CHASS Student of the Month – September 2008
- Home Town: Louisburg, NC
- Class: Senior
- Communication Media
- Sample Courses:
- Media Writing
- Critical Analysis of the Media
- Media and the Family
- Learning and Motivation
- Summer Internships at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, IBM, and Nortel Networks
- President, African American Heritage Society
- Resident Advisor
- Chancellor’s Aide
- CHASS Ambassador
- University Scholars Program
- William T. Kretzer Scholarship
- Golden Chain Honor Society
- Winner, Alpha Phi Alpha Oratorical Contest
- Winner, Phi Beta Sigma Essay Scholarship
- Ebony Harlem Award for Musical Excellence
- Postgraduate Plans: To be employed in the field of Corporate Communications; to obtain an MBA.
- Career Goals: Vice President of Corporate Communications for a major organization.
Why did you choose CHASS?
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved writing and speaking. I used to pretend that I was holding a microphone and anchoring the news! I knew CHASS had a great Communication department, and with a Communication degree, there are so many avenues open to you. It really prepares you to do anything in corporate America.
What do you enjoy most about being a CHASS student?
The professors! They really engage you – you don’t just sit there and laboriously take notes. It’s a very interactive experience and it makes learning fun. The professors are also really approachable. For example, I can have them proofread my papers before submitting the final draft.
What has been your greatest challenge here at NC State?
Balancing time. I am involved in so many things – activities, being an RA, schoolwork, time for myself. It’s important to get a planner and map out my schedule.
How has college changed you?
I used to be much more shy, but I realized it is truly competitive in the real world. To succeed, you need to develop your personality skills and network – move out of your own shell. I started to approach professors more and get involved with activities that allowed me to become more outgoing.
Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Get involved! Make a positive name for yourself and do your best. Grades are certainly important, but extracurriculars have a lot to teach you as well. Internships are also a fantastic way to learn about careers – my three internships helped me refine my career choices, network, and gain valuable experience. Learn, but don’t forget to have fun!
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