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 2020-2021 Academic Year will open in early spring. Be on the lookout at the start of the Spring 2020 semester for more information.

Contact poole_globalcorps@ncsu.edu with any questions!

Meet Our Members

Jennie Boase

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Human Resources

Program: Italy: Ethics and Law in Piacenza, Semester in Vienna, Austria

Lessons from abroad: “I learned that time spent planning can oftentimes be wasted time, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it or that you should sweat it when things go wrong. Adapting is essential, and making the best out of each situation you’re thrown into makes a massive difference in how you experience the world.”

Sheridan Cooke

Class & Major: Sophomore in Business Administration

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.”

Emily Cox

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Human Resources, International Studies – Global Sustainability and Development, French Language and Literature

Program: Semester in Pau, France at University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

Reasons for study abroad: “I really wanted to improve my language skills so I chose to study abroad in a pretty small town and took most of my classes in French. I wanted to see a culture outside of North Carolina and push myself outside of my comfort zone! I also wanted to gain tangible experience and international exposure for a career in international business.”

Tom Driscoll

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration

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: Sophomore in Business Administration

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!!”

Connor Gaither

Class & Major: Senior in Accounting – Internal Auditing

Program: Italy: Ethics and Law in Piacenza

Lessons from abroad: “The main lesson I took away from my time in Italy was to never assume a person’s character simply from a few interactions. My relationships with some of the students, locals, and even professors developed far more than I initially expected. I had numerous opportunities during my time abroad to connect with those around me- all I had to do was acknowledge that fact.”

Mrnalini Garg

Class & Major: Sophomore in Business Administration

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: Junior 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.”

Kaylee McBride

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: China: Operations and Human Resource Management in Shanghai

Reasons for studying abroad: “One of my passions is traveling internationally. However, I was motivated to study abroad because I knew the experience would allow me to grow in all aspects of my life and would be different than simply traveling abroad. I want to be culturally sensitive and aware in my personal and professional life.”

Jack Navaroli

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: Germany: Accounting and Finance in Reutlingen

Lessons from abroad: “I learned that it is important to be adaptable. Sometimes things will not go according to plan, and it is important to be flexible enough to overcome those obstacles.”

Alyssa Ruiz

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Supply Chain

Program: Italy: History and Italian Studies in Florence and Semester in Madrid, Spain at Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Reasons for study abroad: “I have always loved traveling and learning about other cultures and I knew studying abroad would be an awesome way to be able to fully immerse myself in a new culture. I wanted to experience what life is like in a different country. In addition to wanting to live in and experience a new place, I thought it would be beneficial to study in another country so I could see how business there is similar and different than in the US so I could have a more global understanding of it. Overall, I wanted to broaden my view and understanding of the world.”

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.”

Brian Sytsma

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship

Program: France: International Finance in Reims

Lessons from abroad: “The most important thing I learned is to never take the life you have for granted. You learn, quickly, how different life is in another country, and it makes you really appreciate what you have.”

Aayushi Vadalia

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Marketing

Program: China: Operations and Human Resource Management in Shanghai

Reasons for studying abroad: “I studied abroad to take the opportunity to learn about a new country, its culture, lifestyle, and business practices.”

Stephen Wilkinson

Class & Major: Sophomore 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: Sophomore 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.”