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Author: Bethany Van Scooter

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Sep 28, 2020

Black Graduate Student Support at NC State

Last year's president of the Black Graduate Student Association Ezinee Ofoegbu describes how the organization supports the academic and social needs of Black graduate and professional students at NC State. 

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Jun 17, 2020

Manik Chandra Biswas: 6 Tips for International Graduate Students

Manik Chandra Biswas, a second year doctoral student in the Fiber and Polymer Science program in Wilson College of Textiles, shares his research experience and advice for current grad students in our most recent edition of PACK in Action. 

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May 12, 2020

Pack in Action: Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith, a graduate student in the higher education program at NC State, works with the Black Graduate Student Association and studies women of color in STEM fields. Here, she shares her academic journey, plans for the future, and a bit of advice for fellow grad students. 

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Apr 27, 2020

Maintaining Your Mental Health in Quarantine

Quarantine and isolation are difficult, and often they can breed anxiety and depression. We consulted mental health ambassador Cody Zane about how to best maintain graduate student or postdoc mental health while social distancing. 

Mar 30, 2020

PACK in Action: BJ Durham, Counseling Athletes

After growing up in Maryland and then playing basketball for Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania, BJ Durham came to NC State’s education department to study counseling, specifically for athletes. 

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Mar 20, 2020

Shifting Online: Support for Teachers and Students

We aim to help make that shift a bit easier, especially for our graduate student and postdoc teaching audience. So, here are our tips and tricks when it comes to moving your course online. 

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Feb 24, 2020

Alumni Insights with Tim Becker, Rhetoric & Composition M.A.

NC State alum Tim Becker, M.A., shares insights from his academic job search and experience working as a writing instructor in the Composition Program at Virginia Tech University. This is the first piece in a series of alumni insight interviews conducted by current NC State graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. 

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Feb 18, 2020

NC State Postdoctoral Fellows Spotlight

What postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are available for NC State postdocs? We’ve reached out to funded postdoc fellows around campus to ask what their experience working as a fellow is like and have organized some of their tips regarding opportunities for securing a fellowship of your own. 

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Jan 24, 2020

2019 Professional Development Year in Review

Where has the year gone? Toward productivity and beyond! Take a look at everything we have done this past year as a team and hear what we all have to look forward to in 2020. 

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Dec 20, 2019

Understanding Neurodiversity with Monique N. Colclough

Dr. Monique Colclough is currently a postdoctoral scholar working with the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. She is researching neurodiversity in higher education and specifically focuses on how students who have autism can be best supported academically and holistically as institutions rethink how student success is defined and measured.