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Monthly newsletter for alumni and friends

April 9, 2021


Poole College Graduate Brings a Global Perspective to His Work at Google

Within the span of six years, Patrick Schilling has called Germany, the United States, Ireland and Switzerland home. But speaking from Zurich in late January, he says he might just be ready to stay put for a little while.


Impact of Endowment and Fellowship

Faculty endowments and fellowships are vital instruments in building the educational and community strength of Poole College of Management.

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Lessons Learned: How COVID Shaped Business Decision Making in 2020

In the latest installment of the PNC Thought Leadership Series, experts from Poole College of Management, Oracle and SteelFab took a deep dive into the business challenges and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Going Beyond the Traditional MBA

In his role at Wells Fargo, Brian Karp leads not just one, but two teams, and says he credits his experience as a McLauchlan Leadership fellow with the success he’s had in leading those teams today.

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How One Respected Instructor Created New Beginnings

Since 2010, Professor Tracy Freeman has been going above and beyond to prepare her students for life beyond the classroom. As she plans to soon begin a well-deserved retirement, she leaves behind a multitude of contributions worth revisiting.

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Why Did Some State Tax Revenues Increase During the Pandemic?

The pandemic has been bad for business, but it hasn’t necessarily been bad for U.S. state tax revenues; in fact, 22 states saw tax revenues increase during 2020. These outcomes ran counter to estimates made during the year, but a new analysis from researchers at NC State and the University of Texas at Dallas reveals one.

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Thank You for a Successful Day of Giving


NC State raised an exceptional $58,103,657 from 14,272 gifts during Day of Giving on March 24 with Poole College of Management individually contributing $1,131,779 from 676 gifts. A huge thank you to all alumni who contributed during Day of Giving!

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Other Announcements

Have a startup idea or would like to turn a side hustle into a profitable full-time job? Apply for the NC State Accelerator before April 16, a free 14-weeks summer program where you will work on building your own company and can receive $5,000-$50,000 in equity-free grants. The modules end with our Demo Day where you will pitch to the top investors in the Triangle. NC State juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent alumni (up to 5 years) are eligible to apply! Try something new in 2021. Learn more and apply »


Current students, proud parents, and alumni can order and show off their pride with branded Jenkins MBA apparel through Wolfpack Outfitter with 20% off now through April 15 with discount code MBA20. Shop the MBA apparel »


Poole Thought Leadership


Five Upcoming Trends and Shifts in Supply Chain »


Study Highlights Benefits of Tax Planning For Companies Facing Financial Constraints »


Insights and Trends – Keeping Up With the Accounting Profession »

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