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.
@e.vivio shares these amazing photos from her May study abroad trip to Argentina! 😍🇦🇷
“My favorite part was Iguazú Falls, one of the 7 wonders of the world! Having to book a flight, hostel and get flight tickets was an experience itself. The end result of being able to go into the park and even riding a boat under the waterfall was thrilling 🙌🏽”
Meet Archana Jayasekar, a recent #PoolePack graduate and our commencement speaker. 🐺🐾🎓🎤
Check out this Q&A between Archana and @vikasanand777. ⬇️
Q: Could you tell us a little bit about your background and a little about yourself?
A: I’m originally from Charlotte, NC. Growing up, I had a fear of public speaking. I joined Speech and Debate; I worked really hard at it and over time, I ended up being a Varsity Speech and Debate captain in highschool. Originally, I was intent on doing pre-law, but I knew I wanted to do something that combined my love of public speaking, writing papers, and math, and business was the best outlet. My major is business-administration with a concentration in finance, a minor in statistics. I was also in the Business Analytics Honors Program.
Q: Tell me a little bit about your experience speaking at graduation for Poole College.
A: This was a speech I got to deliver to such a broad group of people with different interests and backgrounds. I got to deliver my message of what I thought was important when going through life.
Q: You talked about your sister, whom you lost just before you came, that was very touching. I’m sure she’s a big inspiration to you.
A: She really is. Because her loss was fairly recent, my sophomore year of college, I had the mindset of “There is no way this will ever be okay”. I’m able to reflect on how poor my mindset was then. Being able to deliver that message helped me accept that even though she’s gone, she’ll never really be gone in my heart.
Q: What were some of your favorite parts of your journey through Poole College?
A: I got to work with Tedd Szeto after I got accepted to Poole Council. I always thought Student Council was cool and I liked that I could do it specifically for business. I got to help out with it during Covid years, which was great.
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.