Our strong partnerships with the best minds in the industry are the distinguishing factor that sets the Jenkins MBA program apart. We welcome companies, businesses, and individuals whose expertise can enhance our students’ learning experience, and whose challenges we can help tackle with actionable solutions.
Team Up to Solve Challenges
The experiential education afforded through a Jenkins MBA is made possible through mutually beneficial relationships with organizations like yours. Students and faculty work hand-in-hand with hundreds of corporate, public accounting, government, and nonprofit partners to find solutions to real business challenges and facilitate learning.
Our coursework involves sharing research and applied experience both in and out of the classroom. If your company would like to provide projects, site visits, or shadowing experiences for students, we want to work with you.
Our accessible faculty and Career Management Center (CMC) are excellent resources for connecting with our talent pool. Please talk with us about sponsoring, hosting or attending student and alumni networking and career development events, or to mentor students from our program.
Partnering with the Jenkins MBA Career Center we assist employers who desire to raise awareness of their organization throughout the year. We invite interested employers to help us help our students by participating in partnership opportunities. There are multiple opportunities to build your brand on campus while also helping to create meaningful connections with Jenkins MBA students. Our goal is to assist you as you recruit the best talent by providing you with direct access to the student body. Through corporate support, you expose your brand and leadership to a new audience of over 700 MBA students. Please use the link to view the NC State Jenkins MBA support 2022 /23 opportunities.
Ways to Engage:
We invite you to meet our students at one of the following events (virtual or in-person). Each event is an opportunity to meet and get to know Jenkins MBA students and will allow you insight into recruiting the students. What may start as a casual conversation over coffee could lead to an internship or even employment. As in-person experiences return, employers say they will continue to offer some online events for the increased accessibility virtual experiences provide. We look forward to working with you either in-person or virtually.
Corporate presentations are live information sessions for 5 – 20+ attendees that last between 45 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes. They are typically are held on NC State’s campus in Nelson Hall, and we will offer them virtually for our employers who prefer a virtual format. You choose which format you prefer. The content and format can vary but generally include a PowerPoint presentation to inform students about your specific hiring needs and provide insight on what it is like to work for your organization. After your presentation, there will be some time allotted for mingling and networking.
Students are eager to attend panel discussions and thus we’re always looking for corporate partners to sit on our panels. A CMC staff person moderates panels and host subject matter experts throughout the business industry to discuss specific topic areas. Following the discussion, students have time to ask additional questions and network with panelists. Your organization can also create and offer a panel discussion that you moderate. Discuss your preferred panel topic with our Employer Relations Manager. Simply complete the Engagement Opportunity form and we will contact you to discuss details.
Interviewing is like any other skill – the more you practice, the better you get! You will have an opportunity to partner with the CMC to offer real-life interview practice to students in a supportive environment. Students will receive constructive feedback to hone their interviewing skills and have a chance to ask questions to real recruiters.
Mock Career Fair
This event is designed to give students and employers a chance to meet one another, establish professional relationships, and discuss potential job and/or internship opportunities. Typically, we have several employers from a variety of industries attend. Employers who participate don’t necessarily need to be looking for qualified candidates to fill their company’s open positions. Some attend for brand awareness and to begin developing their pipeline of candidates. Students attend the Mock Career fair to learn more about available roles in different industries and fields and to receive feedback on their pitch and conversational skills. Our Mock Career Fair is a great place to meet the students and learn about their backgrounds, skills and qualifications to determine if they’re a good fit for your company.
Banner Space on our Website
Brand awareness is a key recruiting element, and we encourage employers to build brand awareness by highlighting your logo on our homepage. The hero section is the upper area of our homepage, and is the first space students see when they arrive at the site, making this area a great space to show off your organization to the students! The banner image layout can display customizable text and images, and can act as a unique hyperlink when clicked. It is a great way to grab the student’s attention and direct them to your upcoming event. We recommend securing the hero banner the week prior to your engagement to raise awareness of your company, any open positions you may have, and your event. Some employers choose to feature specific positions in the banner section, with a link to the career section of their website. This is an effective way to highlight your positions and drive traffic to your career page. If you would like to secure banner space for your event or for more information and fees, please contact Connie Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These events are an opportunity for you to gather, engage and make connections with students. For students, these events will be an opportunity to explore and learn first-hand from you the business issues relevant to your organization, profession, and industry. These networking events are structured to be more casual than typical business school information sessions (ie – business casual dress) and the time is intended for you to build rapport with the students. Our goal is to create an environment where you and students can truly connect with each other, and, in the students’ eyes, it may just be what sets your organization apart from the other employers who do not participate.
A Coffee Chat opportunity is a casual way for employers to meet and get to know potential candidates in a more relaxed small group setting. Typically, Coffee Chats are scheduled for one hour and 15 minutes. Students register to attend. A CMC staff member will ask the employer representative a variety of organizational related questions and offer students the opportunity to ask questions. Routinely, a Q&A segment is offered toward the conclusion of the engagement. If you would like to offer a coffee chat please complete the Engagement Opportunity form on this page and we will contact you to determine and set all the details.
This is an open forum for students to drop in and chat with employers. Office Hours are typically open for two-hour blocks and students simply drop in during the specific time block. If you would like to offer Office Hours, please complete the Engagement Opportunity form on this page and we will contact you to determine all the details.
Industry Insights Events
Unlike panels, Industry Insights events are organized with multiple industries and functions represented in one space. This can be on campus or virtual. The event is set up in two parts and kicks off with everyone in one space and employers share about their company with a general introduction and offer insights on their culture and the open positions. After hearing from all employers students have the opportunity to meet with individual employer representatives. With in person events, students rotate through tables around a room to explore career paths and to speak with corporate professionals like you! With virtual events, students will rotate through breakout rooms.
Our Spring 2023 Career and Internship Fair will be held February 2nd and 3rd and will be in person at the McKimmon Center. We look forward to providing your recruiting team with various ways to connect with our top Think and Do MBA candidates to create an amazing networking / recruiting experience. Send an email to Connie Fowler at email@example.com to participate in our Career Fairs.