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Welcome from Cynthia Zuckerman Hyman, Director of Undergraduate Advising

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Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester! I know the start of this fall semester is unlike any other. I want everyone to know that we are here to support you! Given that it isn’t as easy to just stop by an office, I have created several virtual options for connection and support. These community hours will run through the end of the semester.

  • Every Monday, I am holding a 9 a.m. zoom session titled “Monday Morning Motivator”. This is a drop-in time on Mondays for you to come in, think about what is coming up in your week, ways to allocate your time, and connect you with resources. This will be a group time so you can meet other students as well and make connections. 🙂 Link: ‘
  • Every Friday, I am holding a 3 p.m. zoom session titled “Friday Feel Good”. These Friday drop-in times are a place to celebrate you “wins” for the week! Please know that “wins” come in all forms, so this is a place to celebrate! We will also talk about stressors and how to manage those stressors, as well as ways to focus on self-care. We will bring in and connect you with campus resources. These are group sessions designed to create community and help everyone make connections. 🙂 Link:

In addition to these group times, I will have Zoom drop-in office hours. These virtual meetings are for quick questions you may have. These drop-in hours will run through the end of September. These meetings will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.:

Finally, you can always schedule a meeting with me to discuss specific questions you may have:, then call 919.307.9104 at the designated appointment time.

We would like to welcome Ms. Mindy Sopher to our advising team! Mindy Sopher will be providing additional support for our advising team this Fall. Any student can drop-in and talk with Ms. Sopher. She will have drop-in hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. These drop-in hours will run through Nov. 12. The link for all three days is as follows:  

Jim Alchediak (, Julie Mayberry ( and Anita Croasmun ( will continue as advisors this fall. Please contact them individually regarding setting up an appointment.

Finally, please see the advising handbook for other information about the major, including questions regarding COM 496. Our new internship director, Mike Charbonneau (, would be happy to assist you.

Employment Resources

The Career Development Center ( has several options to assist you. You can subscribe to their podcast —updated weekly with new career content. Subscribe to wolfpack career chats ( on Spotify. ( is a career information system that offers North Carolinians ways to explore careers and job opportunities. The career portal offers skills and interest assessments for people in all stages of their careers, as well as the ability to explore occupations and local job openings, and the capability to identify education and training opportunities tailored to an individual’s career interests.

Internships and Student Employment Opportunities

Virtual Global Internships: The Office of Global Engagement is working to expand international internship opportunities for students. In our current situation, a great option is a virtual global internship. These programs allow students to work from home with a company in another country while travel is not possible. Students complete the internship while continuing their NC State semester studies. Contact Robin Dorfman ( if you have any questions.

Social Media and Communications Intern, Department of Health and Exercise Studies (PEP)

Work Location: Carmichael Gym and Virtual

Hourly Pay: $15.00

Average Hours per Week: 10-12

Term: Academic Year

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 17, 2020

The student will work closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Health and Exercise Studies (HES) to compose news stories, social media threads, and video stories. They may also write pieces for the office’s website and other marketing materials. Students applying for this position must have strong writing and editing skills. They also need to be adept at communicating with others and must be comfortable conducting interviews with students, faculty, and alumni. The student must be able to work independently, meet deadlines, and be detail-oriented. A general knowledge of photography and a thorough knowledge of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is required. Video editing and Word Press experience is a plus. Students may apply at: or Please contact Autumn Belk with any questions.

Office of Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Research Ambassador (Peer Mentor)DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 15, 2020. The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is hiring undergraduate students with undergraduate research experience to provide peer mentoring to incoming and current NC State University undergraduate students interested in research. The OUR Ambassadors will assist the office in promoting undergraduate research across campus within all disciplines to a variety of constituents. Applicants need to provide a cover letter and resume/cv as part of this application. The OUR will be conducting interviews in August and will be looking to fill 5 positions. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heather King in the OUR at undergraduate- or 919-513-0095. Students may find more information and apply online through the OUR website: Opportunities – OUR Ambassadors

Office of Undergraduate Research, Social Media and Communications (Federal Work Study). DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 1, 2020. The student will work closely with staff members in the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) to compose news stories, social media threads, and video stories, and may also write pieces for the office’s website and other marketing materials.
 Qualifications: Current enrollment as an undergraduate at NC State University and MUST eligible for Federal Work Study. To apply, please go to the OUR Social Media and Communications Application.

Office of Undergraduate Research, Federal Work Study Research Assistant. Deadline to Apply: October 1. The Research Assistant Federal Work Study position is an appointment under the Office of Undergraduate Research. Under the supervision of a faculty member conducting the research project, the Research Assistant is responsible for assisting the faculty member in a variety of non-administrative tasks which may include preparing resources, equipment, materials for the research, documenting results, etc in support of the research activities. Research projects/scholarly endeavors will be directly related to the student’s area of study, interests and/or ideally lead to a thesis. The supervising faculty is responsible for providing ongoing feedback and a formal assessment at the conclusion of the FWS assistant. Qualifications: Current enrollment as an undergraduate at NC State University and MUST eligible for Federal Work Study. For more information and to apply:

Special Olympics North Carolina: Special Olympics North Carolina is currently seeking interns to serve in various departments for fall 2020  and spring 2021. The time commitment can vary from 15 to 24 hours a week, depending on the internship requirements and event schedule. Internships will include virtual work and some may include some time at our office or at an event. All intern positions are on a strictly volunteer basis. For more information, please visit their website at

Department of Communication Intern: Our Department seeks an intern to help with student and alumni communication. The intern helps write stories (as seen in this newsletter and throughout our website), manage our social media and update our website. The time commitment is 10 hours/week and can be done remotely. If interested, please contact Maya Stephenson at This is an unpaid internship so it is best if the student is enrolled in our internship course. Talk to Internship Coordinator Mike Charnonneau or see our website for more information at