ImPACKful Tips: How to Differentiate Yourself on the Job Market
The job market (both academic and non-academic) is highly competitive in a variety of careers and an MA or Ph.D. is not enough.
What is ImPACKful?
The ImPACKful blog features content around 4 broad themes: 1) PACK in Action highlights current postdocs and graduate students; 2) Expand Your PACK features people and programs you need to know on campus and in the the Research Triangle Area; 3) ImPACKful Tips offers advice on the career search & preparation; & 4) Alumni Insights profiles NC State graduate student and postdoc alumni working in a variety of fields.
PACK in Action: Abhichart Krissanaprasit
Abhichart Krissanaprasit, Ph.D., asked his first postdoc advisor in Denmark how to identify coming trends in science. The advice he got? Follow your heart, do what you love and others will take notice.
Expand Your PACK: What Can Peer Scholars Do for You?
Peer Scholars provides a platform for graduate students and postdocs with particular expertise or passions to lead a workshop or seminar for their peers on a topic of interest to them and get compensated for it in the process.
ImPACKful Tips: How to Write a Better Academic Cover Letter
Everybody has a story. The ability to identify the narrative arc of that story, and share it in a concise and compelling way, is what separates a good cover letter from the reject pile.
Alumni Insights: An Hour with Betty-Shannon Prevatt
Betty-Shannon Prevatt, assistant professor of psychology at Meredith College, discusses working at a small liberal arts college and the valuable training and preparation she received while pursuing her Ph.D. at NC State.
Harries Named Graduate School Dean
Peter Harries has been named dean of the Graduate School, effective Sept. 1. Harries, who came to NC State in 2015 as the Graduate School’s senior associate dean, has served as interim dean for nearly two years.
GradPack Talks: Transitioning to Graduate School
Keith Street Robinson, a doctoral student in the Adult Workforce and Continuing Professional Education program at NC State shares his experiences transitioning to graduate school.
NC State Has a Runner-up in ACC Three Minute Thesis Competition
NC State's 2018 Three Minute Thesis winner Ciera Cipriani was named runner-up in the first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference 3MT competition held in Washington, DC.
A2i Immersion Week Introduces PhD Students to Industry
More than 40 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from NC State are learning what it’s like to work in industry during the Graduate School’s third annual Industry Immersion Week, part of the Accelerate to Industry (A2i) program.