Full-Time MBA Student Ambassadors

The NC State Jenkins MBA program puts a strong emphasis on fostering an environment of teamwork and camaraderie. The students below welcome you to reach out to them to learn more about the Jenkins MBA experience.

Afrouz Fetanat


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
MBA Concentration: Innovation Management
Why NC State’s MBA Program: I have always had a passion for management and technology innovation. While I can find the management piece at any business school, the tech focus is only offered at a select few. Jenkins MBA’s partnership with industry allows me to work with high-tech companies on real-world projects while pursuing my passion.

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Cedric Nelson-Williams


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Hyattsville, MD, USA
Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern New Hampshire
MBA Concentration: Finance
Why NC State’s MBA Program: Jenkins MBA offered me the best return on my investment by far. I was particularly drawn to the school after my first interaction with the admissions team. As an active duty military officer, I can tell you Jenkins MBA is justifiably ranked among the top-10 MBA programs for military veterans.

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Claudia Paredes Gutierrez


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Lima, Peru
Undergraduate Institution: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
MBA Concentration: Supply Chain
Why NC State’s MBA Program: Having graduated from the Master of Supply Chain Engineering and Management (MSCEM) program at NC State, I already have experienced the philosophy of the university: “Think and Do”. I applied the tools, concepts, and principles learned in class to real-world projects, which enable me to propose valuable recommendations. Thus, when I decided to get my MBA, NC State Jenkins MBA program was the perfect option to develop business skills with the same approach.

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Jelyse Dawson


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Boston, MA, USA
Undergraduate Institution: Grambling State University
MBA Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
Why NC State’s MBA Program: I came to NC State’s MBA program for its focus on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. I own a fitness start up, and I’m confident that what I learn here will help take my business to the next level. The culture here is intimate and supportive, and its a top 30 program.

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Niru Sanghani


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Wilkesboro, NC, USA
Undergraduate Institution: UNC at Chapel Hill
MBA Concentration: Finance
Why NC State’s MBA Program: I had been considering business school for a while, and when I learned about the Full-Time program at Jenkins, I was immediately interested. The hands on experiences unique to Jenkins MBA, the professional connections to the program, and the opportunities available as part of a top technical university made my decision very easy.

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Rishabh Agarwal


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Undergraduate Institution: R. V. College of Engineering
MBA Concentration: Marketing
Why NC State’s MBA Program: The MBA program offered at Jenkins is not the same as you would expect. It is quite different and a different experience all together. This journey would be worth the investment.

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Sarah Troxler


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Mebane, NC, USA
Undergraduate Institution: Peace College
MBA Concentration: Innovation Management, Supply Chain
Why NC State’s MBA Program: I chose NC State because of the opportunity to work closely with my cohort and to collaborate with small businesses. I hope to own my own business in the future and NC State gives me the best opportunity to be successful.

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Adam Harris


Class of 2018
Hometown (city, state, country): Bridgewater, VA, USA
Undergraduate Institution: The College of William & Mary 
MBA Concentration: Supply Chain, Marketing
Why NC State’s MBA Program: Jenkins MBA offered the perfect combination of a high return on my investment in a graduate degree, a “hands-on” curriculum steeped in practicum studies and real-world consulting opportunities, and finally a great network to tap into post-graduation.

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