Our Commitment to You
Welcome to the MBA Career Website for full-time students. The Career Center team is delighted to support you on your journey of learning and career management. We partner with MBA students to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to be successful in your career.
The Poole College of Management Career Center is dedicated to equipping you with the tools to successfully navigate your career journey. What exactly does that mean? It means that you are the captain of your ship, and we provide you with the strategies, tactics, and encouragement necessary to stay the course – no matter what obstacles and challenges appear along the way.
This site provides 24-7 access to guidance on core career management topics including:
- Ways to Engage
- Career Coaching
- Career Resources
- On-Campus Recruiting & Engagement
- The Student Ambassador Program
When you partner with us, you are collaborating with professionals who understand the intricacies of the evolving MBA job market and hiring practices. Our goal is to create an engaging and productive experience for you at each point of interaction that will help you to achieve your career goals. We want you to be as motivated to execute your career plan as we’ll be in helping you to formulate and craft it. Your success is our success.
Ways to Engage
Virtual Resources and Tools
Interactive tools help us to educate and connect with you. The CMC maintains a library of high-quality pre-recorded materials covering topics such as how to maximize your internship experience. We also provide you with online research tools such as Career Insider by Vault and the NC State Libraries’ Databases. Finally, we maintain a career management database to house all information about internships, recruiting events and jobs.
The Jenkins CMC puts the needs of our students first. In addition to 1:1 scheduled meetings, we host regular drop-in office hours for MBA students. During these sessions, topics of coaching range from personal branding to interview preparation to salary negotiation, ensuring you begin to build your ideal career.
Meet with a Career Coach
Career Workshops for International Students
The CMC offers a number of programs to help our international students succeed, including seminars on immigration law and interactive workshops on cover letter writing and networking in preparation for the recruiting season. Additionally, students are able to participate in the workshops organized by the Office of International Education and the main campus Career Development Center that focus on international employment.
National Career Fairs
Each year, several major organizations host MBA career conferences. We encourage and prepare MBA students to attend at least one, such as the National Black MBA Association Conference or the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference, and we make a significant investment of time and resources to ensure that you have all the tools you need to be successful at this event. All MBA students are welcome to attend.
Workshops and Webinars
The Jenkins CMC hosts numerous face-to-face workshops as well as live online webinars to cover important topics such as best-in-class resume optimization, networking and interviewing.
Student Clubs and Organizations
The CMC works directly with the MBA Student Association leadership and sector-related clubs to plan events such as company tours, career treks, industry insights events and corporate panels.