The Weekly Update – Professional & Online MBA: December 3, 2015

Program News & Announcements

How can we help you more effectively?

Please take a few minutes to tell your Student & Academic Engagement team – Claire Jefferies, Sarah Pickel, and Deborah Waller Wilkins – how we’re doing and where we can improve. We’re also collecting data on concentrations to help faculty better plan for course offerings in future semesters. Please take a moment to fill out the survey – and please be honest, your responses are anonymous. Thank you for taking the time to help us serve you better.

Career Management Center

Save the Date: Spring 2016 CMC Events

Fall 2015 CMC events are winding down, but save the date for two live workshop training events in January:
Saturday, January 23, 9 – 11 am:  Workshop for international students in the Professional MBA program, Main Campus, Nelson 2406
Saturday, January 30, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm: Job Search Bootcamp, RTP Campus

Student Clubs & Events

MBA Student Association End-of-Semester Party: FRIDAY

When: Friday, Dec. 4, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Noir Bar & Lounge, 425 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
Register:  RSVP via invitation sent to your e-mail

MBA Student Association members, come mix & mingle at Noir for the end-of-semester party on Friday, Dec. 4.  Light refreshments will be served.  Cash bar.  Please RSVP using the invitation link sent to MBASA members via e-mail.  This event is for paid MBASA members.

Holiday Canned Food & Clothing Drive

The Graduate Student Association at NCSU is organizing a canned food and clothing drive for the holiday season. Please donate unopened canned food and/or clean, gently-used clothing to one of our donation boxes in the following locations:
  • Talley – Student Government Lobby, 4251F
  • Engineering Building 1 – First Floor Atrium

Collection will continue through finals week. Take a study break to help the needy in the Raleigh area!  For more information, email James Peerless, jspeerle@ncsu.edu.

Meet a Jenkins MBA:  The Weekly Spotlight

Rudha L.

NAME:   Rudhawarsh Loganathan
TITLE:   First-year Jenkins full-time MBA; Engineer Analyst, John Deere
HOMETOWN: Kalpakkam, India
PREVIOUS DEGREES: Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology

Q:  What’s the most fun or enlightening experience you’ve had in the MBA program so far?
A:  
Being part of the Business Sustainability Collaborative. It showed me how to incorporate sustainability in my decision-making without compromising my career aspirations.

Q:  If you had 5 minutes to teach someone something new, what would you teach?
A:
  How to make someone feel special in five minutes. For five minutes, listen to that person. Ask questions that show your interest in knowing him/her better. Smile when the person smiles, and laugh when the person laughs. Your actions in five minutes can make a lot of difference in that person’s life.

Q:  What’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
A:  My father once said, “If you stop yourself from doing a certain work because you feel you might get embarrassed, don’t hesitate to do that job – just do it. Very few have the guts to face that embarrassment, and those few people are the ones who make a difference in this world.”

Q:  Suppose someone offered you a week’s vacation anywhere on Earth – all expenses paid, no cost to you.  Where would you go, and what would you want to see / experience while you’re there?
A:  
I hate traveling, so the place I would like to go would be to Ooty, a place in India. It’s in mountains – greenery all around, with a pleasant weather.  I want to spend the time with my mom, dad, brother and my dog (OM) and talk about anything and everything.

Q:  What’s your favorite “comfort food,” and when do you like to make & enjoy it?
A:  
Spicy pepper chicken curry with rice.  I enjoy it when I eat it with my friends and family together.

Q:  What’s your favorite song to cheer you up, get you pumped up, or ready to face the day?
A: 
 “Breaking the habit” by Linkin Park.

Q:  What’s your dream job / career goal?
A:  
To be a supply chain strategist who incorporates sustainability into the supply chain of a company.

Know an outstanding Professional / Online MBA with a story to share?  Nominate him/her for a Weekly Update profile!  Send your nominations to Hugh Fisher, hvfisher@ncsu.edu . 

Dates to Remember/Upcoming Events

December 4 – Last day of classes
December 4 – MBASA end-of-semester party (see e-mail invite to RSVP)
December 5 – Net Impact social
December 7-8 – Supply Chain Resource Cooperative Semi-Annual Partners Meeting
December 17 – MBA Graduation Celebration, 5:30 – 7 pm, 1887 Bistro, Talley Student Center
December 18 – Fall 2015 Graduation

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