Student success

May 10, 2017

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2017 Graduates

Our army of nearly 38,600 Humanities and Social Sciences alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 of our undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work. Meet a few of our outstanding graduates and see what's next for them after commencement.

May 8, 2017

Students, Alumni Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Grants

Six Humanities and Social Sciences students and alumni will teach English or conduct research abroad after winning prestigious Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year.

Nov 16, 2016  |  NC State Sustainability

Student Combines Philanthropy, Sustainability for Campus Impact

Nearly 3,000 miles from his home in Orinda, Calif., business and international studies double-major Sam Shain is making unique contributions to a university culture of philanthropy. As the first-ever director of student philanthropy within Student Government’s Executive Board, he’s helping educate students about the importance of giving back in order to boost the university’s long-term sustainability.

Nov 5, 2015

Trading Places: Seventh annual Dean for a Day contest open for students

Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeff Braden will trade places with one student on Jan. 26, 2016. Why not you? The college is looking for students who are interested in swapping schedules with their dean. The deadline to apply is Nov. 24.

Nov 18, 2014

Think and Do No Harm

An interdisciplinary team of NC State students -- including doctoral students from Humanities and Social Sciences -- won first place in an international synthetic biology competition this month for designing a Web-based decision-making tool to help people innovate responsibly.

Oct 2, 2014

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.

Sep 15, 2014

An Antique Find Prompts Academic Research

Research can deepen students' passion for a subject, challenging them to search for answers to complex questions. It permits students to be creators of knowledge, and not simply recipients of past ideas. History major Mike Helms's curiosity about an antique handgun has led to research into a previously under-explored topic.