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Poole College Celebrates National Transfer Student Week

Every third week of October, Poole College acknowledges the success of our internal and external transfer students.

Poole College of Management will be spending the week of Oct. 18 recognizing the students who have joined the college through transferring from another university or through the Change of Degree Application (CODA) Process. National Transfer Student Week commemorates the accomplishments of transfer students and the faculty, staff and fellow classmates who have supported them. 

This year’s theme for National Transfer Student Week is “these transfer shoes”.  Transfer students have left their footprints on the Poole College and we’re excited to recognize them and share their accomplishments with the larger NC State community.

Transfer Students By the Numbers

247 External Transfer Students

As of fall 2021

326 Internal (CODA) Transfers

As of fall 2021

Average 3.5 GPA

Internal (CODA) transfer students averaged a 3.5 GPA

80% had taken a Poole class

Internal (CODA) transfer students took a Poole class before transferring

External Students Represent 15 States

Including California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio,
Rhode Island, and more!

51% from NC community colleges

The majority of external transfers come from community colleges across NC

“Transfer and CODA students are an essential part of NC State and Poole College of Management,” said Megan Van Hook, academic advisor. “We are thankful they are here and it is important to us that we celebrate their unique paths to Poole.”  

Meet Poole Transfer Students

Amy Murdock, business administration, marketing concentration

Amy Murdock joined Poole College through the CODA process from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) at NC State. Murdock is a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing who, outside of the Poole classroom, works at an ice cream shop in Raleigh.

“Poole helped me get an internship this past summer by giving me the necessary experience and as well as teaching me how to talk about that experience in a meaningful way,” said Murdock. 

Murdock is involved with Poole Ambassadors, a student organization that serves as the face of the Poole College of Management and supports the admissions office. She has also been a Dean’s List student during her time at Poole.

Aya Aljaberi, business administration, human resource management concentration

Aya Aljaberi transferred to Poole from Wake Technical Community College and Meredith College and is now majoring in business administration with a concentration in human resource management. Aljaberi was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, and taught herself how to speak English and Turkish motivated by her passion for language.

As a senior, Aljaberi serves as the co-vice president of administration of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has utilized resources to get involved in the Poole community to perform her duties in the best way possible. The position has also allowed her to meet new people that have impacted her academic journey.

“The advice I would give to my fellow transfer students is to take advantage of resources, join clubs, be active in the community and, most importantly, have fun,” said Aljaberi.

Kyle Denning, business administration, information technology concentration 

Kyle Denning came to Poole College through Exploratory Studies, a program at NC State to help first-year students find their major. Denning is a current sophomore at Poole College majoring in business administration with a concentration in information technology (IT).

“A couple of accomplishments I am proud of at NC State are being selected into the Caldwell Fellows and the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Program,” said Denning. “Both of which are service-oriented leadership development programs.”

During his first two semesters at NC State, Denning was proud to have been named on the Dean’s List as a first-generation college student. 

Noel Osagie, economics 

Noel Osagie is an external transfer student from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a current junior majoring in economics. Osagie is a current Poole Ambassador where he has had the opportunity to make an impact for the college and make friends with the same academic goals.

In his spare time, Osagie sings baritone in an acapella group at NC State. He encourages all transfer students to take advantage of the variety of opportunities offered at Poole and to know that the college wants you to succeed to the best of your ability.

Meisha McGeorge, accounting and business management, finance concentration

Meisha McGeorge is a senior at Poole College with a dual major in accounting and business administration with a concentration in finance who transferred from Brookdale Community College and Wake Technical Community College. McGeorge is also a member of Poole Council and has an associate’s degree in humanities foreign language with concentrations in French and Italian.

“I am proud to be a part of Poole Council as it has given me the opportunity to help faculty and clubs make Poole College feel more like a family,” said McGeorge. “They always make a constructive space during meetings and I feel that we are able to help make a difference by encouraging students to make more meaningful decisions when developing meetings and events.”

McGeorge’s advice for students who come to Poole halfway through their college experience is to break out of your comfort zone and insert yourself into new experiences to make new connections.