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COM Undergrad News: September 2019

Students walk to class on North Campus at the Brickyard.

I hope everyone is developing a smooth semester rhythm! If you are feeling out-of-sync, I encourage you to check-in either with your advisor or with me. The advising team is here to connect you to campus resources to keep you humming along.

Graduating Seniors

If you are planning on graduating in December 2019, please make sure you have submitted your graduation application. Graduation applications should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 18. 

Complete the Graduation Application by logging into MyPack Portal and following the instructions below:

  1. Select your Student Homepage.
  2. Select the Planning and Enrollment tile.
  3. From the left-hand navigation menu, select Apply for Graduation.
  4. Select the Apply for Graduation link under the intended program.
  5. Select your intended graduation term from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Verify all graduation data and select Submit.

The following message will display on the next screen: “You have successfully applied for graduation.”

If you plan to graduate in May 2020, please meet with your academic advisor or me to make sure you are on track for your planned graduation. To schedule a meeting with me, please go to my appointment calendar.

Additional information on graduation, including ordering your cap and gown, can be found on the university commencement website.

Important Dates

Oct. 18: Drop/revision deadline for 16-week courses.

Please consult the Academic Calendar for other important dates.

Upcoming Events and University Opportunities

  • PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) will have their first meeting Wednesday, September 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Winston Hall (Room 114). Students from all concentrations are encouraged to attend.
  • Entrepreneurship Garage: Visit the new Entrepreneurship Garage on centennial campus to learn about NC State’s available resources to support entrepreneurial students! From work spaces to prototyping equipment to trips, workshops and curriculum offerings, there is something to fit your needs no matter where you’re at in the entrepreneurial process.  NC State entrepreneurship resources are available to every NC State student regardless of their major, college or department. There is no cost to use the vast majority of these resources and students can choose which opportunities best meet their needs whether they are just starting to explore the world of entrepreneurship or they are actively building a venture. For more information, please visit their website.
  • PackPros Professional Development Series is a series of FREE career readiness and professional development workshops.  The Career Development Center is here to assist you in all stages of career exploration and development.  For more information on their services, please visit their website.

Internship Opportunities

  • Environment North Carolina has internship opportunities available for students who are organized, responsible, have good written and verbal communication skills and are able to take initiative on projects. The citizen-based environmental advocacy organization works at both the state and national level. Campaign assignments and responsibilities will be designated to each intern based on personal interest and knowledge set. Priority application deadline: Sept. 30. A link to the application is here.
  • Passage Home is currently looking for a social media intern. The local nonprofit’s mission is to help break the cycle of poverty and create generational self-sufficiency for the individuals and families of Wake County by helping them achieve housing and income security. The intern will be responsible for managing Passage Home’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. For more information, please contact Brittany Westmoreland (
  • The Stewart Group, Inc., a conservative political consulting and public affairs firm in downtown Raleigh, is seeking interns for this semester. This is a paid internship. The responsibilities include: assisting with every day functions of the office, letter writing, monitoring incoming office communications, managing social media pages, and completing special projects as they arise. Please send resumes to:

Volunteer and Career Fair

The Department of Social Work will be sponsoring a volunteer and career fair on Monday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Talley Student Union Mountains Ballroom. More than 40 organizations from across the Triangle will be represented. All majors are welcome to attend.

On-Campus Employment

NC State’s Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes is looking to hire tutors for the Fall 2019 semester. Learn more about the opportunities here.

Qualifications for all tutor positions: Must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate proficiency in coursework and/or have received a B+ or higher in the courses selected to tutor. Must abide by North Carolina State University, NCAA and ASPSA rules and regulations. Must be able to teach academic success strategies to a diverse student population in a one-on-one or small group setting. Must have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and have skills to develop written reports. Must be attentive to detail and accurate in record keeping. Preference can be given to individuals who have tutoring experience or other educational qualifications. Preference is given to individuals who are a sophomore or higher standing.

Any questions should be directed to Kristen Lee (