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April Student of the Month

Student of the Month Chris Stock
Student of the Month Chris Stock

Meet Christopher Stock, Humanities and Social Sciences Student of the Month Hometown: Wake Forest, NC Class: Freshman Major: Political Science Sample Courses:

  • International Relations
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Elementary Chinese


  • Intern, North Carolina Republican Party, Spring 2015
  • NC State University Ambassador
  • Incoming president, Mock Trial Team
  • Member, Political Science Club
  • Member, Student Government Diversity Committee
  • Member, SPEL (Society for Economics, Politics and Law)
  • Assistant Chef, Hasentree Country Club (Wake Forest, NC)

Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2014 Postgraduate Plans: Law school, followed by a position in a District Attorney’s office. What do you enjoy most about Humanities and Social Sciences? How easy it is to get involved. There are so many opportunities out there, and the university makes it simple to find them. I got my current internship after reading about it in a college e-mail, and I have applied for other positions through ePack, the Career Development Center database. I have also enjoyed getting to know Professor Kathy Chen, who has been my Chinese instructor for two semesters. She is wonderful at teaching the language to native English speakers. The class size is only about 15 students, and meeting three times a week, we all talk informally and become very comfortable with each other. What are some of your favorite Humanities and Social Sciences courses? I enjoyed International Relations with Dr. Clifford Griffin, which allowed me to see foreign policy from more than an American perspective. I am currently taking The Justice System in the American Political Process online with Dr. Amanda Edwards. Dr. Edwards provides good opportunities to interact, even though it is a distance education course. I think I prefer the in-person learning environment, but this class is nonetheless opening my eyes to important concepts. What has been your greatest challenge so far? Definitely time management! I was very ambitious when I began here. I took 17 credit hours my first semester, and joined several student organizations. It is imperative to learn to balance your activities with your coursework and studying. What advice would you give incoming students? Put yourself out there. Keep an eye out for activities that appeal to you, and follow up! Attend an event, or send an internship application. Being involved is extremely important for networking, and for starting to build your resume early on.