My name is Namrata Jumani and I’m a first-year student pursuing the International Business Dual Degree on the Spanish track. I was born in Ahmedabad, India and moved to the United States in my childhood years. In Spring of 2017 I graduated from Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina. I’m excited to further my education at North Carolina State University and ICADE Madrid. I chose the IBDD program because it’s a full package; I get to challenge myself academically, master a language I love, travel and study abroad, gain extensive internship experience, and truly prepare myself for my future. Here on campus I’m involved with the Impact Leadership Village and competitively dance with Nazaare, NC State’s premier Bollywood fusion dance team. In the future, I hope to combine my passions, education, and global experience to pursue a career in International Business Administration where I can utilize the power of business to instigate social empowerment.
My name is Logan Smith and I’m from Advance, North Carolina. I graduated from Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. The language track that I am enrolled in is the French Track. I chose IBDD because of its uniqueness and rigor. The opportunity to travel overseas and learn about how business is conducted differently, both in a professional and classroom setting is not only valuable but is also a real-life exposure to a new world. Upon graduation from both institutions, I will be equipped with a global mindset and crucial intern experience. Preparing myself for professional success whilst living in a country I have always dreamed of living in is the epitome of making the most of my college experience.
My name is Josh Spagnoli, and I’m in the Italian track of the dual degree program. I was born on Long Island, New York, where I lived until I was 14. There, I studied Italian from 7th to 9th grade at Longwood Junior High and Longwood High School. During this time, I gained an appreciation of Italian language and culture. After 9th grade, I moved to Morrisville, North Carolina, where I attended Panther Creek High School. Though they did not offer Italian there, I maintained my knowledge of the language, hoping to someday go to Italy and use it. The IBDD program offered me that opportunity. The internships involved were also a major factor that motivated my decision; the work experience will be helpful in both applying for jobs and working in my first post-college job. The IBDD program has a lot to offer, and I look forward to experiencing it all.
Sydney is among the first student to come to NC State and go abroad to NEOMA Business School as part of the dual degree program.
Sydney came to NC State and the IBDD Program from North Mecklenberg High School, in Huntersville N.C. She studied French in high school and learned Spanish and Creole while volunteering in the Dominican Republic throughout high school and during her first semester at NC State. Sydney was active in campus life during her two years at NC State, as a member of Alpha Kappa Theta sorority and as a University Sustainability Steward. She excelled academically and was a teaching assistant for a finance professor. Sydney completed her first internship in global supply chain management with bioMerieux, a French medical research and pharma company based in Durham, N.C. Sydney spent three semesters living in Reims, France and studying at NEOMA Business School. She completed her second internship at bioMerieuz in Lyon, France. She graduated in Summer 2017 with a B.S. in Business Administration from NC State and a B.S. in International Management from NEOMA Business School. Sydney is now working full-time as a global supply chain analyst with bioMerieux.