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Weekly Update- Full Time MBA

March 2nd, 2017

Program Announcements & Updates

DELTA Maintenance During Spring Break

DELTA will perform system maintenance on March 6 and 7 that will cause periodic outages and sluggishness to DELTA resources. This maintenance will affect all courses using DELTA services such as WolfWare, Moodle, and Mediasite. This includes Records & Registration courses, project spaces, and WolfWare Outreach courses.

The maintenance schedule is expected to cause the following disruptions to service:

Monday morning: Updates will cause 30-60 minutes of sluggishness

Monday afternoon: Brief outages (5-20 minutes) of WolfWare, Moodle, and Mediasite

Tuesday morning: Brief outages of all DELTA services
For more information, please see the SysNews announcement at

SCRC Semi-Annual Partners Meeting

The SCRC will host it's semi-annual partners meeting on 
April 20, 2017. Student tickets are free.

LeaderShape Institute Now Accepting Applications

The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive and energizing six-day program open to all NC State students (undergraduate and graduate) that challenges participants to lead with integrity while working towards a vision grounded in their deepest values.  Dynamic, challenging, and exciting, the week is intended to produce a breakthrough in the leadership capacity of participants—benefiting them individually, as well as their respective communities and the organizations they will go on to lead and serve in the future. 

This year's Institute will take place Tuesday, May 16th - Sunday, May 21st at the 4-H Environmental Education and Conference Center in Columbia, NC.  60 students will be selected and accompanied by 10 staff. This program is offered at no cost to students. Application deadline is March 22nd, 2017

12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

This is to announce that the 12th Annual NC State University Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held in the Jane S. McKimmon Center on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The poster session will be from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.  This year, there will be over 200 poster presentations representing research being conducted in over 60 graduate programs.

This event is co-sponsored and organized by the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate School. Additional information may be found at:

The primary goal of the symposium is to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate research at NC State. This is a great opportunity for all to take a look at the interesting research projects being conducted at the graduate level. 

CEFS NC State University Graduate Fellowship Now Accepting Applications

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is now accepting applications for the CEFS NC State University Graduate Fellowship! 
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this announcement to people/organizations that you think may benefit - the deadline is just around the corner on Friday, April 21, 2017.

​For more information ​about th​e CEFS NC State University Graduate Fellowship, please visit the CEFS website.​


The Conscious Capitalism Student Business Plan Competition
The Conscious Capitalism Student Business Plan Competition take place at the 2017 Spring Conscious Capitalism Conference, in Philadelphia, PA from April 18-20, 2017. The purpose of the competition will be to promote awareness of Conscious Capitalism and more broadly purpose-driven approaches to business to young people, as well as support the most innovative ideas developed by students from around the country to elevate humanity through business.

First round submissions are due by March 14, 2017. Finalists will be invited to attend the 2017 Spring Conscious Capitalism Conference with registration, travel, and housing provided by Conscious Capitalism, Inc. The Grand Prize is an invitation for the winning team to attend the 2017 CEO Summit, an invitation-only event limited to 200 executives to spend 3 days sharing their experiences and learning from one another. 

For full details about the competition please visit


Academic Advising & Registration 

Advising session for all First Year students (TIME CHANGE)
March 15th 9:00am-10:00am  (Graduate Lounge) - Required group advising session for all First Year students in order for your advising hold to be released. We will go over some general announcements as well as how to complete your Graduate Plan of Work (laptops are encouraged so you can follow along!).

You must notify your Advisor (Sarah Pickel) in advance if you can not make the session and we will arrange for a make up session at a to be determined time.

Individual advising appointments will be available after group advising for more in depth advising needs. Appointment slots will be posted on closer to that time.

Last Day to Drop a Class
The Last day to drop a class for Spring 2017 is March 13th. Graduate Students can perform this action in mypack portal through March 13th.

**Please be aware when dropping classes that you must be registered for at least 9 hours to remain in full-time status and it is currently passed the deadline to add any additional classes.

All Graduating students in the Full-time program should have received an email from their advisor this week on the steps needed to graduate in May. Please refer to the email for specific directions on completing those steps by the deadline on Wednesday, March 15th

If you believe you are graduating and did not receive an email, please email your advisor at

Graduation Apparel and the NC State Bookstore Graduation Fair
Caps, gowns, and other graduation apparel can be ordered through the NC State Bookstores website or during the NC State Bookstores Grad Fair.

