Student Organizations and Clubs
An easy way to get involved in Poole is to join a student organization. There are over 20 student clubs and organizations to choose from that engage students with a larger professional network! These students are working outside of the classroom to take their business experience a step further. Stretch out of your comfort zone! Try a group you don’t know much about and see what you discover.
Here is an example from the NC State American Marketing Association showing us how student organizations take an application of business to the next level:
Track Your Involvement with the Poole Leadership Challenge!
The Poole Leadership Challenge helps you track your involvement outside the classroom.
We created the Poole Leadership Challenge to help you organize and track your professional development as you work toward building competencies in 6 key areas that employers value when they recruit NC State students. Tracking is done through the Suitable app. You’ll earn points for each activity and will simultaneously build a digital portfolio of your work that you can share with potential employers or others interested in your development. You can also earn a Leadership Certificate from the College through the Poole Leadership Challenge.
Look under each of the 6 competency areas below to find examples of how you might engage in that area.
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Career and Professional Development
Participate in the Career Fair, attend the Etiquette Dinner, present your project at the Leadership and Innovation Showcase and more.
Personal Development and Well-Being
Complete a counseling session with a financial advisor, Serve as a Mental Health Ambassador, lead an exercise class and more.
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.
Interpersonal and Team Dynamics
Learn about diversity and inclusion at Poole, complete a CliftonStrengths assessment, a Design Your Life workshop, compete as a team member in the Lulu Egames 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.
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.
Get Involved As A Transfer Student!
Hear from our transfer students on ways they've connected with students and organizations within Poole.View more transfer student profiles
Join Tau Sigma at NC State!
Tau Sigma is a national academic honor society for transfer students who achieve a GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 during their first semester at NC State University. Tau Sigma’s mission is to “recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students.” The NC State chapter was founded in Fall 2015, and the first official induction ceremony of our chapter membership will occur in Spring 2016. NC State’s Tau Sigma chapter is one 150 chapters throughout the US, and among 12 chapters in North Carolina.
Yusuf tells students about the benefit of applying yourself on campus, the importance of having multiple paths, and creating lasting experiences from his involvement.
Carmen describes her experience transferring from Wake Technical Community College and the numerous ways shes found her place in Poole!