My NC State Story: Angela Burruss (Communication ‘98)
Communication alumna Angela Burruss says hands-on learning at NC State helped seal her chosen career path.
My NC State Story: Dave Harris (History ‘90)
Dave Harris says NC State taught him how to succeed in whatever he tried. He’s hoping his son, a freshman, follows a similar path.
My NC State Story: Seth Palmer (Political Science ‘08)
With a degree in humanities and social sciences, Seth Palmer has been able to explore everything from politics to realty. He shares what accomplishment really hit home.
My NC State Story: Clare Jordan (English ‘91)
English alumna Clare Jordan says her 25-year career in nonprofits started at NC State, where she helped launch the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She says it’s true: humanities majors really can do anything.
My NC State Story: Kyle Munn (Political Science ‘06)
With a degree in political science, Kyle Munn has had the opportunity to travel the world. She says NC State showed her how to connect with clients in unique ways.
My NC State Story: Chandler Carriker (History ‘01)
History alumnus Chandler Carriker says his degree led him to a career in ministry, where he continues teaching, inspiring and leading.
My NC State Story: Katherine Aiello Bridges (Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies ’11)
With degrees in psychology and interdisciplinary studies, therapist Katherine Bridges says she can meet her clients where they are, whether through traditional counseling, or by incorporating expressive art therapies.
My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication ’02; Philosophy ’03)
Lauren Pressley says her social sciences and humanities degrees gave her "an appreciation for nuance, logic and the complex systems of knowledge production" — and for using the library.
My NC State Story: Matt Starr (Communication ’16)
Matt Starr says that at NC State, he found a purpose, and found his voice. He published his first book in 2018.
My NC State Story: Brian Riddick (English ’08)
English alumnus Brian Riddick shares how he realized that his love of literature and creative writing was not a path to law but a destination in and of itself. He recently self-published his first short story.