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April 2013 Student of the Month

Posted on April 3, 2013 11:48 am by dlleeder 1 Comment

Meet Brittany Puckett, student of the month.

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Class: Senior

Major: Criminology

Minors: Forensic Science, Spanish

Sample Courses:

  • Violence, Terrorism & Public Policy
  • Hispanic Cinema
  • Sociology of Education

Activities:

  • Intern, Wake County District Attorney’s Office, Spring 2013
  • Research and Marketing Assistant, Enepay Corporation (Raleigh), Apr–Nov 2012
  • Volunteer Intake Specialist, Legal Aid North Carolina, Fall 2012
  • Volunteer Tutor, Wake County Juvenile Literacy Center, Spring 2012
  • Member, Delta Delta Delta sorority
  • Member, Pre-Law Student Association

Honors:

  • Oaks Scholarship, Elon University School of Law, beginning Fall 2013

What are your future plans for further study or career?

Following law school, I hope to go into Criminal Law as a prosecutor.

Why did you select CHASS?

This seemed to be one of the few schools that offered Criminology as a major.  The focus in the college is on learning about different people and cultures, and there is a tremendous variety of courses and ideas.

What has been your biggest challenge at NCSU?

It has been adapting to different teaching styles and expectations.

Have any individuals made a difference for you here at NCSU?

Yes! Dr. DeAnn Judge in Sociology has been there for me many times to offer advice or just listen when I am stressed.  Dr. Brett Clark, also in Sociology, wrote a law school recommendation for me.  He really helped me to see the potential I had within myself.

What advice would you give incoming students?

Take your time in college seriously – from the beginning.  It is easy to get off track with social activities, but remember why you are here and make sure school comes first.  Time management is extremely important; an overly active social life is not sustainable over the long run.

Posted in Sociology and Anthropology, Student of the Month, Students

One Response to “April 2013 Student of the Month”

  1. Jeff Braden says:

    We wish you all the best, Brittany--I know you'll make us proud!

    Jeff

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