The GTI Mentorship Program aims to connect international students to working professionals in the NC State and local communities. Mentors are part of the PACK (Professional, Accessible, Compassionate, and Knowledgeable). Tim Rhoads works in the field of supply chain consulting. He is the managing partner of Kelekent Systems, Inc. Tim became involved in the program because he has a passion for guiding people who are young in their careers or their roles and has previously mentored college students and new hires during his corporate career.
Tim’s experience with the mentorship program has been positive and beneficial:
“The program is new and evolving, but well organized and managed. A primary objective when I joined the program was for the time invested to be beneficial to both me and the mentee. That objective has been fully met from the very first meeting with Yuantong. The program structure both supports and enables the mentor / mentee relationship, and the time invested, to change focus as appropriate for the relationship. As Yuantong’s schedule and focus changed through the semester and he learned more about the area, we were free to adjust our objectives. Yuantong and I are excited to pursue more objectives as soon as he returns from his summer research project. From resumes to networking to professional references to internships our relationship has grown and opened more options to pursue this semester for our mutual benefit.”
To find out more about the program, visit go.ncsu.edu/GTImentor.
Each semester, as a part of our welcome and orienting activities, the Global Training Initiative facilitates the #GTIcampusrace for new SKEMA students. This Instagram Scavenger Hunt is designed to get new SKEMA Raleigh students active on the NC State campus. With locations like the Career Development Center and DH Hill Library, competitors learn about the incredible offerings of student support services. With locations like Talley Student Union and the Red Terror Bus stop, they learn how to be a part of the Wolfpack family!
Check out our Instagram hashtag to see hundreds of great campus photos: #gticampusrace.
Where on campus?
A challenge for NC State students: “After a class of students wowed faculty by banning hazing of freshmen, this building was named after their class.”
For the past two summers, a select group of student leaders from Zhejiang University in China and NC State University have met in Raleigh for an intense week-long training focused on the skills demanded for today’s global society. GTI Global Leadership Institute
For 2017 we are pleased to announce we will be working with the LeaderShape Institute to offer this unique program. The LeaderShape Institute has developed a national reputation as a premier leadership development program for young adults. The LeaderShape Institute is an intensive and energizing six-day program for participants interested in producing extraordinary results in an organization and developing a commitment to lead with a high level of integrity. NC State has been hosting an annual campus-based session of the LeaderShape Institute since 2004.
We have a very unique opportunity for NC State students to learn alongside students from Zhejiang University in China as we offer LeaderShape here at NC State on July 24-29th. Interested students must attend the entire Institute (from 3pm on July 24th through Noon on July 29th) and stay on campus with the other participants. All meals will be included and there is no cost to NC State students who commit and fully participate. The institute schedule is intense with days starting at breakfast and lasting until 9 or 10pm so participants must be able to fully commit to the experience. You will not regret spending your week in this transformative, cross cultural leadership development experience.
The Mission of LeaderShape, Inc.
To transform the world by increasing the number of people who lead with integrity™ and a healthy disregard for the impossible.
The Vision of LeaderShape, Inc.
A just, caring, and thriving world where all lead with integrity™ and a healthy disregard for the impossible.
Since the partnership between NC State and SKEMA Business School started in January 2011, the GTI has been working to connect students to the Triangle business community through guest lectures, site visits, and more. Recently, three of the students in SKEMA’s International Business master’s degree program had the chance to present about international technology and purchasing trends to Citrix’s marketing team in Raleigh and overseas.
The SKEMA students: Kevin Gama, Sabine Plass, and Edgar Rabaud were chosen to participate in the presentation to the Citrix team because of their prior work experiences and their high level of engagement in the GTI’s cross-cultural course and activities. GTI staff have previously worked with Citrix’s marketing team to provide insights into cultural considerations when taking their products overseas.