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Students at the 2021 Poole Party

Student Life

Students in Poole College can take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities to find community and make the most of their NC State experience.

You Belong Here

Poole College is home to a thriving community of undergraduate students who connect with one another, enjoy their passions and build their resumes through student organizations, events, service opportunities, social activities and more. There’s a place for everyone here, and we can help you find it.

To meet new friends while gaining the experience in teamwork, leadership and organization that future employers love to see, join one or more of the college’s more than 30 student organizations. And if you want to connect with students outside the college, NC State has hundreds of student organizations focused on everything from a cappella to zoology.

Our community values diverse backgrounds and wants to create an inclusive atmosphere for all. Whether it’s through joining in on one of our heritage month events or hanging out in the Inclusion Hub — a gathering space in Nelson Hall — you can meet other students who are like you and learn more about those who aren’t.

See Yourself at Poole

Groundhog Day but make it a WOLF 🐺🐾⛅ #GroundhogDay2023 #PoolePack #NCStateOnCampus
February is #BlackHistoryMonth. 🖤🐺🐾 

Black History Month is a time when communities across the nation come together to celebrate the achievements of and by Black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

This year our theme is Black Euphoria: Just B.E.  During this month we invite reflection and engagement on themes around wellness, peace, contentment, healing, tranquility, and love. 🫶🏾 This is a celebration of the fullness of what it means to live a holistic Black experience. 🖤

Get involved. ➡️
Bringing that #ThinkAndDo spirit ALL the way to the top! 🗻🐺🐾

Chuck Keeley, #PoolePack ‘85 B.A. Business Management alum and President of CGR-Products, summited Mount Vinson, the tallest peak in Antarctica (16,505 feet) on Monday, January 16, 2023. ❄️🗻

George Earhart is an NC State Master of Management Risk and Analytics (MRA) student. 🐺🐾 Learn more about him in this Q&A. ⬇️

Q: Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your background

A: I’m a recently retired Air Force veteran, after 22 years of service. I have also been recently admitted into the Poole College of Management’s Risk and Analytics Program where I will be starting this January in the spring semester! I am looking to start a new career in the next year in Defense Technology Space.

In 2010, I found myself on my 8th deployment to Afghanistan and unfortunately, I was catastrophically injured to the point where I didn’t know what my career would be. I spent about a year in the hospital learning how to walk again. I started going to school part-time and started working on a Bachelor’s in Intelligence Studies. After finishing my Bachelor’s, I completed a Master’s in Security Studies from East Carolina, and I finished that with a study abroad in Bosnia. Shortly after applying, I pursued an MBA at UNCW.

Q: The Masters in Risk Analytics is a very new program. What were some of the factors that made you think that this was the program for you?

A: After talking to the faculty early on in the process and being given access to the curriculum, I could see how I would use the course work in what I’m about to get into as well as commercially. I could see the course work where I would learn the data analytics skills that I want to learn and get more proficient at but then have a more disciplined direction in how I use those skills with risk analytics for finance and operational risk. I’ve seen different Business Analytics programs with some different focus areas, but nothing like this. 

#PooleStudentSpotlight #NCStatePooleMRA #NCStatePoole #ThinkAndDo
Welcome to the #PoolePack early action applicants!! 🎉🐺🐾🔴⚪️👏 @ncstate 

#IChoseNCState 🤘
PORT CITY JAVA in Nelson Hall is BACK! ☕️🎉

Come grab a cup of coffee before class to fuel your #ThinkAndDo ☕️🧠 #PoolePack #NCStatePoole
Meet @mckinley.beaty the president of @poolepeerleaders 🎉🐺🐾

“Students should join Peer Leaders because it gives them the opportunity to provide mentorship and engage in meaningful discussion for every student that passes through Poole. You will be able to form connections with groups of students and help them navigate their first year at NC State. In the organization, you will vastly expand your network with other like minded business students and connect with the advisory staff at Poole. We also have guest speakers, company recruiters, and fun events.” 

#PoolePack #NCStatePoole
Meet Isabella Tarlton! 🐺🐾👋 She is a #PoolePack undergrad who is also a part of the NC State MAC program. @ncstatemac 

Check out our Instagram Story to learn more about her experience in the program. ⬆️
1️⃣5️⃣ Programs, 5️⃣ Continents, 1️⃣ Incredible Experience ✈️🌎

Summer 2023 Applications are NOW OPEN!

📸: In May and June 2022, 15 students from the Poole traveled to Leeds, England, to take three courses in Entrepreneurship and International Business. One of the courses, MIE410 (“Business Opportunity and Analysis”), is an upper-level course and requires students to consult with an actual startup and develop innovative solutions for the client company. Two faculty members also went to Leeds to teach the courses; one course was unique to Leeds (M380, Doing
Business Internationally) combines business and cultural programs, business lectures, and assignments
to help students understand the local and national economy, businesses and trends.
2022 Year in Review 🎉🐺🐾 #PoolePack #NCStatePoole #ncstate22🎓🐺 @ncstate
#MLKDay display outside of Nelson Hall. 

Learn more about this year’s MLK Jr. Commemorative Week events here. ➡️
We love when our #PoolePack alumni come back to Nelson Hall for a visit. 🐺🐾

Josue Hernandez ‘18 visited with @poolediversity Tayah Butler today in the DEI Hub. 🎉

Josue says it’s incredible being back and that he was inspired to see the new DEI space. 

“Back when I was there we didn’t have this - it’s inspiring to see it unfold.” #NCStatePoole ❤️

Our Poole Pack

Get to know junior Matt Lang, the president of the Poole Student Council, and find out what he’s loved most about his Poole College experience.

Matt Lang

Dive Into Poole College

Why get involved? Besides having fun and meeting new people, you can gain practical experience that will round out your education and fuel your career prospects.

Looking to expand your understanding of the world, global business and working with diverse groups of people? Join the many Poole College students who study abroad or participate in other global programs.

Looking to hone your leadership skills? Take on an active role in the Poole Student Council or one of our other student organizations, which let you work on real problems with real clients, collaborate with expert faculty, and network locally and nationally.

1 in 3 Poole Students Studies Abroad

More students in Poole College take advantage of opportunities to learn and experience life abroad than in any other NC State college.