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Weekly Update- Full Time MBA

February 23rd, 2017

Program Announcements & Updates

Reminder from Nelson Hall / Poole College IT & Facilities

Please be reminded that, for safety and security reasons, Nelson Hall classrooms and non-suite conference spaces (i.e. the boardroom) are locked by our IT staff at 10 pm M-Th and 6 pm on Friday.  The building is unlocked M-F at 6:45 am by the university's automatic door unlocking system.  Outside of these hours, only those with keys and/or building-swipe access can enter the building.  

Our IT staff tour the classrooms and non-suite spaces each evening requesting that anyone in those areas leave the building so they can lock up.  

Please encourage and support this process by letting your students know what time the building closes, especially if you teach late classes or hold late club/employer meetings.  

Other options for students, which admittedly aren't as convenient as staying in the building, are listed below:

​Talley Student Union Hours
Sunday-Thursday: 7:30am-12am
Friday-Saturday: 7:30am-1am

Witherspoon Student Center Hours
Sunday-Thursday: 7:30am-12am
Friday-Saturday: 7:30am-1am

D.H. Hill Library General Spring Hours
Mon-Thu - 24 hours
Friday - closes at 10pm
Saturday - 9am - 10pm
Sunday - opens at 9am

Hunt Library General Spring Hours
Mon-Thu - 24 hours
Friday - closes at 10pm
Saturday - 9am - 10pm
Sunday - opens at 9am

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.


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
March 15th 9:30am-10:30am  (location TBA)-  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!).

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

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

Graduate Certificates
The Jenkins Graduate School recently launched 4 new Certificate Programs which closely align with some of our concentration areas. 

If you have earned or are pursuing a concentration in Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, or Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization then you may qualify for the certificate. This means the Certificate will officially show on your transcript and you will receive a certificate issued directly from the Graduate School.  For more information on the Certificate Programs please visit the webpage here.

To Apply for the Certificate please send the Graduate Student Certificate Plan Entry Form directly to your advisor at Graduating Students should submit the form by March 1st at the latest.

**Please note that this is only for the concentrations listed above and is not a requirement for Graduation from the MBA Program.

** Also, this is different from the Decision Analytics Certificate. If you are completing that certificate make sure to communicate with Dr. Tonya Balan about your requirements.

Wellness Wednesday
Starting this month, The MBA Office is hosting a new monthly event Wellness Wednesdays, aimed at giving you the chance to take a breather and treat yourself to some healthy, self-care between classes.

Stop by the MBA Lounge on Wednesday February 22nd from 12:30pm - 1:30pm for a Trail Mix Bar to grab some snacks and fuel up before your next class or meeting!

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. 


Carolina MBA Connection    2/22
MBArk and Career Fair at Expo West    3/9
Executive Recruiter Panel    3/24


Inside the Mind of an Executive Search Recruiter 3/17
International Student Series with Helene Bumbalo: How Communication Factors Influence Success    2/23
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
Backpack to Briefcase: How to Transition Back into the Working World with Helene Bumbalo 4/6

Student Life


MBASA Trivia Night - Saturday, February 25th 4-6
The MBASA is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, February 25th at Coglins from 4-6pm. You can create a team or compete by yourself to win gift cards. The bar is reserved by the MBASA and everyone is welcome to stay after 6pm. Food will be provided and you can order your own alcohol. MBASA members are free and unlimited guests are $5 each. You can register here:

Campus Diversity Conversation: An Update on Diversity Initiatives at NC State
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity invites the campus community to attend and participate in a “Campus Diversity Conversation: An Update on Diversity Initiatives at NC State” to be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Stewart Theatre.  Chancellor Randy Woodson and Provost Warwick Arden will join Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Linda McCabe Smith and Vice Chancellor and Dean of Academic and Student Affairs Mike Mullen in a conversation about NC State’s diversity initiatives and progress.

Some of the initiatives to be discussed include the recruitment and retention of graduate students from underrepresented groups, the reexamination of the General Education Program (GEP) U.S. diversity course requirement, cultural competency training, efforts to enhance university-wide communication about diversity, Title IX compliance activities and more.  Attendees will be able to provide real-time feedback via smartphone as well as ask questions. The event is open to NC State students, faculty and staff.

Participate in Build-A-Block
The NC State student chapter of Habitat for Humanity (in partnership with Habitat Wake) is currently building 11 homes with Raleigh-area families through Build-A-Block. Build-A-Block is a record-setting project - the largest partnership ever between a campus organization and Habitat for Humanity! Build-A-Block is in full-swing, but they need more volunteers!  You may register as an individual or group at: 

Celebrate Black History Month at NC State
Multicultural Student Affairs and the Black History Month planning committee present Black History Month 2017. The Black History Month 2017 printable calendar  highlights six featured programs, including lectures, discussions and workshops hosted by various offices, departments and organizations at NC State. The full list of events can be found at At this time, there are over 25 events, with more being added as submitted.

We encourage you to engage in Black History Month on social media using  #NCStateBHM17. We look forward to seeing you at these events and celebrating Black History during February!


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!


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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