Distribution of caps and gowns will take place beginning Wednesday, March 29 in Wolfpack Outfitters. Please follow the directional signs in the store. All graduation apparel must be paid for at the time of pick-up. Students must present a photo ID (either student ID or driver’s license).

NC State Bookstores will host the Grad Fair on March 29th and 30th in Wolfpack Outfitters in Talley Student Union. Representatives from WolfXpress (graduation announcements), Balfour (class rings), University Frames (diploma frames), Career Planning and more will be available to help answer your graduation questions.

During the Grad Fair, students can purchase their diploma frames for 10% off.

Visit the NC State Bookstores website for information about Grad Fair and purchasing all of your graduation needs.

First Year Headshot Re-do
Not happy with your headshot from Orientation? Not a problem, we are giving you another opportunity to take one. 

On March 31st from 1-2pm there will be a photographer meeting you at Witherspoon to take a new headshots. Weather permitting it will be outside. So bring your business professional clothing and get ready to smile for the camera!

Career Management Center

Recruitment Corner
Please find below a list of upcoming company recruitment events.  More details may be found on the MBA Focus site. 


MBArk and Career Fair at Expo West    3/9
Executive Recruiter Panel    3/24
Active Duty Military Mix & Mingle    3/31


International Student Series with Helene Bumbalo: Upward Career Mobility or How to Get Promoted    3/23

2nd Year Salon Series: Understand your Employment Benefits with Megan Mayes Sr HR Generalist @ AICPA  3/30

Student Life

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce YPN Event
The Jenkins MBA Program will be providing 8 free tickets, first come first serve. RSVP to Sarah Pickel at by March 5th if you are interesting in attending.

Breaking Down B Corps
Date: 3/9/2017 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 9:30 AM 

PNC Arena 
1400 Edwards Mill Road 
Raleigh, NC 27607

Raleigh is growing as an incubator for B Corps—companies that combine their passion for business success with doing social good. They’re bringing jobs and giving back in your own backyard!

Liz Tracy, director at HQ Raleigh, will moderate a panel of experts from Triangle-based B Corps as they break down what a B Corp truly is, what they do, and why they matter. Panelists include:

Steve Gilbert, director of Operations and Social Mission, Murphy's Naturals, Inc.
Cate McLeane, marketing strategist, Angel Oak Creative
Christina Noel, director of Community Engagement, The Redwoods Group

Learn what the growing presence of these companies means to you, and hear from business leaders who are challenged with meeting social, environmental, and financial goals while growing a company. You’ll walk away with a true understanding of what it means to do good and do well—and how you can support this growing business sector.

March is Women's HERstory Month at NC State – Join Us for Programs!

For the second consecutive year, the NC State Women's Center will coordinate a series of programs for Women's HERstory Month throughout March. Several major events will highlight this year's theme, "Finding Our Freedom." 

Nominations Sought for Green Brick Awards

Know a member of the Pack who has made campus or the community a better, more sustainable place? Nominations are being accepted through March 11 for the NC State Green Brick Awards in the following categories: student, staff member, faculty member, department or student organization, and innovation/impact. Learn more and nominate at 

NC State's First International Festival to be Held on March 31

The International Festival at NC State will be held on Friday March 31, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on Stafford Commons. This event will promote cultural competency and expose students, faculty and staff to new perspectives and traditions from different areas around the world. Save the date!

27th Annual NC State Pow Wow
You are formally invited to NC State's 27th Annual Powwow which will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 starting at 12PM and ending at 7PM.  Mark the date on your calendar!


Upcoming Dates to Remember:

March    3   - Friday    Schedule for 2017 Fall term published

March    6-10  -  Mon. – Fri.    Spring Break

March    13  -  Monday    Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.

March    13  -  Monday    Drop/Revision Deadline

March    20  -  Monday    Enrollment (Registration) for 2017 Fall term begins

April    14  -  Friday    Spring Holiday for students; no classes

April    17 -   Monday    Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.

April    24-28  -  Mon. – Fri.    Last week of semester
April    28 -   Friday    Last day of classes

May    3 -   Wednesday    Reading Day

May    1-10 -   Mon.-Wed.    Final Examinations

May    12 -    Friday    Grades due by 11:59 p.m.

May    13  -  Saturday    Spring Commencement Exercises

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