Employers value more than GPAs. They hire undergraduates who can also discuss what they’ve done outside the classroom and how these experiences have helped develop key competencies.
With so many choices out there, it can be hard to figure out the best way to build key skills. The Poole Leadership Challenge is designed to help you structure, track and showcase extracurricular experiences in six important areas.
This is challenge by choice –– you choose how to engage. Track your progress in the Suitable app. Share what you want in your digital portfolio. You can even earn a Leadership Certificate. Sponsored by VF Corporation.Start the Challenge
All experiences are tied to the core competencies
Leadership and Civic Engagement
Attend a Poole Party at the beginning of the semester, participate in the Alternative Spring Break, assume a leadership role in the Poole organization and more.
Global and Intercultural Engagement
Study abroad, attend Heritage Month events, join an organization that celebrates a different culture, earn the Global Perspectives certificate and more.
Career and Professional Development
Participate in the Etiquette Dinner, attend the Wells Fargo Executive Leadership Series, present your project at the Leadership and Innovation Showcase and more.
Personal Development and Wellbeing
Complete a counseling session with a financial advisor, Serve as a Mental Health Ambassador, lead an exercise class and more.
Interpersonal and Team Dynamics
Complete a CliftonStrengths assessment, a Design Your Life workshop, compete as a team member in the Lulu Egames and more.
Ethical and Sustainable Business Practices
Calculate your Global Footprint, sign up for the Business Sustainability Collaborative newsletter, serve as a Social Innovation fellow and more.
Why Should I Participate?
- Competency development is equally as important as a student’s GPA in the hiring process.
- Competencies are based on what employers are looking for when hiring.
- The app helps you present your co-curricular engagement to your employers in an easy way.
- The app helps you organize and plan high-impact experiences at Poole and NC State.
Engage in the activities you normally would and use the Poole Leadership Challenge app to track that engagement.
How Does it Work?
- Download Suitable on Apple or Android or use a desktop version at app.suitable.co. See registration details below.
- Choose activities across the six core competencies you’d like to engage in. Every activity you complete is instantly added to your scorecard which clearly shows how that activity has helped you progress in terms of competency development.
- Earn points and badges by participating in various activities at Poole and NC State listed in the app.
- Every activity you complete and every badge you earn is instantly added onto your Scorecard.
- Add your Scoreboard to your LinkedIn profile, resume and email signature.
Mobile Registration Details
Download Suitable App to Register
Mobile Registration Details
- Download the ‘Suitable’ app available on Apple iOS or Android platforms or use your browser to navigate to suitable.co to register.
- Login using your @ncsu.edu email address.
- You must use your @ncsu.edu email to login.
- You must give Suitable app access to your camera to scan event codes.
We invite Poole students to learn more about the Poole Leadership Challenge and how to get the most out of your participation at one of the following information sessions:
- Sept. 4: 4-5 p.m. in Nelson 2210
- Sept. 18: 3-4 p.m. in Nelson 2402
- Oct. 16: 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Nelson 2403
- Nov. 13: 12-1 p.m. in Nelson 2402
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.