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Poole College emphasizes professionalism, experiential education and career readiness. At Poole, your career is our business!

Poole College of Management Career Center

The Poole College of Management Career Center provides career and professional development student support services to approximately 3000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students in the college. The Center works closely with students to provide the foundation to build a lifetime of career success. Through experiential education, strong relationships with the corporate community, resources, coaching, and innovative programming, Poole students gain the practical experience, confidence, and skills necessary to launch their careers.

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85%

May 2018 graduates who completed an internship or co-op experience

Ramya Vishwanath
Advisor Development Program Summer Analyst, Merrill Lynch

How did you find the position?

I learned about the internship through the Bank of America website.

How has this experience helped you? What have you learned?

This internship has been an outstanding experience. Merrill Lynch does a great job of involving interns in multiple lines of business and exposing interns to the same work that full-time employees would have. So far, I have learned about various investment strategies, and the best ways to balance investment in stocks, bonds, etc.

Unique Experiences:

I was able to attend a one-day orientation in Charlotte, N.C., the official headquarters of Bank of America, and meet with top level executives of the company!

Advice to Others:

Do not feel intimidated about your internship search!

Peet Chege
Start Intern, PWC

How did you find the position?

Student Organization

How has the experience helped you? What have you learned?

I have learned that to thrive in a professional environment, especially one that I had no prior experience with, I need to ask for feedback to better understand my strengths.

Unique Experiences:
I worked college recruiters to set up the PwC Leadership Development program. It was great getting a chance to understand campus recruiting from a firm’s perspective.

Advice to Others:

Go to the Career Fair!

Ari Alexandrescu
Business Analyst Intern, Cisco

How did you find the position?

ePACK

How has the experience helped you?What have you learned?

The most important lesson I've learned is to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. I've had to learn to believe in myself and to speak with confidence and purpose.

Unique Experiences:

We were able to volunteer with the Holt Brothers Foundation to set up for their annual flag football tournament at the NC State practice fields. It was a great way to break up the work week!

Advice to Others:

Meet with career coaches when you can!

Adam Turner
Commodities Data Management Intern, ClipperData, LLC

How did you find the position?

ePACK

How has the experience helped you? What have you learned?

My internship has allowed me to vastly expand my technical abilities and has given me valuable hands-on experience in the workplace. I have learned how to effectively use SQL for a variety of data management purposes including applications in database engineering and designing search algorithms.

Unique Experiences:

I was given the opportunity to spearhead the data curation
process for a unique commodity report. This report focused on US imports of petroleum wax and related products that was sold to energy trading teams at Shell and ExxonMobil.”

Advice to Others:

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!