Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management at North Carolina State University

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David Mubarak


David Mubarak

“Always ask questions and go to work each day ready to learn something new. Don’t be complacent. Look for new ways to improve processes.“

David Mubarak MBA '10

I was able to bring different ideas and solutions to problems.

I had never had an internship before so my time at Roper St. Francis was a valuable new experience, especially since I am interested in hospital administration. During the internship, I worked with the heart and vascular service line director, gathering and analyzing data to help with patient placement strategy. I found that I was able to bring different ideas and solutions to problems that arose by drawing on my previous work experience and what I learned in the Jenkins MBA program. For example, I used lessons learned from my Operations and Supply Chain Management class, MBA 540, to try to improve process times.

The most difficult part of the internship was absorbing so much information so quickly, but once I was oriented, I enjoyed the people and the culture. Everyone was willing to help me out with whatever I needed. They want to see people succeed and want their employees to be the best. Read more

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