Global Corps

Global Corps is a student organization that serves as an extension of the Global Programs Office in Poole College of Management to educate Poole students about the value of global experiences and the variety of opportunities available on campus and abroad. To that end, Global Corps seeks to increase cultural awareness and global engagement among Poole students. While Global Corps seeks to serve all students in the College, it has a particular focus on increasing underrepresented student participation in these programs.

Join Global Corps

Interested in sharing YOUR international experience? Apply to be a part of Global Corps!

Global Corps members are student leaders who are passionate about international engagement and cultural awareness, and are trained representatives of Poole Global Programs.

Members gain communication and marketing skills, mentoring and advising experience and a sense of giving back to Poole and its students. Applicants must be a current Poole major, a rising sophomore, junior or senior, have a strong academic record with a 2.5 GPA or greater and be in good standing with the University.

Global Corps applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will open in early spring. Be on the lookout at the start of the Spring 2021 semester for more information.

Current NC State students who are interested in receiving periodic information about Global Corps can sign up for our mailing list at go.ncsu.edu/PooleGlobalInterest

Contact poole_globalcorps@ncsu.edu with any questions!

Meet Our Members

Sheridan Cooke

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Marketing

Program: Australia: Entrepreneurship in Adelaide

Memories from abroad: “My favorite memory from Australia was snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. It was probably the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and I was so happy to experience it with such amazing new friends.”

Tom Driscoll

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: Spain: Marketing in Sevilla

Lessons learned from study abroad: “I learned a lot about myself during my time in Spain. I was pushed outside my comfort zone and forced to become more adaptable. I loved being immersed in the Spanish language and culture.”

Samantha Fallon

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: Argentina: Marketing in Buenos Aires

Memories from abroad: “My favorite memory is a weekend trip to Bariloche, Argentina. I traveled there with a group of friends I met on my program. We went hiking and explored the area since it was much different from the main city where we were staying. It brought us closer and we made memories to last a lifetime!!”

 

Giullianna Figallo

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

Program: NC State Prague: Classic Summer

Lessons from abroad: “Be open-minded! Don’t be afraid to try something new and don’t stress out over the little things. Studying abroad will make you a more independent person and strengthen your communication and problem-solving skills. I have learned to “go with the flow” because sometimes things will not go as planned, but you must learn to adapt and face any challenge thrown your way.”

Mrinalini Garg

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Human Resources

Program: NC State Prague: Prague Connect

Memories from abroad: “My favorite memory from studying abroad would have to be “tram-hopping”. Prague’s public transportation system was structured very well and easy to navigate. Once we learned how the system worked, my friends and I would hop on a tram and ride it until we saw something that piqued our interest. We would get off when we saw a pop-up market, town square, or a piece of architecture that caught our eye. As Prague has preserved its old architecture, the intricate details on the buildings often became the reason my friends and I got off. The reliability and accessibility of Prague’s public transportation allowed me and other students to explore the beauty of the city and all it had to offer.”

Cenia Goldstein

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Supply Chain

Program: Germany: Accounting and Finance in Reutlingen

Lessons from abroad: “I was able to see how different businesses were run in different countries. Through the factory tours, I was introduced to a part of supply chain, which made me interested in a concentration in supply chain management.”

Carter Hipps

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

Reasons for joining Global Corps: “I joined Global Corps to be involved in a motivated and meaningful club at N.C. State, and to gain insightful knowledge about study abroad experiences. Global Corps was the perfect fit for what I was looking for!”

Brooke Kappeler

Class & Major: Sophomore in Business Administration

Reasons for Studying Abroad: “I hope to study abroad to help me prepare for a global career. I am excited to fully immerse myself in a new country, and learn and grow a lot through the process.”

Shalini Kumar-Hardy

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

Lessons from abroad: “In the United States, we live in a very fast-paced world where we are constantly seeking our next opportunity. During my travels abroad I noticed that other cultures are very focused on the present and enjoying the moment. I hope to use this mentality as a lesson and try to appreciate all of the positives in the moment. “

Lillian Quinn

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Marketing

Program: Semester in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute and Australia: Entrepreneurship in Adelaide

Memories from abroad: “One of my favorite memories from study abroad was my weekend trip to Sydney, Australia. I remember booking the flight the night before we left with a group of friends and we spent the whole weekend exploring Bondi beach, the Blue Mountains, and the Sydney Opera House. The best part was the walk from Coogee to Bondi beach which was filled with so many scenic views and cute restaurants and cafés.”

Zahra Rangwala

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

Program: Semester in Madrid, Spain at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Reasons for study abroad: “Study abroad was always a dream of mine even before I came to NC State. I knew I wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country because I was familiar with the language already and have always loved Spanish culture. To me, studying abroad meant learning a new way of life and opening my eyes to the world around me. I wanted the excitement, curiosity, and adventure that came with moving to a new country, and the perks being a student allowed me to have built-in friends from my program and people to go to for advice on the best way to explore and learn the culture.”

Mark Salama

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Information Technology

Program: Italy: Ethics and Law in Piacenza

Lessons from abroad: “It was important for me to reach out of my comfort zone. Whether it be with interactions with locals or within the study abroad group, I had the most enriching experiences when I pushed to do new things.”

Nicholas Sather

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship

Program: Semester in Madrid, Spain at Universidad Pontificia Comillas and Australia: Entrepreneurship in Adelaide

Reasons for joining Global Corps: “I want to highlight the experience of all the people I have met while abroad. I have met people from nearly every part of the world because of it. I created connections with seemingly international strangers all with different backgrounds, beliefs, and stories to tell.”

Gavin Sokolinsky

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

Reasons for studying abroad: “Studying abroad has been a dream of mine since I was young. Listening to stories from my mom about her traveling around Europe throughout college always amazed me and since then I have been committed to studying abroad.”

Stephen Wilkinson

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Finance, International Studies – Global Development and Sustainability

Reasons to study abroad: “The reason I’m interested in studying abroad is to challenge myself in a new environment and experience another country’s culture, values, and beliefs while also learning a little bit more about myself in the process.”

Madeline Williams

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

Program: NC State Prague: Prague Connect

Advice for study abroad: “Travel! Travel as much as you can, if you can. Each country is so different and unique in their own way. I think exposure and experiencing new places, cultures, and ideas is a really cool concept. It is an outlet for someone to not only learn about themselves but who and what is around them.”