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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: October 13th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

Profession and Purpose

Join us on October 24th from 12 -1pm in Nelson Hall 1130 when the Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative and the NC State Net Impact chapters will partner to host Katie Kross, author of Profession and Purpose: A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability and Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. This Careers in Sustainability workshop is free and open to all NC State undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP. Details and registration:

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.

Academic Advising & Registration 

Student Financial Responsibility Statement

Beginning with the Spring 2017 semester, ALL students taking classes at NC State will be required to electronically sign a statement of financial responsibility and this must be done prior to registration. Communications regarding this will be sent to all students no later than Friday, October 14th. Students can find this task in your ‘To Do’ list on the right side of the Student Center and you will also be able to link to the page from the Enrollment Wizard.  We suggest that you complete the task now and before enrollment begins next week; i.e., be ahead of the crowd!  Students should contact with any questions or concerns.  

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

Spring and Summer 2017 Registration
Enrollment for the Spring and Summer 2017 terms begins on Tuesday, October 18th
Students should check the MyPack Portal to confirm your specific enrollment day/time and that you have no “Holds,” which will prevent enrollment
Log into MyPack Portal > Student Self Service >Student Center > Holds can be found in the right-hand sidebar
Log into MyPack Portal > Student Self Service > Student Center > Enrollment Dates can be found in the right-hand sidebar

Students should reach out to their advisors with any questions pertaining to course selection and/or registration
Spring 2017 Schedule of Courses and Spring 2017 1-hour Courses
Summer 2017 Schedule of Courses and Summer 2017 1-hour Courses
Spring and Summer 2017 Study Abroad opportunities [enter MBA for program and outgoing]
2016-17 Schedule of Courses

Directions when searching for paired core courses:
When searching for the paired core classes you will need to uncheck the following filter on the “class search.” If this box remains checked, then the class search will not return the second class since it has the same meeting pattern; i.e., the courses are scheduled for the same day and time so the system views this as a conflict which is why you have to uncheck that box.

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

  • 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.)

Jenkins Current MBAs and Alumni Mixer, Oct 28th, 2016, 8:00- 10:00pm

Oct 28th, 2016, 8:00- 10:00pm after Poole Homecoming Porch Party), Jenkins Current MBAs and Alumni Mixer, H Street Kitchen, 2420 Hillsborough Street. Connect with alumni and other current Jenkins MBA students. Please RSVP via Eventbrite. Jenkins Fall Mix & Mingle –  Wednesday, October 19th

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. Pizza will be provided, and please feel free to bring your family as well. An invitation from Event Brite was sent out on October 9, if you did not receive this please contact the PMBA Leadership Board at

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

The Innovative Women’s Conference (December 1-2)

Hosted by the National Association of Women MBAs – NC State Jenkins MBA chapter and sponsored by the Jenkins MBA Student Association (MBASA), this event is designed to bring together women in the Triangle area – from graduate students to entrepreneurs to corporate executives – to encourage discussion and hands-on learning in the areas of business innovation, science, technology and entrepreneurship.

The conference will kick-off Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 pm with a networking social at HQ Raleigh sponsored by RJ Reynolds. This will be followed by a full day of engaging workshops, panels, and speakers Friday, December 2 at NC State’s Talley Student Center sponsored in part by NetApp.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Women for Success.

For more information go to our website-

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

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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