NC State Jenkins MBA Student Hollie Jones Selected by Red Hat

First-Year Student Assists with Redesign of Sales College

Raleigh, NC, August 13, 2011 --( The Jenkins MBA program in the NC State Poole College of Management ( has announced that first-year student Hollie Jones was selected for a 12-week internship program with Red Hat, the provider of Linux and open source technology. Jones, who is concentrating in services management and marketing management in her MBA studies, is assisting Red Hat with the redesign of its Sales College by developing and implementing a course catalog of the extensive training it offers to its employees globally. For more information on Jones’ internship, visit

“Hollie Jones is gaining excellent, real world experience through her internship with Red Hat,” said Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs and research in the NC State Poole College of Management. “She is learning from the company’s top managers and salespeople, and we are excited for her, as she will benefit from this experience into the future.”

“Working at Red Hat allows me to apply the knowledge I have learned through studying marketing and services in the Jenkins MBA Program,” said Jones. “This is the perfect outlet for my skills, and I am honored to have been selected by Red Hat.”

"We strive to provide our interns with a well-rounded Red Hat experience," said L.J. Brock, senior director, talent acquisition and infrastructure at Red Hat. "In addition to the business problems our interns are hired to solve, they are also given the chance to meet with leaders from all parts of the organization and learn about real-world business decisions, experience our culture, get career advice, and take part in networking opportunities."

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The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, the NC State Jenkins Graduate School offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research and technology focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. The program also offers several joint degree programs, which are: Juris Doctor, Master of Biomanufacturing, Master of Microbial Biotechnology, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of Accounting, Master of Global Innovation Management, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit

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