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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: October 20th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

Excel Level 2 Training at McKimmon Center: Friday, October 28th

The PMBA Board is excited to offer the opportunity for some Excel Training once again! Based on feedback and demand from the last class, it was clear we needed to offer this again. Additional information and how to sign up is below. The class will be offered at McKimmon Center on Friday, October 28th from 9:00am – 4:30pm for 15 of the Jenkins MBA students. We hope to see some of you there!

Excel Level 2 Training builds upon basic knowledge and skills and is designed for individuals who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel. Students will advance their data analysis skills and abilities through the application of advanced Excel functionality such as advanced formula creation, tables, charts, PivotTables, and PivotCharts. In this course, students will learn to create advanced formulas and analyze data with logical and lookup functions. Students will also learn to organize worksheet data with tables and visualize data by using charts.

Students can sign up for the 10/28 Excel Level 2 Training by filling out this Google Form. Please note that filling out this form does not ensure you have a seat in the class – seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will receive notification via e-mail, as well as text message (if you choose to).

Questions? Contact the PMBA Board at
PMBA Leadership Board

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
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 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 

Raleigh Residency #2 – Save The Date

Raleigh Residency #2 for Professional update only
For those students who started the program this semester [Fall 2016], the first section of the required two-credit Raleigh Residency #2 has been confirmed for June 22-24, 2017. The course is currently being created by Registration and Records which is why you don’t yet see it as a Summer 2017 course offering in your MPP; we hope to have this created by next week.

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.

Make Privacy Adjustments –  Deadline October 28th

Make privacy information adjustments – Names of graduating students will not be published in the graduation program or in any official press release if the student has a privacy setting preventing such release. Students must ensure that their “privacy settings” in the MyPack Portal indicate their intention for inclusion in or exclusion from these publications. Check with Registration and Records for help completing this step. Deadline to remove the privacy block is October 28, 2016.

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 

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 @

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

Friday, 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

Volunteers Needed – Innovative Women’s Conference

We need volunteers to help run this event. Please complete this survey if you are interested in volunteering. The survey includes additional details about available positions, timing, and locations for both days. The deadline to register for these opportunities is November 6th, 2016. Feel free to reach out to Afrouz Fetanat with questions. All genders are welcome to volunteer.
**Volunteers are eligible to receive FREE tickets to the event. For more details see the volunteer survey above.**

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
Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we know exactly how much food to order. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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:

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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