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Weekly Update- Full Time MBA

January 19th, 2017

Program Announcements & Updates

Welcome back MBA students.  This weekly update is chock full of useful information so you are encouraged to review this in its entirety.  If you have any questions feel free to contact the department or person associated with the posting. Cheers to an amazing academic semester!

Join the NCGrowth Team!
NCGrowth is seeking excellent, highly-motivated graduate students with a wide range of skills and professional experiences – including agriculture, engineering, design – to work on applied economic development research and business assistance projects in rural NC.  We are currently recruiting students to join our team of Economic Development Analysts for the summer and fall of 2017.
Analysts have the opportunity to work with NCGrowth staff, faculty, and community and business leaders on projects such as:
  • Making design recommendations for a downtown innovation district
  • Performing a feasibility study for a wholesale food processor or a multi-county food hub
  • Improving plant efficiency for a small manufacturer
  • Assisting a rural community in leveraging natural and cultural assets to promote tourism and economic development
Analysts work on a remote basis with occasional required travel.  Compensation is $20/hr.  Typical projects consist of 100 hours of work done over the course of the summer or a semester, but may extend longer depending on the analyst’s schedule and the project scope.
Application Deadline:  February 10, 2017
Application and more information online at

2017 Study Abroad Programs – Apply Now

Brazil: MBA, Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets with Jessica Thomas
  • *NEW program for summer, moved from spring break 
  • Deadline: February 15 
  • August 5 - 11 | $3400 (includes tuition, accommodations, course excursions, some meals, in country transportation)
  • Explore the historic, economic and business context of the country and gain an understanding of global sustainability-related business challenges, opportunities and strategies.
Germany: MBA, Innovation and Marketing Systems in Munich with Jonathan Bohlmann
  • Deadline: course is full/waitlist available, rolling admissions, program to close shortly
  • May 13 - 21  | $3600 (includes tuition, accommodations, course excursions, some meals, in country transportation)
  • Study customer involvement, fast-cycle innovation, suppliers, market partnerships, and innovation. Visit German companies to hear first hand best practices in managing innovation and marketing systems.
United Kingdom: MBA, Trendspotting for Culture & Design in London with Colbey Reid
  • Only ​a few course seats remaining​
  • Deadline: February 15 or when course fills
  • June 23 - July 2 | $3150 (includes tuition, accommodations, course excursions, some meals, Tube pass)
  • From street to catwalk, experience and discuss street culture, compare and contrast the presentation and dissemination of culture through establishmentarian institutions and popular forms, and identify and forecast emergent design trends.
Program questions can be directed to the ​relevant faculty director. ​Application, cost/payment, and financial aid questions can be directed to

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

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. ( is an independent charitable organization that was established in 1976 with a mission to promote the study of material 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

Academic Advising & Registration 

The Advising and Student Affairs staff is undergoing some restructuring of job duties because of staffing changes. Starting now, Sarah Pickel solely devoted to the Full-time students including academic advising, student engagement, MBASA, student clubs, graduate assistantships, and orientation.

Due to this change we had to update the email accounts so that each advisor has a separate account. Please use the following means of reaching Sarah with questions or appointment requests (she will no longer be using

Appointment Sign up –
Phone: 919-513-1440

Please do not use That email will soon be removed and will be unable to accept messages.

Plan of Work 

2nd Year Students: You must update your Plan of Work with any changes made to your Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 schedule from what was originally approved. Please email your advisor at to request a reset so you can edit your Plan.

Dual Degree Students: You will need to fill out your Plan of Work immediately since you will be graduating this semester. Please contact your advisor at if you need help completing the Plan of Work or once it is ready for approval.

1st Year Students: You will be required to complete your Plan of Work before you are able to register for Fall classes in March. More information and directions will be sent to you from your advisor soon, so be on the lookout for that email.

Spring Class Deadlines

January 23rd is the last day to add a class with permission of the instructor. If you have permission from your instructor, please forward that email to your advisor before the deadline for help with registration.

These deadlines apply to ALL MBA classes, regardless of start date! Please see the academic calendar for a complete list of the Spring 2017 deadlines.

Student Support Resources

As we begin a new semester, please familiarize yourself with the following resources and offices on campus that are at your disposal. Please contact your advisor if you need or want help utilizing any of the services.

Register with Disability Services Office
If you have a condition that impacts your ability to test, you have the option of registering with the Disability Services Office to request accommodations. The Disability Services Office encourages students to reach out early to register, as they can't retroactively allow accommodations. Even if you don't think you may use it, please be sure to register just in case you unexpectedly need it. This is a confidential service and it is up to you to decide to who (if any) you decide to disclose your accommodations.

Drop-In Counseling Hours at the Women's Center
Beginning January 23, 2017, 2pm - 4pm
Women's Center,  5210 Talley Student Union
Starting on January 23, the Women's Center will be partnering with the Counseling Center to hold drop-in counseling sessions. A counselor from their center will be in the Women's Center every Monday from 2-4 p.m. Counselors can act as a safe and confidential resource for survivors. Students who do not identify as survivors can also utilize the counselor's services during this time.

NCSU Counseling Center
There are a number of resources and workshops and programs, as well as academic or other counseling services available through the NCSU Counseling Center. These resources and counseling services are available to all Full-time students. With such an intensive and stressful program, these are great options to help you manage all your mental health is a positive and productive way.

Graduate Writing Center
The Graduate Writing Center will open on January 23rd for the Spring semester in Park Shops 101. There peer consultants are trained to provide feedback for writers based on clarity, structure and organization. The goal is to ensure the writer’s ideas are communicated clearly and effectively to the intended audience. Grammatical issues are addressed as they impact the meaning and clarity of the writing. While consultants are not editors, they work with writers to help them become better editors of their own work. All writing support services are free! Take a look at the Spring 2017 GWC Schedule.


