply chain, investing, food safety, food waste, workers’ rights, and more! Early Bird registration discounts have been extended to October 11! Get your tickets now at If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shannon O’Shea at

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:

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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