Students & Alumni

Oct 12, 2020

Overcoming Challenges When Faced With Limited Resources

Danèlle Cutting and her student team went above and beyond to provide answers for their client John Deere when working on a project for the manufacturer last fall.

Sep 18, 2020

A Clear and Constant Thirst for Academic and Professional Growth

If there was ever an award for most dedicated student, NC State alum Krunal Sonpal — who recently became VP of sourcing at a multinational investment bank — might very well be in the running.

Aug 21, 2020

When Life Gives You Lemons: A 2020 Summer Internship Story

Emily Goldblatt was supposed to spend her summer vacation half-way across the country working as a procurement intern for a major infection prevention product manufacturer. What actually happened is a whole different story.

Aug 21, 2020

The ‘Who’, ‘What’ and ‘Why’ of Two First-Year MBA Students

Get to know these two first-year MBA students, from their interest in supply chain to their expectations for starting a new chapter of their lives under such unusual circumstances.

Jul 16, 2020

A Lesson in ‘Seizing the Moment’ to Land a Full-Time Job After Graduation

For students who are serious about finding a fulfilling job after graduation, taking the time to engage with the people and opportunities around them is a must. Just ask recent Poole College of Management alumni Gabriela Snow and Allison Taphouse, who, thanks to some strategic networking their senior year, now work full-time jobs they love.

Jun 16, 2020

Graduation Spotlight: Graham Murphrey

For recent Poole College of Management alumnus Graham Murphrey, supply chain management is all about solving problems to make processes more efficient. He says it’s what interests him most about the field, and is the reason he decided to study it in the first place.

May 15, 2020

Leading the Pack: Kaitlyn Pennington

Kaitlyn Pennington is a 2017 Jenkins MBA alumna. Pennington now works as a senior analysis of supply chain insights at the American Red Cross. She says that, one key element to her student experience was the opportunity to complete multiple […]

May 6, 2020

Graduation Spotlight: Nikki Hensley

With a passion for sustainability and the environment, Nikki Hensley wanted to pursue a more technical education than what she might find in traditional environmental science programs. “My passion is to help corporations and businesses improve sustainable product offerings,” Hensley says.

May 6, 2020

Graduation Spotlight: Quavis Johnson

Not surprisingly, recent circumstances have presented some unexpected challenges for graduating senior Quavis Johnson. “COVID-19 significantly impacted our project,” Johnson says of the supply chain practicum project he spent his final semester working on.

Apr 17, 2020

MBA Program, Supply Chain Project Help Scientist Diversify Skill Set

Mai Doan is a part-time Jenkins MBA student at the Poole College of Management, in addition to being a full-time senior associate scientist at Biogen, a multinational biotechnology company. She says that, given her largely-scientific background, earning her MBA is […]