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Mark Brooks

Degree earned: Professional Evening MBA
Graduation: 2010
Current title/organization: Associate Director – Innovation & Strategic Partnerships/ Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
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Why did you choose the NC State Jenkins MBA program for your graduate education?

Focus on technology and entrepreneurship

What did you enjoy most about your time in the Jenkins MBA program?

TEC classes

What do you miss most now that you have graduated?

The intellectual stimulation through the program

Could you give a brief explanation of your current line of work, and what has led you to it?

My current line of work is focused on exploring and developing opportunities on the fringes of our current business.  Operating in this very gray area requires significant comfort with ambiguity and an entrepreneurial bent. I was led to this line of work because of my curiosity, interest in a variety of subjects, and ability to distill vast sums of information to tell a coherent story and business case.

What do you believe is your most interesting accomplishment since graduation?

Founding a corporate venture capital unit within an incumbent business