Career Management Center

Please see the upcoming CMC events that are taking place in January. If you are interested in any of these company engagements, please register in MBA Focus

Second Year Salon : Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Salary Negotiation Deep Dive featuring NC cuisine. 2nd Year MBA's only
Thursday January 19th
Nelson Boardroom
RSVP in MBAFocus

Military Professionals Workshop - January 19th, 4:30-5:30
Dream U: Transformational Leadership Workshop, Broughton Hall Auditorium - NC State ROTC Register though MBA Focus

Four veterans will discuss their leadership challenges during transition and how they used a combination of military leadership and transformational leadership to overcome challenges and how the change impacted their teams and themselves.
Speaker: Michael J. Penney, Bunker Labs
Topic: Marketing Your Military Leadership Skills
Speaker: Kurt Hoffmann, LTC Retired/Johnson Controls
Topic: Military Leadership Skills in the Private Sector
Speaker: Michael Barbera
Topic: Be Different, Be Outspoken and Don't Care
Speaker (tentative): Nick Palmisciano, Ranger Up
Topic: Find Your Calling

Increase Your Leadership Effectiveness - Saturday, January 21, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 8:30am - 10:30am. Learning Lab for International Working Professional and Full-Time MBAs: Increase Your Leadership Effectiveness by Improving Your Relationships with Your US Co-workers, 2406 Nelson Hall.   Please RSVP by 11:59pm on Thursday, Jan 19, 2017.   
How to Ace Your Phone and Video Conference Interviews - Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 11:30am - 1pm, Webinar - How to Ace Your Phone and Video Conference Interviews.  For all Working Professionals. Click here for log-in information and to RSVP.  Please RSVP by 11:59pm on Sun, Jan 22, 2017.1/24  4:30 PM    MBA Panel Series: Marketing Professionals in Conversation  

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

1/20 Patheon Procurement Panel: Supply Chain Professionals in Conversation (Panel Event)
1/24 MBA Panel Series: Marketing Professionals in Conversation (Panel Event: Companies TBD)
1/26 MBA Panel: Data Analytics Professionals in Conversation (Panel Event: Companies TBD)

Expiring  Jobs:
Here is a list of jobs on MBA Focus/GradLeaders which are expiring within the next 2 weeks.

Student Life

MBASA Adult Combat Laser Tag - Friday, January 20th, 2017
The MBA Student Association (MBASA) is organizing their first social event on Friday, January 20th. All dues paying MBASA members are invited to join in the fun at no charge. We welcome guests and non-members ($15 per person).
Time: 5.30-7.00pm. Location: Hard Knocks, 3501 Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh 27616
Tickets available at:

Jenkins MBA Basketball Tent Party
Saturday, February 4th, 2016 
PNC Arena 
Tent Party: 1 - 3pm 
NCSU vs. U of Miami game: 3pm Tip off 
Register Here

The NC State Jenkins MBA Program has purchased tickets to the February 4th, NC State vs. University of Miami Game. The program will be hosting a Pre-Game Tent Party on the South Plaza prior to the game with food, drinks and games for both adults and children! 

After the Tent Party, stick around to watch the Game on two flat screen TV's or let us know below if you want to register for any tickets. Please note that tickets to the game are limited and will be given out - first come first served. We ask those interested to RSVP by Monday, January 30th @ 12pm. RSVPs are required for both the tent party as well as for the basketball tickets. 

Tickets will be distributed at the registration desk until tip off at 3pm. Any unclaimed tickets will be be given away.

Want to represent the Jenkins MBA Program at this year's Krispy Kreme Challenge? Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Do you think you have what it takes to run, eat donuts and then run again on a chilly February morning? If so the Jenkins MBA Office wants you on our team! The program will sponsor a team of up to 50 students to run, walk, jog and eat some donuts [or not] with Dean Allen - yes Dean Allen is running in the Challenge! If you are interested in racing please fill out the required information below - the first 50 students will be registered to join our Jenkins MBA Team [we created a 'Casual' team which means you can eat as many, or as few, donuts as you would like]. Everyone this is registered will receive an official Krispy Kreme Challenge t-shirt and we will also be giving you a special Jenkins MBA SWAG item. Let the Challenge begin!!
Register Here

NC State’s MLK Day Commemoration Speech  - Roland Martin Monday, Jan. 23rd, 2017
Television personality and author Roland Martin is the featured speaker at the university’s 2017 Martin Luther King Day commemoration.

Martin’s speech, which was postponed last week because of inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 23, from 3-4 p.m. at the Talley Student Union’s Stewart Theatre. His campus appearance is sponsored by the African-American Cultural Center.  

2017 Tunnel of Oppression
We are currently recruiting actors, tour guides and volunteers to help with this year's Tunnel of Oppression which will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7-9 PM and Wednesday through Thursday, March 22 - 23, 2017 from 3-9 PM in the Talley State Ballroom. We need a lot of help: we are looking for 30 tour guides, 160 volunteers and 180 actors. (No prior acting experience is required!) Individuals who would like to sign up to help out with the 2017 Tunnel of Oppression can register online here.  For more information contact Renee Wells at 

Craft Center
The Crafts Center is a place where creative skill and self-expression are fostered through the making and sharing of art and craft. With the intent of enhancing the quality of life, we reach out through academic collaboration, support for student life and through partnerships with other arts organizations. Check out their spring workshops for a good place to unwind with classmates (or yourself) and explore your creative side!


Upcoming Dates to Remember:

January    23  -  Monday    Census Date/Official Enrollment Date

January    30  -  Monday    Schedule for 2017 Summer terms published

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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