Student of the Month: Sydney Wingate
Sydney Wingate, a senior communication major, is active on campus as a University Ambassador, college ambassador, and vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She has held internships with NC State Athletics and the Greensboro Swarm, and she aspires to work in the athletic industry following a graduate program in communication.
An Internship That’s All Business
Kelsey Schmitz, a junior majoring in anthropology and history, has interned for two years at Quintiles, an international clinical research company. Learn how her internship has helped her build her skills and her confidence.
Internship Involves Lying in a Hammock … and Much More
Briana Ullman spent a good part of her summer in and around hammocks, working hard and enjoying it thoroughly. The communication major found the internship of her dreams with ENO, makers of packable hammocks and other outdoors accessories. She blogged for them, managed their social media, made contacts with media ... and reaffirmed that she's on the right path to her career. Read the Q & A.
Student of the Month: Hayden Russell
Hayden Russell is a graduating senior majoring in English and minoring in Classical Studies. A University Scholar, he has two ongoing research projects and an editorial internship, has studied abroad in the UK, and is a member of the Skateboarding and Game Design clubs. Hayden intends to continue his education in digital rhetoric and game studies at the graduate level.
April Student of the Month
Christopher Stock is a political science freshman who is already a very active member of our college. He is an NC Republican Party intern, university ambassador, incoming president of the mock trial team, and a member of several other student groups. He aspires to have a career in law.
Solidifying Interests Through Internships
Sarah Smith (junior, Communication) is testing her interests, honing her skills, and finding lots of inspiration through some very different internships. She's gained confidence and learned to take risks. "It can be hard to juggle internships, class work, extracurriculars, and working to support myself, while still trying to enjoy the college experience," she says. "But this has allowed me to figure out what is most important to me."
January Student of the Month
Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor.
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.