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Preparing the Next Generation of Mental Health Workers

Too many young people are at risk for mental health and substance abuse issues. And not enough trained professionals are there to help them, especially in rural areas. With a $1.1M grant, NC State’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train the next generation of mental health professionals who work with young adults.


Student Success Internships: Summer on The Hill

Internships help students explore career options and gain real-world experiences. Political science major Graham Dean calls his internship on Capitol Hill one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. Dean's internship was supported by the Latta Washington Internship Scholarship, created by alum Sandra Latta (Political Science '84).


November Student of the Month

Spechel Wooten is a senior with majors in anthropology and criminology, and a minor in forensic science. She has interned with the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and NC State's CSLEPS. She has worked on campus for University Housing and University Conference Services. She intends to apply to law school after graduation in December 2014.


October Student of the Month

Kim Thanh Vu, a senior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Biology, envisions a career as an occupational therapist. She founded Crafts for a Cause, bringing together students who share a passion for crafting and philanthropy. She was a 2013-14 Resident Mentor, interned at the Alexander Family YMCA, and traveled to Guatemala for Spring 2014 Alternative Spring Break.


Internship Highlights Role of Nonprofits in Global Affairs

Internships help our students explore career options and acquire real-world experiences. In her internship with Stop Hunger Now, Selena Amatya--a senior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Nonprofit Studies--made connections between what she had learned in the classroom and helping a nonprofit expand its services to India.