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The Weekly Update – Professional and Online MBA: November 17th, 2016

Program Announcements & Updates

Election Follow-up

As students, faculty and staff continue to express anxiety related to the recent election, we wanted to share the following list that provides information on the current resources that are available.

Startup Analyst Fellowship

NC IDEA is accepting applications for the Startup Analyst Fellowship. NC IDEA’s Startup Analyst Fellowship program consists of a year-long/two semester fellowship for 1st year MBA students (and into their 2nd year). This program is ideal for students interested in 1) having an investment career with an angel/venture capital firm or 2) entrepreneurially minded students looking to enhance their knowledge of the startup landscape in North Carolina and/or gain a better understanding how young ventures are evaluated by investors. Students will receive school credit during both the Spring and Fall 2017 semesters. For full consideration, please apply at by Friday, December 2nd. Additional questions can be directed at Additional information is also posted in MBA Focus.

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver hosts their 13th Annual Race & Case Competition February 24 & 25, 2017

Gather four of your sharpest, most ethically-minded graduate student colleagues and come to Colorado for a unique weekend of high-altitude competition. Enhancements to the 2017 program include a current leadership ethics case, a $12,000 prize pool and a refined scoring process with 90% of the score dedicated the case presentation and 10% to the ski race. Skiers and snowboarders welcome.

Day 1: Business case competition at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business
Day 2: Epic Mix ski arena in Breckenridge, Colorado

Application deadline: November 21

Program Cost: $2,500 per four-person team, includes transportation upon arrival in Denver, lodging, the majority of meals and ski passes. One team per school.

For details or to apply, visit: or contact Cody Sherrod at

Supply Chain – Call For Scholarships – Deadline February 28th, 2017

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. ( is an independentcharitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study ofmaterial handling, logistics and supply chains by exposing students and educators to the industry through financial support. The Foundation will offer scholarship award opportunities to students who are committed to studying material handling, supply chain and logistics for the 2017/2018 academic term.  Check out for more information.

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
  • Program questions can be directed to the faculty director
  • Application, cost, scholarship, and payment questions can be directed to
Summer – Application Deadline: February 15

Academic Advising & Registration 

Raleigh Residency #2 – Save The Date

For all the students required to register for Raleigh Residency #2, this core course is now listed as MBA 590-053 (professional evening main campus) and MBA 590-653 (RTP/online) under the Summer I 2017 schedule. RR #2 is scheduled for June 22-24, 2017 in Raleigh. You will see it listed as a 10-week course under the course title but this is only a 3 day course.  

Curriculum requirement reminder for those students who started the MBA program before Fall 2016

If you are a student that started the MBA program prior to Fall 2016, you need to be looking to take MBA 503, MBA 504 and MBA 530 by this summer. Once we head into Fall 2017 classes, these ‘legacy’ courses will no longer be offered which means you would have to take the new curriculum requirements which are as follows:

Professional Evening MBA students
Professional Online MBA students

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 @

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

UNC Women in Business Conference Invitation – Friday November 18th

The 11th annual Carolina Women in Business Conference will be held on Friday, November 18 at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. This conference is organized and sponsored by Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Carolina Women in Business. This year’s conference will feature a line-up of leading executives and thought-provokers. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to engage with experts in career development workshops and dynamic panels that explore a range of topics from communication to philanthropy. You can find details on the conference and register at our website:

Check Jenkins out on Social Media – #ncstatemba

Twitter: @ncstatemba
Instagram: @ncstatemba

If you use our hashtag, #ncstatemba, you have a chance to see your content shared on our channels.

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 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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