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Monthly newsletter for alumni and friends

November 12, 2021

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Poole College of Management: Building the Business Leaders of Tomorrow 

The Poole College of Management is committed to building the business leaders of tomorrow by providing students the skills needed to be creative and innovative thinking problem solvers. Take a look into the Poole community.
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Poole Professor’s Research Shows How COVID-19 Vaccine Marketing Strategies Must Change for Global Success

A study co-authored by Stacy Wood, professor of marketing, explains that when trying to promote the COVID-19 vaccine, where you live drastically impacts the effectiveness of your marketing strategy. 

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Networking in a Virtual World

Traditional networking has been as upended as virtual networking has taken its place, changing forever how professionals meet others to connect and advance their careers. Professor Brad Kirkman offers some guidance on some dos and don'ts on how to make the most of virtual networking.

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Finding Balance Between Poole and the Pool

While many of her classmates were preparing for the upcoming fall semester, Sophie Hansson was boarding her international flight to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

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A Head Start: Poole Entrepreneurship Alum Shares Impact of the Program in the Real World

For many entrepreneurs, the sale of their first company is a reason to celebrate. For Poole College alumnus Ryan O’Donnell, who graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, entrepreneurship concentration, having that company be one you launched as a senior in college makes it especially meaningful.

Meet Ryan O’Donnell
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Brandy Vannoy, MAC ’99: Third Annual Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Praised for her exemplary leadership at Johnson Lambert and her constant care for people in and out of the workplace, Brandy Vannoy is the Jenkins MAC 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

Meet Brandy Vannoy

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: In It for the Long Haul


NC State Poole College of Management hosted the first hybrid in-person/virtual installment of the PNC Thought Leadership Series on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with a focus on emerging diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices and how industry leaders are promoting these values in 2021. Tayah Butler, Poole College of Management’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion, led the discussion with a panel of DEI experts including:

  • Donald Thompson, co-founder and CEO of The Diversity Movement.
  • Joanna Schwartz, LGBT marketing specialist at Georgia College
  • Melissa Faircloth, director multicultural student affairs at NC State

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Poole Podcast Episode 11: Big Data Analytics with Home Depot CFO Richard McPhail, VP Erik Holbrook, and Professor Bill Rand

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With about 500,000 employees and over 2,000 stores, at The Home Depot, data science and analytics are critically important to solving business problems. But leveraging data and analytics are not just for huge companies anymore. Our guests talk about how every tactical decision should be made with analytics backing it up.

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