Meet Madeline Bagby

Student Profile

What is your major? Please include your concentration and any minors (if applicable.)

Business Administration Concentration in IT Minor: Economics

Honors Business Analytics Program

What is your graduation year? Please include the term in which you are graduating. An example would be Spring 2019.

Spring 2019

Where is your hometown?

Oak Ridge, NC

What organizations are you involved in while being a student?

I have been involved with Consult Your Community, The American Marketing Association, Poole Council, and Poole Peer Leaders.

What internships have you had while being a student at NC State? 

I have interned at Volvo Trucks, Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta, and NCSU’s Office of Information Technology

What are your current plans for your preferred future career? 

Upon graduation I will be working full time as a business technology analyst for Deloitte Consulting in New York City.

Have you studied abroad while being a student at NC State?


Where have you studied abroad and when? 

I studied in Piacenza Italy the summer of my freshman year.

Why did you choose NC State and Poole College for your education?

Knowing I wanted to pursue a career in business I saw the Poole College as the perfect fit to help me identify my passions and develop the skills necessary to pursue them.  The faculty, staff, and students impressed me from day one and have continued to make strides that encourage and inspire me every day.

How has your experience in your specific Poole program at NC State contributed to your professional achievements and successes so far?

Acknowledging the upward trend in tech and the rise of big data, the Poole College of Management identified opportunities to equip students with degrees that will directly serve industry needs.  As an IT concentration with a minor in Economics and a certificate in Honors Business Analytics, I was able to obtain practicum experience presenting to top level management, 2 internships with fortune 500 companies and a full time offer with one of the big 4 consulting firms.

What do you enjoy most about your time in your Poole College of Management program?

What I enjoyed most about my time in the Poole College of Management Program was the people.  I loved walking into Nelson Hall’s Port City Java and seeing my greatest friends, taking classes with my favorite professors, and attending meetings for clubs and organizations. I was always surrounded by the people who made me smile, pushed me to be better, and developed me into who I am today. It was because of these people that I chose to dedicate my time and energy to everything Poole had to offer.

What will you miss most when you graduate?

Other than the people, friends, and professors who have had a profound impact on my life these last four years, what I will miss most is being a student.  What I mean by that is constantly being in an environment of learning, curiosity, exploration, and growth. The respect you have from professionals as students also opens many doors for discovery.  As a student, especially at NC State, you have the time, resources, and energy to truly explore the best version of you.

What are a few of the most impactful classes/lessons you learned during your time at Poole?

Professor Fowler’s analytics courses were some of the most impactful because of the necessary skills I gained that have made me a competitive candidate in the internship/job space.   She brings incredible insight and inspiration to students who then take that knowledge and apply it successfully in their classes and in their future careers.

What advice do you have for prospective Poole students?

The most important lesson I have learned from being a Poole Student is that when it comes to your career “it’s all about who you know”.  Every relationship you make should be intentional but also remember that from the students you sit with in class to your closest friends, each relationship can be essential in your journey.  Your peers will soon be your coworkers, managers, business owners, CEO’s etc so be aware, intentional, and kind.

What do you believe is your most interesting accomplishment since starting at NC State/Poole?

Consult Your Community is a student run organization that serves the community by providing pro bono consulting services to local small businesses.  I believe my greatest accomplishment is my involvement with this organization. It not only allowed me to serve the community, but it also gave me a chance to leave a mark here at NC State. The organization was new when I joined and has developed significantly over the last few years and I enjoyed contributing my efforts to its development. It has completely changed the landscape for students pursuing consulting here at NC State.

What are your goals and plans for the future?

Upon graduation I will be working full time as a business technology analyst for Deloitte Consulting in New York City.