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Apr 22, 2020

How to Construct a Compelling Research Statement

A research statement is a critical document for prospective faculty applicants. In it, applicants seek to convey to their future colleagues the importance and impact of their past and, most importantly, future research. Here, we share tips on how to make your research statement shine. 

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Apr 14, 2020

Tips on Writing an Effective Teaching Statement

For many graduate students and postdocs who have focused exclusively on research, a teaching statement can be a challenge to construct. Let us help you get started with this handy guide! 

Feb 10, 2020

ImPACKful Tips: How to Email Your Professor

Most students find it difficult to ask their professors questions or to start a conversation with professors, especially if you’re a new international graduate student. Here, we provide tips on emailing your professor. 

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Oct 24, 2019

Navigating New Spaces: 4 Common Worries about Graduate-Level Writing

Writing is an integral skill for most careers but graduate-level writing can seem daunting. Using NC State resources, let us help you navigate this new space without feeling frightened or inadequate but instead prepared. 

Oct 8, 2019

How to Write a Better Abstract: Workshopping at the Engineering Cafes

An abstract is a summary which gives your readers the first impression of what you have written in your article. It can entice potential readers to read your article in detail and reflects on your communication skills. Learn how to write an effective abstract with these tips. 

Ashish Kapoor

Sep 24, 2019

GradPack Talks: Writing at the Graduate Level, the Multilingual Edition

Ashish Kapoor, a doctoral student in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science department discusses writing at the graduate level. 

Emily Meyers

Sep 23, 2019

GradPack Talks: Writing at the Graduate Level

Emily Meyers, a doctoral student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology discusses writing at the graduate level. 

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Aug 24, 2015

New Program Supports Students Finishing Their Dissertations

As a doctoral student, Meagan Kittle Autry worked with a friend to complete her dissertation. What she learned through that experience has led to the development of a new online community to help NC State Ph.D. candidates finish their dissertations and earn their degrees.