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Year: 2016

Dec 28, 2016

Flexible Return Policies Can Lead to Fewer Returns

At a Target in downtown Los Angeles, Lauren Ireland exchanged a gift at the return counter just a few days before Christmas. She’s not the only one, either. Asked if a store’s return policy matters to her, she said, of course. “I won’t buy it if I know I can’t return it,” she said.  Stacy… 

Photo of NC State Executive Education participants in group activity, discussion

Dec 23, 2016

NC State Executive Education announces Spring 2017 FastTrack Series

Learn and practice key skills needed for a strong career in today's business world. 

Photo of Jon Carr with students at the EI Garage on Cenntennial Campus

Dec 20, 2016

Jon Carr Joins Poole College’s Entrepreneurship Team

Jon Carr takes "doing" teaching approach in his courses. He believes the most important skills students can learn are exposure to on-the-ground challenges that entrepreneurs often face. 

Dec 19, 2016

Jenkins Honored with Menscer Cup

Benjamin P. “Ben” Jenkins III has been honored with the 2016 Darrell and Carolyn Menscer Cup, the North Carolina State University Foundation’s highest award for philanthropy, dedication and leadership on behalf of NC State. 

Photo of new Alumni during December 2016 Poole College Pinning ceremony

Dec 19, 2016

Poole College honors nearly 450 graduates at December Commencement Ceremony

Over 400 graduates celebrated the completion of their studies and became Poole College alumni. Students reflected on their time at NC State and prepare to Think and Do throughout their careers. 

Student commencement speaker Marian Lorin Mercedes with Dean Annette L. Ranft and Associate Dean Tamah Morant

Dec 19, 2016

Marian Lorin Mercedes Presents Student Commencement Address

Marian Lorin Mercedes congratulates fellow alumni on their four years of studies and encourages students to dream big and fly as far as they want. 

Dec 19, 2016

ERM, Protiviti Study Finds Greater Magnitude, Severity of Risks Expected for Businesses in 2017

Dr. Mark Beasley, together with Protiviti, interviews top executives to determine the top 10 business risks in 2017. 

Dec 15, 2016

Charity Requests at the Checkout: Do You Love or Hate Them?

Stefanie Robinson, assistant professor of marketing at the NC State Poole College of Management, is co-author of a study that determined charity-at-checkout campaigns lower customer satisfaction and could actually backfire on retailers. Read about their findings in this story published in the Akron Beacon Journal’s consumer column. 

Dec 15, 2016

Take the Practicum Plunge

Overcome obstacles to giving students real-world accounting experience. That’s the opening sentence in this story about student practicum experiences published by the American Institute of CPAs – AICPA – on their website. Examples of practicum experiences include the work Poole College’s Master of Accounting students do as part of their coursework in enterprise risk management. Mark Beasley, professor of… 

Dec 6, 2016

AMA Student Finds Value in Conferences, Competitions

Junior Kaley Moffit reflects on her AMA Conference experience, and recommends all students get involved in student organizations.