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Oct 9, 2017

Meet Our 2017-18 Dean’s Scholars

Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to introduce the latest recipients of the Dean's Scholar Award.

Oct 4, 2017

Why Language Education Matters: NC State Co-Hosts Panel

NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden moderated a panel discussion addressing the recent American Academy of Arts and Sciences report, "America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century." U.S. Rep. David Price and former Ambassador Karl Eikenberry were among the speakers.

Oct 3, 2017 | Voice of America

Preparing Students for Changing Job Markets

NC State University is helping students face the likelihood that their future jobs will not connect directly to their majors. Dean Jeff Braden is joining forces with the deans of Design and Management to offer "Design Your Life" workshops for juniors and seniors.

Sep 28, 2017 | Voice of America

How Important is Declaring a College Major?

Three NC State college deans are collaborating to help students connect with their futures by offering a "design your life" workshop.

Sep 25, 2017 | The Tab

Why being a liberal arts major is better for job stability

Dean Jeff Braden says jobs that depend on soft skills are less likely to succumb to automation. Abilities to listen critically, write clearly and simplify complex ideas make you a good job candidate.

Sep 6, 2017

3 Deans Collaborate to Help Students Design Their Lives After Graduation

Three NC State college deans — representing Humanities and Social Sciences, Management and Design — have banded together to offer NC State upperclass students a way to use design thinking to plan their pivot from college to careers.

Aug 29, 2017

Designing Your Life After Graduation

NC State upperclass students are invited to join three NC State college deans — Braden, Hoversten and Ranft — for Designing Your Life, a two-part workshop based on the bestselling book and design thinking, a process designers use to build and innovate.

Jul 11, 2017 | Higher Education Works

Why We Need Federal Funding of Social Science Research

NC State's Dean Braden says federal funding is critical for social science research: these funds save money — not to mention lives.

Jun 28, 2017

Dean Braden Adds ‘Storyteller’ to His Vitae

A college dean wears many hats. Jeff Braden, dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, is no exception. The dean recently added a new hat to his collection: a storyteller cap. Listen to his tale about chimps, random acts of kindness, and launching careers, which he told at a Story Collider event in Kinston, NC.

Apr 3, 2017

Kaitlin’s Day with the Dean

On a recent Wednesday, Humanities and Social Sciences student Kaitlin Fritz and Dean Jeff Braden spent the day side by side. Fritz, a senior English major and winner of the 2017 Side by Side with the Dean contest, got a glimpse at the inner-workings of the college while Braden experienced what it’s like to walk in a student’s shoes.