The Insider on Undergraduate Research
My undergraduate research journey started in the summer of 2019 with the smell of roasted coffee as it enveloped the air while I hastily walked down to my first training in the clean room at the NC State Nanofabrication Lab.
Embracing Ever-Changing Interests
When I started my college career, my life was all sketched out in my planner. Everything from my undergraduate degree to my eventual retirement was planned with an exact timeline and high expectations.
The Start of Something New
The start of a new semester is the perfect time to reflect and evaluate the positive and negative aspects of your previous semester.
The Key to Success
As I entered my sophomore year at NC State, I realized that I would be faced with a growing challenge. Within the first few weeks of my fall semester, I began to experience something much too familiar to me: self-doubt.
Personality is Paramount
Grade point average (GPA) is an important tool used to assess a student’s ability to be successful in their classes. GPA is what will put your foot in the door, but who you are is what will get you a […]
Planning the Unplanned
The thought of failing tore at my stomach, creating panic and fear as negative thoughts invaded my mind, but I learned more from it than any “A” I ever received.
Finding My Place At NC State
Getting used to an unfamiliar campus and a new community is something that doesn’t typically happen within Orientation week.
Our Hearts Ever HOLd You, NC State: My Experience as an Orientation Leader
Orientation. It is our first introduction to life at NC State and, for many, it is nerve-racking.
How to Improve Your Life with One Word
The first piece of advice people often provide rising first-year students is to say “yes” to every new opportunity.
Growing Into My Truth
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” – Steve Jobs